Don’t be turned off by the name, like I was. Pristine Beauty Take a Whiff Natural Deodorant. That just sounds horrible, right?! Well, I can assure you, it’s not as bad as it sounds!
Pristine Beauty Take a Whiff Natural Deodorant actual is exactly as it claims. A natural deodorant. It is Aluminum Free, Paraben free, Phthalates free, Proplene Glycol Free, Cruelty Free and Vegan. So of course it’s totally my cup of tea.
What I don’t think some people realize when using a natural deodorant is that you need to give your body some time to detox. This allows the “bad stuff”, as I like to call it, to get out of your system. And eventually, you won’t need to use deodorant everyday anymore! Or so they claim!
Notes from the Director of the company:
Please note that the it is not the intention of this product to completely eliminate sweating. A cancer survivor or really everyone needs to embrace some sweating because it is the body’s natural cleansing process necessary to release toxins. Aluminum Chlorhydrate is the chemical ingredient that is typically used in antiperspirants to reduce sweating, and that chemical is NOT used in this product.
You are probably now freaking out, like I did, that you will be a big sweaty mess. Take a Whiff contains organic sage, which aids in the sweat-elimination process. They also state that sweating is good for the body. I personally, hate to sweat, so that is a turn-off for me, but I guess I’m supposed to allow my body to do it’s thing. Ugh.
However, they do offer some tips to combat perspiration:
If you still wish to reduce perspiration, then after you apply Take A Whiff!® simply use a powder puff and dust a bit of baking soda under the arm and you should be all set! Aluminum Chlorhydrate is the chemical ingredient that is typically used in antiperspirants to reduce sweating, and that chemical is NOT used in this product.
I’ve been using Pristine Beauty Take a Whiff Natural Deodorant for about a month now and, although I am a fan, I’m not in love with it. I still don’t feel comfortable going long periods of time without reapplying for fear I’ll reek. I may just save it for emergencies, like if my normal deodorant runs out or something. Also, it’s $22, which I almost had a fit with because I can buy deodorant from the drugstore for wayyyy less than that. But the drugstore brands are not natural and not organic, so that’s how I justified it to myself to try it this one time. Plus this stuff smells like a creamsicle, so I was hooked.
If you don’t want to order online, I got mine from Whole Foods, so you may want to check out your local natural grocer!
Have you ever tried an all natural deodorant? What do you think?