As I've mentioned before, I've been using aluminum free deodorants for about 4 years now. I've mostly been using deodorants from the drugstore - Adidas and Soft & Dri have been my two favourite brands so far. However, I've been really curious about LAVANILA's The Healthy Deodorants ($17 CAD each) for years now, and I've finally gotten around to trying them out! I ordered these from Scarlet & Julia, an online Canadian beauty store (you can see my haul here).
"This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection.Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment.
Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals." - Scarlet & Julia
LAVANILA's The Healthy Deodorant is available in quite a few scents, but the one that I was most interested in was the standard Pure Vanilla. I'm a huge vanilla lover in general, so it was not surprising that this is my favourite of the three scents that I ordered. The Pure Vanilla fragrance reminds me of warm Summer days & sunscreen lotion!
Next up is the Vanilla Blackberry scent which is quite fruity, but still subtle once applied. I find that this is the scent/formula that I feel like I need to reapply the most often, about every 4-5 hours. The other scents last a bit longer, and unless I'm going to the gym or it's super hot, I can just apply them in the morning and be worry free the rest of the day.
Since this is a deodorant and not an anti-antiperspirant, they won't keep you from sweating, and I think that's a good thing. Humans are meant to sweat, it's normal and okay. Aluminum is commonly used in antiperspirants to keep you from sweating, but aluminum has been linked with breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and that's just not a risk that I'm willing to take. When you can't sweat, toxins are being trapped inside of your body, which is not good. Now, while I don't mind a bit of sweat, I certainly don't want to stink. That's where deodorants come into play!
And lastly we have Vanilla Passion Fruit, which smells exactly like a ripe passion fruit! Yum! I personally don't detect any vanilla notes here, but that's perfectly okay with me, because I'm a bit passion fruit obsessed at the moment.
Overall, I've been quite impressed with LAVANILA's The Healthy Deodorants! I'd definitely recommend checking out the Pure Vanilla scent, since it's a fragrance that I think most people would enjoy. I love that these deodorants are 100% natural, vegan, aluminum free, paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free, and much much more!
Have you made the switch over to aluminum free deodorants yet?