Are you looking for a natural deodorant free of baking soda? After testing, I've found Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant is the most effective choice for me.
Thank you to Tom's of Maine for sponsoring this post about #WhyISwitched to their natural deodorant – and stuck with it!
Deodorant. It's one of those things I started using as a pre-teen, and came to rely upon to keep myself smelling fresh in my day-to-day life.
Then one day I was diagnosed with melanoma and I started looking at everything differently. The very first thing I looked at was what I was putting on my skin.
I diligently did my research and switched out our personal care products one by one by one. Until I finally got to evaluating our deodorant. I was so incredibly nervous to make that final switch!
After some trial and error, I found a brand that worked incredibly well for me. It worked great for a few years. And then it happened. I woke up with a terrible, painful rash in my armpits.
I tried everything to get it to subside, but it wouldn't so I headed to the dermatologist. He told me the rash was most certainly from my deodorant, even if I'd been using the same brand for a few years.
So it was back to the drawing board. I needed a natural deodorant that would work – and it couldn't contain baking soda. Not even small amounts of baking soda would suffice as I still reacted to that.
I tried several brands and was left disappointed over and over. They'd work for a couple weeks, then suddenly stop.
Then I gave Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant a try thanks to a nice gift they sent me. I didn't have high hopes because I'd been let down so many times before, but I was pleasantly surprised.
This was about two years ago. I still try new baking soda free deodorants whenever I discover them, but I always find myself going back to using Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant.
Not only that. My husband prefers Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant over the other brands we've tried. I shouldn't be surprised it worked though – Tom’s of Maine is the #1 natural deodorant brand with a number of award-winning products among its deodorant portfolio.
They like to incorporate the power of nature into their deodorants, so they feature odor-fighting ingredients like hops and natural fragrances. Then they add a a blend of vegetable oils, organic aloe leaf juice and other plant-based ingredients.
The combination really works great and it lasts all day. There are some really great scents of Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant like Wild Lavender, Tea Tree, Fresh Apricot, Refreshing Lemongrass and Natural Powder.
Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant contains no aluminum, parabens, artificial preservatives or animal ingredients. All of the deodorants are derived entirely from nature too, and they're never tested on animals.
My favorite scent of Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant is Refreshing Lemongrass (super uplifting). Brian's favorite scent is Wild Lavender (super relaxing). But they're all great and natural smelling. However, we both find ourselves sticking to those scents!
I love that Tom's of Maine cares for the environment as well. The environmentally sensitive packaging is made from single-source plastic (41% recycled content) so you can recycle it from canister to cap through TerraCycle and the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade.
Tom's of Maine 24-Hour Long Lasting Deodorant retails for $4.99 (2.25 oz.), and can be found at many retailers around the country.