I have been on the hunt for a good natural deodorant for years. When a gal pal of mine was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma a few years ago, she told me the first thing she ditched was her aluminum deodorant/antiperspirant. Her path to reducing the toxins she was exposed to inspired me to do the same. It makes total sense – we are putting metal in our pores to clog them right next to our lymph nodes and breasts multiple times a day. There is no argument that the more natural you go with your products, the healthier you will be in the long run. But finding an all-natural deodorant that actually worked proved to be more challenging than I anticipated.
What really made me do a hard stop and think about deodorant was when my girls started wearing it recently. They begged for a new aerosol spray brand that had scents similar to a Bath & Body Works collection – sounds yummy, right? Not so much. This meant that they would not only clog their pores with metals, now they would also be inhaling the toxic spray on a daily basis. It was game on to find a better alternative for my family. Here’s when Native deodorant entered my life – I fell hard for the Coconut & Vanilla scent and my girls did too.
Coincidentally, Native recently reached out to us at CSP about their new campaign, #gonative. Their ears must have been ringing! So I decided to go Native with my entire family – guys included. And you get to as well because one lucky Smarty will win a Native Women’s Pack of Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose and Unscented.
Native Deodorant is an all natural deodorant brand that contains simple ingredients that we can actually pronounce such as beeswax, baking soda, vitamin E and shea butter (to name a few) that work together to naturally fight odors. What I love about Native is it’s almost like they are mixologists blending the perfect seasonal extracts into their limited edition scents such as:
Rose & Magnolia — classic scent of rose, with hints of fresh cut stems and magnolia
Coconut & Shea — evoking freshly crushed coconuts, this scent is the essence of summer
Apricot & White Peach — rich apricot nectar with nuances of sun-ripened white peach
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Limited Edition) – this deodorant makes the perfect holiday gift with subtle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove
I tried Native on the hottest of Carolina days like spending seven hours on a blazing hot middle school football field for three back-to-back games. No surprise, Native delivered. Cycle or Barre class? No problem – I literally came out of class smelling like roses with the Rose & Magnolia scent I have been wearing this month. Smarty tip: you can rub in as a moisturizer, while deodorizing – it’s the best! Native has scents for the dudes in our families as well with blends like Eucalyptus & Mint and Citrus & Herbal Musk. So buy some of those and throw in your boys’ workout bags. They’ll never know the difference, except that they smell way better! Best part of all, you can rest knowing that your fam will be aluminum and paraben free. This stuff is legit, pinkie swear and Plyms are 100% converted.
The Smarty Native Giveaway:
One lucky Smarty will win this Women’s Pack, valued at $30:
-Coconut & Vanilla—refreshingly smooth, tropical scent that is both sweet and sophisticated
-Lavender & Rose—floral with bold notes of lavender and subtle accents of rose and geranium
-Unscented—fragrance-free formula that is great for sensitive skin
To enter follow steps 1-4:
1.) You must be signed up to receive the Smarty Newsletter
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3.) Comment here – What Native scent would you like to try?
4.) Additional Entry -Instagram: Like and tag a friend on Giveaway Post and use #gonative
Winner will be announced on October 12th. Let’s #gonative!