Posted by: Jordan
If you’ve ever attempted to go green with your deodorant, you’ve probably already come to the same conclusion as me…they simply DON’T work. I’ve tried several, usually never more than a couple weeks at a time before guiltily reverting back to my old trusty Dove. I’ve tried Tom’s of Maine (totally stank, and didn’t fill my daily glamour quotient one bit). During a very humid NY summer, I tried Nature’s Gate Lemongrass and Clary Sage deodorant. While it did work better than the crunchy Tom’s of Maine, it ended up feeling really sticky after a few hours. It actually made my poor pits rashy and irritated when the skin rubbed against itself. So, back to the Dove we go.
My most recent adventure into the treacherous world of natural deodorants was especially frightening–both for my nose and my wallet. I tried Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, being lured by the Rose scent, glass bottle, pretty pink packaging, and hefty $15 price tag.
I figured if I was spending 3 times as much on deodorant, it’s got to have some redeeming quality. No such luck. This stuff smells like burning incense–I’m a person who holds her breath when walking by the incense sellers on the streets. (There’s always one right by one of the subway stops in Brooklyn, and I swear that stench seeps deep into your pores and you walk around smelling like you’ve tried to cover up a recent toke.) So, if that wasn’t bad enough, by the end of the day I smell like b.o. scented incense. Completely unfeminine.
I ran across this list of the Top 9 Natural Deodorants, and I’m going to work my way through it. I’ll report back on my findings. I love all things Dr. Hauschka, so maybe that will be next. Just have to not eat for a few days–it’s an astronomical $23!!!! Are you kidding, Dr. H???
Anyone else have any suggestions?