Wednesday, April 13, 2016

You Need This: The BEST Natural Deodorant I've Ever Tried



Okay first of all, this is a 100% UN-sponsored post...unless you count my Mom, who bought me the stuff! I just really, really want to share this with all of you because I love it so much. Over the years I've been on the hunt for a great natural deodorant, and I had yet to find one I liked even a little bit. Some didn't work at ALL, some left me feeling sticky or wet under my armpits, others made me smell weird. And to be honest, when my Mom presented me with this cute little Piper Wai jar I was super skeptical.

Right away I was intrigued by its smell. You guys, it smells SO good. I wish I knew exactly what the makeup of the essential oils are so I could just roll it onto my body, but whatever it is, it's wonderful. To apply, you take a pea-sized amount and rub it into your armpits. It comes out looking grayish-black, but rubs in totally clear. They also have a stick version on the way, but I almost prefer applying it this way- I feel like I really get it in there and it's a good excuse to have a mini self breast-examination each day.


And after reading that paragraph you may be thinking- it's black?! Yes! Black! It's dark because it's made of activated charcoal, which holds 1000x its weight in moisture, which makes sense, right? And a few tidbits from their website- did you know that "sweat secreted from your underarms glands is odorless, but starts to smell when exposed to bacteria? PiperWai’s natural ingredients create a pH-balanced environment where bacteria can’t thrive, leaving you and your clothes smelling fresh with a single application - even after workouts!" I found this to be totally true. It absolutely works for me during and after I exercise, and where my old deodorant (SO not natural) would leave me with a strange, powder-masking-something scent, where this is just smell-free. It's very cool. It's also VERY gentle, and I can put it on right after shaving, no irritation at all.

I can't stress enough how much I love this product, and I want all of my friends to try it too. Having a history of cancer in my family, I want to do anything I can to minimize my exposure to weird stuff, including the aluminum and other chemicals found in regular deodorant. Piper Wai's smell makes me so happy, it's easy to use, and WORKS so well. I have about a half a jar left, and I've been using it everyday for over a month. It's $11.99 on their site, with $6 shipping per order, so I suggest going in with a friend an getting a few to make the shipping cheaper. Even if the price is off-putting, I encourage you to give it a try anyway...I bet you'll like it and find it to be totally worth the money.

Have you tried Piper Wai? Or maybe just seen them on Shark Tank? I'd love to know your thoughts!

xo

ps. a lovely commenter below shared the following from Piper Wai's Facebook page: "We're partnering with the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this month! Until May 1, we're giving customers 10% off their order, plus donating 10% back to LLS! To take advantage of this deal, simply enter the LLS10 coupon code into your next purchase."

12 comments:

  1. I've been on the search for a GOOD natural deo. I've tried a good many with no success. I cannot use one with baking soda as it makes me break out. Does this one have baking soda at all? All I see is that it is unlike other baking soda heavy ones, which really doesn't mean it doesn't have any. Also, I don't want a scent that is so strong it overpowers my signature scent. Is it that strong?

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    1. Hi there! So it looks like it does include baking soda- it's the 9th ingredient down! As far as the smell, I don't smell it when it's on me...just when I smell it in the container! :)

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    2. I also get terrible rashes from deos that have baking soda. I've tried so many natural deodorants but never found any I liked that also worked. However, I recently started using milk of magnesia (yes, the laxative!) as a deodorant and it's amazing! I'm hooked on using milk of magnesia and wish I'd found it sooner. Keeps me dry, odor free, and bonus - I get a little more magnesium in my body too (even though it's a tiny amount) :) All you do is spread a thin layer on your underarms, give it a minute to dry, and you're good to go. You can spread it with your fingers or buy an empty, reusable roll-on bottle for easy application. Just make sure to purchase milk of magnesia that only has magnesium hydroxide + filtered water. Some brands try to sneak in sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and other not great stuff. The brand I buy is GoodSense Milk of Magnesia Saline Laxative, Original, 12 Fluid Oz. Got mine on Amazon (http://amzn.to/1QcitX0) and it lasts ages!

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  2. ALso, looks like on their Facebook page, they have a coupon code. "We're partnering with the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this month! Until May 1, we're giving customers 10% off their order, plus donating 10% back to LLS! To take advantage of this deal, simply enter the LLS10 coupon code into your next purchase."

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    1. Thank you SO much for sharing this- I've updated my post and my IG share too. <3

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  3. I saw them on Shark Tank! I wondered how I'd feel about applying my deoderant with my fingertips but, truthfully, how is it any different than applying body lotion with my fingers? I would love to try this!

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    1. I bet you'll love it! :) If you get it, let me know what you think!

      xo

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  4. I am so happy you posted this. I actually went onto Amazon (since we buy everything through AmazonPrime to ship here to the island) and it was $42.50!!!! Headed directly to their website now. Hugs to you friend xo

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! I've been on the hunt as well and my mom has been gifting me natural deodorants but I've not had positive experiences with them. Now I can gift her this one. Happy Mother's Day, haha!

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  6. I've been using Primally Pure Sensitive Deodorant and I find it works well for me, plus it's in a stick form! I don't love getting my hands dirty with the pot formats. But I'm glad you shared so I have another one to try if this one fails me! -Sarah

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  7. Sold! Deodorant and even antiperspirant doesn't do much for me. I kind of sweat a lot. I've heard of this before, so now I really, really want to try this! Thanks for the rec!
    ~Sara

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  8. I love this product! I bought it after seeing it on Shark Tank. I let it "dry" a couple minutes after putting it on and the scent doesn't stick to my clothes. It smells nice but I find it a rather strong scent right out of the jar. It works great ☺

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