Product Review: Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Sticks

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For many people, deodorant is the gateway to clean, nontoxic products. They hear the scary facts and go looking for an aluminum-free deodorant—something more “natural” perhaps—before even realizing that toxins and unsavory chemicals lurk in products as seemingly innocuous as shampoo or lipstick. Sigh.

Deodorant is personal and for many of us, it’s imperative. It’s something we rely on day in and day out in order to remain part of polite society. No wonder there’s cause for concern when you find out what’s really in those conventional sticks you’ve been using since you hit puberty.

Here’s the trouble, though—deodorant can be one of those make or break items for people new to clean beauty. Find one that works, and you’re more likely to explore other nontoxic products. Find one that leaves you in a stinky lurch at the wrong moment, and you may write off natural products for life.

Here’s the other thing about natural deodorants—almost all of the good ones are in jars (at least until recently), and for some reason it really freaks people out to apply deodorant with their fingers. Admittedly, stick deodorant is more convenient, but apparently it’s really challenging to formulate a stick deodorant that works well and holds up in stick form, which makes the new Meow Meow Tweet Deodorants even more impressive.

Available in two flavors—Lemon Eucalyptus and a Lavender Bergamot—Meow Meow Tweet Stick Deodorants launch today and if I were you, I’d stop reading this review and order yours right now. Seriously.

Pure and simple ingredients you can understand plus the power to keep pits fresh all day? Check. Adorable biodegradable packaging that will remind you of the sherbet pushup pops you may have eaten as a kid? Check. Perfect scent combinations for men and women alike? Check.

Both MMT Stick Deodorants rely only on botanicals and mineral powders, and trust me they work. I’ve been testing both, and I’ve remained fresh and dry all day long through muggy, rainy conditions, vigorous romps with my dogs, and air travel—which normally kicks my stress levels (and thus sweat) into high gear. I really, really love and recommend the Meow Meow Tweet Stick Deodorants. As an aside, these sticks appear to be super durable. I landed in Dallas, Texas yesterday and had to leave my bag in the trunk of a hot car on an 80+ degree afternoon for several hours. As soon as I got to my room I yanked the deodorant out of my bag to make sure it hadn’t melted and fallen apart. It retained its shape through that heat perfectly!

So which one should you try? Well, I love that the Lavender Bergamot Stick Deodorant isn’t a total lavender bomb. The bergamot adds balance and intrigue, but even the lavender itself is more sweet and floral than herbal. Personally, I do have a slight preference for the Lemon Eucalyptus. It’s got a touch of clove that spices up the otherwise clean and fresh scent, and I’m a sucker for clove even when it’s discreet.

Have you found your holy grail natural deodorant? Will you be trying the new Meow Meow Tweet sticks?

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11 Responses to “Product Review: Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Sticks”
  1. Carrie says:

    Is the lemon eucalyptus one made with oil of lemon eucalyptus, or lemon eo + eucalyptus eo? An added benefit of that scent may be that oil of lemon eucalyptus is a natural mosquito repellent. I’ve gotten interest in natural mosquito repellents (trying to get pregnant with Zika on the horizon . . .eek!). Oil of lemon eucalyptus is rated as effective as DEET in high concentrations for repelling mosquitos, although is needed to be applied more frequently. (according to EQG, DEET is not terrible for pregnant women, and is better than Zika obvs, but I’d rather switch off between products rather than get any one thing in my body at high concentrations).

    That also serves as a suggestion for another post as we slide into summer! Reviewing natural mosquito/bug repellents!

  2. Carrie says:

    I meant EWG (environmental working group) not EQG

  3. Hi Carrie! It’s not lemon eucalyptus in the deodorant—just the lemon EO and eucalyptus EO. Thanks for sharing your idea! I live in an area where there are tons and tons of mosquitos every summer. I’ve not had luck with the natural repellants I’ve tried, so last year I tried using lemon eucalyptus oil as a repellant (I read the same info you did). I made a 30% concentration, which is super high for an EO blend but apparently the amount needed to work as well as DEET. I did not have very good luck fending off mosquitos with it, but I do plan to try it again this summer and make some tweaks. Perhaps for areas of the country where there are fewer mosquitos it would have worked better, but it’s basically a swamp with extreme humidity in the summer where I’m at. If I get a formula that works well, I will be sure to write a post about it!

  4. Sarah Angelique says:

    Excited to try this in a stick form. I don’t mind the jars too much, but I’ve accidentally touched my face/eyes a few times after applying the deodorant and it’s not been fun!

  5. Carrie says:

    @Susannah — thanks so much for sharing your experience using that formulation (I’ve been experimenting with a similar one now, just to test my skin reaction before the mosquitos come)! I certainly won’t rely on it alone once it gets buggy . . .

  6. Vicky says:

    I got a sample of Meow Meow Tweet’s deodorant in a jar and loved it! It’s one of the few cream deodorants that actually work and haven’t given me a rash. But I’m totally one of those people that’s turned off with applying deodorant from a jar and with my hands.. I’m so looking forward to trying their stick formula now!!

  7. Silvy says:

    @Susannah, you make me so excited for my first summer in Minnesota…!!!

    Also, these are adorable!! Baking soda-free versions, please!!

  8. sarah m says:

    @Silvy
    MMT carries a baking soda free deodorant, but it’s the jarred kind.

  9. Martine says:

    If I would live in the US I would order them right away, both!
    But I don’t so I will have to wait for an other trip to the US to get my hands on them…..
    But I have found a Dutch! website that has the whole Living Libations collection and because I read a lot of good stories about their EO deodorant (aloson NMDL) I will try them as soon as my budget allows it.

  10. Stephanie Macintosh says:

    Will the baking soda fee be coming is a stick soon?

  11. liv says:

    I live the Lavanilla deodorants! They are in stick form, smell amazing and really work.

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