Cruelty Free Natural Deodorant – Does it Work?!

native unearthed deodorant balm

I recently received a Native Unearthed deodorant balm in my Birchbox and to be quite honest, I’ve been a little nervous to try it. My first thoughts were that surely something made up of just a few ingredients (all natural) could never work as a deodorant so I didn’t want to risk it… There’s nothing worse than being out and about with friends and realising that your armpits are getting a little bit whiffy!

native unearthed deodorant balm

Native Unearthed state that – ‘if you wouldn’t put it in you, we won’t put it on you’ and this couldn’t be more true, you won’t find a vast array of chemicals listed in the ingredients. The deodorant balm I tested is the coconut and vanilla which contains baking soda, arrowroot, vanilla, coconut oil and shea butter. Each serves it’s own purpose from neutralising odour to absorbing moisture.

I’ve been testing the balm for about four days now. At first, it seems a little strange to apply it by hand but you get a small amount and rub it between your fingers. It quickly changes from a strange, grainy texture to a smooth and silky balm. It rubs in very quickly and doesn’t leave any white marks on clothing. I was worried that the scent may be a little strong, but once applied it is a very subtle smell.

native unearthed deodorant balm

On one occasion I applied the balm straight after shaving… not a good idea! It stung for about half an hour or so afterwards so I would just recommend not to apply this straight out of the shower.

The killer question, does it work? For me, yes. I would say that I am someone who sweats quite a lot so I’m always on the lookout for products that minimise this. With normal deodorants I tend to find that they do their job, but can smell a little bit stale by the end of the day. With the Native Unearthed deodorant balm, there was no scent (good or bad) at the end of the day and I also don’t think my underarms have been quite as clammy!

I think I’m a convert and will definitely be re-purchasing once this runs out. I’m genuinely so shocked at how good it is and it just goes to show that we don’t always need to rely on products that are filled with chemicals.


Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if there are other natural beauty/skincare products that are worth a try 🙂


5 thoughts on “Cruelty Free Natural Deodorant – Does it Work?!

  1. Oooh wish I’d resubbed to Birch Box sooner! I would have loved to have tried this! I’m currently using a spray deodorant by Salt of the Earth and although I initially thought it was good, it’s just not cutting it when I sweat so I’m now on the look out for a different one. Gonna have to try this one out I think! xx


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