Wellness beauty brand Nubian Heritage recently launched their line of 24 Hour All Natural deodorants. The line of aluminum-free deodorants features a variety of pleasant scents all without the chemical gunk that beleagueres your favorite antiperspirant.
The deodorant versus antiperspirant debate is one that I’ve struggled with myself. While antiperspirants provide odor protection as well as wetness protection, deodorants only provide the necessary ingredients to ward off room-clearing body odor. Some folks can’t live without the wetness protection which I can understand. It’s all a matter of personal taste. My personal take is that you can get away with just deodorants, especially in beautifully temperate weather as you’re not spending much time sweating too heavily. I personally think that deodorants are great for the winter, spring and fall months especially. They also give your sensitive underarm skin a break of the chemicals that come with your favorite drug store “deodorant”.
Nubian Heritage had developed a pretty well-rounded, unisex line of deodorants based on their model of ethically sourced shea butter from co-ops in Northern Ghana. With every dollar spent with Nubian Heritage you know your money is being used and traded responsibly. It makes me feel good to know that a brand has such character and integrity. It’s inspiring.
Now on to the products!
Nubian Heritage has four all-natural deodorants which I’ve had the pleasure of sampling and there’s not a dud in the bunch.
- Coconut & Papaya – The most fruity of the bunch, this stick uses coconut oil, a natural moisturizer that keeps skin super soft. Papaya doubles down with offerings that help keep skin clear and healthy. All of this comes with a delightfully pleasant, albeit an arguably feminine scent, that I think many folks will like.
- African Black Soap – Long associated with promoting healthy and clear skin, the African Black Soap deodorant helps regulate the skin’s oil production all while providing the bright scent that many of us are familiar with.
- Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver – Formulated with super hydrating neem oil, this variety offers up a mild, yet herbal scent fit for both guys and girls.
- Honey & Black Seed – One of my personal favorites, the Honey & Black Seed deodorant offers a sweet, yet subtle scent while improving skin circulation all while managing irritation. It smells so good!
Each of the deodorants boast a suggested retail price of $7.99 for a 2.25 ounce stick. Products are available online at VitaminShoppe.com and at select Whole Foods stores among others. For more information, feel free to visit NubianHeritage.com.
Disclosure: Sample products for review were provided courtesy of Nubian Heritage.