Using products that are natural and cruelty-free has become increasingly important to me. Not only for my own personal health and well-being but because I kind of care about the environment. Yea that’s right, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. We as the consumers have the power to make the choice of what products we purchase, so I have decided to place a healthy level of mindfulness between myself and beauty products. There are alternatives out there if only you take the time to do a little research, the big brand beauty companies have run the show for far too long and maybe even have us a little brainwashed on what we need to be using.
As a result of my newfound mindfulness, I began searching for a deodorant that was both natural and cruelty-free, which is now essential to me. Then I discovered the company Routine. I was impressed with their morals and dedication to creating natural products, and the fact that they are Canadian was a major bonus. Shout out to my fellow Canucks!
Routine was kind enough to send me four sample deodorants to try out for you guys. I am a pretty um… sweaty individual. Yea that’s right a sweaty tree hugger. Trust me when I say I did the legwork when testing these out. Each deodorant endured its fair share of gym sessions, hikes, normal work days and stressful social situations. I hope you enjoy!
Packaging: The howling wolf logo featured on this product is super cool. It is nice to see a deodorant for women that doesn’t have something graceful and “womanly” representing it. Like a dove, snowflake, flower or another manner of gentleness. The howling wolf is powerful, majestic and fierce. Like me! And my pits I guess.
Application: This is a finger application deodorant which is to be applied with clean hands. This was different for me, but once I really thought about the materials used to create those easy application deodorants I quickly became thankful that I was saving on materials. The deodorant is creamy and absorbent so it was no different to apply than a moisturizer, after a few days I began to really love this application process.
Scent: This deodorant did not disappoint giving off a minty, fresh smell no doubt due to the eucalyptus used.
Durability: The perfect deodorant for people with sensitive skin or anyone who can not use baking soda in their deodorants. It is gentle but also a perfect for day-to-day use.
Scent: This had a stronger more floral scent that I felt was a great summer smell. I believe this is a top seller for them and I can see why!
Durability: I felt the staying power of this deodorant was a bit more powerful than the other three I tried.
Scent: This is their vegan formula with a mixture of cinnamon and orange which was by far my favorite scent.
Durability: I tried to make this one work for me as I loved the scent so much but I found it better for day to day use compared to workout sessions.
Scent: This was a practically odorless product with subtle hints of vanilla (Mmmm vanilla).
Durability: I used this product the most out of all four making it my favorite. I think it was a mixture of the subtle scent and the day to day staying power.
If you have sensitive skin and are looking for a natural deodorant that doesn’t make you smell like a hippy this is a product you should definitely check out. Something that is really great about this company is you can actually purchase sample sizes of the product you would like to try online, this is a wonderful nonwasteful way to test it out before committing to a larger full size.
This is a great company who are trying out natural ingredients that really work. A wonderful alternative to the mainstream deodorants that are available out there.
Routine was created by sisters Neige and Pippa at the base of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Calgary, Canada. A company that is passionate about being based within Canada and containing only clean and wholesome ingredients.