After seeing Tammy talk about her haul from The All Natural Face, she sent me a daily deal to get $50 worth of products from The All Natural Face (ANF) for only $19. I hesitated a bit at first because I was on a "no-buy", but I couldn't resist so I snatched it up and placed a large order!
As I began doing research on beauty products and going natural, I learned that one of the most chemically heavy products we put on our body is deodorant. Deodorants are full of harmful ingredients that can travel directly into our blood stream after we apply it.
Now, I eat a lot of crap and apply a lot of crap to my skin and my hair and what not- so I'm not preaching an all natural lifestyle here. But if there are simple changes I can make to be even a tiny bit more natural or healthier I'm going to make that change. I feel that using a natural deodorant is one of those small changes I can make.
So (sorry- long explanation!) I purchased the Vegan Aloe and Crystal Deodorant Stone Roll-on in Lavender. The price was $4.60 and can be purchased in several different scents. I'm personally not a fan of heavily scented deodorants, but lavender was the only scent that I didn't think would bother me out of the options.
Ok, time for gross honest time. I'm a sweaty gal. I'm always hot at work and sweating or get nervous sweats, but it's something that I'm obviously embarrassed and concerned about. So that being said, I was very hesitant to try a natural deodorant because I've heard not great things about it.
Product description from ANF website:
I have been working on this crystal based deodorant for quite sometime now It has gone through several incarnations and has now been perfected It is just like the crystal deodorants available in roll on form at the health food store the difference Mine contains soothing Aloe instead of water and real essential oils instead of fragrance oils In other words its cleaner! I offer more scent options than the recognized brand as well Scent Options are :Lavender, Lemongrass and Rosemary, Lemongrass and Grapefruit and for the more sultry and unisex scents:Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Nutmeg. I also may add more to the line as well Why does crystal stone deodorant work? Odor is caused by bacteria. Deodorants mask odor while my Deodorants are made with natural mineral salts to prevent odor from happening in the first place. They actually neutralize the bacteria and prevent odor from occurring. What isnt in my deodorant? Aluminum chlorohydrate parabens and alcohol. ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE which has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer disease. My deodorant contains Potassium Alum not to be confused with aluminum. Aluminum is a metal and regulated by the FDA in products used on the body. Alum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum molecules can be absorbed into the body because they are small. Alum molecules are too large to be absorbed. Aluminum can accumulate in the brain over time and studies have shown that it may be linked to an increase in the chance of Alzheimers disease and breast cancer. It is also a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier. You can use this anywhere you sweat My hubby uses it on his feet He recently went for 2 whole days without bathing( yeah..I know:( however..he did not re apply the deodorant and he works a very physical job. He had no odor whatsoever at the end of day 2 and woke up smelling fresh on day 3 as well This will not prevent sweating! You want to sweat. It is your bodys way of releasing toxins. But it does stop odor dead in its tracks!
Soooo..... this deodorant was a pleasant surprise. I apply this at night after I get out of the shower and in the morning when I'm getting dressed for the day. It does tingle a little when I first apply it. When I first applied it and I got this tingly/itchy sensation I almost didn't use it again. The more you use it, the less strong this sensation gets.
In terms of keeping me smell free- it worked very well! I wore this at work, while going out, and during a few workouts. I was testing it a bit with the workouts, but I think most people smell a little less than pleasant after working out. I was super impressed at how effective this deodorant was and I also liked that it didn't really have a lavender scent. Definitely a repurchase for me!
♥ All-natural and cruelty free
♥ Super affordable
♥ Smells strong in the bottle, but not as much on the skin
♥ Effective at keeping smellies at bay
-Only available for purchase online or at the ANF store in Massachusetts
-Not an antiperspirant
Will I be repurchasing: Absolutely!!!
Has anyone else ever tried a natural deodorant? Any other recommendations for natural deodorants that actually work?