May 15, 2014

beauty scoop | meow meow tweet deodorant cream

When you have girlfriends who tell you they can get by without wearing deodorant on some days (what?!) and mortal enemies who swear by just a dab of coconut oil on their underarms (huh?!), you start to think:

1) I must have XXL sweat glands.

2) I am really gross.

3) Oh gawd what’s that smell?!

This is me to a T, and this is why I like to think I’m a pretty tough critic when it comes to natural deodorants.

I do not want to think these things every time I lift my arms!

And this is why when I say that Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream blew my mind (armpits?), you should stop everything you’re doing and order a jar right now.

Make that two, summer’s coming.

meow meow tweet deodorant cream

{Meow Meow Tweet sent me a sample of its lavender deodorant cream — which is the (empty) medium size shown in the picture. I purchased a full size Meow Meow Tweet tea tree deodorant cream from Pemberley Jones, and she threw in a travel size of the lavender deodorant cream for me. A full size deodorant cream costs $13 for a 2.4-ounce glass jar.}

Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream is a whipped, fluffy, mousse-like cream that is easy to dig your fingers into and massage into your pits.

This is crucial for those of us who count down every minute it takes to get ready and out the door in the morning. I don’t have time to scoop out a hard deodorant and melt it in my hands and apply it!

A little goes a long way, but be sure to get an ample amount to 1) reduce chances for irritation (you need to ensure you’ve mixed the product well and get enough of the good natural oils and shea butter before it settles to the bottom) and 2) cover your entire stinky pit.

Though I mention the potential for irritation above (Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream contains stink-fighting baking soda, which a lot of us are sensitive to), I experienced absolutely no redness, chapping or general irritation from this natural deodorant.

Here’s everything that’s inside Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream:

Organic virgin coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic shea butter, organic arrowroot powder, baking soda (naturally mined), kaolin clay, tea tree OR lavender essential oil

I applied it after shaving in the morning and even twice in a day (as a pre-workout touch-up) and had no issues with irritation.

Major win.

And while I mention I’ve applied Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream twice daily before my intense Ashtanga yoga sessions, that’s just a standard precaution I take with any new deodorant I’m testing.

If I can get through an hour and a half sweat session without stink on a doubled-up application day, I then allow myself to just change clothes and go to class the next day without doing a touch up — that’s the major test.

Meow Meow Tweet passed. And this is during 95+ degree yoga sessions, y’all.

(You know when I break out the Arkansas y’all, I’m getting real with it, yes?)

Though I do hate (strong word, I know) applying deodorant cream with my fingers to my pits, I haven’t found many natural stick deodorants that perform as well as the formulations that come in this form.

This is just something green beauty lovers like you and me have become accustomed to, and we’ll need to continually educate the masses about how to use deodorant like this.

(You should have seen the look on my friend Mary’s face when I stayed with her in San Diego and applied my deodorant in front of her.)

So, bottom line, would I repurchase Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant Cream?

I think I answer that in line eight or so at the beginning of this post.

Yes! Run, don’t walk, to Meow Meow Tweet’s shop in Brooklyn to getcha some (or just order online via their website or via my girl Pemberley Jones — maybe she’ll hook you up with a fun sample with your order!)

And if you haven’t already, check out my natural beauty buff feature with Meow Meow Tweet co-founder Tara Pelletier!

What are your favorite natural deodorants? How important is texture to you when choosing a natural deodorant? Tell me in the comments section!

 

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  • Nerobeauty

    Kimberly,
    For about a year and a half, I’ve been experimenting with these type of deodorants and yes, digging into a cream or balm and placing it in my armpits isn’t the thing I most like of my beauty routine, but definitely these work.
    Haven’t tried yet meow meow but it’s in my wishlist. I use one from a Sweden Brand called Green Love (you can purchase it in Ecco Verde) that is very very Good… I can end up the day with no reapplying and ¡no smelling!
    Tried Osmia deo cream, but at the end of the day, my armpits shouted for Water and soap…a pity but it’s just not so effective on me.
    Thanks for the review…this one is my next try.
    Xoxo from Spain

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      Thank you for the love from Spain! It is so exciting to hear from international readers.

      I agree with you on the natural cream deodorants. It’s just something we get used to, as annoying as it can be. I won’t be going back to conventional deodorant!

      I need to look up the brands you mentioned. I’m always looking for interesting, niche green beauty products to try!

      Too bad the Osmia didn’t work for you. It wasn’t the strongest for me, but it worked all right. I’d say MMT’s performed better for me. I hope you are able to give it a try!

      xoxo thanks for your comment and support! Means the world to me :)

  • Marcella

    Hey Kim, I’m super gross and sweaty too! I haven’t put this deo through hot yoga but it makes me confident I smell good in a hot subway train. :D

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      Super gross girls unite!

      When can we unite, ugh, I need to meet you :) Perhaps in NYC sometime this summer // fall and we can ride the subway together and wear our MMT deodorant and be awesome.

      Muhahahahaha

      • Marcella

        My mind’s already racing with possibilities! Please do lemme know if you’re anywhere near NYC this summer. I guess we’ll be the brave girls in maxi dresses ’cause our pits smell great! :)

  • Jona

    I’ve been using their deo cream for over a year now and LOVE it!

  • Hephzibah

    Haha XXL sweat glands, love it! I’ve seen good things about deo cream but not tried it yet. I’ve used Pit Rok but at the moment very naughtily am on and off again with Palmolive… I would if this worked for me! (Really enjoyed reading this, glad I came across your blog.) x

  • Mary Z

    I’ve been using Terressentials roll-on deodorant for 5 or 6 years. No matter how sweaty I get, I never stink. I was reluctant to use a roll-on–it reminds me of my mom using Ban when I was a kid. It says on the label don’t use it on shaved skin, but i’ve never had a problem.

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