Dry Idea – The Made in Canada Drug Store Deodorant/Antiperspirant

Dry Idea Deodorant Review - Made In Canada Drug Store Deodorant Antiperspirant

Like many Canadians, I have been making an effort to buy more Canadian made products since news of the trade tariff war hit.  One of the hardest items to switch out has been a deodorant/antiperspirant that is available in the drug stores.  I have tried a bunch of natural deodorants and while I love some of them, none of them are good enough for this summer heat when I really do need an antiperspirant.  After spending a good hour going through the shelves at Walmart, Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart, I found just one that said it was made in Canada – Dry Idea.  All of the others were made by just a handful of companies and imported.

Dry Idea Antiperspirant – The Only Canadian Made Drug Store Deodorant I Can Find!

Dry Idea - Made In Canada Drug Store Deodorant Antiperspirant Review

Dry Idea is not 100% Canadian.  While the actual product is made in Canada, it is a Henkel/Dial product.  It is a happy medium for me though as it is not crossing the border even if some profit is.  Plus it is providing jobs for Canadians.  They have a larger range of products in the US but only the roll on variety seems to be available in Canada.  Prices range from around $3 at Walmart to $5-6 at the drug stores.

I have the fragrance free one but they do have a Fresh Dry fragrance that was out of stock when I picked this up at Walmart.  Hopefully they will get it back in stock soon so I can try that out too.  The frugalista in me refuses to pay $6 at Shoppers for the exact same item priced at $3 elsewhere!

The packaging is a little confusing as it clearly has Made in Canada printed right on the bottle but the label says it is imported.  I am going with they would not printed additional info unless needed/true.  If you are buying this just because it is made in Canada, do check to ensure yours is.

Dry Idea Deodorant/Antiperspirant Review

Dry Idea Deodorant Reviews - Made In Canada Drug Store Deodorant Antiperspirant

I usually use a stick deodorant so using a roll on takes a little getting used to.  I do this kind of robot stance after using it to let it dry where my arms stick out.  It is fairly fast drying though.  Once dry it has a silky texture that does not leave white marks on clothing.  They have a stain free one named Dry Idea StainClear that you can get online from Walmart but I have not seen in stores yet.  But I wear a lot of dark clothes even in summer and have had no staining.

Dry Idea Antiperspirant promises 72 hour odour protection and 48 hour wetness protection.  I shower daily so do not expect that from my deodorant.  It is certainly not of the same level as a Clinical type antiperspirant or something long-wear like Perspirex.  That being said, it kept me dry all day and I have no issues reapplying daily.  In 30c heat plus humidity, even keeping me dry all day is a plus.  It does seem to be scent free and not that weird scent of unfragranced products too.

Dry Idea Unfragranced Roll On Antiperspirant

Dry Idea - Made In Canada Drug Store Deodorant Antiperspirant Reviews

The formula of Dry Idea Antiperspirant is quite nice.  It has Vitamin E and Cotton Seed Oil to help moisturize and feel smoother.  It is aluminum based so nice to have something to counter the drying that can come from a high level antiperspirant.  My pits were actually quite dry before I started using Dry Idea and have improved a lot even with also testing Perspirex since I switched.

Overall, it is worth switching to Dry Idea if you are looking to include more Canadian made products and need the added protection of an antiperspirant and not just a natural deodorant.  Plus, no armpit detox needed before switching to it like some natural deodorants require!

Dry Idea - The Made in Canada Drugstore Deodorant Antiperspirant

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