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- I’ve been looking for a natural deodorant that actually keeps me feeling dry and smelling fresh. Myro seems to be working great for me and I plan on using it throughout the rest of the wet hot summer.
- Its main focus is to cut down on B.O. and sweat, but its secondary is sustainability. The formula is 99% natural and plant-based, and the canister is fully recyclable and also reusable.
- Myro is available via a subscription model starting at $10, with three deodorant pods every quarter for $30.
I never thought my deodorant would be anything to write home about.
After all, the whole point is to keep them and my B.O. on the down-low, and frankly, the only times I’ve ever thought about my deodorant have been times that they’ve let me down. Which has been many.
But now, I’m paying a lot more attention to my deodorant, and not because I’m unhappy about stains or perturbed by rashes. Rather, it’s because I’ve finally discovered what deodorant should be.
Meet Myro, a new clean deodorant brand that has removed unnecessary chemicals like aluminum, phthalates, and talc, and instead uses plant-based ingredients that hasn’t angered my sensitive skin and has been extremely effective even as the weather gets warmer.
And unlike other deodorants that have all adopted the same telltale shape and color, Myro uses a unique, compact, and most importantly, refillable case that is discreet and stylish, so you won’t be announcing your B.O. wherever you go.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything Myro does and that goes from the ingredients in the deodorant itself to the fully recycled packaging.
On the deodorant side, Myro doesn’t use chemicals that can potentially irritate skin and leave annoying white marks that inevitably turn yellow all over your clothes, like parabens, steareths, propylene glycol, and baking soda. Instead, the company uses 99% natural ingredients, and while you may think (as I did initially) that this won’t make a difference in your deodorant, I can assure you that it does.
Not only does the deodorant feel lighter and less pasty than other traditional deodorants I’ve tried, but it also smells far more natural. My personal hell is a hot summer’s day when all I can smell is my own sweat mixed with some artificially sugary scent.
Myro’s effectiveness comes from sugar-derived antimicrobials that help prevent odor, barley powder and natural cornstarch that absorb sweat, and essential oils that provide delightful fragrances.
As it stands, there are five scents available. My personal favorite is Solar Flare, a combination of orange, juniper, sunflower. It’s unlike any other deodorant scent I’ve ever tried (which is usually a powdery or sugary scent named Fresh or Breeze), and is the perfect summer fragrance because it smells so good.
I’m also a huge fan of Big Dipper (bergamot, lavender, vetiver), and other scents include Cabin No. 5 (vetiver, patchouli, geranium), Pillow Talk (violet leaf, ylang ylang, wild amyris), and Chill Wave (cucumber, jasmine, spearmint), with the promise of new scents on the way.
On the sustainability side, Myro has also given great thought to its fully recyclable packaging and unique pod system. Not only are these clever little cylinders made with 50% less plastic than your standard deodorant container, but they’re also travel-friendly and TSA-compliant. To ensure that you’re not constantly throwing out these pods either after you’ve finished the deodorant, the containers are actually refillable. Once you’ve run out of your deodorant, just order a refill, pop it back into your case, and keep on living your life.
And because everything in the 21st century is subscription based, you can also sign up to get quarterly Myro refills. The starter kit will set you back just $10 for your first deodorant pod and refillable case (available in five bright colors), and refills come in packs of three every three months for $30. You can cancel, pause, or switch scents whenever you want, though I can’t really see myself bidding adieu to Solar Flare anytime soon.
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