Is this new natural deodorant company all it’s cracked up to be? Here’s my unbiased Hume Supernatural review.
Natural deodorants are steadily increasing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why: many of them offer just as much protection as traditional deodorants but without all the toxins and chemicals.
However, not all natural deodorants are created equal. Many natural options simply don’t have the brawn to beat heavy BO, while others are formulated with ingredients like baking soda that can cause irritation. In short, there aren’t many one-size-fits-all options.
Enter Hume Supernatural. This “super natural” brand has an impressive approach to natural deodorant. You won’t find any aluminum, parabens, phthalates, baking soda, triclosan, or talc in Hume’s deodorants, which are also completely vegan and cruelty-free.
But what’s most intriguing is that Hume markets its deodorants as high-performance products. Can a natural deodorant this clean really deliver? Read on to read my full review.
Hume Supernatural: The Company
Hume Supernatural is a relative newcomer to the natural body care scene. It was founded in 2018 to provide better natural products and chose deodorant as its first target.
Hume uses exclusively plant- and mineral-based formulas that incorporate natural desert botanicals like cactus and prickly pear. Everything in Hume’s formulas is either plant-based, probiotic-based or naturally occurring.
As of the time of writing, the brand has just two products: natural deodorant and dry body oil mist. I got my hands on two deodorant options for this review, and I’ve spent the last few weeks putting them to the test.
So how do these stack up to other natural deodorants? Are they as powerful as they claim to be?
Hume Supernatural Deodorant Review
These 2 ozs. deodorants make a good first impression. The packaging looks nice enough, and the matte finish provides a bit of grip that comes in handy.
I prefer After Rain as an everyday deodorant for its easygoing scent profile. Amber Woods is a pretty rich woodsy scent, and I can see it being a little polarizing. Neither scent is overpowering when applied, though.
I’m also a fan of the smooth gel application. One of my biggest hangups with regular stick deodorants is the chalkiness, and gels solve that issue nicely.
It goes on easily, and you don’t have to worry about pilling. Your underarms can feel a bit clammy if you apply a lot, but that feeling doesn’t last long.
That said, I was initially concerned that the gel form wouldn’t hold up well. The gel deodorants I’ve tried tended to wear off pretty quickly. Combine that with Hume’s incredibly clean formula, and you get a formula for deodorant doubt.
However, both of these Hume Supernatural deodorants exceeded my expectations. Most applications lasted me all day, and I never noticed any significant odor leaking through. None of the other natural gel deodorants I’ve tried have performed this well.
It seems like the abundance of natural elements is what makes this deodorant shine. Hume Supernatural simply uses more ingredients than many other natural deodorants. And of course, there are still zero toxins, chemicals, or other harmful compounds.
The strength of this deodorant is especially impressive when you consider the absence of baking soda, which is a staple of many natural deodorants. Instead, ingredients like tapioca starch provide similar odor protection without the possibility of irritation.
Is Hume Supernatural Right For You?
Hume Supernatural deodorant ticks a lot of the right boxes: it fights odor, it goes on smoothly, and it lasts long.
There really aren’t many downsides here. Of course, there’s always the possibility with any deodorant that your skin won’t react well, but outside of that, there’s nothing major to watch out for.
However, I can see some people not liking Hume Supernatural for a couple of reasons.
The first is the gel application. This might be a love-it-or-hate-it thing, so it depends on which camp you’re in. If you find gels slimy and uncomfortable, then you probably won’t like this deodorant.
The second is the scent range. Hume Supernatural only offers six scents, which some people may find lacking. That said, Hume does make an unscented deodorant, which isn’t a bad choice if you don’t like any of the other options.
But all in all, Hume Supernatural deodorant is a home run. It’s just about everything you could want from a natural deodorant.
Ultimately, I can recommend Hume Supernatural to anyone looking for a natural deodorant that packs a punch.
This deodorant is much more powerful than other natural gel options I’ve tried, and in terms of ingredients, you can’t get much cleaner than this.
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