Today I will be reviewing something different, something oh so glamorous...Deodorant. Now, I've never really been loyal to any one brand of deodorant and tend to just get what's on offer in Superdrug. As a result, I've never really looked in to natural deodorants but in the #LiveBloggers goody bag I received my first one. As always, prices first - the 30ml bottle costs £4.95 and the the 100ml retails at £8.95.
So why go natural? Is the weleda one any good? Keep reading...I mean if you want to of course. No pressure. Heads up - this is quite a wordy post. I felt natural deodorants required some explanation for fellow newbies out there.
|As you cans see I have used this a number of times|
Why go natural?Now I am not an expert on all things natural by any stretch of the imagination but I vaguely knew that most traditional antiperspirants contain aluminium salts which works to stop the body from
Weleda citrus deodorant - Key Ingredients
· Organic Alcohol: mildly disinfectant, cooling and refreshing
· Biodynamic Lemon Peel Oil: bacteriostatic, refreshing, providing fragrance
· Natural essential oils: bacteriostatic, providing fresh, tangy fragrance
Now I've explained a bit about natural deodorants let us discuss the weleda one in particular. As I mentioned this is the only one I've ever tried and at first I was so confused. I had to tweet Weleda asking whether this was a deodorant in the traditional sense i.e. underarms or a body spray? It just seemed really weird to me as this has a body spray pump as opposed to coming in the aerosol can I am so use to. As it comes in a glass bottle I don't think it would be very good for travelling but the packaging states it is refillable?
For some reason I had a fear that it would sting but other than the very first time I used it, when for some reason I felt it sting a little (psychological maybe?) it has been completely fine. It feels light and refreshing as soon as I apply it.
At first I was a bit taken aback by the scent. I usually love citric scents but this is so strong and smells like full on lemons (a mixture of lemons and alcohol according to other reviews). Not a 'tailored to be appropriate for a beauty product' type of lemon scent but a full on lemon scent. At first I found it extremely overpowering but it has since grown on me and I associate it with cleanliness (and if i'm honest maybe even kitchen cleaning products?!) I quite like that it feels cooling when I apply it and as much as I disliked the scent to begin with I quite like the revitalising scent now.
Does it work?
The packaging says that it aims to neutralise unpleasant odours without clogging pores and maintains the natural regulating functions of the skin. I have never really had an issue with unpleasant odours so in all honesty I'm finding it hard to truly comment on that. The scent is strong so I would imagine that if somebody did have a problem with this then the weleda would work in neutralising that. It doesn't leave me feeling sticky and although it is extremely watery it dries quite quickly.
I am enjoying using this more than I thought I would. However, I have started using this after the summer bid us farewell and I don't have issues with perspiration outside the summer months. Having said that I use deodorant all year round and although I may end up sticking to antiperspirant in the summer months (naughty I know) natural deodorants would give my body a break the rest of the year.
Till next time...Toodles! :)