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All right! Snap is back and ready to share her two-bit opinions on the top contenders of the Natural Deodorant Game.
I think in 2019 choosing a natural–or at least aluminum-free–deodorant is a no-brainer. Whether or not the cancer-causing claims of mainstream sticks are bogus, I’d rather be safe than sorry. Besides: it’s not like regular deodorant is that much cheaper. (At least for the most part.)
And so, I’ve selected three of my faves, all for your reading pleasure!
Top Contender #1: Crystal Mineral Deodorant Roll-On (Unscented)
I sweat a lot. (It’s true.) I’m no athlete, and live a fairly sedentary lifestyle, but my armpits need TLC, yo. Wash, deodorize, repeat. (You do too, right?)
So, while I enjoy the smooth, cooling, and unscented simplicity of Crystal’s deodorant, its up-to-24-hour-odor-protection disclaimer is no joke. It’s also purely a deodorant, so it’s not ideal for wearing your light-gray tee shirt to a picnic. Pit stains will happen, friend.
Overall, this is my go-to for breezy summer days spent sipping icy drinks in the shade.
You can score a 2.25 fluid ounce bottle at Target for about $3.99.
Top Contender #2: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant (Rose + Vanilla)
Schmidt’s steps it up by both deodorizing and absorbing wetness throughout the day. It also lives up to the 24-hour rule, but if I had to put my money on which offers longer protection, it would hands-down be Schmidt’s.
This stick slides on in a gritty, almost wet-sand sort of fashion, and is not recommended for freshly-shaven skin. I concur. Additionally, my best friend tried this brand and unfortunately had a negative skin reaction. So it may not be for those with sensitive skin.
In short, this is my choice for more active summer days. I enjoy the rose vanilla scent, and overall it’s simply a quality product.
A 2.65 ounce stick will run you about $4.99 at Target.
Top Contender #3: Ursa Major Deodorant (Hoppin’ Fresh)
I discovered this wonderful product when The Sweet Husband returned from a brewery run to The Alchemist, up in Vermont. (Why do I not live in Vermont? It boggles my mind at this point.)
Anyway, oddly enough, they were giving away these deodorant sticks to their craft-beer-loving clientele. Subliminal messaging, perhaps?
Either way, I love this stick. Its mint and eucalyptus scent is very light and fresh, and does its job by keeping me dry and feeling like I can hug my friends without embarrassment. In fact, this is by far the winner when it comes to an all-around effective and reliable natural deodorant product.
It costs $18 for a 2.9 ounce stick!
That’s just crazy, yo. I love you, but you crazy.
So until I win the lottery, this will be a splurge-only type of product.
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So in closing, Dear Reader? These three products are worth a shot. I enjoy having all three in my beauty arsenal.
You do you!
(And treat your armpits with love.)