I’ve been dabbling the natural skin care game for a long time. I’ve always been very aware of what goes in and on my body, so it was only natural that I would eventually find my way to a natural deodorant. Currently I’m using a product by k’pure naturals, a Canadian brand that is made is small batches in mission BC with all natural, organic ingredients and I AM IN LOVE.
So let’s start with the why. Why natural deodorant? Why not just stick with the regular pit sticks you find in the drug store? Well, I’m sure you’ve heard someone you know talking about the harmful chemicals in traditional deodorants and antiperspirants. There are many, and sometimes you don’t even know what those chemicals are because companies are able to hide them in the ‘fragrance’ used. These chemicals, once applied to your delicate underarm skin are able to enter your bloodstream and wreak havoc on your body.
Once I became pregnant this became especially important to me because these chemicals can enter your breast milk and be passed onto your child while feeding. I had dabbled a bit with natural options before but decided to fully commit once and for all, as it just wasn’t a chance I was willing to take with my daughter.
*side note here, most doctors recommend that breast cancer patients stop using traditional antiperspirants or deodorants once diagnosed, so why wait to make the switch?*
My journey has not been easy, I will admit. I have sensitive skin and found that I break out into a rash under my arms quite easily. If you are like me, this can be difficult because the active ingredient in most natural deodorants is baking soda and this can be a top cause of painful underarm rashes. Because of this I’ve tried countless brands and each one, after some time either stopped working or would eventually lead to the inevitable underarm rash that I dreaded. As well, if I didn’t break out into a rash I would end up having to reapply multiple times a day because I would STINK, and that is definitely not something I was willing to risk either.
This is where K’Pure Naturals comes in. They have two options for deodorant, one with baking soda and one without. I’ve used both and can can attest that they both kept the smell at bay all day long. Now because I have sensitive skin, I have found that I prefer the baking soda free version but I will alternate in the original baking soda version if I know I’m going to be sweating a lot. In the K’pure Get Gently Closer-baking soda free deodorant they use magnesium in place of baking soda to help keep the stink under wraps.
The deodorant is a lovely whipped consistency and it glides on so smoothly, settling into a velvet finish once you rub it in. This is by far the BEST natural deodorant I have ever used and is great for sensitive skin. If you are on the fence about making the switch to a natural deodorant, then this is a great product to try. You can even get it in a small .5oz travel size, so you don’t have to invest in the full size right away (although I’m super confident that you will LOVE IT and end up buying the full size anyways).
Features & Functionality: 4
Although we love this product I will admit that you need to get used to applying your deodorant with your fingers. Once you get past that ingrained habit of using a stick deodorant, this product is amazing! They also use activated charcoal in all of their deodorant that helps to combat odor and also helps the body detox naturally, and let’s be real, everybody loves a good detox!
Quality & Material: 5
Made by hand, in small batches means that you can expect quality from every product you receive from K’Pure. With a shelf life of about 1 year, you will use this up long before it has a chance to go off. As well K’Pure is committed to using organic and sustainable raw materials wherever possible. They are also leaping bunny certified so you can be sure that everything is cruelty free!
Price Point: 5
This is one of the best selling points for K’pure is the price point. With their baking soda free 2oz container coming it at $16 and their original formula at $15 this is very affordable when it comes to natural products. I have spent upwards of $45 on the same size container from other brands, and they just did not work.
Overall Rating: 5
This is one of the top deodorants that I have tried and highly recommend it! With the price point being what it is, you have nothing to lose by trying it out. We can all stand to be a bit healthier and this is the perfect place to start!
Thinking about making the switch to natural deodorant? K’pure has a great video on what to expect and how you make the transition better. Check it out here: K’Pure deodorant information video
Find a local retailer to check it out in person: https://kpurenaturals.com/pages/stockists
Trying to make the switch and have questions? Or have you made the switch and you have some words of wisdom that could help others? Let us know in the comments!
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