Deodorant and I have a rocky relationship. It’s happened to me time and time again: I buy a new deodorant from the drugstore, I wear it for a few weeks, and one day it quits working. I’ll be at the gym and get a good whiff of myself and think, “UGH!” I’m disgusting.
I have about dozen of half used Secret, Degree, Mitchum, Lady Speed Sticks, you name it. I finally decided to splurge and go au naturale because, well, I was tired of stinking.
One important thing to remember about natural deodorants is that they are NOT antiperspirants, which work by blocking the pores to prevent sweat. Deodorants neutralize the odor.
LaVanilla says: AA clinical-strength deodorant that is 100 percent natural, safe, and effective. LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant uses beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.
First impression: It feels wet when you first put it on, and it stays that way for about 3-4 minutes. The 3-4 minutes of discomfort is well worth it to me, this stuff works! I put it on in the morning and I am left smelling and feeling fresh all day. If a trip to the gym is involved, I do have to reapply.
I loved the vanilla passion fruit scent so much that I purchased the fragrance, which is also all natural.
LaVanilla says: Experience this irresistible, longwearing blend of passion fruit, guava, and peach nectar steeped in a warm base of sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Created by master natural perfumers, this love-attracting scent is uniquely infused with a romantic blend of powerful aphrodisiacs (blue lotus, clary sage, and juniper berry) prized for their seductive properties. This unique fragrance is only available for a limited time. Unlike traditional fragrances on the market, The Healthy Fragrance contains 100 percent natural ingredients. LAVANILA uses timeless blends of pure essential oils, active botanicals, and vita-rich technology for long-lasting, antioxidant-rich fragrances bursting with beauty benefits.
The fruity-ness is the strongest note and there’s just a hint of vanilla. It’s very concentrated and packed with essential oils, 2-3 sprays is more than enough. My only complaint: It only lasts for 4-5 hours.
Have you tried an all natural deodorant? What’s your favorite?
What doesn’t kill me makes me awesome instead.
Drink water. Wear SPF.