My friend Sydney has been a huge advocate for natural deodorants for the last couple of years and although I haven’t had much luck in the pursuit for an alternative to my usual choice (basically whatever is on offer in Boots) she raves about her Wild deodorant and sent me a discount code which meant I received the case for free. (RRP £7). I have a similar code linked at the bottom of the page. They are currently offering free delivery so your first case and refill is just £5.
There are currently six permanent fragrance options:
- Orange Zest
- Fresh Cotton and Sea Salt *the one I picked*
- Mint and Eucalyptus
- Coconut Dreams
- Bergamot Rituals
- Jasmine and Mandarin Blossoms. as well as a rolling limited edition – the current one is Lemon Meringue Pie
‘Coconut Dreams’ is recommended for sensitive skins as it does not contain additional essential oils. All of the fragrances are designed to be unisex however everybody’s preferences will be different.
The case itself is completely reusable and intended to be filled with replacement cartridges. The outer shell is made from a combination of anodised aluminium and recycled plastic and the refill casing is compostable at home. Current colour options are as follows:
Tapioca Starch: gluten free, absorbs moisture and keeps the underarm area dry but not stripped.
Sodium Bicarbonate: effective at absorbing and neutralising any odour.
Coconut Oil: antibacterial, antifungal and ensures moisture levels are balanced.
Wild is not classed as an antiperspirant as it does not contain aluminium salts. There has been a great deal of press coverage on the possible issues with using aluminium in deodorants. My thoughts are that sweating is a natural way of the body cooling down and regulating it’s temperature, and to stop this seems counter productive. Sweat itself is virtually odourless, it only begins to smell when combined with the bacteria on the surface of the skin – the coconut oil is naturally antibacterial which I am hoping combats this problem.
Wild offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee within 30 days and most importantly, the subscription is easily paused or cancelled in the account section of the website. The packages themselves fit through the letterbox so you don’t get the dreaded red card and have to trek to the sorting office.
I suffer with regular hot flushes which I put down to the hormonal changes after having Rosie and breastfeeding. This causes me numerous issues, especially as it means I rely on my deodorant to keep me smelling fresh. I hate anything sticky and have found that some cream deodorants dry out the delicate skin under your arms.
I have been using Wild for just over a month and I am impressed. I have had no issues whatsoever in terms of body odour, skin irritation or delivery. I also appreciated the refillable, push up container as my sister uses a deodorant which you scoop out with your hands and I can just envisage that being a bit too messy for my rushed mornings.
To receive a free case (worth £7) with your first order use this link or mention my name ‘Sophie Ramsay’ at checkout. Using this code alongside the current free postage means you pay just £5 for the initial case and refill.
Since purchasing my first Wild deodorant I have noticed that they have started to appear in some Sainsbury’s stores.The discount code doesn’t work in Sainsbury’s but they will likely have promotions running.
First-Time Mama to Rosie – MUA / Retail Manager – Fuelled by Coffee and Concealer – Dairy Free – Weaning Toddler – Extended Breastfeeding.