Review: Native and Each and Every natural deodorants
January 10, 2021
At first this started as just a post to rave about how much I’ve fallen in love with Each and Every deodorants. For me they were an “aha moment” realizing that yes, I can have a variety of deodorant scents to change out like perfume depending on my mood since that had apparently never occurred to me before. But I digress. I could give you the really long story about how I had been trying to remove extra chemicals from my life and take steps to help the planet and all that. I could tell you about all the different deodorants I’ve tried and not liked. But instead I’ll tell you about the two that I have liked so far: Each and Every, and Native.
At their cores, both companies have similar values. They both aim to reduce unsustainable practices in manufacturing and material use, as well as provide quality ingredients for a quality product so that you don’t have to choose between helping the environment and having a product that works. Their products are all cruelty free, vegan, and responsibly sourced. They both have some overlap in products, but each offer unique products as well.
The short version on both
– Partnered with 1% for the planet
– different formulas for teens and sensitive skin
– shop by women, men, or teen
– Body Washes
– unisex shopping
– has a recycling program for its plastic containers
– fewer ingredients
Each and Every
– Shampoo Bars
What’s in each deodorant?
Both companies use similar ingredients for their deodorants.
For Each and Every, the base ingredients for each deodorant are broken down in an easy to understand format. They are: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE – Coconut oil used for skin conditioning, TAPIOCA STARCH – A powder to absorb wetness on skin, PIROCTONE
OLAMINE – Antioxidant salt used to fight odor causing bacteria, DEAD SEA MINERALS – Used to control odor, OZOKERITE – Earth wax, is used to give the product structure, NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS – A blend of 100% natural essential oils give the products their scent with no synthetic or artificial fragrance.
Native uses caprylic/capric triglyceride, tapioca starch, ozokerite, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), magnesium hydroxide, coconut oil, cyclodextrin, shea butter, dextrose, and L. Acidophilus (probiotic). Their scented deodorants include a proprietary blend of oils. Due to FDA recommendations, they use the term fragrance to refer to these oils.
How they feel
I was really pleased with how both of them went on.
For Each and Every it melts just enough to glide on smoothly and effortlessly when it comes in contact with your natural body heat, but it’s so far stayed completely solid otherwise. We’ll see what happens when summer comes around in my house that doesn’t have air conditioning.
It has a really light feel to it which leaves my underarms just feeling clean and not like I slathered on deodorant or antiperspirant. It doesn’t always keep me completely dry, but it’s done one of the best jobs of any that I’ve tried so far. But by far the most important thing to me is that at the end of the day I DON’T SMELL! I may not smell like the scent I chose that morning, but I’m also not going to cause nearby plants to wilt as I walk past them.
Native is a little more solid going on, but still spreads smoothly and easily. This one I’m not at all concerned may melt with an overly warm house. I also don’t feel like I smell much, if at all, by the end of the day; even if I do sweat here and there throughout the day.
How many different things can I smell like?
I was also really impressed by the 13 scents I had to choose from at Each and Every. In addition to the fairly standard lavender and lemon, you can also get fragrance free, cedar and vanilla, cannabis and green tea, sandalwood and black pepper, black spruce and fir, juniper and mint, cedar and spice, cardamom and ginger, coconut and lime, rose and vanilla, citrus and vetiver, and geranium and snow mushroom. I know. So many to choose from. On the plus side there’s also three different size options, including a delightful mini .5oz size so it’s really easy to try different scents to see which ones you like without being stuck with a large container you don’t want to use.
I went with 4 minis and a travel size 1.5oz, and if I ever decide which scent I like the most I’ll probably get myself the full size 2.5oz. Without handling the largest one myself I can’t say how it feels holding it in your hand but the travel size feels good to hold. Even the minis aren’t bad to hold and apply, and as an added bonus the caps screw on to those ones making them perfect to take with you in the small bag that also holds your Tylenol and your allergy medicine, you responsible adult, you.
Native also offers a nice range of scents depending on which line you shop from. The original women’s line features coconut and vanilla, lavender and rose, cucumber and mint, unscented, charcoal, and eucalyptus and mint. The Jungalow line consists of paradise flower and amber, tangerine and citrus blossom, palm leaf and bergamot, and sandalwood and fig. You can also choose “custom” and take a short quiz to have a scent created just for you based on your answers! The men’s line adds citrus and herbal musk as an option, but since all of the adult deodorants are formulated the same you can easily shop from either section based on what scents you prefer. Their teen line has been formulated to be more gentle and has 3 scents to choose from: loco for coco, vitamin sea, and one in a melon.
I’ve had a few of the big ones and a few of the minis. The full size one is easily on par with most deodorants you’re probably accustomed to using, so it’s nice in the hands. The mini ones are also a nice size for that purse pouch, since the cap is more like a sheath so it also stays on pretty securely.
Where can I buy these glorious products?
You can purchase directly from either company’s websites, but Native can also be spotted in the wild at a number of brick and mortar stores and E&E can also be purchased through their official Amazon page.
If you want to get a free mini deodorant from Native when you make your first purchase, click here!
You can also get $5 off your Each and Every purchase by clicking here.