Lickety Split Recommendation

Naturally FreshI’m making this super fast this morning. As a follow-up to my long ago post about B.O., I wanted to put forth a recommendation to anyone out there who wants to try or has tried natural deodorants but wasn’t sure if anything really worked.

I personally did not enjoy using the Crystal brand, as it stung too much using it on shaved underarms. To each her own, though.

However, I decided not to give up on my au naturel journey and started using the brand above: Naturally Fresh. (I find it at Wal-Mart but I am sure or Amazon has it.)

Previous to using this kind, I had never ever ever been a roll-on type girl. I always stuck with the invisible deodorant sticks, like Secret or Dove. (I actually do love me some Dove but I love not using chemicals on my body more.)

This has a very clean smell to it and lasts all day, providing you roll on enough. Translation: you do have to roll on more of this than you would regular deodorant/antiperspirant, which only takes a few swipes. It takes a while to get used to having wet underarms in the morning before going to work but I find the following pros have helped me stick with this:

  • No white residue on clothing, ever. And I wear a LOT of black.
  • My white shirts no longer get the yellowish stains in the pits, ruining their wear long before I’m ready to give the shirt up.
  • Paraben free! (Parabens are bad, y’all. Look it up.)
  • It’s inexpensive. I buy two of these at a time just so I don’t run out unexpectedly.
  • It doesn’t sting on freshly shaven underarms.
  • It works.

In sum, Zoe Recommends Naturally Fresh roll-on natural deodorant. As always, with anything, do your research before you buy and make sure you aren’t allergic to anything in the ingredients list.

Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think!


  1. This is awesome. Not to reveal too much, but I totally loathe the yellow pit stains. My sister and I talked about this problem we had in common, and wondered if it were deodorant related, esp. since one of my nieces indicated that she gets yellow stains on her white workout tee shirts along her bra/stomach line after strenuous workouts, so we were, for a time, wondering if it was sweat-composition related (i.e., hormones?) vs. deodorant-composition related. But this sounds like a good option to try! I also like the lack of aluminium chlorohydrate, which is a metallic (and for some, linked to breast cancer) additive to most deos. Thanks, Zoe!

    • You’re so welcome! I have yet to meet a woman who doesn’t loathe and resent the fact that yellow stains show up on the underarms of white shirts, when all we’re trying to do is not smell up the gym or make someone faint when we jog by them. (Or heck, wear a white button-down shirt to work!)

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