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!
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."