Anyone else totally frustrated by natural deodorants?
As you all know by now, Claudia and I have tried SO many natural deodorants. Emphasis on SO many. Honestly, that seems to be normal! Chances are, if someone has made the switch to natural deodorants, they’ve likely tried more than one…with more than one total failure.
Natural deodorant is TOUGH, you guys. TBH…I’m not sure we’ll ever find the “perfect” one. Those aluminums and toxins are in standard deodorant because they actually block our glands and stop sweat from happening. That blockage is what works and it’s also what is toxic and unnatural to our bodies.
Does that mean natural deodorant is a total lost cause?
Depends on who you ask, but we say the experimentation is totally worth it! Each of our bodies are different and need different things, making the natural deodorant game a little tricky to navigate.
That’s why reading trustworthy reviews and chatting it out with your girlfriends is SO important! In our latest CO Group Experiment, we had six women test the Kopari Coconut Deodorant alongside us! That means, you’re getting EIGHT honest, trustworthy opinions on this cult-favorite brand.
Can we get an hallelujah to that?!
Product: Kopari Coconut Deodorant
Ingredients: Propylene Glycol*, Propanediol, Water, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Saccharomyces Ferment**, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Sodium Anisate, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Citric Acid
Time Used: 2 months
Perks: Aluminum Free | Baking Soda Free | Odor Protection
Our Thoughts on Kopari Coconut Deodorant
First impressions: the scent is to-die-for and the texture is silky smooth!
- Scent: It’s like a tropical vacay for your underarms. This heaven-made scent smells like coconut and the beach. Even in the dead of winter, we’re reminded of tropical Caribbean days!
- Texture: This gel-like texture goes on SO smoothly. It almost melts right into your skin – just like coconut oil! It’s a stark contrast to other natural deodorants that we’ve tried that are pretty stiff and take some warming up before you can even rub it in.
I’m honestly not a very sweaty person. Of course I sweat when I’m working out, but we’re supposed to sweat then. I’m also not immune to your occasional nervous sweat either! But for the most part, I’m fairly dry on a day-to-day basis.
I love this deodorant because when I do sweat, it smells like a tropical vacay in my underarms! Seriously, holding that down dog in a Vinyasa class and one deep breath through the nose and BOOM I’m in the Caribbean.
Other than the smell, my favorite things about the Kopari Coconut Deodorant are:
- Smooth and easy application!
- Rarely have to re-apply.
- It doesn’t irritate my underarms (something a few others have done in the past.)
- It doesn’t stain my clothes…AMEN to that.
Things I don’t like? I’ll keep it easy for ya – absolutely nothing. I freakin’ love this stuff!
There are many things I absolutely LOVE about this deodorant…
- It smells great! It’s a rich scent but not too overwhelming.
- It doesn’t stain my clothes! Freaking finally. Literally every natural deodorant I’ve tried up to this point has stained my clothes like crazy. This is the first one that didn’t leave a mark!
- I love that it doesn’t have baking soda in it! I’ve never gotten a rash from it, unlike the others I’ve tried.
- You get so much deodorant for the money! I feel like it’s lasted me forever.
- It’s really easy to apply and glides on so nicely. It absorbs right away too, which is nice!
However…it just doesn’t last for me! There is not a single day where I don’t come home and smell like BO. It doesn’t matter if I work out or not, or if I stress sweat or not. It’s like my skin absorbs the deodorant all the way and POOF! It’s gone lol. If I try to re-apply, I just end up smelling worse because it’s like a build up of BO and deodorant. So sadly, I can’t give it a high rating! I wish soooo badly that it worked for me.
The Certifiers’ Thoughts on Kopari Coconut Deodorant
We had SIX beautful ladies experimenting alongside of us with the Kopari Coconut Deodorant. We LOVE getting to incorporate our community’s thoughts on a product. The more thoughts, the easier it is for us to make informed decisions on what to add to our shopping carts!
Important note: 5 out of 6 certifiers live in the midwest United States, which are currently cold climates. One Certifier is a Peace Corps volunteer in Myanmar (a.k.a. a tropical and HOT climate!).
Here’s what our six certifiers had to say about the Kopari Coconut Deodorant:
What were your first impressions?
“I was excited. I love coconut and was looking for a natural alternative because I have been a clinical user for years. We have been off to a great start”
“Smells like a tropical vacation.”
“Good smell. Easy application. I like the design.”
“At first I loved it! I loved the smell and I loved how easily it went on.”
“Love the packaging and the smell!”
Tell us all about your experiment! Did the Kopari Coconut Deodorant work for you?
“Yes it did work for me! I had been using another natural deodorant for over a year. The Kopari Deodorant doesn’t leave any residue, whereas the other one did. It smells so yummy. That said, I’m a sweaty person and it’s not the best for the gym. I also have to reapply before stressful situations.”
“So far it has been great. I am a little nervous because I have not been in hot weather. It works great now in our cold weather. I am dry and fresh. Will that be the same case in the summer heat? Only time will tell.”
“Yes it worked! I feel like it worked better than my regular deodorant. It smells really good throughout the day. I only had to reapply it once over the two+ weeks I’ve been using it.”
“It worked. The first few days I got a weird rash burn it cleared up. I live in very hot weather and it helped keep the stink down, for the most part. On days where I got really sweaty, I sort of smelled like a dirty coconut.”
“Overall Kopari Deodorant did not work for me. It worked a certain times of the month but whenever I had hormonal changes (during my time of the month) it didn’t work at all! I was sweating more and stinky!”
“Worked pretty well for a natural deodorant! I sweat a lot when I work out. I feel like the longer I used it the better it worked.”
5 out of 6 said they would repurchase the Kopari Coconut Deodorant in the future!
As I was saying at the beginning, I honestly believe natural deodorant is just one of those things that isn’t going to work perfectly…like ever. We’ve been “spoiled” by toxins that rid you of your natural tendency to sweat.
When it comes to natural deodorant, I don’t think you can look for one that’s going to do everything your Secret stick does…so taking that into mind, for the majority of us in the experiment, the Kopari Coconut Deodorant was a total game changer! With some re-applications here and there, overall, Kopari does the job, and does it well!
Sam’s Final Score for the Kopari Coconut Deodorant: 10 out of 10
Claudia’s Final Score for the Kopari Coconut Deodorant: 5 out of 10
The Certifiers’ Final Score for the Kopari Coconut Deodorant: 8 out of 10
So overall, with an average high score, the Kopari Coconut Deodorant most definitely deserves our CO Stamp of Approval!
If you’re looking to get into the natural deodorant game, or maybe you’ve tried a few and haven’t found your perfect match, then you may want to try the Kopari Coconut Deodorant! Odds are, based on our group results, you may just end up loving it!