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I don’t know about you but (a rather annoying) thing I’ve had happen since switching to using only natural deodorants a few years ago is that I’ll find that suddenly my favorite natural deodorants will stop working after a little while. I will have to switch it up from time to time and then I can go back to my old favorite a few months later. Weird!
For a long time, I was really really into Agent Nateur. Then I moved onto the Vapour Palo Santo (still the best smelling deodorant I’ve tried). And then I was all about activated charcoal deodorant. These all worked for a time but a few weeks ago suddenly everything stopped working and I didn’t smell so great.
I consulted a few of my girlfriends about this little problem and everyone had thoughts. One said that natural deodorants are kind of like shampoo… you have to switch ’em up from time to time (and can go back to your old favorite later on). Another recommended Kopari, which I ordered immediately. And yet another recommended doing an actual armpit detox where you apply a homemade mask to your armpits every night – I’m considering trying this, too, just for fun/blog research purposes. (Have you tried one?)
Kopari Coconut Deodorant
I have been testing the Kopari deodorant for the past two+ weeks.
How did it do? I actually really, really love it. I say actually as I was a little bit surprised because it’s got a thinner/clear texture (all of my other favorites have been more creamy) but it works really well. It’s made from coconut oil so it glides on (it’s not at all sticky) and is super hydrating. I can put it on in the morning and go a full 24 hours without any stink. It lasted through my redeye flight to Morocco, and also a day at the markets (it was 96 degrees!)
I will say that it did not pass the infrared pilates test (I don’t remember the last time I sweated so much!) but in every other occasion it has been great.
So I guess my strategy going forward is going to be to switch things up from time to time, but in the meantime I love this one.
PS – Only because someone always asks whenever I write about natural deodorants – yes I’ve tried Native – and I didn’t like it!