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Mommy Greenest Approved: Weleda Natural Deodorant

natural deodorants lined up against white backgroundI try out as many new natural deodorants that I can find—in the interest of science, of course. And although I’ve even discovered a DIY natural deodorant recipe in the process, there’s one truly natural deodorant that I keep coming back to. Why? Not only does it keep me dry, but it just smells amazing. And for good reason: Weleda has been perfecting their formulas for nearly 100 years. Now they’re giving MG readers 20% off, plus a chance to win a $300 gift basket!

They took 100 years to perfect their natural deodorant formula. Get 20% off and a chance to win an exclusive $300 Mommy Greenest Loves Weleda gift basket! Before we get to the good stuff, let’s review: Your body is made to sweat. Blocking the pores under your arms by using antiperspirants made with potentially toxic chemicals is not a good thing. Natural deodorants won’t block your pores in the same way, but they do control wetness and odor—especially if you learn my secret to using natural deodorants properly.

But I didn’t know this trick I recently learned from Weleda: You need to detox your pits for at least two weeks when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorants. Apparently, the chemicals that your antiperspirant is formulated with stay trapped in your pores for that long. (Yuck.)

During that two-week period, make sure you keep extra natural deodorant so you can re-apply—Weleda has tiny one-ounce bottles that might come in handy. Afterward—unless you’re faced with some serious hot weather or a nerve-inducing event—apply your natural deodorant in the morning for all-day protection.

And trust me, you’ll want to liberally apply Weleda’s natural deodorants because they smell amazing! Free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates and petroleum-derived ingredients—and never tested on animals—these natural deodorants neutralize odor-causing bacteria with natural ingredients and utilize essential oils for a natural perfume. Lemon peel oil serves as a disinfectant in the Citrus flavor, while Sage also contains tea tree extract. My personal favorite, Wild Rose, also includes geranium essential oil and can also be used as a body spray. Try saying that about your Secret.

Weleda has been developing natural cosmetics since 1921, using certified organic, wild and biodynamic ingredients whenever possible. They put together a gigantic $300 gift basket* for one Mommy Greenest reader. Feeling lucky? Enter below! Plus, now through 11.30.14, get 20% off with “MGLOVESWELEDA” at check out.

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