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Cleaning Up My Deodorant By Going Native

This post is not an ad/sponsored. I am not getting paid by Native to write this post. I just really love their product. It does, however, contain affiliate links, which means if you decide to buy their product, I will make a small percentage of that sale at no extra cost to you. You can click on an image to bring you to their site.

Part of my goal of creating a comfortable home is to remove as many toxins from our life as possible. I’ve really tried to clean up my beauty products and toiletries as much as I can. One of the places I’d been stuck for a while was on a clean deodorant. I tried a lot of different natural ones in just about every price range, none of them seemed to work well for me.

So instead of using a product that worked less and cost more, I just gave up. I kept using my Secret – for several more years, really.  I thought I guess this is the one area that I will have to compromise my health on.  And that was that.

Someone brought to my attention – I can’t remember, I think it was a friend – how harmful conventional deodorants are for women’s health as they can increase your risk of both breast and ovarian cancers. I decided to make the switch, even if it meant a sub-par product.

As I was lamenting the quality of natural deodorants to my neighbor and friend, Amy, over a walk one day, she mentioned she found one that worked super well and smelled great. Considering Amy is a landscaper and really puts deodorants to the test in the heat of summer, I was open to trying it. That’s when she introduced me to Native.

She let me take a bar to try. If I liked it, I could just replace hers with the next order. The first bar I tried was a seasonal scent featuring Jasmine. It smelt divine. But more importantly, it worked. And it worked super well. I was sold.

The price point may be a little high for some: $12 per bar. But, if you order a three pack, it drops it down to $30 for three, so you save $6. Better. I love getting a mixture of scents. I end up choosing them like I would perfumes.

My favorite scents so far have been Jasmine, Apricot, Eucalyptus Mint, Grapefruit Bergamot and Cucumber Mint. The Peppermint Sugar Cane and Cranberry Plum that came in the latest seasonal pack are a bit too sweet for me, but the Fir and Lemon hit all the right notes.

I do wish they offered packages with whatever three scents you choose for the $30, but they only offer a seasonal selection and their three standards scents as a pack. They also have men’s bars as well as well as an unscented one.

I’ve been using the Native bars for about a year now and am so happy. I ran out about a month ago and in an effort to save money, I decided to use the last of my Secret bar I had in the cabinet. Let me tell you, I noticed a huge difference. Not in the quality of coverage, but the way it felt going on. With the conventional one, I could feel the talc powder. Now that I have been using a product that uses essential oils, could smell the chemicals.The smell actually made me nauseous. Before I switched, it had just smelled nice, but now, it was rather sickening. I decided, it wasn’t worth it and ordered the winter seasonal pack. My body and mind are happy, dry and smelling great again.

(As an aside, sometimes I’m going about my day and think: what’s that great smell? Then I remember, it’s me! That’s how good they smell.)

If you decide to order one through this site, you can use the code HEALTH10 to save 10% on your first order.

If you have another great clean deodorant brand you use and it works, please let me know in the comments. Also, let me know if you decide to try them out and what you think!

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