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Deodorants…we need them…well not everyone uses them but I need them. I’ve always used regular deodorants. By regular deodorant I mean the ones that contain aluminum. For years I never had a problem with them. Then in my late 20’s I had to switch brands because I developed a rash from one. Last year when I was pregnant I then had to switch to a natural deodorant because my underarms turned black. Now at first I thought my underarms turned black because of the ‘mask of pregnancy‘ since my skin was turning darker all around but to my surprise it was a rash from my deodorant.
This is what caused me to embark on this journey of finding a natural deodorant that wouldn’t leave me with a rash but would keep me smelling fresh by fighting odor and dry by controlling the sweat. This became a trial and error phase which was not fun. First and foremost, when trying natural deodorants, it is recommended to detox first. Our armpits need to detox from all the toxins in regular deodorants. The detox I choose to use was this one by Pacifica.
The first natural deodorant I used was Native. Plenty of people have good things to say about Native. However, for me it did not work. I was highly disappointed because I paid full price for this deodorant. I felt as though I was walking around with wet, stinky armpits. Some people told me I should try a different scent but let’s be real deodorants are expensive so I contemplated purchasing another scent but ultimately decided not to in fear that it wouldn’t work and I would be stuck with another wasted product. Oh no! So I had to toss the Native deodorant after several tries. I wanted to like it but not everything works for everyone and I’m perfectly fine with that.
Now onto Type A…Luckily, I received this deodorant from an Influenster Voxbox complimentary to provide them with my honest opinion. I say luckily because I was reluctant to purchase another deodorant and have it fail. So, my honest opinion on Type A is that it’s so-so. What do I mean by so-so? Does it keep the sweat at bay by keeping me dry? Yes, it does. But does it keep me fresh? Unfortunately, it does not. After about 4 hours of wearing it I started smelling funky and I didn’t appreciate that. One day I’m sitting at work and I had a sniff of my armpits and was so disappointed. Now I would definitely use this deodorant when I’m running errands and won’t be outside the house for a long period of time. It does smell good though and the consistency of it is similar to lotion.
I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase another natural deodorant. At this point I became frustrated. I truly wanted to switch to a natural deodorant but the previous ones were giving me major doubt. So, this time I choose Schmidt and it definitely was a good choice. Schmidt deodorant is my favorite of all. It keeps me dry and fresh. So far it hasn’t left me with a rash and I hope it doesn’t. Sometimes I have to double check and do the sniff test because it feels like I’m wearing nothing. The only con I have to say is that it does leave white streaks on colored clothes so be careful when putting your clothes on.
If you are a natural deodorant wearer, let me know what’s your favorite and less favorite.