Meow Meow Tweet Eucalyptus Lemon Deodorant Stick
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Review Methodology: I picked items to review, because I wanted to try them for myself, in hopes of finding the best product for my own home. My selection process involved looking at top hits on Amazon and Etsy, suggestions from friends, and also cool things I saw on Instagram. Probably not all that scientific, but especially for shampoo and deodorant, I tried a lot of things. I also decided that to be as fair as possible, that each review would include an affiliate link to the product, whether I decided it was the one for me, or I wanted to set it on fire and dance widdershins around it. Thus, this post contains an affiliate link. Also, many personal care products work for some but not all people, these reviews are simply my experience of the product, yours may vary widely.
Meow Meow Tweet Lemon Eucalyptus Deodorant Stick is a natural, aluminum free deodorant that comes in a paper push up tube.
Research Methodology: I’m using each product every day for two weeks, following the directions on the packaging. I have been using natural deodorant for almost a year now, so I did not detox or do anything special to my arm pits in preparation. I also shave my armpits on the regular. My husband has been given permission to comment on my stinkiness, too.
Ingredients: This DOES contain baking soda, for those of you who are baking soda sensitive. The baking soda free version is also on my to-test list. Contains sunflower seed oil, arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide, cocoa seed butter, shea fruit butter, sunflower seed wax, sodium bicarbonate, lemon peel oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, clove bud oil. Aluminum and gluten-free. This is vegan and not tested on animals.
Product Smell: At first it seemed too strong, but by the end of the week it was perfect. It doesn’t, however, ever fade from my awareness the way some traditional deodorant might. This also comes in lavender bergamot, but I HATE lavender, so I overcame my skepticism of eucalyptus to try this and am pleasantly surprised how much I like it.
End of the Day: I get about 12 good hours out of this, even on sweatier days. After 12 hours, however, I can start to smell a little BO sneaking out.
Reapplication: Unlike traditional deodorant, you really can’t get away with reapplying for a second day of good coverage without a shower.
Residue: I did get a little residue buildup on my t-shirts, which mostly washed out (depending on what laundry system I was trying, as I’m looking at natural laundry detergents, too, and some of them are awful.)
Eco-ness: The tube is made of biodegradable paper which Meow Meow encourages you to put in the compost pile. I ordered mine from Amazon, and it came with a barcode sticker, which I think might be an Amazon thing, but am not sure. The tube also gathered a bit of deodorant residue where the cap and tube met.
Notes: This will melt if you leave it in your mailbox for hours in 98F heat. Its best to know when its coming and grab it right from your postal worker. As you can see in the photo, the deodorant discolors the container as you use it.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars for the Meow Meow Tweet Lemon Eucalyptus Deodorant Stick. A little less residue, and better coverage on a no shower day would be better. All in all, this is one of my favorite natural and zero-waste deodorant options.