routine natural deodorants - 15 Reasons to You'll Fall in Love + Make the Switch

I made the switch to natural deodorants a few years ago and I would never go back to chemically laden ones again. 

One of my recent finds is routine.

There is so much to love about these natural cream deodorants. Fifteen reasons in fact:

1. Made with love by Neige and Pippa Blair

Two sisters from Calgary created a wholesome product line that was made for us modern day folks.

Unbelievably smooth and creamy formulas that absorb upon application, with delicious scents that never overwhelm, these smart women have made a cream that feels fresh and modern while keeping it real and all natural.

What's not to seriously love?

2. You'll only find good for you, whole ingredients here

Made with all natural ingredients and scented with pure essential oils and organic edible oils, you can feel good about putting these creams directly on your skin.

3. The Aussie motto "no worries" applies

With no harmful ingredients anywhere to be found - routine creams are free of aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, triclosan, or propylene glycol - you have one less thing in life to worry about.

4. It's available in a whopping 12 scents

I love having a lot of choices in front of me. I also like to switch things up, so this variety of scents gives me the freedom to select a scent based on mood, season, etc.

Don't know where to start? Sample all 12.

5. There's also four formulas

As if the choice of 12 scents wasn't sweet enough, choose formulas that work with your skin, body and beliefs:

- beeswax (no clay) formula
- clay & beeswax (with baking soda)
- vegan formula (no beeswax)
- baking soda free formulas for sensitive skin

6. Made with everyone in mind

The collection includes unisex scents, so partners, friends and family can use them too.

7. Hands on

Normally I'm not a fingers and paste kinda girl, but these go on so quick and dry - but not too dry, which is key - and super smooth (no clumps) and easy (a couple of quick, gentle swipes is all it takes) that I've quickly become accustomed to it. 

I was shocked that it's not messy in the least. And it's so weightless, non-clogging, etc., that you'll feel like you're wearing nothing at all (I never experienced that with commercial sticks)

And you'll never have to deal with a stick or roller covered in lint from your clothes ever again. 

It's more sanitary too.


8. No white stripes (sorry Jack White)

If you're a friend or colleague, you'll know I'm in black A LOT. There are a ton of reasons (slimming, goes with everything, looks dressy without much effort, hides food stains - eating and photographing food all day makes this vital - here's always a ton of it in stores, shows off my platinum locks, etc.) so I can't have white streaks to deal with. 

I am completely mark free with routine.

9. Soft and nourishing

I've come to realize that most commercial deodorants aren't moisturizing. Why would they be? They are meant to keep you feeling fresh, not nourish your skin. So it wasn't until trying routine that I noticed how soft and smooth the skin under my arms had become. 

This is not just due to using real, whole ingredients from nature, but a whole slew of them. The ingredient list on the jar is long, but it's chock-full of supremely great stuff.

10. routine stands up to whatever you throw at it

It's not just their amazing all-natural formula that won me over. I took a handful of routine creams out for test runs during weltering summer days, and to the gym, where I try and beat my time and strength each time.

Both resulted in a ton of sweat (and let's be honest -grimacing), but I'm thrilled to report that routine left me feeling clean and dry no matter what.

11. Each jar last 3-6 months with regular use 

The jars are big, so while you might think the price is steep, it's because you're getting a whack load of product that will last and last. And last some more (shelf life is 12 months once opened).

Don't want to spend that much until you try it? Get one of their affordable sample pots. Once you try routine, you'll wish you tried it sooner.

And for the first time in your life, you'll actually look forward to putting on deodorant every day. Bet you never thought that would happen.

12. routine is ethically manufactured in Canada

Hear hear. And the company gives back to boot.

13. Never tested on animals

Because it's just the right thing to do. Now. Forvever. And always.

14. Jar Jar

The cute packaging featuring simple illustrations of animals? So much more adorable than those boring drugstore bottles.

15. Like a Boss 

Like I said, the formulas are incredible.

Like a Boss is a best-seller and it's easy to see why.

First, check out the wicked ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), zea mays (corn, non-gmo) starch, kaolinite (kaolin clay), cera alba (canadian ethical beeswax), theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), calendula officinalis (marigold) infused olea europaea (olive) oil, tocopherol (vitamin e), citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, lavandula officinalis (lavender) oil, pelargonium roseum asperum (rose geranium) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, citrus reticulata (mandarin) oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil, mentha viridian (spearmint) leaf oil.

Second, the clay and beeswax formula goes on so smooth and weightless, it feels like magic. And the fresh garden scent of geranium, rosemary, and mandarin isn't cloying at all. You just get a hint. Which is perfect. And why it's my favourite scent.

But there are others to fall for too: 

- The Curator, which is baking soda free (perfect for sensitive skin)  is a close second for me, thanks to being softly scented like a forest (hello marigold, patchouli, eucalyptus, rose geranium, black spruce and rosemary).
- Ylang ylang, patchouli and cinnamon give Vegan Sexy Sadie a bohemian chic.
- Want something sweeter? Maggie's Citrus Farm has a delicate Creamsicle fragrance made from natural ingredients including vanilla, organic lemon, grapefruit and citrus oils.


What are you waiting for? Shop routine cream right now.

Stephanie Dickison

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