Freedom Deodorant took me by surprise. How do more people not know about this natural deodorant?! The ingredients are genuinely clean, the packaging is well-suited to the formula’s soft-yet-solid consistency, and it looks darn good sitting on my bathroom counter.
Most importantly, the deodorant performs. Like, really well.
Freedom bills itself as “the natural deodorant that really works.” The slogan may seem straightforward, but with so many brands making similar promises without the benefit of actually delivering on said promises, Freedom stands out by living up to their motto.
Besides, Freedom Deodorant is an elegant product. It may be made for armpits, but even armpits deserve pampering!
Why finding a natural deodorant that works matters to me
As a green beauty blogger, discovering quality deodorants with natural ingredients is a pursuit close to my heart.
Part of the reason I started The Beauty Proof was because of the bad experiences I had with other natural deodorants. I was tired of wasting money on yet another disappointing pit product that did little to nothing to prevent body odor. These are minor annoyances, to be sure, but one day I had the eye-opening experience of a natural deodorant that unfortunately enhanced body odor. I had literally paid money to smell worse!
My inability to find a basic bathroom counter essential with clean ingredients THAT ACTUALLY PERFORMED was driving me crazy. I didn’t want to continue wasting my money and making the same mistake over and over. And since I couldn’t find someone to guide me towards the products I was seeking, I decided to become my own expert.
Thank goodness for natural personal care products that live up to their promises!
Five Stunning Scents
Too many scented deodorants, both mainstream and natural, have fragrances that are simplistic—or worse yet—overpowering. Not so with Freedom Deodorants. Their natural scents are elegant and nuanced.
Freedom’s five scents:
- sensitive unscented
- lavender citrus
- bergamot mint
(and my personal obsession)
- frankincense peach
The scent of a body product matters. It matters not only in deodorants, but also in body oils, lotions, and creams.
On one end of the spectrum, there are synthetic fragrances. These can smell cheap and cause undesirable reactions in sensitive individuals. If you bought a bottle of watermelon body lotion for $4.99, chances are, it contains an undisclosed cocktail of controversial synthetic scent ingredients. Yuck.
On the other end of the spectrum—the natural side of things—quality variation still exists. Some products use higher quality plant oils and extracts than others. Some are more processed than others. Some natural scents are recognizable, yes, but are they enjoyable? Pleasurable? The way you’d really want to smell?
We’ve become so accustomed to a bizarre cacophony of scents, natural and synthetic, bombarding us on a daily basis, that it seems we’ve lost our compass for what a treat a well-crafted natural fragrance can be.
And Freedom Deodorants passes all tests—the scents are quality and pleasing, a pleasure to wear and enjoy.
I wasn’t sure what to expect once I opened up the lid and saw this unusual deodorant staring back at me. Drab and putty-colored, the look of the product itself didn’t quite match the sleek packaging. And the narrow inner twist up was unexpected.
But after my first full day of testing, I was hooked.
Most other deodorants, even my favorite ones, need to be reapplied mid-day. But this one lasted all day. Even though I have the cute little travel size version which easily fits into my purse, I don’t need to carry it around.
I’ve tested this deodorant on uphill hikes with a stroller, at my little sister’s late summer wedding, and on marathon work days that began at 6am and didn’t slow until well after the sun set. In each of these circumstances, I was pleased.
After a week, wearing it no longer felt like product testing because I became so confident in the results I’d experience. I knew that when I put this deodorant on, I wouldn’t have to do a discreet “sniff test.”
And I haven’t had any problems with it staining my clothes.
Inside the Ingredients
Full ingredients for the Sensitive Unscented: coconut oil, shea butter, arrowroot flour, baking soda, beeswax, kaolin clay.
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A few of these ingredients I use in my kitchen. And every ingredient is straightforward and time-tested.
For how simple the ingredient list is, it seems as if it shouldn’t perform so well. But it does.
Where to purchase
You can find Freedom Deodorants on Amazon or on the Freedom website.
Each full-sized deodorant is $17. Or get a Travel Mini for $7.
These products are part of my popular guide to natural skin care, Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin.
If baking soda ain’t your thing…
If your skin is unable to tolerate baking soda, I recommend you check out the No B.S. Deodorant for Sensitive Skin from Ursa Major.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.