Have you tried any of the natural deodorants that are available? Or are you like my kids and quickly turn their nose up? They absolutely don’t like the thought of the “cream” that they rub on their pits.
I am always on the look out for something new to try especially if there is supposed to be less toxic / chemical / unnatural substances going into my body.
Admittedly, I have only tried 2 .. I know there are others but these 2 have been the most readily available to me and seem to be quite popular. I purchased both of these products myself to try for myself so that I can share with my clients, they have not been gifted.
No Pong ( available at www.nourishedlife.com.au/natural-deodorant/865390/no-pong-all-natural-anti-odourant.html )
I tried the bicarb free version. Some people are sensitive to bicarb. I am not aware that I am but I just thought I would try this one. It’s also low fragrance for those that may be sensitive to fragrances .. It is going on our armpits and the skin there can be a little delicate as we all know!
I gotta say, it doesn’t look pretty and it does have only a light fragrance. I found it quite smooth when rubbing on ( ** note that to apply these deodorants .. as they are a paste .. you need to get in there and use your fingers to rub in your pits ** )
I didn’t mind it. Bear in mind that these natural deodorants are not anti-perspirant so you kind of need to be OK with getting a bit “wet” under the arms especially when it’s warm or doing workout. Anti-perspirants work by blocking your sweat ducts with an aluminium based compound to stop you from perspiring .. the idea behind the natural is to get you away from the chemicals going on and into your skin.
Personally, I don’t feel like I stayed as smell-less (??) as the other one I tried. Maybe I’m super stinky??
Axilla by Black Chicken ( available at www.nourishedlife.com.au/natural-deodorant/21636/black-chicken-remedies-axilla-deodorant-paste.html )
As with No Pong, this is a paste you need to get your fingers into and rub on. I found it a bit thicker & creamier and you need to warm it up a little before you attempt to rub it on. I love the fragrance too .. nice & fresh. Kind of lemongrass-y which I really like. This one also was not bicarb free, but I didn’t seem to have any reactions to it.
As with No Pong, it’s not anti-perspirant so you need to be comfortable getting a little “wet” under the arms when it’s warm or during a workout.
Overall, for application, feel & smell, I preferred the Axilla by Black Chicken. That being said they both have some great reviews. Entirely personal preference!
Obviously every body is different so the way these deodorants will react to your body will more than likely be entirely different to the way it reacts on my body. It will also depend on whether you smell like roses or .. well, you don’t smell like roses. I wouldn’t say I’m a heavy, smelly sweater but I can certainly work up a sweat in the heat!
Now, let it be noted I also haven’t tried these in the heat of summer. Queensland summers can certainly be warm & humid and as much as I love the warm & humidity really doesn’t bother me, I don’t really want to have to swim my way around the studio while I’m training clients because I am a bit whiffy and I have sweat pouring from my armpits ( God, that sounds rather distasteful doesn’t it! ). Reality I’m afraid.
There is another one I’ve heard about that has good reviews and it comes in a stick form to “roll on” .. it can be ordered online. I’ve yet to order it but would really like to give it a go.
As a replacement for regular deodorant, I don’t think I’ll be a complete convert just yet. However, I will definitely use them interchangeably .. if I know I’ve got an intense workout or a run when I know I’ll be sparkling up a storm I think I’ll stick to regular for the moment. In winter, on cooler days or days I won’t be training as intensely I’ll give the natural one a run.
Both No Pong & Axilla by Black Chicken are available to me locally and you can also buy them online. I’ve put the links above for you to check them out.
Remember that these are my personal opinions and thoughts and as I said every body is different and reacts in different ways … you may have the complete opposite thoughts to me!
If you have tried any .. which do you recommend?
Want to become an AH&F Insider & stay updated with exclusive offers, hints, tips & info to help you take control of your health & fitness? Register your email details here to get access