Natural Deodorant

The weather is finally start to feel like spring which makes me happy.  The change in weather also means I have to be extra diligent about reapply my deodorant .  I use natural deodorant which I love,  I don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals that could be carcinogenic (linked to cancer).  The down side of using a more natural product is the need to  reapply during the day, so you won’t smell like raw stinky onions. As the weather heats up I keep deodorant in my purse and at work in my desk; if I shower the night before I put it on and then reapply in the morning which normally keeps me  fresh all day. If I workout in the evening I will probably be a little smelly by the end of my work out (I have worn it all day) but if freshly applied before my work out I’m good (usually).

My favorite brand is  LAVANILA LABORATORIES  in the scent vanilla coconut I love it; but it is not cheap at $14. The consistency is very dry and powdery, it feels good on my skin and doesn’t leave that  weird residue behind like traditional deodorant. I buy it from their site and stock up when it is on sale; I also buy it from sephora .

I recently tried NUBIAN heritage, the Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver scent sold at Ulta . I liked it but didn’t love it. The consistency  is very soft and left  me super wet, it takes forever to dry and over time it darkened my arm pits (not cute). I also went through the tube much quicker than my usual brand. I don’t have to reapply it during the day, it smells great and the best part is the cost about $7. There are maybe 4 other scents in the line,  I may try  the other scents to test…but I like my LAVANILA so much more.

Do you use natural deodorant? Which is your favorite? Do you have to reapply? What other natural products/brands do you use?


Lavanila Deodorant

Nubian Heritage Deodorant


  1. Joyce Riley
    April 11, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I have a natural deodorant I use but right now I can’t think of the name. Lol! I buy it from Walmart. I don’t reapply and I’m good all day. It’s not that expensive I think 3 or 4.00. Enjoy your day!

    • Karen's Essentials
      April 11, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Hi Joyce! Please let me know the name I would love to have a less expensive option. I must reapply in the warmer months. although the Nubian Heritage I didn’t have to reapply (still very early in the season though) but it made my underarms really dark.

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