Is natural deodorant right for you? Here’s an honest Native deodorant review so you can see how it worked for me.
I switched to natural deodorant over a year ago, but hadn’t found the perfect one that worked in Texas. I finally tried Native, and here’s an honest review.
After a month of using Native deodorant, here’s my review
For the last month, I’ve been doing the Native challenge — a 30-day challenge to only use Native’s natural deodorant. After an entire month of using it, I want to give you an honest Native deodorant review and share a little about the challenge.
This is why I switched to an aluminum and paraben free deodorant
Over a year ago I switched to clean deodorant. I found a lump in my armpit, and although thankfully it turned out to be a bad ingrown hair, it was enough to scare me into making some changes. So right then, I ordered some natural deodorant.
I had found one that I liked, but after moving to Texas, the heat and humidity just couldn’t handle it and I found myself reaching for anti-perspirant more often again. Using only natural deodorant was making me stink!
My friend, Lisa, recommended Native deodorant, and challenged me to try it for 30 days. I knew I needed to try another brand, and Native has 10,000 5-star reviews on their site, so I was up for trying it.
Here’s what happens when you switch to a clean deodorant
For the first few days after switching to a clean deodorant, your body has to detox. Anti-perspirant (aluminum) clogs your pores so you sweat less. So when you’re using a deodorant without aluminum, you’ll find yourself sweating more than you’re used to.
But, like anything, your body will regulate as it adjusts to the change. My hair did the same thing when I started washing it less frequently — it produced less oils over time because I wasn’t washing them out everyday. So don’t stress when you’re feeling a little extra sweaty and stinky after the switch. Your body will regulate within a week or two! In the mean time, just apply your Native deodorant a few times a day, or as needed.
My clean deodorant detox lasted about one week
After the initial week, I totally noticed a change. I felt like one application was lasting me all day long, and that I sweating a little less. It has continued to improve each week during my month-long challenge, and I can even go two days without feeling like I smell at all.
I know I’ll need to use it more often when we’re in the middle of hot Texas summers, but I’m taking this all as a good sign that my body is jiving with this deodorant.
Here’s why I like Native deodorant over others
- It has a non-baking soda line. Some people have averse reactions to baking soda, so I love that they offer an entire line without it. No worries about rashes or irritation! But, I used the baking soda ones and had no issues at all.
- It’s a solid stick, not a gel. I hate putting on gel deodorant because it makes me feel wet in my armpits right away. Native deodorant is a solid and
- It has a ton of different scents. I heard from some people that one scent didn’t work for them, but others did. So I’d recommend getting a combo pack in the beginning and trying a few scents to see what works best for your body. Remember, every body is different, so the ones that work best for me won’t necessarily work best for you. But my favorites are Coconut Vanilla and Cucumber Mint.
- They have a whole line for teens and tweens! Specifically formulated for ages 8-18. I’ve been thinking about getting my 9 year old deodorant in the next year or two but was worried about getting him on an anti-perspirant so young. This is a great solution.
As I mentioned above, I have a discount code for 20% off — MERRICK20 — check out all of their scents and options here!
Now I am nominating one of my friends, Cori Robinson of @dresscorilynn to take the challenge. Follow along to see her results, and try it with us — you won’t regret it!
Photos by Aubrey Stock
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