posted by: Emily
In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten three separate emails from readers about natural deodorant. It’s a popular question, and although we’ve posted about it in the past, it’s something we should probably address perpetually and often! New options come out regularly, and our tastes change as we change and try new things.
Here’s the current info on your Product Junkies’ deodorant preferences.
What I currently use:
1. First I layer on a swipe of DeodoMom
(I like the roll-on best).
It’s basically milk of magnesia. I’ve used it for years
. It really works, and I love it
. It’s unscented, which is especially great if you have a newborn baby or don’t love essential oils.
2. Then I layer on Bubble and Bee Pit Putty
cream in Jasmint or Spearmint Tea Tree for a little scent and extra protection. I like most of these scents– you can order samples. **Important– it’s the CREAM not the stick!** I think the cream is the easiest to apply and is the most effective.
I find that combo is amazing and I’ve had absolutely no issues with odor!
(Jordan uses it, and wrote about it here
BIG disclaimer on this one, though: I have psoriasis on my underarms (I know! ack!) and it’s easily kicked up by anything drying or with small particles. PiperWai is both. It’s too bad because this stuff WORKS– it’s definitely the best I’ve tried. And I can use a small amount every so often without side effects, but if I use too regularly, it irritates my arm pits and, boom!, psoriasis flare.
Here are some other brands to consider:
I know so many people who swear by this, and it’s a really cool, Brooklyn company!
Haven’t tried this one but the internets are IN LOVE with it. I haven’t tried because it contains raw honey which must be kept away from babies under 1 year in all forms, so I have been holding off. Now that my youngest is over a year, maybe I’ll try it… stay tuned!