Posted by: Jordan
One of our in-the-know readers, Serena, told us that we absolutely must try this deodorant, Poetic Pits, because she loves it so much. Her review was so compelling (my favorite line: “Once I was in a restaurant only wearing the petal [scented deodorant] and someone at the table next to me kept raving about my perfume. I did not want to tell her that she was mistaken–I was not wearing a perfume, it was just my deodorant!”) that we immediately reached out to Living Libations right away to see if we could sample a few of the scents to review. They generously sent us four scents to try out: Palo Santo, Petal, Radiant Earth, and Rose.
The Rose scent is both my and Emily’s favorite of the ones they sent, but the Lavender and the GigerLily both sound beautiful too! So, here’s the best part: they actually work as a deodorant! And these tiny little bottles will last you forever because you only need a swipe or two per arm. I often wear it to the gym and I smell lovely the entire workout.
The idea behind these deodorants is totally revolutionary; they use just very powerful essential oils to work with your body chemistry to act as an “odorant” instead of a “deodorant”. I was a little skeptical that they would work after my numerous trials in natural deodorants, but they truly do keep odors away.
There are a couple things to note with this natural deodorant, though. The first is that if you don’t like the scent of sandalwood, you probably won’t be a huge fan of the scents of these deodorants. All four of the scents we tried are extremely strong on the sandalwood oil and very potently scented–which is what makes them so effective–but it could be a turnoff to some. The other thing that Emily and I found in testing these is that if you wear them all day and then don’t shower at night, you will stink to high heaven in the morning. I’m not sure what it is, but we both agreed that we smelled HORRIBLE if we didn’t shower at night after wearing this deodorant the whole day. So just be prepared to either shower before bed or right when you wake up the next morning! Other than those two things, these powerful little “odorants” are pretty rockin’!
So who wants to test these amazingly effective deodorants out for yourself?? I have two to give away–Petal and Radiant Earth. Both are the 10ml size, worth $70!!!! Just leave a comment below to be entered. For bonus points, share this post on Facebook or Twitter so your friends can enter to win too! The giveaway will end at the end of the week on Friday, April 5th at midnight EST. The two winners will be announced on Saturday (sorry, continental US mailing address entries only this time!) Good luck and please continue to keep us informed of all your favorite natural products!