The natural deodorant co.’s gentle deodorant cream is my first foray into the world of natural deodorants.
My earliest memory of deodorants includes those of Dove’s go fresh anti antiperspirant deodorant sprays during New Delhi’s sweltering summers. Super affordable, effective and available in a variety of scents, Dove is a great brand for first timers. Nike, Adidas, UCB, amongst others, are some other cool brands that make decent deos (in India).
Despite a promising start, my Dove mania finally ended in undergrad college when I noticed (too late) my under arm skin looking dark and irritated. My shirts seemed to be daily stained with strange white powder near the under arm region. After that, I just chucked all of my deos into the nearest bin.
For the past few years of my life, I’ve not used a single deodorant, again. The occasional perfume, yes. But, definitely no deodorant. With my recent awakening to natural and clean beauty products, but living in a country where the best of natural/clean deodorants are not easily available, I finally set my eyes on the natural deodorant co.’s gentle deodorant cream.
The natural deodorant co. currently makes three categories of deodorants viz. active, clean and gentle deodorant creams. While the active one is for the most demanding days, the clean version is perfect for daily use and my personal favourite – the gentle one, is for super sensitive skin.
I chose the fragrance free version of the gentle deo cream that comprises of Maranta Arundinacea Root (Arrowroot), Magnesium Oxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Bentonite (Clay). So basically, no baking powder.
I bought the 60ml pot for £10.00 from naturisimo with no duty/customs OR shipping fee. Have I mentioned how much I love naturisimo? Love love love this site. 🙂
The co. sells mini pots (15 ml) as well as samples (6 ml) so there’s a lot to choose from, for first timers.
Coming onto the product, as you can tell from the photo below, the texture is beautiful, if a little grainy. The cream, as promised, has no strong scent and can be worn with your favourite perfume!
Warming just a pea sized amount between my fingers and rubbing it into the skin under my arms, I’ve worn the deo cream during peak Delhi summers – think 46-47 degree Celsius and also while gymming, running and swimming.
The deo did absolutely nothing for the sweat. HOWever, at the end of the day, there was not a whiff of stink! I’ve tried this deo for the last 1 month now, and I really really like it. It definitely cannot replace any one’s antiperspirant, but it’s a brilliant deodorant considering the only six ingredient list. I would love to try the active as well as the clean range of deos from the natural deodorant co. After all, if the sensitive version is this good, the other two must be nothing short of amazing!