I have been wanting to swap to a sustainable deodorant for a while now, and as it is Plastic-Free July, I thought this would be the perfect time. I’ve heard about the Wild deodorant a lot on Instagram, so I researched the product a bit more and then decided to go for it!
What is Wild deodorant?
Wild is the first zero-waste and refillable deodorant in the world. It is dermatologically tested with all vegan and natural ingredients. The case is aluminium free and made from recycled plastic. As well as deodorant, they sell soap bars and wash bags.
The website is very simple to navigate and I would recommend choosing the subscription service as it works out cheaper than buying the case & scents individually. I chose a purple case and the limited edition watermelon crush scent. There are plenty of scents to choose from and one of the great things is that you can change your scents in your next refill delivery. What I really like about Wild is that you can decide how often you want the refills to be delivered – from 1 to 4 months.
How does it work?
When your package arrives, it will look like this:
I love that it has zero-waste packaging too – sometimes brands use plastic packaging for a zero-waste product which defeats the whole point. Wild says that one refill will last around 4 weeks but, from reviews, they seem to last a lot longer.
Now, I found the next stay very confusing! You have to twist the bottom of the deodorant until it can’t go any further – this sounds simple but I twisted for a very long time and nothing was happening. It’s ok, trust me and carry on. Once that happens, hold down the two buttons on the side and pull the bottom out – it might be a bit stiff but it should come out. Then you can take the lid off the refill and place it on the top of the part you just pulled out. Stick all of it back inside and take the lid off where you can now see your deodorant!
If you opt for the subscription, you receive a case that is worth £10 and one refill which is worth £5 and you pay £12. I thought this was a pretty good deal because you can cancel or pause the subscription at any time. I used my Student Beans discount which got the price down to £10.20, but to reduce it even further you can get a FREE case from the refer a friend scheme!
Another option is to choose a one-off purchase which is £25, including the case and 3 refills. This option won’t save you any money but you can choose multiple scents and find which you like best.
The last price is £35 for the case and 5 refills. Once again, you don’t save any money and if you don’t like any scents, it seems a bit of a waste.
I totally appreciate that the cost might not seem worth it if you do a lot of high-intensity activities, and therefore use a lot of deodorants. But for me, I don’t do many intensive exercises so I think it will last a while. As well as this, only buy it once you have used up your other deodorant – throwing out unused products isn’t being sustainable!
Related post: Simple sustainable swaps for students
My overall opinion
I really like Wild, but I found the refill process hard to understand. The instructions on the box were too simple – luckily Katie Floss helped me out, but I thought mine came broken! I love that they have created some limited edition scents, a past scent was lemon meringue which sounds amazing. The watermelon crush scent is what made me order Wild. If you know me, you know I love anything watermelon. I also love the variety of case colours and how high quality they feel.
A few days after I placed my order, Wild announced that they were launching the sensitive skin range. I have very sensitive skin and so I have to really check the ingredients of products. Luckily, so far my skin has been ok with it. The only ingredient difference is that there isn’t any baking soda. My skin doesn’t have a problem with it, it tends to be nut products for me because of my allergy.
Overall, I would rate the wild deodorant 4/5 stars.
|Subscription saves money and can pause anytime
|The refill process is a bit complicated
|Wide variety of scents and case colours
|Free and quick delivery
|All natural and vegan ingredients
Have you tried Wild deodorant? What are your thoughts?
Best wishes, Cx