There are some things that if you want to live a healthy lifestyle you have to change, one of those things, in my opinion, is getting a natural deodorant. But its easier said than done as everyone is terrified of smelling of BO especially when you go to the gym and have a good work out! You want to know that you aren’t going to knock out the person next to you.
For a long time, I had not found the perfect all natural deodorant I came very close with the Salt Of The Earth Original but I didn’t like that it had no masking smell so it would stop me smelling of BO but there was still something missing from that product though I would still highly recommend ( See Review Here )
But I was adamant that I was going to find a PERFECT non-toxic deodorant as when you read about the harmful effects that the mainstream ones give you, I’m pretty sure you won’t touch them with a ten-foot pole.
So after trying a multitude of natural products I believe I have found the One! And it was right under my nose, the Salt Of The Earth Lavender & Vanilla Deodorant. Yes, we are back with the Salt Of The Earth range but this time it is scented.
As with the original, this product is free from Aluminium Chlorohydrate, Alcohol, Parabens, and Triclosan. it is also Vegan, made with Organic Aloe Vera and as always on this blog its Cruelty-Free!
This product costs £7 for 100ml on Amazon which is where I bought mine from but you can also pick it up in Holland & Barretts, it’s a bit more expensive than the high street brands but as you can see it not full of toxic ingredients.
So that ticks a lot of boxes but the big question is does it work? So onto my full review of this product…
Let’s start with the packaging its marketed as a woman’s deodorant so the packaging reflects that, it is very feminine with the bottle being pink but the logo and important information being in either white or silver and it is all very easy to read. The actual product comes out of a simple spray head and it distributes the product nicely though it’s a little hard to aim, which is a bit annoying.
The formula itself is like water which takes a bit of getting used to and if you use too much it can run down your sides, because of its water consistency it does take at least 2 minutes to dry and you wouldn’t want to put your top on until it has fully sunk into your skin. This is again a little annoying but it is a small sacrifice to make for a good long lasting natural deodorant.
But the big difference between this product and the original is the scent, it simply good enough to eat! Seriously this smell takes me back to my childhood and reminds me of a sweet that I can’t seem to place, its not overpowering but there is a distinct sent unlike the original definitely more feminine I would not recommend this to men but they do have one especially for men ( that also smells amazing) in their range but honestly it is a very pleasant smell that doesn’t give off anything artificial like a lot of other deodorants on the market and won’t take over your whole room when you spray it.
Now does it actually keep you smell free? Yes it does, I even use this at the gym and I stay completely free of any unwanted smells, I also find that I sweat less under my arms so that is a big plus and unlike the original which did stop me smelling bad but still couldn’t disguise the I’ve been running on a treadmill this Lavender & Vanilla one covers all that up with a subtle scent.
As you probably already realized I really like this non toxic deodorant but there is something I have to mention, as with the original this formula is made from a lot of salt which isn’t such a big deal until you shave or wax your underarms then putting this on is literally like rubbing salt into a wound. Trust me I made that horrible mistake and it was PAINFULL but if you don’t put any on for at least 4 hours you should be ok after that. ( depending on how sensitive your skin is)
Overall I would definitely give this a try and I will repurchasing when I have finished the one I’m on now and I think I will keep stocking up on this product as its the best I have found, if the scent doesn’t seem for you ( you must be crazy it smells amazing) they also have a Melon & Cucumber but I can’t vouch for that one as I’ve never tried it. Thanks for reading Xxx