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This Natural Deodorant Doesn't Stink

This Natural Deodorant Doesn't Stink

Natural deodorants are great in theory, but sometimes just so-so in practice. (Tom's of Maine, I'm sorry, but you may want to rename your version Stanky Pits.) I'm always on the lookout for a natural deodorant that smells fresh and clean, and Lavanila the Healing Deodorant ($18) does the trick.

This all-natural deodorant has no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthlates, or synthetic dyes. Instead, it uses lichen and tea tree oils to keep the funk at bay. I like the vanilla-lavender scent, which is strong enough to cover any BO without being overpowering. Because it's deodorant and not antiperspirant, you'll still sweat; this doesn't bother me, but if you have to stay completely dry, you might want to take a pass. However, if you like your green deodorant more luxurious than jam-band groupie, this is worth the splurge.

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lizs lizs 8 years
I agree that Tom's of Maine is noooo good. I've been using Aubrey for a few years and it works pretty well here in humid Houston. I got really excited about this LaVanila product, even with the high price tag, but I don't love the ingredients. Saccharomyces ferment can cause topical fungal infections...the idea of that is enough to put me off.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
i just bought the vanilla coconut. I cant wait to try it out. The girls at sephora said they were all given one and they really liked it. The only thing I recommend is actually going into the store to purchase this. Only because the deodorant scents differ greatly to the original scents. I was originally going to purchase the plain vanilla but it smelled kind of soapy to me not like the vanilla fragrance they sell. Cant wait to share my thoughts on this.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I was so going to order this but when I went to, it was on backorder. Now I am over it and will stick with Degree
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
$18 is a bit pricey for me but if it works and you're big into being eco friendly go for it. I'll stick to my Dove. :)
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Yeah, $18 is indeed pricey, but deodorant lasts for a long time, so I think it's a decent investment if using a natural deo is important to you. I've tried the crystal, too, and it wasn't for me. Interesting that there's so much Tom's of Maine haterade here. I love the idea of ToM so much, but I haven't had much luck with its products. The deodorant is seriously slimy and it actually made me smell worse somehow. Like it brought out all of the stink of my sweat. Not that I sweat. ;)
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
i'll have to try this. i tried to crystal rock thing a few times....not for me! i never knew that i could smell like a wet and sweaty little boy.
Susanna Susanna 8 years
I'm going to try this. $18 is expensive, but at least Sephora has a good return policy so I can return it if it doesn't work.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I like my deodorant chemical and as strong as possible sorry. I don't even like my pits to think about sweating.
michlny michlny 8 years
So weird that you all got rashes from Tom's -- I did too!! And I don't get rashes from ANYTHING!!! Alba and Kiss My Face make great natural deodorants!
EllasMom EllasMom 8 years
Tom's sure doesn't work for me either. I reallylike Jason Tea Tree deodorant. Only $4 or $5.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
$18 is a bit much for deodorant. And I agree Tom's does not work!
Ayu Ayu 8 years
I don't find $18 a lot for a deo, I can have one for months. Rather save money on make-up. My Lush deodorant will last me a year with everyday use.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
For a cheaper price (like, $5 or 6) I will buy Crystal Rock Roll-On Deodorant; still natural however not as "frilly" with packaging and scents.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
I almost bought this the other day at Sephora! Went with one of their roll on perfumes instead but I really want to try this. I agree about Tom's of Maine, too. Kiss My Face deoderant works pretty well for a natural one.
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
**I'll pass on this...
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
18 bucks can put a fair amount of gas in my car... I'll pass on the Deo for the BO.
ren_kr ren_kr 8 years
oh wow $18 for deodorant. it sounds interesting, but that's a lot of money to throw down for something that might not work for me
TinaDenali TinaDenali 8 years
I also tried Tom's deo, but it gave me a horrible under-arm rash as well! I thought it was just me because my husband's pits are fine.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 8 years
i really want to try this becuase of the awesome reviews it has on sephora.com but im a little nervous it wont actually keep me smelling fresh
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
the packaging is adorable
emalove emalove 8 years
Tom's of Maine gave me such a bad rash on my underarms when I tried it!! Horrible, horrible stuff.
mcjx3 mcjx3 8 years
i didnt know how bad my pits stank until i used tom's of main haha thank god SOMETHING out there works!
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