Hi beautiful fam!!! Today I am so excited to share one of my favorite natural body care products – my Native Deodorants! If you guys caught my June Favorites on IGTV a few months ago, I shared my top two favorite bars, the Unscented and Coconut & Vanilla Sensitive. For the past few years, I’ve been on the hunt for a non-aluminum, natural ingredient based deodorant that actually worked. I tried a lot of different formulas from crystal sticks to sticky pastes and nothing could keep up with my sweat and stank. Most importantly, I have really sensitive skin and am prone to hives, rashes and breakouts when my skin doesn’t jive with something. I wanted a deodorant that was easy to apply, left no streak marks and had a gentle touch to my skin. When Native reached out to collaborate, I was beyond thrilled to share my experience since I was already a loyal fan. If you are looking to transfer to a more gentle deodorant, please check them out! Scroll down to read more about my experience with Native and thank you for joining me today! all my love xo -E
P.S. I still can’t get over these scent combos!! I love that they are subtle and never overpowering. They smell like the fresh, real ingredients and not like an artificial perfume copycat. My old deodorants would be so pungent that the fragrance would mix with my sweat and make me smell crazy. I prefer having my deodorant just do it’s thing and keep my body odors on the neutral side.
SENSITIVE CLASSICS & SEASONAL
Rewind to earlier this year, I stumbled across Native deodorant via an online ad and decided to give it a try. I was immediately attracted to the packaging, the yummy scent options and short list of ingredients. I had a hard time deciding between the Sensitive & Original formulas, so I went with the Sensitive full sized bars and an original travel sample pack that I could share. I was diligent on cleansing my underarms everyday the first two weeks and applying a generous coating to allow my skin to adjust. I had a few minor itchy sensations the first 3 days (which is typical for my skin), but it subsided and never came back. I’m happy to report that I’ve been a daily user of their deodorant since March and it’s hands down the most effective non-aluminum based solution I’ve ever tried.
I actually enjoy using deodorant everyday now without the fear of scratching an uncomfortable rash mid-day! Whether I’m hitting the gym or dressing up in delicate silk, the formula blocks odor and moisture from saturating my clothing. It doesn’t leave streak marks across my clothes and the cream can be rubbed in for seamless absorption. Lastly, I noticed a dramatic improvement to my skin texture. My skin has stopped flaking from the burning rashes I used to get with aluminum deodorants, and my inner pits are smoother and less bumpy. It’s made shaving a lot easier! Overall, I have been so happy with my results. If you have uber gentle skin like me, I would consider the sensitive formula to start out. The scent selections are a little more limited vs the original, but still totally worth it considering the effectiveness.
TIPS TO APPLY
- As you start to transition from aluminum based deodorants to Native, be sure to apply the deodorant right after you wash your underarms thoroughly with soap and water. I did this for the first 2 weeks and if I didn’t have time to do a full blown shower, I would at least wipe my pits clean with an underarm deodorant wet wipe.
- LESS IS MORE. Swizzle the bar so that it’s 1/2 inch above the applicator and slowly apply 2-3 swipes to your underarm. No need to layer the formula on like buttercream icing, a thin veil will do!
- RUB A DUB DUB. If you do see any excess white areas, just rub it into the skin like lotion. The Native formula will moisturize while reducing wetness and blocking odors.
- WEAR IT DAILY. Let the paraben & aluminum-free formula sync with your body. This was an easy tip for me since I prefer wearing deodorant everyday. My struggle was knowingly applying so much aluminum to my skin and getting bad breakouts. Now I can apply it daily with no issues!
If you don’t know where to start, try a Sample Pack! After I tried the full bars for a few months, Mama Wong really wanted to try one for herself. I bought a Women’s Travel Sampler Pack and split it with her. I got the small sized babies for travel and she got to test out the formula without committing to a full bar. She’s a Cucumber & Mint Original fan, and I love the soft tropical scented Coconut & Vanilla Sensitive. Needless to say, we are a Native family now!
WOMEN & MEN SETS
Need an option for your man? Native also makes the same great formula for men! I know the scents are supposed to be more masculine, but I just love all the natural scent combinations… I am almost tempted to try one for myself!
Thank you to Native for partnering with me on this project! I can’t believe I get to work with brands that I use in my daily life and get to share it with you guys. Thank you all for supporting my work. Love and appreciate you -xoxo E