Refillable deodorant that’s natural AND comes in a cute AF case?! Feels like it’s almost too good to be true.
On my forever quest of finding the perfect natural deodorant brand, I bought Myro after seeing it flood my Instagram feed. Is Mryo actually good? Or does it just look really really sexy on your bathroom shelf? I dive deep into this brand and everything you need to know about it before you buy (if you even choose to.)
Myro Deodorant Review: 7 Things You’ll Love About This Refillable Deodorant (+ a 50% Discount Code)
- Cool containers
- Natural ingredients
- Vegan & cruetly free
- Offers unscented
- Reduce plastic use by 50% with refillable pods
- Needs improvement on refillable pod material
- Not as strong of a scent as I personally like
- Some people complain of it melting or staining clothes
- More expensive than a drug store antiperspirant
Myro Deodorant Ingredients
As someone with sensitive skin, I find that sometimes natural ingredients in these aluminum-free deodorants can give me a rash or make my armpit itchy. But so far, Myro hasn’t been bothersome, which is great. Their formula heavily relies on essential oils but they also have an oil-free formula that’s unscented for anyone who has extra sensitive skin. Everyone’s body chemistry is different so it’s nice they give the option of unscented.
Myro a cruelty-free and vegan deodorant. It’s also gluten, soy, aluminum, mineral oil, and paraben-free. A screenshot directly from Myro’s website detailing ingredients in below:
How Does Myro Work
Myro is a refillable deodorant. Customers pick out a refillable deodorant container and a deodorant scent pod when ordering. The idea is you love Myro so much that you keep your refillable case for years and reduce your single-use plastic consumption. (More on if Myro is *actually* environmentally friendly at the bottom of this post.)
7 Things I Love About Myro Deodorant
Now to the good stuff, I enjoy about Myro. I share the stuff I don’t like after this section if you are eager to jump to the bad right away.
1. Astehacially Pleasing Customizable Container
I think we can all agree Myro’s deodorant containers are SEXY. Just look at them – I love the shape and design of the container. They offered a ton of color options in these beautiful shades, so you can easily find a color that you love or matches your bathroom scheme. I went with a light teal (called Moss Green) to compliment the light teal and pink theme we have in our bathroom.
2. Unique scents
I’m so over the basic “fresh laundry” type of scents you find at the store. I love all the unique scents you can get from Myro. Currently, they offer:
- Chill Wave: Cucumber, jasmine, spearmint
- Solar Flare: Orange, juniper, sunflower
- Cabin No. 5: Vetiver, patchouli, geranium
- Big Dipper: Bergamont, lavender, vetiver
- Pillow Talk: Violet leaf, ylang-ylang, wild Amyris (I picked this one!)
3. The container is free- just pay for the refill
I was happy to find that, on my first order, I wasn’t being charged for the refill scent pod (with the actual deodorant) AND a case. The case is free so it makes it more attainable and affordable to start the Myro deodorant lifestyle.
4. Subscription model
I’m not a fan of all subscription models, but I’m partial to them when it comes to some products, especially personal care products like deodorant. I’ve had WAY too many experiences where my deodorant stick gets all used up (and I don’t notice) so I’m stuck scraping the ends of the stick in desperation.
I like how you can pick your deodorant and just not worry about reordering. I wouldn’t have a refill every month, perhaps every 3-6 months. I’m a sweaty person but I don’t use an entire stick of deodorant in one day lol!
- Wondering what else I have on a subscription? Currently, I have Billie razor refills and my daily ashwagandha capsules on auto order.
5. Fast Customer Support
When I got my first order, I struggled really hard in figuring out how to insert the refillable pod. Robin couldn’t figure it out either. I reached out to Myro customer support and was expecting an answer in a few days. But they got back to me within 30 minutes, I was shocked. So they get an A+ on customer service.
6. Doesn’t stain my clothes
So far, it hasn’t stained my clothes. That’s always an issue I have with almost every deodorant (natural or traditional) so I’m a big fan. THAT BEING SAID – I live in San Francisco where it’s a mild climate right now (no heat waves.)
I asked my followers on Instagram and a few complained that Myro melted on them and left terrible stains on their clothes. I think Myro updated their formula recently, so perhaps the new one doesn’t melt? Regardless, I think I’ll have to update this come August to see if I have the same problem.
7. It works.
Does Myro deodorant work? I put this through the wringer. I went urban hiking, kayaking and deep cleaning my apartment while wearing Myro and it holds. For me, it works. As with any natural deodorant, I still sweat (more on that later) but the sweat doesn’t smell or leave my armpits sticky. I can’t smell the scent of the deodorant but I can’t smell my sweat, so that’s a win.
- Note: Finding your perfect natural deodorant is a lot like dating. Some followers reported that Myro gave them rashes, so test it before going all in.
Things I Don’t Like About Myro Deodorant
As with any Saw It On Social review, you know that I don’t hold back on highlighting any negative parts of a brand or product. Nothing is all stars and rainbows! Here’s the stuff I don’t like about Myro:
1. Scents aren’t as strong as I like
I’ve used Native deodorant for almost 2 years before switching and wow – Native scents are STRONG. And I love it. I love being able to smell the scent of my deodorant for hours after applying it. But Myro scents are way milder. I can’t really smell it after applying. I can’t really smell anything.
And hey, it’s a good thing can’t smell anything (no smell is so much better than body odor!) but I do wish the scents lingered a little longer.
2. It’s 3x as expensive as traditional deodorant
My first order was $21 (since there’s no free shipping if you don’t subscribe to Myro.) That’s a VERY expensive deodorant and not attainable for all shoppers. But that’s just how it seems to go with natural deodorants — a single order of Native would be about $17 after shipping and taxes. I do wish Myro was more affordable.
3. It’s Hard To Insert The Refill Pod
As noted above, I couldn’t figure out how to insert the refill pod in my reusable container. I eventually figured it out, but I STRUGGLED. Perhaps it’ll get easier over time and practice, but it sure wasn’t a great first experience with the brand.
4. Followers Reported Meh Expierences
I always take the input of my community seriously. I’m just one person with one POV. I asked on Instagram and a lot of people reported really meh experiences with Myro. Most common complaint was the product melted on them (like, in the case) and also that it made them smell worse with use. I don’t have these issues but it’s important to put out there.
5. It’s not at “pro planet” as they market themselves to be
Greenwashing is a major problem and while Myro helps consumers reduce their single-use plastic consumption by about 50%, they aren’t perfect. I dive deep into this in the next section.
Is It Actually A Zero Waste Deodorant?
No. Not at all. I think Myro still has work to do on the packaging to really bring the brand to a true eco friendly deodorant product.
Here’s what they did get right: Myro uses #2 plastic when making refill pods and this design reduces plastic by 50% compared to traditional deodorant. #2 plastic is the easiest recyclable plastic in the US, so that makes it easy for customers to recycle their pods after use. That’s great.
But #2 plastic is still plastic and the refill pods still have a single-use lifecycle. Recycling shouldn’t be the only answer to our environmental crisis. I’m not sure if it’s possible but I would love to see compostable refill pods, or perhaps a mail-back system so Myro refills can be cleaned and reused. Or maybe a design that doesn’t rely on a single-use plastic refill component at all? There has to be a way to make a deodorant stick that doesn’t rely on single-use plastic, right?
I think a 50% reduction is a really great start and hopefully, Myro can upgrade their packaging in the years to come to make their product even better. For a brand that really pushes themselves as being pro-planet, they absolutely have areas to improve on.
Should You Buy Myro?
If you are looking nix all single-use plastic from your life, Myro is probably not the best refillable deodorant for you. Other brands (like Humankind Deodorant, have compostable refill pods and also offset carbon footprints.
But if you’re looking for a natural deodorant that has refills, cuts down on single-use plastic, and works (plus looks cute on your bathroom shelf), you’ll enjoy your Myro deodorant stick.
Natural Deodorants vs Traditional Antiperspirant Deodorants
Parting words! It’s important to go over the difference between a natural deo vs a traditional one that uses aluminum. Aluminum is the ingredient that blocks your sweat ducts from producing, temporarily reducing or eliminating sweat. This is what more Americans use.
Natural deodorant doesn’t use aluminum and hence you will still sweat when using a natural deodorant like Myro. It’ll just smell much better than if you didn’t wear anything at all since it will still block your body odor. And, you WILL have to go through a transition phase (usually about 2-3 weeks) for your body to adjust to not having an antiperspirant. This phase is uncomfortable but it’ll pass.
Aluminum-free deodorants started becoming all the rage since it was thought for a time that aluminum caused cancer, which has since been debunked. Still, I’m always keen on not putting additional unnecessary chemicals into my body and have been on a mission to find natural personal care products to switch to in all areas of my routine. (Check out my favorite clean hair brands here!)
Tips For Using Natural Deodorant Like Myro
Before we part, I want to share my tips for transitioning your body to a natural deodorant. As I mentioned above, if you use an antiperspirant right now, you WILL need to give your body 2-3 weeks to transition and basically detox itself off antiperspirant deodorant. For me, it took closer to 4 weeks when I first switched.
- Wash your pits and dry them before applying Myro
- Don’t over-apply (2-3 rolls like normal is enough)
- Give your armpits masks and scrubs like your face. I love using a charcoal mask on my pits every couple of weeks. I find it helps.
- Give yourself TIME. It’ll take 2-3 weeks for your armpits to adjust to Myro. You’ll probably feel wet and sticky before that happens, so don’t give up on natural deo right away.
I hope this helps you decide if Myro is for you or not! Everyone’s body is different and everyone reacts to beauty products differently, so it’s always a bit of a gamble if deodorant of any kind is going to be the perfect fit for you. But I like Myro’s stick and I think you will, too.
Have you tried Myro? I would love to hear your thoughts, good or bad. If you have any questions, drop a comment or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll try to help!