Name: Deodorant Cream by Soapwalla
Rating: Strong Recommend*
Raise your hand if you've had the devil of a time finding a suitable all-natural deodorant. Anyone? Yup, that's what I thought. I've found good all-natural products for most of my makeup and shower supplies. But deodorant? I have run the gamut from Tom's to Weleda, and still been disappointed. I'd all but given up on the prospect when Rachel Winard of Soapwalla contacted me about her line of all-natural, vegan skincare products…
...created by hand in her Brooklyn kitchen and sold online in her Etsy store. Her deodorant cream was a bestseller, and I was skeptical-yet-oh-so-hopeful that I'd like it. Well, friends, the verdict is in:
I don't just like it; I love it!
This is the first natural deodorant that I've ever wanted to repurchase. It really kept me smelling fresh all day, even without reapplying. (Which is amazing in my mind for a natural deodorant.) And even though it's clearly not an anti-perspirant, it definitely exhibited some absorbant qualities that made me feel much dryer than I usually feel with natural deodorants. Here's what is it and how it works:
Ingredients: Organic jojoba, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils; shea butter; a combination of all-natural and gluten-free vegetable clays and powders; aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate; organic vegan kosher glycerin; a combination of organic lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, bergamot and tea tree essential oils.
Description: "This all-natural yet powerful deodorant cream utilizes superfine vegetable powders, clays, and lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria, and ensure a long-lasting and highly effective experience. The frosting-like consistency ensures effortless manual application and quick absorption."
How You Use It: Scoop out a small amount with your fingers and apply to your underarms. It's a thicker, grainy consistency, like frosting (as mentioned above), but it still glides on pretty smooth. That's it! I tried it on both regular and shave days, and never experienced any irritation, redness, or rash. And the smell is very fresh, not at all perfumey or overpowering.
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