How I transitioned to Natural Deodorant

In 2017, after toying with the idea for quite a while, I decided to fully make the switch to natural deodorant. I had several reasons driving my decision to make the switch but one of the biggest motivators for me was the dangers of what I was putting into my pores and lymph-nodes every single day for years and knowing the dangerous side effects it could lead to if I continued. Making the full-time switch definitely was not an easy journey. Like all changes in life it had it’s ups and downs. Today I’m going to be sharing my journey and how I transitioned to using natural deodorant and what it was like for me while I transitioned in collaboration with Native Cosmetics!

When I first decided to make the change I still kept my old deodorant around just in case I chickened out but I did hide it under my bathroom sink at least so I wouldn’t be tempted to reach for it! I had done quite a bit of research before making the switch and knew that I would need to try a bunch of different brands before I would really be able to know what was right for me and my body. My biggest fear was just feeling like I was always going to be stinky and no one wants to be the stinky girl! 

Since I was working from home though I had the luxury of going through the detox phase in the comfort of my own home. For the first week or two I actually didn’t wear any deodorant at all. I wanted to give my arm pits some breathing room for a bit to really let myself “air out” per say.

Once I was ready, I started out with a very expensive one that people who I personally knew loved. Unfortunately, I knew almost immediately it wasn’t going to work for me. It didn’t have any baking soda in the formula so my armpits were just constantly wet feeling! It was not a pretty site what-so-ever. I was constantly uncomfortable and feeling like I need to wipe my armpits every hour. I thought to myself well maybe this is normal, maybe this is my armpits still detoxing but after two weeks, I couldn’t take it anymore and knew I had to move on to my next one.

Over the next couple of months, I rotated through several other natural deodorants and still hadn’t found one I loved. Some of the others I tried irritated my skin, some didn’t smell very good, some dripped down my arm whenever I would sweat, there was just a lot going wrong honestly and I was starting to feel like I wasn’t going to ever find one that was perfect for me. I wasn’t going to give up though because it was so important to me that I not put any more toxins into my armpits! I was determined to find my perfect natural deodorant match!

In the end, I tried about 7 different brands until I finally discovered Native Deodorant! It’s truly a trial and error effort when discovering a natural deodorant that will work for you and your body. After trying so many brands though I can personally say that Native’s formula is the best I’ve tried. It goes on smooth, unlike a lot of other brands, all of Native’s scents are absolutely divine but not overpowering (I’m really in love with all their fall scents right now) and the formula has arrowroot powder and baking soda as well as to help with wetness and odor and it’s free from aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. 

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I truly fell in love with Native though when I put it on in the morning before a long day and didn’t need to reapply at all throughout the day! I usually toss my natural deodorant into my purse just in case I feel like it’s wearing off but I didn’t have to grab for it once that day! I was immediately hooked. I also really fell in love with all the scents, like I said above the fall scents are amazing I just ordered the fall pack so I’m stocked up now for a few months! My favorite scents are the Lilac and White Tea and Lemon Zest and Pomegranate.

If you want to try out Native deodorant for yourself you can shop here and use my code: britney10 (online only) to save 10% on your next order! 

I’m so thrilled I stuck with my transition to natural deodorant even though it was a serious struggle at times. It was completely worth it. I always want to feel like I’m treating my body the best I can and that includes what I’m using on my armpits! No more toxins for me! 

I would love to know if you’ve made the transition to natural deodorant and why you made the switch! Have you ever tried Native Cosmetics before?! If so, what’s your favorite scent?! I can’t wait to eventually try them all! 

xx,
Britney


This post was sponsored by Native Cosmetics. The views, ideas, and opinions expressed here are my own. Sponsored posts help fund the work I do here on Fittybritttty.com at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your constant love and support!

Photos by: Taylor Krause Creative

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  1. I would also like to try natural cosmetics but I’m afraid of the irritation I can get from it. Thanks for this post! I’ll surely give it a try! 🙂

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