This Is The Perfect Summer Fragrance Routine

Two words: Kai Fragrance

By: Dani

If there is one thing we’ll admit it’s that finding a good cruelty-free fragrance is, in a word, difficult. There aren’t too many options out there to begin with, but then once you factor in your taste in scent, well the choices become as narrow as the minds of the religious conservatives.

And what about layering? We all know the way to really make your fragrance last throughout the entire day is to layer up. We’re talking moisturizer, oils, body mist, deodorant, perfume. But don’t worry. We found a great brand that makes all of the above (and more), and makes them well. Heads up: if you’re not into florals, you will not like this fragrance line. However, if you are into florals like we are, this fragrance is going to be life. It’s a true Gardenia scent, and let’s get all of the goods out of the way first: all of Kai’s products are paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate, gluten free and, of course, cruelty free. Bonus? They’re also all vegan, come in (beautiful) recyclable packaging and are made in the US.


Deodorant has become somewhat of an obsession of ours. It’s kind weird, to be fascinated with something as pedestrian as deodorant. Maybe because when we initially set out on our journey to natural deodorants, we were fucking scared, to put it mildly. To say that we were pleasantly surprised after trying out a few aluminum-free deodorants for a week is a bit of an understatement. We decided right then that we’d never go back to using a “regular” deodorant again. Because why put toxic chemicals in your body if you don’t have to? So even though we’ve found some really good deodorants that actually work and smell nice, we’re still trying more just for the fun of it. The Kai Deodorant is a great one for anyone who has sensitive skin because it doesn’t contain any baking soda.

Body Butter

This body butter has a silky texture and doesn’t take too long to work into the skin, which is a pet peeve of ours. Surprisingly, this is the least fragrant of all Kai’s products, which is insane because this is one of the most potent smelling body moisturizers we’ve ever tried. Pretty sure it’s the vitamin E and Shea butter that makes it so hydrating.

Body Glow

This product particularly is so perfect in these warmer months (if you’re on your way to the beach, grab this spray). Seriously, if you like your skin to glow, that lit-from-within, l-woke-up-like-dis glow, you need this in your life. It’s a dry spray, which always feels luxurious and comes in the most gorgeous mister. Love. We were actually surprised how fragrant this body spray is – is almost like wearing an eau de toilette.

Eau De Parfum

First of all, we love the minimal, chic packaging, but you already knew that, right? Have to say for a totally vegan perfume – compared to all of the other natural and vegan perfumes we’ve tried – this scent is strong, and we mean that in the best way. It lasts so long on the skin, and that’s not always the case with fragrances that don’t contain parabens.


Plant-based | Paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate & gluten free, microbead free
Eco-friendly | Recyclable packaging
Ethical | Cruelty-free, vegan, made in USA
Our top picks | Eau de parfum, Body butter
Price Range | $19 – $98

BTW, congrats to the five winners who entered our Kai Fragrance Mother’s Day giveaway on Instagram. Make sure you’re following us so you get a chance to enter all IG-only sweepstakes. Have you’ve tried any of Kai’s products? Let us know in the comments section below! As always, we’ve curated a special edit below full of all products mentioned! Have fun perusing!

**FTC: No monetary compensation was received for this post, however products were sent to us. Opinions are 100% our own, of course.**

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