Mineral Salts Natural Deodorant Stops Stink
Whether true or not, the information out there about aluminum-based deodorant’s affect on brains and memory is scary. Then, when stopping and thinking about putting a layer of aluminum-based chemicals and fragrances in our armpits, which are next to our lymph nodes and breasts, via a daily dosage of antiperspirant or deodorant, just seems a little bit crazy. Truly though, no one wants to stink.
It’s a fate worse than spinach stuck in your teeth.
So when I received free samples from Sprouts Farmers Market and from Native for a “natural deodorant,” skepticism arose.. Here’s my review of Sprouts’ Mineral Salts Deodorant Native’s Natural Deodorant.
Eliminates Body and Foot Odor?
Sprouts gave me a complimentary set of both the Mineral Salts Deodorant spray and the stone. When I first looked at them and read the label that they “eliminate body odor and foot odor,” I really doubted it. You see, I sweat. A lot. I walk everywhere, and I work up quite a wet armpit which even on its rosiest day, smells. Like most folks out there, I am not willing to let even the possibility of the slightest whiff of unpleasantness settle in.
Scars from 5th grade bullies rhyming my name “Chris” with, ah, well, unpleasant smells still run deep.
A Spray and a Stone
I set both products on the bathroom vanity, and to my surprise, my husband snatched the stone. He has done research on aluminum’s affect on Alzheimer’s, and unbeknownst to me, he’d been looking for an alternative solution to his Right Guard. He tried the stone first, and I followed his lead with the spray.
The Sniff Test
After our first day, we did sniff tests on each other. Nothing. Nada. Not a stench to be had. I couldn’t believe it, nor could he. Granted the day had been cool, so not much sweating had occurred. The next day in blazing Denver heat, we gave the Mineral Salts Deodorant another try. Granted, this product is a deodorant (built to manage smell), not an antiperspirant (built to manage sweat). Even though our pits were wet from the heat, we didn’t stink. Nor did we stink after the sweat had dried into our t-shirts. Not even a glimmer of ill-smelling funk.
Next up, we tried the samples we received from Native. I tried the cucumber and mint scent, and my husband tried the citrus and herbal musk. We loved these! We loved them better than the Sprouts spray and stone for two reasons: the scents are delightful and subtle enough; and they stopped the moisture too. No longer do we have to worry about wet pits. After going on a two-hour bike ride in 96 degree heat here in Denver, we were dry and smelled fresh. I have now ordered two extra sticks, one for my gym bag, and one for my travel bag. Use code EWL10 for 10% off.
Buy Yourself Some Natural Deodorant
Thus, I’m sold. You’ll find me spritzing two sprays in the winter and rolling on Native the rest of the year. I’m thrilled that I no longer throw an aluminum-based stench killer into my armpits. Whether or not my new habits will prevent me from getting Alzheimer’s, I have no idea. But I do have to say that it just seems to make a lot of sense to use a natural product when available. Thus, I give the Native Deodorant an A and Sprouts Mineral Salts Deodorant an A-. It’d get an A if it would also manage the wetness. Thank you Native and Sprouts.