On my quest for a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve started using a natural deodorant. I’ve tried these four so far, here they are in order of how I liked them so at the top is Kutis, my favourite, at the end is Nuud, my least favourite.
Kutis natural deodorant stick
This plant-based deodorant is made in Wales with ingredients that come from nature, to keep you fresh and smelling great all day without any chemicals or lab-made stuff!
It is completely plastic-free with a super sustainable paperboard push-up tube! The deodorant is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans. It’s available to buy in an impressive 7 scents for £6.45 and from the amount needed, I imagine this stick is going to last at least 3 months.
I opted for lavender and geranium which is beautiful, I stay fresh and odour free without the deodorant being overpowering and it’s such a lovely natural scent. Some of the ingredients are below.
- Arrowroot powder: absorbent and softening
- Coconut oil: antibacterial and moisturising
- Lavender: naturally soothing and relaxing
- Geranium: anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal
To use, you can either rub the stick under your arms or rub it on your fingers then massage under your arms. I use the stick to rub some on then massage in, it melts in my skin perfectly and doesn’t leave any marks on clothes or my skin.
I received this from EarthBits, who I featured last week with my plastic-free kitchen accessories. EarthBits work with a charity called one tree planted. Every month they donate part of their revenue to help reforestation in areas of the world that have been affected or need it most. EarthBits deliver worldwide.
Fit Pit natural deodorant
I use the subscription service for my razor blades from Friction Free Beauty. In my first subscription, I received a beautiful handle with blades, now I just receive blades to replace on my current handle. When they added natural deodorant to the options in the subscription, I was eager to try. The natural deodorants are made by Fit Pit and are available in 3 scents. I opted for the rosemary & bergamot. Some of the ingredients are below.
- Bicarbonate of Soda: alters the PH of the skin to prevent bacteria from thriving.
- Coconut Oil: an effective moisturiser, helping with dry skin.
- Aloe Vera: contains cooling properties that soothe the skin.
- Shea Butter: a natural moisturiser which feeds the skin.
- Arrowroot: a natural binding ingredient.
To use the deodorant, you take some from the tin on your fingers and rub it in, it easily melts into your skin and doesn’t leave marks on skin or clothes. It costs £5 and that lasts me about a couple of months. Friction Free Beauty have a UK site and an EU site, depending on where you would like delivery.
Tropic Feel Fresh deodorant
I love Tropic and use most of their skincare products, in fact, I love them that much, that I became a Tropic ambassador. Tropic skincare is made from 100% naturally derived ingredients, they are made in the UK with delivery worldwide, they offer 30-day money-back guarantee on all products. They have been approved by Cruelty-Free International, certified by the Vegan Society and are a certified carbon neutral company. I really like that all their products have their ingredients listed in English too.
Every Tropic purchase, no matter how big or small, now funds education for children living in some of the world’s poorest, most remote communities. To put your purchases into perspective, every £50 spent equals a whole school day in either Cambodia, Nepal or Myanmar.
Tropic Feel Fresh smells absolutely delicious and goes on smoothly from the tube. A tube costs £10 and lasts for about 3 months. Some of the ingredients are below.
- Bentonite clay: composed of volcanic ash, it effectively absorbs odours, sweat and toxins while keeping underarms fresh all day long.
- Bisabolol: soothes irritation and helps to repair damaged skin, especially after shaving or waxing, by replacing moisture and helping to maintain the skin’s natural balance.
- Gingergrass extract: antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties which help to relieve skin irritation and control body odours.
I received this a while ago as a PR sample and unfortunately, I just didn’t find it worked for me. Nuud is an anti-odorant that they claim it lasts 3-7 days with only one application. Sports, being active or showering should have no effect on nuud’s effectiveness. The packaging is made of sugar cane. A tube that costs £12.95 lasted me about 7 weeks. Nuud is a cream consistency and is squeezed from the tube onto your fingertips to rub under your arm, it rubs in quite well but not as quick as the Kutis or Fit Pit. I also needed to wash my hands very well. You can read my full Nuud deodorant review here.
It contains micro silver, which naturally prevents the smell of perspiration, without blocking the pores or irritating the skin. In addition, they use certified, natural ingredients such as coconut oil, carnauba palm wax and almond oil, to keep the micro silver in place.
Win a Kutis deodorant
The lovely people over at EarthBits have offered to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Kutis deodorant, in the scent of their choice, subject to availability. To enter, use the app below
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