With the increased awareness many of us have developed about the food we put into our bodies, comes a similar desire to increase the quality of the products we put on our bodies.
While some of us may have allergies, others simply want to make sure only good things get absorbed into our bodies – and not potential toxins. Because, as we all know, our skin is our largest organ and it can pull a lot of stuff into our bodies, good and bad.
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So, if you’re an athlete, and you’d really like not to be a stinky athlete, what do you do? I know I’ve tried “natural deodorants” before, and while they may indeed have been natural, they sure as heck weren’t stopping the stink.
This is why I’m reviewing the My Goodness line of deodorants from Only Goodness Inside for you.
About the Products
These deodorants come in small bottles and are lotions, as opposed to a traditional stick or spray. All you have to do is squeeze out a little bit and rub it on the potentially offending parts of your body. It dries quickly, so you don’t have to worry about smearing all over your clothes when you get dressed. You will, though, have lotion all over both hands if you put this on both underarms, so it’s less convenient than a stick deodorant.
These deodorants are:
- Free of aluminum, baking soda, alcohol, beeswax, and polypropylene glycol
- 100% natural
- Vegan, gluten free, non-GMO
- Available in a large number of scents
Deodorant Trial Pack
The small size of the product makes it highly convenient for packing in gym bags, travel bags, or even your purse. (I know I can’t be the only person that keeps a pair of socks and deodorant in my glove compartment. Some things are best not forgotten, and the remainder of my Only Goodness Inside samples are totally going in my car.)
“The deodorant also contains magnesium. According to the company, since we can absorb magnesium through our skin, by using a deodorant containing the mineral we can not only soothe the skin, but also reap some of the other many benefits of magnesium.”
According to the company, all of their products also come with the added benefit of positive energy and all the employees and ingredients listen to classical music all day. I can’t say I’m entirely sure what to do with that information, but there you have it.
The body deodorant comes in three strength levels: Lite, Regular, and Max. I was sent the Regular to test out. The company recommends the Regular deodorant for people with normal skin and normal sweating. As logic would have it, Lite is for people who don’t sweat as much, and Max is for people who sweat more.
Start with the ones labeled “Try first” and move up in strength if they don’t work.
The deodorant also contains magnesium. According to the company, since we can absorb magnesium through our skin, by using a deodorant containing the mineral we can not only soothe the skin, but also reap some of the other many benefits of magnesium.
Other Product Offerings
Only Goodness Inside takes the all-natural war against stink a couple step further with two other products they sent me:
- Foot Deodorant: I can’t say I experience problems in this area myself, but I know from being around others that sometimes that funk in your shoes doesn’t stay there. It sticks to your feet and socks and joins in on the conversation when you take your shoes off. According to Only Goodness Inside, this deodorant will help that problem. I couldn’t effectively test this one, so I can’t say for sure.
- Soothing Deodorant: On the other hand, I have had the distinct “pleasure” of accidentally applying an inappropriate lotion to freshly shaven underarm skin. And that’s a mistake you only make once. Why in the world would lotion hurt so much? Not the case with the Soothing Deodorant option, which has aloe vera as its second ingredient.
The obvious drawback to these products is the price tag. According to the website, you should use dime-sized applications of the product and one ounce should last four to six weeks. (They actually give incredibly specific instructions on how to apply deodorant on their site.) And even with the higher price, the company also says once you’ve used the product for a bit you can actually skip some days. I tried this and believe it to be true (at least nobody else informed me otherwise).
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In addition, if you let the company know about any particular ingredients you are allergic to, they will make your deodorant without it. Whether there is an additional charge for this is not actually clear, though.
“[I]f you let the company know about any particular ingredients you are allergic to, they will make your deodorant without it.”
One other thing to mention is that the website is pretty hinky-looking on Firefox and even sent me some crazy warnings before loading, but none of that happened when visiting the site using Chrome.
If you’re dead-set on using a natural deodorant or you suffer from sensitivies or allergies that don’t allow you to use a typical drug-store deodorant, you may want to check this one out. At the very least, I can tell you that it really works! If you’re not sure you want to commit, you can try the trial pack of all three strengths of regular deodorant for $15.95.
- My Goodness Regular Deodorant is available for $19.99-$34.99.
- My Goodness Soothing Deodorant is available for $19.99.
- My Goodness Foot Deodorant is available for $19.99-$29.99.