I’ve been hearing a lot about the baking soda-free natural deodorant from Meow Meow Tweet, since it’s one of the few natural deodorants formulated without this irritating ingredient.

Luckily for me, I received a full-size jar of this deo in my Petit Vour box (check out Petit Vour here if you’re not subscribed already!).

I’ve been wearing this one for a few months, so here’s my review!

Consistency

This deodorant is creamy at room temperate in the summer, but becomes quite solid in the winter. This means that application is sweet and easy if it’s hot enough, but once it solidifies it quickly becomes gross to dig your finger in the container (or impossible depending on your nail situation). I wish it came with a little spatula.

Scent

It has a mild grapefruit scent when you apply it, but the scent doesn’t linger throughout the day. It also vaguely smells “like froot loops” according to my boyfriend. It’s all-natural though.

Ingredients

The big game-changer in this deodorant is that it doesn’t contain baking soda. Typically, natural deodorants will contain baking soda as a natural way to keep combat odor. The problem is that baking soda has a high pH, which irritates the skin. Those with more sensitive armpits can even get a rash, redness, and itchiness from this ingredient.

I’ve personally gotten irritation from some natural deodorants with baking soda, but not others. This one however is 100% irritation-free and feels amazing, and I’ve never heard anyone complain about any irritation.

Most of the ingredients are certified organic.

*manihot esculenta (arrowroot) root powder, magnesium hydroxide, *cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *butyrospermum parkii (shea) fruit butter, *simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *citrus paradisi (grapefruit), *citrus limon (lemon), *citrus sinensis (sweet orange), & citrus bergamia (bergamot FCF) essential oils | *certified organic ingredient

Effectiveness

Because it doesn’t have baking soda, this deodorant isn’t as long-lasting as other deodorants for me — for example my current favorite which is Schmit’s Deodorant (review here).

Keep in mind this is my personal experience, and I do need some serious odor protection if I’m going to be sweating. However it’s still an effective deodorant for the more relaxed days.

Who’s This Product For?

If you’ve gotten irritation from other deodorants, try this one because you won’t regret it. Ladies with sensitive skin, your deodorant prayers have been answered!

I would recommend this deodorant to everyone who needs light to medium odor protection (is this even a thing?!). It’s not a bulletproof deodorant, but it’s a great way to give your armpits a rest from baking soda or toxic ingredients like aluminum.

My Final Thoughts

My only complain is that it’s not as effective as my holy grain which contains baking soda. Since I’m trying to get away from the baking soda, this is the next best thing.

The pros majorly outweigh the cons, and I don’t think it’s kind to our pits to treat them to a daily dose of baking soda. Whether or not you feel the consequences of baking soda on your skin, this is a deodorant to try. If it’s not effective enough for you, you can always use it on days you’re lounging around.

The jar will last a long time. I’ve been using mine for 3 months and I’m about halfway through.

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Kiss & Make-up
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It sounds interesting for sure. But I’m really happy with my current deodorant (Louis Widmer Cream Deodorant). It’s not natural at all, obviously, but it works GREAT.

Suzi Scheler
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Sounds good!

Suzi Scheler
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Honestly I don’t think natural deodorants can be as effective as antiperspirants with aluminum. What I do in the summer is apply my usual natural deo (I love Schmidt’s) and top it with a natural powder deo (from Lush). That combination works for me in humidity.

InsaneJane
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Kiss My Face liquid roll on is the answer for order protection, lasts all day, baking soda free, easy to use, affordable. The End for me.

Suzi Scheler
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I’ll have to look into this one!

luce373
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To add another option to the mix, I am in LOVE with the all-natural Venus In Leo deodorant from Etsy. I’ve been using it since last summer and it works really well (coming from someone who generally needs strong protection). I do need to reapply before going to the gym in the evening, but otherwise it lasts all day. I use the classic formula, but there’s also one without baking soda. It’s an independent shop run by a black woman, and she is committed to selling her products on a sliding scale and donating some to transitional shelters. Highly, highly… Read more »
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