If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video or listened to any podcasts from the last 5 years you’ve heard multiple ads for Native Deodorant. We’ve all heard the speil; clean ingredients, vegan, cruelty and aluminum free with a fuckton of 5 star reviews online.
Internet personalities rave about Native deodorants but to be fair, they’re paid to, so what will me, an average schmuck who spent her own money think of Native? I order their set which includes 1 full sized deodorant, 1 body wash, 2 bars of soap and a mini-travel sized deodorant for $30 USD to put to the test to see if it was worth the hype or just run of the mill.
Y’all. I liked this body wash. A lot. This was probably my favourite Native protect I tried. I tend to find that body washes tend to be too fragrance heavy but this was *chef’s kiss* perfect. It lathers so well even though it contains no sulfate and a little bit goes a long way from getting squeaky clean from head to toe. It seems just meh when you first squeeze out the product but something about the way the scent just takes over once it hits the water. Plus I love the packaging and how it looks in my shower.
The body was is $8 USD.
I made the switch to using bar soap for hand-washing a long time ago because not only was it more budget friendly but because I love the idea of going plastic-free. Considering that Covid-19 times has me washing my hands non stop, plastic-free is the way to be.
The soaps are palm and coconut oil based so they’re not stripping and leave your hands feeling soft, yet cleansed. There’s not much to say about bar soaps. They work fine, they lathered fine – when it comes to soap, as long as it doesn’t leave a residue or is too gritty in texture I am pretty satisfied.
The Native bar soaps come in a pack of 2 for $8 USD.
You know I love a clean deodorant. I talk about clean deodorants all the time and take it upon myself to get my friends to all switch to clean deodorants. Native’s award winning formula is available in a classic plastic applicator as well as a new plastic free version in recyclable paperboard, however the set comes with the OG plastic.
Right off the bat, I will say that I love that there are so many scent options including seasonal and unscented. They also have a fun scent quiz to create a custom scent with your name written on the packaging.
Even though the scent I had is not necessarily for sensitive skin I did find this formulation very mild and not irritating whatsoever. It didn’t leave a white cast at all and applied smoothly without being too creamy. Out of all the natural deodorants I have tried this one felt the most like traditional deodorants. I would recommend this to anyone who is transition to natural deodorants for the first time.
At $12 USD, this deodorant is definitely more budget friendly than a lot of clean deodorants on the market.
There are 3 items from the brand I did not try; the toothpaste, their new plastic free deodorant and the teen deodorant. The teen deodorant is formulated with more sensitive pits in mind.
I dug around their FAQ page a bit to find out more about the difference in formula between men and women and it turns out (surprise, surprise) there isn’t any, it’s just to differentiate the scents. Men, if you want to wear the Apple & Honeysuckle, wear it. I would love for more of you to smell like delicious orchids.
Buying the products as a set was nice to get the little mini for travel, although I do wish it were possible to mix and match the scents within the set. I really committed to the Vanilla & Coconut life. There are options for subscription based shipping to save you some $ as well as customizable trio sets available as well.
If you are curious in trying any of it, they do offer free shipping so the cost per product is fairly reasonable. You can also use my referral link if you’re interested in getting a free mini as well, but if you don’t want the freebie don’t sweat it (see what I did there?)