I’m not going to lie, I’ve had some really bad experiences with natural deodorants in the past. I’ve also had this idea in the back of my mind that if something is natural, it must not work as well. That thinking paired with the bad experiences, I was pretty used to grabbing a maximum strength sports bar filled with unnatural ingredients. But, like I’ve said here on the blog, I am on a mission to minimize as many chemicals as possible that I put in and on my body and use in our house. With that in mind, I’ve been trying my hand again at using natural deodorants.
Earth Mama Organics is a brand started by Melinda Olson, a nurse and mother. You may have heard of the company through their selection of safe herbal teas tailored to pregnacy, which are all wonderful! Earth Mama’s core beliefs are: Do No Harm, Nature is Our Pharmacy, Education Empowers, Honor the Body’s Ingenuity, Mamas Need One Another- read about them here!
Earth Mama Organics was so nice to send me their mini deodorant 4 pack to sample, but all opinions are my own! This post does include affiliate links so I may make a small percentage of the sales made. Here is my honest experience.
The mini pack came with three different scents and one unscented version. I wore them about my usual day and went to the gym 4 times during my “testing” period.
Simply Non-Scents: I was very amazed that something with no scent could mask any stinkiness, but it did! I wore this on a day that I didn’t go to the gym but I was walking around outside, went to church and was out and about and didn’t have any issues.
Ginger Fresh: Gym tested- I did reapply after the gym and I felt like it masked any stinkiness I did have from a workout very well!
Bright Citrus: Same as the ginger fresh, I tested this with a gym trip and reapplied after. It worked just as well as the Ginger Fresh did for me.
Calming Lavender: I wore this throughout a work day so was mainly at my desk but I felt like it was plenty of coverage for that type of activity (which for the majority is everyday, am I right?) But it also was good for a treadmill workout!
Favorite Earth Mama Organics Natural Deodorant Scent?
I am leaning towards the Bright Citrus! It was very energizing in the mornings and made me want to workout when I put it on. Any motivation I can get, people!
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What I Really Like About Earth Mama’s Natural Deodorant
-Applies creamy but dries nicely unlike other natural versions which stay wet and sticky feeling (at least in my experience)
-Scents were strong but not overpowering; even after a sweat test I could vaguely smell the scent
-Safe for breastfeeding, pregnacy, and sensitive skin
-Still allows for the body to do what it’s supposed to, like, SWEAT! But why not smell good while you’re doing it?
-Mini sizes are perfect for my gym bag
-Ingredients are all things I understand
Overall, I really like Earth Mama Organics deodorant. And I mean really. Now I’m eyeing their reef friendly sunscreen for an upcoming beach vacation!