Saturday, 1 February 2014

Love Your Armpits : Natural Deodorant Reviews

I’ve been on a mission to find a deodorant that works with my body and also relatively natural and aluminium  free. With all the worries of breast cancer and the possible links of using aluminium based deodorants I wanted to come away from using toxic chemical products.

Now I sweat a lot especially when I'm anxious and nervous about something. We all sweat. Each of us typically has between 3 and 4 million sweat glands covering our bodies and amazingly, we can produce around 11 litres of sweat during a 24hr period.

Here are 3 brands I have tried...

Jason Naturals – Tea Tree (Roll-on)

Pleasant smell upon applying, loved that it left no white marks on my clothes. That day I had a RPM class - now in that class you sweat an awful lot and I noticed I wasn't smelling very nice...Oh gross!! I was left feeling very paranoid and wondered if my fellow classmates could smell me too. After class I ended up running to superdrug to purchase my not so natural trusted Mitcham brand, as I had to work the rest of the day and didn't want noses twitching at me.

Didn’t hold up well in the gym at all. Not to say it wouldn't work for you, just didn't work for me sadly. Maybe a different fragrance would work better who knows.

You can purchase Jason Naturals Roll-on & Stick Deodorants in the following fragrances:

Aloe Vera
Naturally Fresh
Fragrance Free

NO: Aluminium, Parabens, Phthalates or Propylene Glycol


Aqua (Water/Eau), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch/Amidon d’Oryza Sativa (Riz), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*/ Amidon de Zea Mays (Maïs)*, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil/Huile de noyau de Prunus Armeniaca (Abricot), Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil/Huile de graine de Coriandrum Sativum (Coriandre), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*/Jus de feuilles d’Aloe Barbadensis*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract/Extrait de Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavande), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract/Extrait de feuilles de Camellia Sinensi, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract /Extrait de pépin de Citrus Grandis (Pamplemousse), Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Glycerin, Allantoin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance (Parfum) *Certified Organic Ingredient.

Salt of the Earth – Unscented (Pump spray)

Great product, the only thing I didn't like was that it was unscented, I love to have nice smelling armpits. Don't be alarmed when it runs when you spray, it's nothing try an aerosol. Held up well in gym and the most natural out of two that I used.

Salt of the Earth Natural Spray Deodorant works by leaving a thin layer of natural mineral salts on your skin. These mineral salts inhibit the growth of bacteria – the cause of body odour.

You can purchase Salt of the Earth as:

Stick Deodorant
Pump spray

No: Aluminium, Alcohol, CFC's, parabens. perfumes or triclosan

Aqua, potassium alum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lonicera Capeifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, p-Anisic Acid (from star anise or Indian basil

Bionsen – Spa Mineral

I loved the smell and it lasted all day. An aluminium free deodorant with Japanese spa minerals. This is a aerosol but upon spraying it is very much like the salt of the earth very runny, but dries very quickly, I even tested it whilst taking on a Boxing Circuit class to see how it held up. And it was brilliant, no smelly underarm. Yay!! 

This was my favourite our of the 3.

WARNING: Don't use if you have just shaved your underarms..Goodness me, I was waving my arms up like I was one of those inflatable wavers.

You can purchase Bionsen as a:

Pump spray 
Stick Deodorant

Bionsen deodorant spray uses spa minerals to nourish and protect skin while effectively neutralising the bacteria responsible for body odour.

NO: Aluminium, Parabens


Alcohol Denat., Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Isopropyl Myristate, Parfum, Aqua, Triclosan, Copper PCA*, Zinc PCA*, Manganese PCA*, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Citral, Farnesol.
*Thermal Salt Complex

Note: The following deodorants are not an anti-perspirant so will not stop the body doing what its naturally suppose to do..Sweat!

Do you use natural deodorants? Do you have any recommendations you love to share.. Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you.

Disclosure: I purchased these products with my own money .This is not a sponsored post, no money has been exchanged. All views and opinions expressed are honest and entirely my own.

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