For the past years, I’ve been bouncing from one organic deodorant to another since nothing seemed to work for me. My best find was Aubrey Organics Herbal Pine Deodorant for men, but the scent was just too strong and kind of irritating to use on a daily basis. So when the lovely ladies from PiperWai contacted me regarding their new aluminum-free, yet effective deodorant made with activated charcoal, I got very excited.
As you can see, I have a cute sample jar of PiperWai deodorant. The full packaging is 60 ml jar with a lid. I don’t like using any of my beauty products with my fingers, so I used a clean spatula. I like the scent of this PiperWai deodorant! It’s an intense peppermint-like herbal scent. PiperWai says the deodorant is made with a proprietary blend of eleven therapeutic-grade essential oils that are believed to have specific anti-microbial properties to keep you odor-free.
More about the “odor-free” part. We all know that sweat actually doesn’t stink at all. The not-so-lovely odor appears when annoying bacteria get to the sweat and make your armpits their home. To prevent this from happening, we need to create an environment where bacteria can not survive. We can either wash the armpits right after getting sweaty or use deodorant on clean armpits to prevent this bacteria. Now, I’m not going to preach about the harm of deodorants that contain aluminum, triclosan, parabens, or other “goodies,” I guess you’ve heard many times before about how harmful these ingredients can be. What I want to say is that having a natural alternative feels good. In PiperWai deodorant, these natural alternatives are activated charcoal, sodium bicarbonate (simply, baking soda), and tapioca starch. These ingredients have absorbency and neutralizing powers that do not let that nasty bacteria survive.
Although the color of this deodorant is light gray, it rubs on clear. It doesn’t feel oily or make the armpits sticky but has a more or less silky texture to it. I think this is because it contains skin-conditioning ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter. I’ve been using PiperWai deodorant for five days straight, mostly in the mornings. I had one active and quite stressful day during which I was sweating a lot, but, thankfully, I didn’t stink. However, I reapplied it that afternoon just to be safe.
So overall I would strongly recommend trying this PiperWai deodorant. It doesn’t make sweating disappear (like that would even be normal) but keeps it a little under control and without bad odor.
PiperWai Natural Deodorant retails for $13 and can be purchased online at Piperwai.
Have you heard about PiperWai natural deodorant?