If you have ever tried to make the switch to natural deodorant you know it can be quite an adventure. I decided to make the switch awhile ago when I was changing a lot of my other personal care to more natural products. In the beginning, I probably tried at least 10 or 15 different types including DIY versions without any luck.
This is completely anecdotal but I think it took some time for my body to acclimate to natural deodorants. In the beginning, things were not good and I contemplated going back to the Clinical Extra-Strength Clog Your Sweat Glands stuff. Things did eventually get better and I am happy to say I finally found a deodorant that works. So what is this magical natural deodorant that actually works – it’s Truly’s!
One discovery I made while on this adventure was that I have sensitive armpits. A lot of the issues I had with other brands was my skin would turn red and kind of rashy…definitely not cute and pretty uncomfortable too. Baking soda is probably the likely culprit which is a common ingredient in deodorant. Truly’s does have baking soda but magically it does not irritate my skin at all.
The ingredients in Truly’s could be mistaken for frosting (and that is kind of what it smells like!). The ingredients just consist of: organic coconut oil, organic powdered sugar, baking soda, and beeswax. So simple, right? I actually tried to replicate Truly’s using these same ingredients but I couldn’t get the consistency quite right and it just didn’t work as well.
It looks like Truly’s can be found in a smattering of retail stores throughout the country but I have only found it online. If you buy from their website, you can go whole hog and buy a 5 pack on sale which is what I recently did and now we are probably set on deodorant for the next few years.
Each tub lasts while since you only need a small amount for each application. In the winter, Truly’s is quite solid but melts right away on skin contact. Now this deodorant is not going to stop you from sweating because it is not an antiperspirant but it will help you smell a bit better.
Have you made the switch to natural deodorant? Have you found one that works?
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