Posted by: Jordan
I’m almost hesitant to post this for fear that I’m going to jinx myself…but, here it goes. I’ve actually found a natural deodorant that really works (imagine: choir singing and doves flying overhead). I never thought I’d see the day! After all, I’ve become pretty jaded in my search. And not only have I found an affordable natural deodorant that truly holds up, but I’ve also actually found a home remedy deodorant that works incredibly well too (I’ll elaborate more on this in a separate post once I’ve tested a few variations)! It’s like being stranded in a super sweaty, smelly desert only to stumble upon a mecca of flowing fresh tropical juices and an endless supply of my favorite watermelon juice & mint cocktails that my husband makes. I’m not exaggerating…it feels just like that.
Miessence, my love. If only I had found you months ago, I would have spared my poor, dutiful husband months of nose in armpit action. So far this deodorant has worked wonders for me–and I’ve put it through some tough tests. 90 degree humid city weather, spinning classes, 3 hour train rides (that was the only time so far when I caught just the faintest whiff of myself and thought, “perhaps a reapplication would be nice…” and away went that tiny annoyance of a whiff.)
Miessence Organics, owned by an Australian company called ONE Group
, creates 100% natural personal care products, with a strong emphasis on organic ingredients. This deodorant, for example, is completely natural, with 89% of those ingredients being organic. They sell their products exclusively online and through their independent representatives, which is why you’re going to have to do a little more work than just walk over to your local drugstore on your lunch break to get your hands on this miracle deodorant. I bought mine on a friendly natural cosmetic website called allnaturalcosmetics.com
which has really reasonable shipping rates (it bugs me when I want to buy a $9 deodorant and then have to pay nearly the same amount for shipping). You can also buy samples of many products for a low price.
There are 3 fragrances of Miessence deodorant to choose from: Tahitian Breeze, Ancient Spice, and Aroma-Free. I decided to try out Tahitian Breeze because it sounded like a shave ice flavor. I like the scent, but I will warn you that it does have a touch of patchouli in it. If you’re anti-patchouli, it might sound scary but I promise it’s not strong. It’s more fresh and citrus/herbally than that Phish concert odor you might associate with our old friend with the bad reputation, patchouli.
This is a clear, roll-on liquid deodorant, so you don’t have to worry about white marks on your clothing. In fact, you don’t have to worry about anything at all, such as aluminum, harmful chemicals, deodorants that are “naturally derived”, deodorants that just plain don’t work, or breaking the bank with $25 products, because this deodorant is just about perfect! Plus, it scores a hazard level of zero
on EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database
! Is my great deodorant hunt over? For the time being, yes…but I will continue to report on my trials with some home remedies, including the one that works insanely well. And, junkie that I am, if something really sparkly catches my eye I might have to try it out…
Miessence Deodorant Ingredients: Purified water, organic aloe vera leaf juice, sodium bicarbonate, non-gmo xantham gum, proprietary blend of essential oils (solvent-free), organic bergamot essential oil (solvent-free), organic lime essential oil (solvent-free), organic ylang ylang essential oil (solvent-free), organic patchouli essential oil (solvent-free), organic geranium essential oil (solvent-free).