Sustainability feels like it’s been the growing buzzword of the last few years. I’ve always been conscious of my impact, no matter how big or small that is, and if I can make changes that not only help the environment, but also my health then I’m always ready to adjust. Whilst the change definitely needs to come from the top, I do like to think that where I spend my money can help direct that flow of change. Enter Wild Deodorant.
Wild Deodorant really did have an impressive launch in the deodorant world, and it’s also rather affordable for what it is. You can subscribe for £12 initially with a charge of £5 for each refill, or buy a case and 3 refills without a subscription for £25. The choice for me was the one known as the ‘Full Monty’ where I received a case and 5 refills of my choice for £32.
Wild aims to help reduce the throwaway culture around deodorant, and with each refill not only being 100% vegan, aluminium free and the case made of bamboo, there really is minimal guilt involved with purchasing this. They even have a list of all their ingredients for peace of mind listed here too, and that touch of transparency is always a wonderful feel.
One year later, how am I faring making the switch? In my honest opinion, I have noticed very little difference from changing over to a natural deodorant. I don’t smell, although after battling Covid I did notice I smelt stronger for a short while? (Not sure if that’s a real after effect). I decided to implement a natural deodorant because I wasn’t really leaving the house anyway as I was too ill, so the whole purging thing for me wasn’t a problem. Not having aluminium means you do still sweat, but the fact I don’t need to worry about how that is going to affect my health, is a compromise I’m willing to make. I found that this did eliminate my body odour and all the scents are strong enough to waft through the air when you’re walking past but not strong enough to be overpowering. At the end of a long 14 hour shift in the NHS, AKA the ultimate test, I still don’t smell so that’s a success to me. Probably the biggest positive can also be seen as a drawback. The balm like texture of this is so nourishing, you’ll never need to moisturise your armpits again, however you do need to be aware of the balm rubbing off onto your clothes. It does wash away into nothing though, so it’s just something to be mindful of.
My case is not as fresh as it was in this photo, but the signs of wear show me I’m getting my use as designed. I don’t have to feel guilty for each cartridge I go through as it’s completely compostable. I bought the set of 5 with the case, and I’m still working my way through them now. I adore the fact they last weeks with everyday use, if not months. The only things that’s ever annoyed me is changing the cases when I do run out, but that’s only because I just forget how to do it and have to google it each time. Wild do have a handy help guide on their website. You can’t even really describe it as an annoyance, more of an inconvenience. My 12 year old brother and my boyfriend even have their own Wild deodorants so clearly this is one of those swaps that just make sense.
It’s such a small step in the grand scheme of things, but a change I’m happy to have made. Have you tried Wild or any other natural deodorant?0