Last year I wrote on my blog about Wild Deodorant and their kickstarter campaign, which was successful and allowed them to then spend 12 months developing a new deodorant that is natural, effective, sustainable and is single-use plastic free! I was asked if I would like to be one of the first 50 people to try their new product*, give them some feedback and if I liked it, do a fuller review on my blog.
I did like it but it got me thinking, why use a natural deodorant, why go to the trouble of finding one and ordering it specifically rather than just putting your usual spray anti-perspirant in your shopping trolley?
5 simple reasons to choose a natural deodorant
Why choose Wild Deodorant?
Wild Deodorant is available exclusively through their website as a subscription based service (or a one-off purchase), delivered through your letterbox at intervals to suit you. It is simple - you choose your case colour (silver, aqua or coral), choose your subscription (3 refills every 2, 3 or 4 months) and get your first case and 1 refill for just £12 (or you can buy a one-off case and 3 refills for £25) (and I have a discount code for you further down), then choose your scent from the 4 available and off you go!
I love that they have designed a reusable case and I really like the idea of the subscription service, especially now when getting to the shops isn't so easy.
But why Wild? Well ...
And here is a bit more detail ....
The case and refill was delivered to me in fully recyclable cardboard packaging, I did a quick video which is now on my insta-stories. It comes with detailed instructions on how to insert the refill into the case. But I have to own up, I didn't read them properly and got it wrong first time! My advice would be to look at the little video that gets sent to you! But basically you open the case at the bottom, insert the refill, twist the base to close it and you are good to go.
The deodorant is a lovely creamy texture, easy to put on, easy to twist up to use and I love the scent (I have the rose blush) and I love the case, it looks pretty on my dressing table and matches my Liz Earle range and complements my Gem's Dry Skin Balm perfectly.
And it is extremely effective. Basically Wild works! I have been testing it out over the last few weeks just as the early spring sunshine arrived and temperatures went up. I have been in the gym, in the garden, sunbathing and out walking. And it stood up to all of this with flying colours.
Just a note though, it does need time to dry, if you apply it then put a black t-shirt on you will see some rub off so be careful. If I am in a hurry and am wearing a sleeveless top, I apply it after I am dressed but that isn't always possible.
Wild Deodorant contains a carefully selected blend of essential oils and moisturising natural oils which doesn't mean that much to me, but basically they have taken a lot of care to only use premium natural ingredients. You can see full details of all the ingredients on their website here though.
Wild was founded by Charlie and Freddy, who have known each other all their lives and have dreamt of starting their own business together. They have been inspired by the fight against single use plastic and the growing move towards using natural ingredients. Freddy was previously Marketing Director at Hello Fresh and Charlie made a successful exit from his reusable coffee cup company. And so Wild was born and they were then joined by Maria to bring a creative and feminine touch.
My conclusion, I am going to order a subscription (I already have the case and my first refill was kindly gifted to me) and I will order for my daughter too. I have a discount code for you to use - for 10% off use FAB10 at checkout - you can find all the details and there is a lot of great info on their website here.
I'd love to know your thoughts.
What are you all up to this week?! Sadly the sun seems to be disappearing for a week or two and more normal spring weather is resuming. But at least that means I might get some jobs done inside. I have been so keen to be outside and enjoying the warm weather, my pile of ironing has grown massively and my housework needs a bit of attention. My garden does look the tidiest it has ever been though, my husband has washed the patio, weeded very thoroughly and been painting the external woodwork.
Stay home and stay safe.
Disclaimer: Wild gifted* me a case and one refill as part of their testing stage before their launch, they were keen to get feedback and I was delighted to help. My review is entirely my own words and opinions.
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