A Natural Skin Deodorant That Actually Works

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One problem with a lot of natural deodorants is their use of baking soda, which can irritate those of us with sensitive skin. Soapwalla, the celebrated Brooklyn-based natural skincare company, has solved that dilemma with a new sensitive-skin version ($21 on Amazon) of their beloved deodorant cream.

Soapwalla's all-natural deodorant discourages bacterial growth, does a great job absorbing moisture, and comes in either lavender mint or citrus (we like the citrus, which isn’t overpowering). It's made with things like club moss, charcoal, and essential oils.

Because it's a cream you apply with your fingers and is greenish in color, some might be a bit put off by Soapwalla deodorant. We found once you get over that hump, it turns out not to be a big deal. Just rub a bit into your pits and once applied, it quickly soaks in and doesn’t leave any color behin. So no, your armpits won’t look like pond scum, and as compared to most conventional deodorants, it won’t leave any weird white flakes behind either.

We tested it out in both urban and nature settings. We took a brisk hike along the Maine coast one day in the high 70s. We’re happy (and everyone we were hiking with) to report that we ended the hike stink free and were good to go for the rest of the day. There was also the day involving multiple meetings in various parts of Manhattan when the mercury was edging towards 90 and we were too cheap to cab it. The deodorant, thankfully, again came through. This stuff actually works, folks. in the high 70s. We’re happy (and everyone we were hiking with) to report that we ended the hike stink free and were good to go for the rest of the day. There was also the day involving multiple meetings in various parts of Manhattan when the mercury was edging towards 90 and we were too cheap to cab it. The deodorant, thankfully, again came through. This stuff actually works, folks.

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