I decided to test LAVANILA's Healthy Deodorant. It's made with no aluminum, no parabens, and no propylene glycol. It's available in seven scents, all of which are based around vanilla. I opted to try the Vanilla Lavender, which costs $18 on its own. (You can score three for $44 if you decide you are ready to give up your drugstore variety deodorant).
There are two big things I like my deodorant/antiperspirant to handle: odor and wetness. This won't handle the wetness and it doesn't claim to, so you'll just have to get over that. If you are still interested, or not a big sweat-er, than read on.
I tested this in a few situations, because not every day is equal. The first test was just observing how this wore on a normal day for me. What is a normal day? I work as a TV ad producer for an ad agency, run a non-profit and write for Gouldylox and some other publications. I also blather online randomly, watch a lot of television and sleep. Sometimes I'll play Kinect games.
On a normal day, I found this deodorant fared very well. I had no issues with odor and wetness was under control, as it was not hot outside.
I also tested this on a stressful day. A stressful day for me means all of the above, plus someone threw a monkey wrench into my plans or, more likely, directly at me. On stressful days, I found that a touch of odor crept through, but only if I sniffed my underarms with major gusto. I also find my calves sweat on days like this. Why is that? I don't like that one bit. Anyway....
Finally, I wore this when I actually worked out. I currently define working out as me going for a walk, up and down hills in my neighborhood, when I actually change into work out clothes and work up a sweat. You didn't think I was going to tell you I tried Insanity or P90X, did you? Have you met me? That is not likely to happen. I found that when I worked out, a slight scent crept into my clothes, and was apparent if I sniffed my pits WITHOUT gusto. That said, if you are working out and getting sweaty, you are going to take a shower afterwards and change your clothes, right? You aren't a heathen, are you?
I found that I actually liked this deodorant. I love how it feels when it goes on, something I never really thought about much. It feels cool, hydrating and soothing. And it smells really nice. If you want to avoid aluminum and don't have the flop sweats often, then this might be for you. Check it out from www.lavanila.com.
Sent for review.
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