I recently came across the Woohoo deodorant paste at my local health food store. I was in dire need of a new deodorant as my previous deodorant had all but given up the ghost. The lass behind the counter recommended the Woohoo paste and I took it for a spin.
I don’t remember the last time I got this excited about a deodorant. Maybe I’ve never been this pumped about something that gets rubbed on my armpits. But I want to draw your attention to this product today because I’m hooked on it.
Image from Woohoo Body
Deodorant paste is not a concept I was really familiar with before I tried this product. During my teen years I used aerosol body sprays. When I started shaving my armpits I graduated to a roll-on to avoid the agony of spraying B.O-basher on my raw pits. And last year I started using solid stick deodorant. But this paste was entirely foreign to me.
The Woohoo paste comes with a teeny little spatula, which you use to scoop out a pea-sized bit of deodorant. You then work the paste between your palms and as it warms up it softens up and spreads. You then rub it into your armpits with your fingers. Let me tell you, I felt really weird that first morning, massaging the paste into my pits. But now it’s just a regular part or my morning routine.
Before I talk about how the Woohoo paste performs, I should take a time out to talk about the difference between an “antiperspirant” and a “deodorant”. See, a lot of us use an antiperspirant, which stops you from sweating. It does this by blocking your pores so the sweat can’t escape. A deodorant doesn’t stop you from sweating, but it does stop the sweat from smelling bad. Woohoo deodorant paste is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant.
It’s important to make this distinction because I am very used to antiperspirants. So it was a bit of a shock when I experienced wet armpits while wearing this product. My first thought was “oh crap, my deodorant’s failed” and I waited for the offensive stench to start wafting from my underarms.
But then….the stink never came. Even though I was sweating, I didn’t smell. It was fantastic.
Now let me tell you, I’ve put this deodorant to the test in some pretty harsh conditions. I’ve worn it on 40 degree days while I’m hanging out with no air conditioning. I’ve worn it to a performance review at work. I’ve worn it to a 12-hour punk concert where I danced wildly for extended periods. And in all of those situations, my armpits have been stink-free. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever found another deodorant that has held up as well.
I’ve never had any issues with the deodorant leaving residue or marks on my clothes. Even when I’m wearing crisp white, it doesn’t leave any stains at all. Once it’s rubbed into your armpits it’s invisible.
I also love the fact that the Woohoo deodorant isn’t heavily scented. I like to wear perfume and it’s irritating when my deodorant interferes with my scent of choice. The Woohoo paste has only the lightest scent, which wears off soon after you apply it. I got the Urban variety, which smells really fresh and breezy, like clean linen.
The Woohoo deodorant is kinda on the pricey side. It’s $17.95 for a 70g pot. However, I’ve had my pot for three months and I’ve used about a quarter of it. I reckon one pot will last me a year of daily use. I usually go through a stick of roll-on deodorant every three to four months. So this actually works out a tiny bit cheaper in the long run.
Best of all, this product is cruelty free and vegan. So no animals have to suffer for you to be stink-free. Everybody wins!
I really can’t recommend this product highly enough. I’m so flipping impressed with how well it performs and I just had to tell you all about it.
Have you ever tried a deodorant paste? Did it work for you?