October 11, 2018

No Stinky Pits with Kopari Coconut Deodorant Just Clean, Natural Deodorant

I was compensated by a brand or company but all thoughts and opinions are my own and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Let me tell you a true story. I don’t sweat. No seriously, I don’t sweat. Is there something wrong with me!? Why am I not sweating like other people? Am I not drinking enough water? Is it some X-Men-like mutation and super power?

I dunno but beads of rolling sweat have eluded me. I just don’t sweat!

Mind you this doesn’t mean I don’t need deodorant/antiperspirant because if I’m being real here, you know how I love being real with you, I do stink if I don’t apply some sort of deodorant! Them be the facts! I’m telling you this because for a while now I’ve been wanting to go with a more natural deodorant but in all my testing I come out of the experience with stinky pits. Natural doesn’t work for me, at all.

For me, using regular drugstore deodorant is like junk food. You know the aluminum and parabens are bad for you but you just can’t stay away from it. Add in the fact it works and it’s easy enough to buy anywhere and it’s like, “Ok sign me up even though it’s toxic!”

When Kopari Beauty approached me and asked me to do a sponsored post about their Coconut Deodorant I wasn’t promising I’d talk highly about it because as I said natural just doesn’t work for me! This aluminum-free deo contains no baking soda, parabens, silicones, or phthalates and is all natural. But the sad fact remains that natural deo doesn’t exactly leave me smelling like a rose.

But surprise, surprise Kopari Coconut Deodorant is a natural deodorant that actually works. Shocked am I! This has an easy, smooth glide under my arms and feels lightly hydrating. Wait, what? Hydrating? It’s true! It contains coconut oil so it doesn’t pill or leave behind chunks of white deodorant under my arms. It also didn’t leave white deodorant skid marks on my clothes! Ok, so that’s a plus. Lightly hydrating, smells like fresh just cracked coconut (yum!), and glides on super easily. This was turning out very well. But how about getting me through a humid day in New York and hoards of tourists?

Ok, so, here’s how things go down with this Kopari Coconut Deodorant! If I’m sitting behind my desk, walking around leisurely, and just having a slow day this actually keeps me smelling fresh and clean. I didn’t feel gross, sweaty, or smelling less than sweet. I also tested in during warmer days, during a work out, and most importantly when running around the city. It actually performs well under harder conditions. I never felt like I was smelly after using this even on a hot day and walking briskly from block to block. Some natural deodorants start out smelling good but after a few hours of wear the scent morphs into something weird and funky. Not this! I got faint notes of coconut every time I lifted my arm or put on my jacket! I will say towards the end of the day I did feel the need to re-apply it. I wouldn’t say I smelled at the end of the day but I just felt like the scent disappeared after an eight hour day and I felt more comfortable applying it before heading out for the night!

I admit, I was a little skeptical and I didn’t expect this to work for me but I’m delighted I did. I’ve been wanting to go natural with me deodorant for a while now and it’s nice to finally find one that works! I’m going to recommend it to my mom who’s obsessed with finding the perfect natural deo!

Thanks to Kopari Coconut Deodorant for making this transition easy! No more stinky pits courtesy natural deodorant! Phew!

Wanna try it? Get 25% Off using code MUSE25 on any first time Kopari Coconut Deodorant purchase or a first time Kopari Coconut Deodorant subscription purchase at koparibeauty.com.

Have you ever used Kopari Coconut Deodorant?

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I was compensated by a brand or company but all thoughts and opinions are my own and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Michelle

    I use it and love it. But when I have just shaved, I don’t use it or it will burn my pits, due to the fragrance oils.

    • Isabella Muse

      thankfully not an issue for me! I think I’ve become immune to that as I used to smear on gel deo after shaving and it used to tingle/burn but after doing it so many times I don’t notice anymore!

  • Kyuu

    I had a coworker once who didn’t sweat because of some body function or another. She said it was annoying because it was hard for her to regulate her body temperature, especially when it’s hot (because that’s what sweating does! help regulate body temperature and cool you down…)

    I do sweat, but I don’t think I stink… (blessedly Asian). I still try to wear deodorant though, because it’s gross and uncomfortable otherwise.

    • Isabella Muse

      I just don’t sweat! Like if it’s humid I’ll get a wet sheen on my back but I’m not dripping sweat. It’s very weird! Even when I’m working out, nothing. LOL I laughed at “blessedly Asian”! Don’t forget you’ll never age ;-D Damn fine genes you have there πŸ™‚ I can’t go without deo! I stink if I don’t. Yuk! Not to mention it does feel gross and uncomfortable if I don’t wear it. All the studies about how certain deos cause cancer has had me searching for a natural choice for the past two years. I’ve tried Lush’s solid deos but OMG they make me stink! They start out nicely but for some reason the scent morphs into something gross!

    • Isabella Muse

      It’s actually good! I was surprised as I thought I’d stink after a full day using! I have so MANY bad experiences with natural deo! When they asked me to try I was like, “mmmm I dunno…! this is probably not going to work for me…” but it worked w00t!

  • Lauren

    I really want to try some of the natural deodorants out there, but I do sweat! I need something that is good on sweat control, too. I have to rotate my regular aluminum-based deo/antiperspirants regularly, as they just seem to stop working on the dampness front after a while. I moved to AZ earlier this year, so I need something that can stand up to the 120 degree summers here.

    • Isabella Muse

      damn girl I don’t envy you that weather. Natural deo is a nightmare for me! I’ve been wanting to make the switch for a while but all the formula I’ve tried have been horrible πŸ™ I can’t speak for wetness/sweat as I really don’t have the issue but I can say this def kept me smelling good ;-D

      • Lauren

        I was surprised, the heat is actually not that bad! Granted, I moved here from New Orleans, where it was hot as hell AND humid, but it really is true that a dry heat is more comfortable than humid heat. Usually, the only time it’s been really uncomfortable is just after we’ve had a monsoon come through, but then it just feels like I’m back in NOLA for a day or two until it dries out, lol.

        I think part of my hesitation for natural deos is that I prefer unscented or lightly-scented deo/antiperspirant, and most of the natural ones are either super highly scented or, if not, they’ve been ineffective. One of the few I’ve found and generally liked was Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil deodorant (the regular one, not the lavender scented one). It seemed to work great on odor, but just didn’t control dampness very well. Which, I know dampness is natural and supposedly good for you, as it’s removing toxins, but I hate having huge wet patches under my arms, both because it doesn’t look good and because it’s just not comfortable!

        • Isabella Muse

          oh good I love NOLA so much humidity and all πŸ™‚ Aren’t you guys currently in Monsoon season? Or is it over? I love the rain but I hate driving in it ;-D A friend of mine recently moved to Scottsdale and I was sort of shocked because he HATES the heat with a passion! But it feel in love with AZ after many business trips. I tried the Tom’s unscented one (I actually like scent but just decided to give Tom’s a try and the only formula they had was unscented) but it DID NOT work! By the end of the day I felt all sticky, gross, and I smelled horrible. I typically do my natural deo testing when I know I’ll be home for the day lol! I wouldn’t dare go out of the house without testing it at home first. I’ve never heard of it! Ugh wet spots not a good look for sure. Natural deo is def an experience of testing and trying out a lot of formulas before actually finding that one diamond! I seriously feel like regular deo is totally like fast food or junk food, we know it’s bad, but we just keep using (eating) it! :-/ It’s hard to switch over. I feel like that about sulfates too! It’s hard giving up sulfates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Lauren

            Monsoon season is over now, but I loved it! (As long as I wasn’t stuck in my car in the middle of it, lol!) It was so cool to see the dust storms come in and then the rain. The lightning show during the storms is usually gorgeous.

            I actually am living in Scottsdale! Small world! It’s a great area, and the restaurant scene is very, very good. Most of the year, it’s comfortable to be outside, and I’m really enjoying all the outdoor patio dining available, now that the weather is starting to cool off (we’ve been in the mid-70s to mid-80s for several days now, as opposed to the 100 degrees by 8 AM it was a month or so ago). I found it was fairly easy to adjust to the heat, though, as you just wind up spending more time indoors and going from AC to AC. And it’s only for a few months, so it’s very tolerable.

            I really like AZ, but I’m not sure I’ll be here for long. I moved out here for a position as a K9 handler with Customs, but I’ve got a possible chance of being able to transfer back to Atlanta, where I worked several years ago. It would be within driving distance of my family, so it’s very tempting, plus I love the city.

          • Isabella Muse

            oh if you have any vids of the storms please send I’d love to see ;-D OMG awesome! ;-D Haha maybe you know him, that would really be a small world! Christine is out your way too (temptalia)! She’s a great friend as well! I’ve only been once but I couldn’t agree more on the restaurants! SO many great choices! New York has a ton of great eats but I always like visiting somewhere else to see what uniqueness I can find! I gotta admit I love the seasons! I’d really miss them if I had to live with warm all the time ;-D Ha yeah but Atlanta weather is no better ;-D hehe! and btw cool job! do you actually own the dog that you work with daily? Or do you train different dogs?!

          • Lauren

            Unfortunately, I don’t own him. I work with the same dog every day, but they don’t let us take our dogs home with us, unfortunately. If I transfer, I’ll take him with me, though, so at least I’d get to keep working with him. He’s a butthead, but he’s my baby, lol.

            I never seem to have my phone handy when the storms come in, unfortunately. It’s so weird to see everything disappear in a cloud of dust, though. Normally I have a great view of the valley and mountains from my apartment, but when one of the dust storms and monsoons roll in, all you can see is a wall of brown.

          • Isabella Muse

            omg that has to be hard sometimes I mean at least he’ll transfer if you go to (thank god) but not being able to take him home? Aw πŸ™ Do you have any dogs/pets at home? It must be weird for them if you do coming home smelling like some dog they don’t know. There all, “hey mom what’s going on?” lol! It must be some show πŸ™‚

          • Lauren

            I’ve got two cats at home. So far, I haven’t gotten any more than a sniff, and I usually come home coated in fur, lol. It sucks that I can’t take him home, but once he retires, I get to keep him.

          • Isabella Muse

            LOL lucky your cats weren’t like, “We no longer want you human! You smell like dog!” haha! OMG at least that’s amazing πŸ™‚ so technically he really is yours it’s just he doesn’t chill out with in the evenings hehe!

    • Michelle Luna

      Lauren, deodorant will never offer wetness protection because it’s not antiperspirant. Only AP is capable of stopping wetness. APs work by blocking sweat pores using aluminum. Blocking those pores isn’t healthy because we *need* to purge the excess salts and such. It’s like holding in your pee; sweating is another waste excretory function.
      That said, if you really want to stick to deodorant over deo/APs, you have to accept that your pits will get sweaty. There are totally deos out there that will keep stinkiness at bay though! πŸ™‚

      • Lauren

        I understand that, that’s why I said that I wanted to try it, BUT….

        It may be healthy, but giant wet spots under my arms is neither comfortable nor attractive.

  • Nikki7434

    I’m going to give this a try! I switched to natural about a year ago (after a lot of searching and tossing of bad deodorants – Schmidt’s worked for me). Six months ago I went Keto, and developed a super not fun rash under my arms… so I was sort of forced back to the crappy, aluminum kind. I’ll give this one a go, and see how it works with my, apparently, new body chemistry. ^_^

    • Isabella Muse

      I think natural deo can be a chore. It’s a lot of testing to see what works best. I’ve tossed a lot of them myself (some expensive ones too which hurts my feelings lol)! Keto diet caused a rash!? How!? Let me know how it goes! I’d be curious to see how it works for you! So far, so good for me!

      • Nikki7434

        Okay, this is pure speculation… but I think the whole ketosis thing must have changed my body chemistry enough to cause a reaction with the deodorant because my husband also went keto with me and he too developed a rash from his Schmidt’s at the same time. Crazy, right? We totally intend to go back to natural once we resume a normal diet, but for now, more deodorant testing! lol

        • Isabella Muse

          interesting! Anything is possible!! let me know if you try this and if it works!

          • Tammy

            You get a rash from the baking soda and your body detoxing. Try a charcoal mask on your pits each night to pull all the aluminum out from the previous deodorants.

  • Tammy

    I’m also not a sweater, no health issues, I just don’t sweat.

    I’ve been meaning to give this deodorant a try. After a ton of trials and errors I tried and LOVE primal pit paste, they have several levels for you to try depending on your level of funk. lol You should test it out. πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise! It’s weird but I guess I’m ok with it! I don’t mind not sweating haha! I’ve tried the orange creamsicle version and it smells really great but didn’t keep me from stinking πŸ™ It was ok if I was inside, just sitting around but during a workout or running from place to place no joy πŸ™ I WILL however say that the bug spray is amazing haha! I have a house upstate and man the bugs are surreal up there! Can’t sit outside by the fire because they’ll eat you alive! This stuff really works keeping them at bay!

      • Tammy

        I can’t say I’ve tried that scent. I started with lavender (pretty good), and upgraded to the Jasmine (level 2) and it works very well for me.

        I absolutely need to try the bug spray!! Mosquitoes love me and unfortunately the bites always turn into HUGE welts (like baseball size) and then a lovely shade of purple before the heal in a WEEK.

        • Isabella Muse

          that one is actually p3 (the orange one)! I UNDERSTAND! ALL BUGS love me lol! You would not believe the amount of daddy long legs we have on the back deck! and they always seem to find me and end up on my back and stuff. HORRIFYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

  • Sara

    Hi. I may give this a try. I switched to Schmidt’s and for a while I loved it..but after a while, I noticed a weird smell once I’d apply it. Not like BO smell..but just smelled…weird? I am now using the mens Old Spice “Amber” scent…I got it for my husband and he said, no, it smells like a candle…and I think it’s fabulous, so i adopted it. hahaha….

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve had that happen to me with a few natural brands. It’s not my own stink, for lack of a better description lol but it is some sort of funky thing that wasn’t there during the initial application! I had one that went straight up stinky feet order on me too! It was GROSS! LOL aw! Is it natural?! because I like the smell of Amber!

  • Jo

    Will the deodorant melt in hot sunny day if i bring this at the beach since it has coconut oil in it?

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m not sure of the melting point Jo! I tested this through september/oct so not sure about Summer and carrying around in your bag/etc!

  • Tracie

    Im glad you reviewed this!!! I love Kopari products and use natural deodorants, so I had my eye on this since it launched. I will have to give this a try to see how I like it. I am especially curious to see how it holds up during the heat and humidity in VA/DC area. I do sweat when working out or if it is just hot and humid, so that will be the test) I am glad to hear it worked well for you.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m looking forward to hearing if it works for you Tracie ;-D let me know how it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle Luna

    I too am not a sweating person. I develop a sheen, but no obvious sweat like people in Gatorade ads (still get stinky, but sweat and smell aren’t related so that makes sense). Oh well! Works in our favor, right??
    That said, I have a problem with Kopari, for selling insanely overpriced coconut oil.
    THAT said, I have made my own deo before using 3 ingredients: baking soda, corn starch, and coconut oil. It costs pennies to make. Apply with a face puff. I tried this once and did not shower for 5 days, I just reapplied some deo each morning. At the end of the 5th day (or it might’ve been on the morning of the 6th day) I sniffed my armpits, then I sniffed my arms near my elbow. My armpits had not a single iota of scent to them, while my arms smelled like, well, blankets is the only way I know to describe it. I also had my sister and my then-roomie and my bf all smell me, and they said the same. So while the savage consumer/hoarder in me is attracted to the shiny lip-balm-looking stick of Kopari deo, I just can’t get behind giving them my money!
    I switched to men’s products about 15 years ago (started with Axe, then as they kept discontinuing my fave scents I switch to Old Spice) and while I was initially using the antiperspirants I switched to strictly deo about 7 years ago. Narrows down the scent selection a tad but of the deos Old Spice does offer pretty much 80% of them are my favorites anyway.
    I guess price and scent are more of a factor for me than whether something is natural. I’ve used Lavanilla and a few other brands from Sephora and while they smelled nice (Lavanilla worked GREAT) they didn’t smell or work *better* than Old Spice, so I have a hard time justifying the price. And when it comes to Tom’s of Maine, natural doesn’t always = better, as evidenced by the tons of people who develop rashes from that brand, myself and my sister and one of my ex-roomies included.

    BTW, has anyone else ever tried Schmidt’s and noticed it’s almost impossible to wash off in the shower? Both the stick and the pot, they go on almost like glue and my sister and I both noticed the residue pretty much won’t come off. πŸ™

    • Tracie

      OMG! I thought it was just me having that issue with Schmidt’s! I’ve been using natural deodorants for years and this is the first one that has given me that issue. I think it is one of the longest lasting natural deodorants I’ve tried. Kopari is on my list next!

  • Patty

    I’m always on the hunt for a great natural deodorant. I don’t sweat much but still feel I need to use something. I was using Kiss My Face unscented deodorant for a while because I’m worried about deodorant clashing with my perfume. Is this an issue with this product?

    • Isabella Muse

      No, the scent is pretty subtle! I mean it is there and you can catch faint little traces of it but it won’t interfere with any fragrance you are wearing πŸ˜€