Not a glamours topic I admit, but a vital part of every women's daily hygiene and cosmetics routine is of course a deodorant. When I first started on my Vegan, Cruelty Free journey one of the first things i switched over was my deodorant. Now, I'll be totally honest (and slightly gross) with you: I am quite a sweaty person. Yup, i just wanted to put that out there. I am generally a very sweaty person and perspire quite a lot. Always have, i'm sure i always will. So it goes without saying that a good deodorant is very important to me. I have tried SO many products over the years, but this time I'm trying out vegan, cruelty free and some all natural products to see if any of these will actually work on this sweaty Betty.
Glamours this may not be, but practical (and very honest!!) it is!
5 Vegan, Cruelty Free Deodrants:
1. Salt of the Earth Pure Aura natural Deodorant
Starting with one of the best, this deodorant is quite simply fantastic.
The spray application gives a liberal spritz, which can be quite wet at first, but does dry quite quickly. The scent of lavender and vanilla is strong and a nice presence without being over powering.
Durability of this deodorant is what I really liked. It works really, really well. I used this recently when i went on a huge zip wire and to say i was a little bit sweaty would be an understatement. Extreme sports will do that to you. But what a test to put this deodorant under. I left that day still feeling and smelling fresh.
At just £1.50 this carries the smallest price tag out of all the deodorizers and is in the roll on format that is fairly common.
Again, an absolute brilliant little product, it smells beautiful ( I actually went on to buy the matching body spray as well as they had a buy one get one half price, making them both a mere few pound!), but it also works tremendously well. I wore this through the hot days of summer and by the end of each day I would still be fairly fresh and not whiffy.
The roll on applicator is great if you're in a hurry, it dries quickly and doesn't leave any white marks. The only downside is when left for a day or so, even with the lid on, the roller ball dries up and you have to shake it vigorously and rub it quite hard to activate the ball again.
That being said, it doesn't put me off this product at all, it's a great little buy and I will definitely re purchase (perhaps in the water lillies scent to give that a go)
3. Jason Natural Lavender Deodorant Stick
The first day I wore this, in the height of summer, I was disappointed in its performance. By mid afternoon I no longer felt fresh and like it was working with me. Every body is different and for me it didn't protect me from sweating and smelling at all (delightful, i know.. Just be glad you weren't with me that day)
The smell of lavender is strong, which i like a lot as its a beautiful scent, but the product didn't seem to help me. I've worn it again since and it's been OK, but I don't think i would rely on it. If i have a shower at night time, I will pop some of this on and it seems to keep me fairly fresh when I'm not overly active. Plus the lavender scent is rather lovely.
The application is good. A firm deo-stick, making application easy and no white marks left.
4. Crystal Stick Body Deodorant
If you've never used one of these before you will at first think it totally bizarre. How can a rock work as a deodorant? Well I'm not 100% sure on how, but I do know that it does!
To apply the Crystal rock you have to run it under a tap to dampen it, you then roll on your under arms as you would a roll on. Its completely smooth and easy enough to do after you've just taken a shower, but not so easy if like me, you often shower the night before. It means standing in the bathroom in your bra with wet armpits for a little bit, BUT it does work. It keeps any scent away for the day. If you are a heavy sweater (like me) then you will notice you may still get a little damp but no smell.
Plus this thing will last you years! I think I've had this over 6 years and it still works as well as they day I bought it. If you're in to minimalism, this would be a great buy.
5. Nature Love Natural Deodrant
I picked this up in TK Maxx as it was a new to me brand (It's an America brand) but liked the idea that it was an all natural deodorant. The scent is Lemongrass, which is not my personal favourite, but not too overpowering thankfully. The product again is a solid stick and is easy to apply. No white marks were left afterwards and it did last well through the day. The scent wore off fairly quickly but the effect still seemed to be there as I worked my way through the day. For an all natural product I would say this offers a real decent amount of protection, but the scent is just not for me (just personal preference)
So there we have it, some absolutely great discoveries for me! I will most certainly be making some re-purchases when the time comes.
What deodorant do you use?
Would you consider switching to A Cruelty free Vegan variety?