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- Native’s all-natural deodorants are super effective, easy to use, and long lasting, but best of all, they come in dozens of fun scents.
- I’ve tried lots of different deodorants on my sensitive skin, and Native’s is the only one that doesn’t irritate me.
- Even though natural deodorants can be hit or miss, Native’s formula is just as effective at keeping odor at bay as conventional deodorants.
Taking care yourself starts with good ingredients, and no one understands that better than Native. The San Francisco-based personal care company stands out from the crowd, thanks to its use of all natural ingredients in its deodorants, as well as its new Native Bar Soap and Native Body Wash. Native also introduces playful seasonal scents like Pumpkin Spice, Candy Cane, and more, which adds to the fun. The brand’s aluminium and paraben free deodorant is one of the few I’ve tried that doesn’t irritate my extremely sensitive underarms. And given the straightforward set of ingredients, that’s not surprising. Rather than the veritable laundry list of chemicals that you might find in other deodorants, Native uses just 14 natural ingredients that allow for comfortable application and all-day protection from pit stains.
Shea butter and beeswax ensure that your skin won’t dry out, while baking soda takes care of some of that odor. There’s Vitamin E for what is thought to be a “firming and tightening” effect on the skin, and coconut oil for even more moisture.
Of course, no new-age product would be quite complete with some new-age ingredients, so rest assured that Native also adds Acidophilus, which is a natural bacteria found in intestines, and Arrowroot Powder, which is derived from tropical plants, to its formula. But what the deodorant doesn’t contain is arguably more important. There’s no aluminum, parabens, phthalates, or talc. All in all, it’s a win-win. While some natural deodorants come in a paste-like form that requires quite a bit of handling in order to apply, Native’s deodorant is entirely solid and glides on effortlessly just like normal deodorant. Though you probably won’t need to reapply throughout the day, doing so won’t be much of a chore, as the formula feels lightweight and fresh. However, Native’s impressive roster of scents may be my favorite thing about its deodorant. The scents manage to be unique and surprisingly scrumptious without smelling artificial or overwhelming. A personal favorite of mine is the refreshing Cucumber & Mint, though seasonal scents like Lilac & White Tea, Lemon Zest & Pomegranate, and Orange & Honeysuckle are also quite delightful.
Should you choose to subscribe to Native and receive regular deodorant shipments, each full-sized container will set you back $10. Alternatively, a one-time purchase will cost you $12.
The deodorants also come in packs of three for $30. You can also check out the Travel Sample Pack for $24, which comes with five travel size bars of Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint, Lilac & White Tea, and Orange & Honeysuckle. Should you, like me, decide that you want to incorporate these scents into more of your daily routines, you could also check out Native’s new Bar Soap and Body Wash, both of which are made with similar natural ingredients, like shea butter, coconut oil, and cleansers derived from coconut oil in order to hydrate and clean your skin. Like the brand’s deodorants, these soaps are they are free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, and are both vegan and cruelty-free.
The bar soap can be purchased in packs of two for $10, while the body wash will go for $10. Both come in a number of tantalizing scents, including Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint, Eucalyptus & Mint, and Citrus & Herbal Musk. That said, if all you want is a simple, unfussy clean, you could also go for the Unscented option. Ultimately, if your New Year’s Resolution is to go about life smelling and feeling cleaner and fresher, there’s no better place to start than Native.