Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant – not for me!

I really try to take care of myself, and ensure that what I put in or on my body is natural and good for me when I can. So when I ran out of my usual antiperspirant I thought that I should try something more natural. Tom’s of Maine is brand I am familiar with so I thought that it would be good to try out one of the long-lasting aluminum-free deodorant sticks. Keep reading to see how it worked for me (spoiler alert — it didn’t).

According to Tom’s

  • Our effective line of long-lasting, aluminum-free deodorant sticks uses odor-fighting hops to provide 24-hour protection to help keep you feeling fresh throughout the day
  • The natural fragrance helps you smell and feel your best!
  • We produce this deodorant without aluminum because we respect our customers’ diverse needs and interests
  • Aluminum free, No artificial fragrances or preservatives, Not animal ingredients, not tested on animals

According to Me

I really really wanted to love this deodorant – I used it for a full week before calling it quits and going back to a less natural choice. I am not a sweaty person so I was super surprised how ineffective Tom’s was for me.

There was nothing long lasting about this product. I really like the scent, but within minutes of applying the scent was absorbed and I might as well not have applied anything.

By midday I felt a bit sweaty and stinky – so in an effort to keep natural, I would apply more. By the end of the day I was not smelling fresh and my shirts would have a lingering sweat odor in the armpits. Luckily for me (and my co-workers) I don’t perspire much – otherwise I would be one stinky girl!

I have returned to my previous deodorants because as much as I want to only use natural products, I also want to feel fresh and clean. Tom’s of Maine didn’t work at all for me, and from what I have heard from others who gave it a try, it didn’t work for them either. At this point, for the price of Tom’s of Maine, I cannot recommend trying it.

I’m not totally against trying another natural deodorant product, however I am going to stick with what I know for now . Let me know in the comments if you have had any success with any natural products.