Like many women when they find out they’re pregnant, I went to Google, baby apps and social media to find information about pregnancy. One of the first things I noticed was the long list of things to avoid or change in your daily routine, but nonetheless, I avoided raw fish, made sure to heat up deli meat and capped my caffeine intake at one cup of coffee. I never thought about personal care products and pregnancy until I was at the end of my first trimester.
While discussing pregnancy with another friend who was expecting, she told me she was looking for a natural deodorant that actually worked. I probed her on why she had switched to a natural deodorant, and she told me she had done some research and was eager to clean up her personal care routine, including her deodorant.
I hadn’t heard anything about this from my OBGYN or on my apps, but after our conversation, I started to dig in and do my own research. As I started to read content, it was hard to pare down the facts and understand the true risks due to conflicting information, but I decided it was worth it to me to make the switch.
Once I decided to switch, I spent a month or two testing different options. There was definitely an adjustment period for me, and it took me trying three or four different brands to find one that both worked and had a pleasing smell and texture.
It’s now years later and I still use natural deodorant today. I've switched from Native to Each & Every as it offers no artificial fragrances and transparency in ingredients. I love that there are only five simple base ingredients, plus essential oils. And the deodorant has been rated as safe by the Environmental Working Group. You can’t beat performance and safety!
Ultimately, whether you make the switch to natural deodorant during pregnancy is up to you. I recommend doing your own research and consulting with your doctor if you have questions. If you'd like to try Each & Every, you can shop all of our great scents below.