When it comes to food, I am all for organic, naturally raised products. But for beauty products, eh. Sure, I probably should care more, but I’m happy with my current routine and we all know how much of a pain it is to build one that works to begin with, so the desire to switch all my product out and find natural alternatives for them is just not there. Small, easy changes is key for me. So when I heard good things about Weleda natural deodorant, I thought I’d give it a try.
I found mine at the grocery store for $12. There were three different scents, and the Wild Rose one I chose was a dollar or two more than the others, but it was the only scent I liked, so, decision made. It smells just like it says — a pleasant, light rose scent.
The first thing to note about this deodorant is that it is, obviously, a spray. I wasn’t sure what that would be like — I was afraid it would get all over the place, either from spraying, or running on my skin once I’d sprayed it. I’ve since learned that the key is to spray it generally close to your skin — it gets right where you want it and dries quickly. I’ve also had the bottle for a good two months, and as you can see, very little is used up. While it was about three times more expensive than my usual deodorant, I would guess that it will last about twice as long, making the price difference not as dramatic.
Now, for the ultimate question — does it work? My initial reaction to that question is a solid YES. On normal work days, hanging out at home days, works great. Works great through a workout — and I’d say I work out generally hard? Sweat is running, let’s just leave it at that. I’ve been happy with how well it works.
The only time I noticed that it wasn’t working so nicely was when I got home from shooting a wedding. This was a Wisconsin April wedding, so it was snowing outside, but warm inside. Every time I came inside(which was a lot, we’re running inside and out all day) I’d overheat and just start sweating before I’d get all my layers off and be comfortable again. This start-stop sweating situation proved to be hard on the deodorant — I noticed my top was a bit fragrant in the underarm area as I took it off. Not probably so much so that the people near me for dinner noticed, but I’m sure my husband would have if I hadn’t jumped in the shower moments after getting home. Makes me leary for the 90+ degree days that may come this summer — I’ll probably rely on my travel Dove deodorant for those days.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this deodorant. Except for extreme situations, it works, and it makes me feel better about what I’m putting on my body.
Have you tried natural deodorants? What have you found?