About 4 years ago, I made the decision to ditch antiperspirants for all natural deodorants. Not gonna lie, it was pretty hard. I live in Texas and the summers are brutal here.
Antiperspirants contain aluminum – the aluminum forms little plugs in your sweat glands which slows down your sweat production.
Now, I have tried A LOT of different all natural deodorants. After putting many to the test, I have found one by JASON that I really love. Its a dry spray in fresh cucumber (I stay away from deodorants with baking soda – I’m sensitive to it). Until recently, you had to go whole food stores to find aluminum free deodorants. FINALLY bigger brands, found at most stores, have created deodorants FREE FROM ALUMINUM. I put Dove and Secret to the test.
I picked up the Daylilly scent which is, I think, is their signature scent. Its clear, solid and smells great when you first open it. BUT there’s a slight moldy scent that I started smelling once it warms up on the skin. It’s a very faint smell. It almost smells like clothes that have been left wet in the washer.
This is a white, solid bar but it goes on clear. I opted for the cucumber & green tea scent – it reminded me of Bath and Body Work’s cucumber melon lol. I love this scent. It’s very fresh.
Both feel great on the skin – they don’t leave residue behind. You will sweat because again, its not an antiperspirant. They both do a GREAT job of masking odors BUT I find that the DOVE 0% Aluminum Free keeps me smelling fresh, longer. I can’t get over the mildew scent from the Secret deo. After trying them both for about a month, I find the Dove deo performs better. I am so excited that big brands like Dove and Secret are now offering their consumers ALUMINUM FREE options.