For a long time I was quite adamantly against natural deodorant. I had tried my fair share of the market's options, and always found them to be irritating or the most temporary of solutions when it came to fighting B.O. I'd find myself repeatedly dropping money on products that I thought would keep me smelling baby-powder-fresh, only to find myself reapplying it an hour or two later as a faint sweat-smell seeped into my clothes.
Then, Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream with Grapefruit came across my radar.
Initially, I scoffed at the idea of smearing a cream on my underarms every morning, a task that seemed messy and inconvenient compared to the ease of a traditional drugstore twist-up stick.
But there was something about it that appealed to me. The short, easily identifiable ingredient list was a draw, as it was devoid of baking soda--sodium bicarbonate is frequently found in natural deodorants, but has been known to disrupt the natural pH of the skin over time in some wearers, leading to irritation and rashes.
I also liked the fresh grapefruit scent, and figured the jojoba oil and shea butter in the formula could only be soothing and moisturizing. And hey, I was right!
Yes, applying the cream is annoying, but all things considered, it doesn't take that much longer than applying traditional deodorant. I make sure to gently press it into the skin and let it absorb while I brush my teeth before dressing.
The lasting power also impressed me. Layering up in winter means getting easily overheated, but MMT's deodorant has kept me smelling citrusy and clean all through my work day without having to reapply. It's all thanks to the deodorant's dietary magnesium and arrowroot powder, which help absorb moisture and fight odor. Coconut oil, also found in the formula, is naturally antibacterial, which helps kill the bacteria that cause unpleasant smells in the first place.
The only downside? I've found the deodorant can be a little weird when it comes to certain fabrics if you don't give yourself a bit of absorption time prior to dressing. Throwing on my black silk blouse immediately after applying the deodorant left me with weird chalky markings on the fabric everywhere near the underarm area, but thankfully, they rinsed out without issue.
- Are you pro- or anti- natural deodorant?
- What's your favourite deodorant?
- Have you tried any of Meow Meow Tweet's other products?