Routine Moon Sisters Natural Deodorant Stick Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Natural Deodorant Stick from Routine in the Moon Sisters scent that was purchased recently from Routine is a Canadian brand – this is my first time trying anything from this brand [info in italics taken from the Routine website]

Whimsical nostalgia, neroli & roses.
Wearing nothin’ but the moonlight,
summer swimming, striking poses.
Scent Profile: Floral & Grounding Predominant Scent: Rose & Neroli (low key floral with nostalgic undertones of summer) Formula: CHARCOAL (with prebiotics) Essential Oils: Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Champa, Vetiver, and Peppermint.

The charcoal detoxifies, magnesium relaxes the pits to reduce stress sweats and prebiotics keep your skin healthy. There is a touch of baking soda for added deodorizing- just enough to keep most sensitive skinned people from getting irritation.

This natural deodorant WORKS really well. Although it says that it only has a touch of baking soda in it, it is just enough that if I use it seven days in a row, it will trigger some irritation – but that is normal for me with any natural deodorant if it has baking soda. So I alternate using with a baking soda free deodorant to prevent reaction / give my skin a break.

Because this deodorant contains charcoal it is grey in colour, so I wouldn’t want to use it with a tank top as it does leave a faint grey cast on the skin. The scent is really nice – not too strong – I love rose and neroli, such a fresh and light floral scent!

I plan to try their baking soda free version the next time I’m stocking up on things from

Are you a fan of natural deodorant? Have you tried this one?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Undercarriage Natural Deodorant Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two natural deodorants from Undercarriage – the Gerouli NO BS Natural Deodorant and the Woodzee Natural Deodorant that I purchased from [info in italics taken from the Undercarriage website]

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Undercarriage is a fairly new Canadian brand – I found out about them on InstaGram – here’s a little bit of info about them:

We decided to come up with Undercarriage for the simple reason that people want to feel fresh in all “under parts” under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt – and the options we are presented within the marketplace are deodorant sticks, talcs and other products that aren’t necessarily the healthiest of options.

This product is for anyone that wants odor protection. It won’t prevent you from sweating, but it will minimize your wetness and keep you smelling fresh. Creates a barrier that kills bacteria that causes odor.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

My underarm skin has been sensitive recently, so I decided to first try out their No BS Natural Deodorant Cream in the Gerouli scent.


Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Normally, I don’t find that baking soda free deodorants are as long lasting as a regular formula for me, but this one lasts surprisingly well. And my underarms seem to get less wet than with other BS-free formulas. The scent is mild, I smell the geranium more than the patchouli – not at all hippie-dippie.

The Mister has also tried and liked this deodorant as well!

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnesium), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Citrus racemosa (Grapefruit White Essential Oil), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli Essential Oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal)

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

After using the No BS formula, I decided to buy and test out the regular formula (with baking soda) soon as well to see if the Undercarriage formulation would work with my sensitive skin.


Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

The regular formula so far seems to be ok for my sensitive underarms – no irritation even if I use it several days in a row! It has been working really well for me during the current heatwave – a miracle, because it has been STINKING HOT! The Mister tried and liked this one as well!

One thing that I really like is that neither deodorant is over-scented! Great if you are sensitive to scents.

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil) Tocopherol (vitamin E), *Organic

Have you tried either formulation of Natural Deodorant from Undercarriage? They have several different scents – and they have a vegan formula (without the beeswax).

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!


Speak 09 Deodorant Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the 09 Deodorant Cream from Speak. It came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin. Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve made the switch to natural deodorant a few years ago, and have had various degrees of success using natural deodorants. Some work amazingly well, some are just ok, and some are not a good match for my body chemistry.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I’ve had better luck using deodorants with baking soda in them as they tend to last longer for me, but because I have sensitive skin, I sometimes react to the baking soda. To reduce the chances of a reaction occurring, I tend to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my skin a break.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this natural deodorant works really well and it holds up all day! And it keeps my underarms a lot drier than most baking soda free formulas. My only complaint is that it doesn’t smell like lavender to me at all! It doesn’t really smell like anything.

Update March 19th – The Mister has started trying this deodorant out and he said that it works amazing for him even though he finds the cream application to be weird! He has a job where he is moving about (and sweating a lot) and so far, he has not been smelly when he gets home from work!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 

Do you use natural deodorants?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Empties December 2019

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Here’s my final round of empties for 2019 – I didn’t quite finish up as much as I had hoped by the end of the year, but progress is progress when it comes to using up products from my stash rather than wasting them.

Empties December 2019

As you all probably know, I’m on a low-buy, so if I say I’ll purchase or re-purchase, it means that this product is something that I plan to eventually get once I use up all of that product type in my stash. Let’s take a closer look:

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This was my second bottle of this foundation. I really like the lightness of serum foundations. I would purchase this one again. Currently using the Juice Beauty serum foundation which I like a lot! Original reviews are here and here.

Native Deodorant in Hibiscus and Mint – I’ve been using various scents of this deodorant for well over a year now. And have two in my stash right now (one regular and one sensitive formulation). I’ll likely re-purchase since it works for me, unless I end up trying something that I like even more. Original review here.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I love this cleanser, and would buy again for sure. I initially had a sample size from Petit Vour and loved it so much that I bought that full size. Currently have loads of cleansers in my stash, so probably won’t buy for perhaps six months! Review is here.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. Loved it. I would purchase a full size if I wasn’t already trying to finish up several moisturizers and face creams. Review is here.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is my second sample sized bottle. The first was from Petit Vour and this one was a PR sample. It works well for my hair for both wavy and smooth styling. Helps tame frizz without weighing my hair down. I would buy a full size if I ever manage to use up my stash of styling lotions and creams. Review is here.

I’m in the process of doing a massive makeup declutter – so expect a post on that soon!

Thanks for reading, have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This post contains mostly products that have been purchased by me, and one PR sample identified above.

Kaia Naturals The Underarm Bar Review

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Today I’m reviewing The Underarm Bar from Kaia Naturals that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

KaiaNaturals UnderarmBar1

Transforms any natural deodorant into extra strength protection. Formulated with apple cider vinegar and activated charcoal to create a protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. Use the bar on your underarms prior to applying natural deodorant for extra odor protection on those extra sweaty days.

Usage: Moisten the bar, and create a paste. Apply to odorous areas (underarms, feet, etc) in a circular motion. Leave on for 30 seconds before rinsing. Use daily with The Takesumi Detox Deodorant. 

Kaia Naturals The Underarm Bar

I’ve been using the Underarm Bar for two weeks, with natural deodorants. Unfortunately I don’t own the Takesumi Detox Deodorant yet, but I plan on buying one after I use up my current stash. I’ve been testing it with my Native Deodorants – both the regular and sensitive formulas.

Kaia Naturals The Underarm Bar

So how does it measure up?

THIS STUFF IS FREAKING AWESOME! It makes my baking soda free deodorant last until I shower the next day. Baking soda free deodorants tend to not be a long lasting for me, but I try to use them on days that I’m working from home to give my sensitive underarm skin a break from the baking soda in my regular natural deodorant.

I really think that with this bar, I am going to be able to start exclusively using a baking soda free deodorant! How awesome is that?

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Vinegar, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Carbo Activatus (Activated Charcoal), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Camphor, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil.

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Native Deodorant – Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily Scent

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Today I have  a little review of the Sensitive Formula from Native Deodorant. Both myself and the Mister have tested out the regular formula natural deodorants and find them to work really well (review is here). I have sensitive skin, and have occasionally reacted to baking soda in natural deodorants if I use it daily for long periods of time. Because of this, I try to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my sensitive underarm skin a break.

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So why don’t I just use a baking soda free deodorant all the time? Honestly, it is mainly because most sensitive formula / baking soda free deodorants just don’t work that well for my body and will usually suddenly stop working after abut four hours (sometimes less).

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So how does the Native Sensitive Deodorant measure up?

It applies smoothly without any dragging or crumbling – very creamy. The scent is subtle and fresh. And most importantly, it works for more than four hours on me! I’d say that it works well on me for about 16 hours before it starts to wear off. And when it does start to wear off, it is very gradual –  I don’t suddenly become a stink-beast (thankfully)!

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), arrowroot powder, stearyl alcohol, magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), shea butter, coconut oil, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglycerol-3 beeswax (cera bellina wax), jojoba esters, tocopherol (Vitamin E), L. acidophilus (natural bacteria found in your body already), maltodextrin, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate + proprietary oil blend (fragrance).

I think that what makes this sensitive formula work so well  is the milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and acidophilus (probiotic) content as none of the sensitive deodorants that I’ve previously tried contained either of these ingredients.

Do you use natural deodorants? If so, which one(s) do you use?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Native Deodorant Reviews

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Today I have a review of the women’s and men’s deodorants from Native. Both myself and the Mister have been testing them out for the past two and a half weeks and I think we are ready to give our opinion on the Lavender and Rose and the Cedar and Sea Salt formulas. [info in italics taken from the Native website]

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made in the United States. We never test on animals, except humans who volunteer to test Native. Native Deodorant fights odors and wetness, and is made without aluminium.

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made with ingredients you can pronounce, and is made without parabens. We use baking soda to neutralize odors, arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and acidophilus to eliminate odor-causing fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Native Deodorant actively protects against odors, so you can remain active and confident all day long.

Both myself and the Mister made the switch from anti-perspirants to natural deodorants
a few years ago, and have tested out several different ones over the years, with varied results.
Native Deodorant
Originally I was going to review these deodorants after just one week of use, but then Montreal was hit with a major heatwave, so I decided to extend the wear testing to see how it measured up against extreme high heat and humidity.
Both the Lavender + Rose and the Cedar + Sea Salt Deodorants are mildly scented – perfect for individuals with sensitive noses.
Native Deodorant
Both myself and the Mister found that the Native Deodorants worked amazingly well, even under the extreme heat and humidity of the past week!
I found that my underarms seemed to be less wet, and the deodorant held up until washing it off the next day! I’ve never had a deodorant work so effectively and as long when it is this hot! And so far, it has not not irritated my sensitive underarm skin, even though I purchased the regular formulation (not the sensitive one).
Native Deodorant
I think I may have finally found THE ONE for me! The Mister feels the same way.
Native Deodorants are available in regular and a sensitive formulas – in classic and seasonal scents, as well as unscented versions, and cost $12 USD per stick, with free shipping to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and the UK.
They send really cute emails when they receive your order, and when they send out the shipping confirmation email.
Native Deodorant
Have you tried this one?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: I purchased this! And I’ll do it again!






Sneak Peek – Now Testing

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Just a sneak peek of what I’m in the process of testing.

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will know that I placed an order with Native for two of their natural deodorants – one for me, and one for the Mister.

Native Deodorant

We’ve both been using natural deodorants for a few years now, so we won’t go through the detox process that underarms go through when making the switch from anti-perspirant to deodorant.

The review will follow once we’ve had a chance to test them out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I paid for this!

Weekly Recap Oct 9th to 15th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 9th – Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely All Over Balm Review *

Wednesday, October 11th – Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant Review

Friday, October 13th – Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review

Now you’re all caught up, thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.