Battle of the Natural Deodorants (Baking Soda Free) | Holistic Melanin
Hey Holistic Light Beings!
How many of you want to switch to natural deodorant but don't know where to start? Well don't worry, I'm here to help.
Now these deodorants are suited for people that have baking soda sensitivity or sensitive skin in general. Thanks to using a deodorant that was too strong for me, I developed a sensitivity to baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). So I cannot use natural deodorant with baking soda or my armpits breakout with a painful rash after a few uses.
So all the deodorants listed here are baking soda free. So if you sweat a lot, or you know you need the baking soda, you might want to check out some alternatives for these ones.
So let's get smelly. Or unsmelly really.
- I’m going to start off with the Shea Butter Deodorants and Activated Charcoal Deodorants from Lotus Organics. I’ve been able to try both deodorants and I have opinions on both. I was going to separate them, but I use them interchangeably so I not going to. So out of the two my favorite for daily use is the Shea Butter deodorant. I go to yoga four to five times a week, and so I need the deodorant that has more staying power. The A.C. deodorant is what I use for my days that have more mild activities. Also the A.C. deodorant has, you guessed it, activated charcoal in it. So this deodorant has a tendency to turn my armpits a grayish or blackish color. I wouldn’t recommend wearing this with white shirts. They both go on smoothly, with the Shea Butter one being a bit creamier. I recommend both of them.
- Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula in Tea Tree: So I am not a huge fan of this deodorant. It does its job, but it stinks. When I wear other deodorants and I start to sweat there's generally no smell. With my body chemistry when I start to sweat and I'm wearing this deodorant, I smell like pot. That's right, my armpits smell like weed. And it's not just me that thinks so, both of my parents and my boyfriend have noticed a distinct cannabis scent with this particular deodorant. I guess tea tree oil and my armpits don't mix. So this is a hard pass from me.
- Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream Baking Soda Free in Grapefruit: This is probably one of this first natural deodorants that I started experimenting with when I learned that I had a baking soda sensitivity. This deodorant comes in a potted formula and is very creamy. Now this deodorant has the longest staying power out of all the deodorants listed. It lasts close to a full 24 hours and is super creamy. I definitely recommend scooping this deodorant out with a smell spatula before rubbing it between your fingers and then applying it to your armpits. It smells nice and I really want to try the lavender scented one.
- My last deodorant is actually what I consider a deodorant prep. Now I know that everyone has one of those days where you go to the gym and your deodorant wears off. You don't have time to go home because you're meeting your best friend for lunch in 10 minutes. Enter the Underarm Deodorant Wipes from Pacifica. I had seen these at my local ulta and purchased them after seeing them recommended by Teri Miyahira. I use these if I need a quick refresher and I just want to feel clean. It smells like a coconut dream. I recommend this as a refresher/prep before applying another deodorant. I would not wipe my pits with this and then go party. You're gonna stink.
Well I hope you enjoyed these deodorants and I hope you go check them out. If you have any others I should try, leave me a comment.
Until next time,