Of all the natural deodorants I’ve slicked across my pits, Sedge & Bee Natural Deodorant by Qhemet Biologics beats the competition. From Kiss My Face in Lavender (THE WORST) to Tom’s of Maine (Owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company), I am relieved to reduce the harmful amounts of aluminum in my body using Sedge & Bee. After Googling the name, I thought “Sedge and the Bee” alluded to Ancient Egyptian and Roman culture, but upon further research, a sedge is actually just a plant and a bee is just that. In the end, Sedge & Bee is THE BEST natural deodorant that WORKS.
The Beauty: I found a natural deodorant with ABSOLUTELY NO signs of heavy metals that ACTUALLY WORKS! The Sedge & Bee deodorant has a solid-creamy consistency and comes in a roll-up design. You really either smear it or pat it on your pit, never mind using a spatula to apply, like so many natural deodorants require. Sedge & Bee deodorant has a natural, coconut-meets-floral scent which does not equate to gross, btw. After applying Sedge & Bee, you don’t really feel it.
The Bitch: Sedge & Bee deodorant is hard to find and even when I do spot it at Sephora, all of the bottles are cracked SOMEWHERE, which is evidence that this company hasn’t gotten a full handle on shipping and/or handling; this can be good (a sign you’re supporting small business) and bad (growing pain versus persistent problem). It will also get caught in your armpit hair no matter how short. Also, I think we can all agree the price is steep, so I broke down the cost vs longevity: I bought the Sedge & Bee deodorant on 1/26 and it is JUST starting to run out as of 6/7 so you are paying $16 for a 5-month supply and if you do the math that is $3.25 a month. The price of Cancer is way higher so pick and choose your battles!