LAVENDER cosmetic recently invited me to try out their Patchuli Rosewood 100% Natural Deodorant for free, in exchange for an honest review. I had never tried a natural deodorant so i was anxious to try it! The only thing that worried me was that this was a deodorant only, not an antiperspirant. I am very self conscious about my sweating and am even taking supplements to try to cut down on the amount of sweat I produce under my arms. I was hoping that since this was a natural deodorant that maybe somehow it would naturally cut down on my sweating.
Directions of use: Apply small amount at your armpit and massage til absorbed
Ingredients – Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almonds Oil, Drinking Soda, Grape Seed Oil, Beeswax, Corn Flour, Lavender EO, Patchuli EO, Rosewood EO, Geranium EO.
Patchouli – antiseptic, sensual and effective for calming skin irritations.
Rosewood – antiseptic, sensual and relaxing.
Geranium – antiseptic, effective for sensitive skin and shrinks tissues.
Lavender – antiseptic, soothing and kills bacteria.
Other benefits of Lavender‘s natural deodorant include the avoidance of problematic materials and chemicals:
Lavender‘s natural deodorant does not affect the process of sweating, and does not contain aluminum salts which is the active ingredient in Antiperspirants which constitute over 90% of deodorants on the market. This material harms the body‘s sweating process and prevents the secretion of sweat. They offer an article of theirs about why it is good for your body to sweat, and why you shouldn’t use antiperspirants . Here are some other key features of LAVENDER deodorants:
- does not contain talc or magnesium silicate powder that many studies link to cancer
- does not contain preservatives (Parabens), that several studies relate it to the increase in breast cancer among Western populations
- does not contain alcohol and other petroleum products
- does not contain synthetic fragrances
- not tested on animals
They also offer deodorant in Lavender – Rosemary and Myrtle – Lemongrass. Since LAVENDER is aware of peoples‘ great sensitivity to odors, they also produce a deodorant without a scent at all. It is especially suitable to breastfeeding mothers, and cancer patients who go through chemotherapy treatment.
Back to my sweating problem. After showering, I rubbed a small amount of deodorant into my underarms. I had to use my hands to really rub it in because it felt a bit oily. I washed my hands, waited a few minutes and put my shirt on. I went about my day doing laundry and other household chores. Not to long after I realized I had stains on my shirt from the deodorant. I hand washed my shirt and let it air dry but it still looked like grease stains on my shirt. I then washed it twice more in the washing machine before the stains were removed. While all that was going on I obviously had put on another shirt. A few hours later I was getting ready to leave the house and noticed HUGE sweat stains under my armpits. I quickly changed into my third shirt of the day and put on my regular deodorant/antiperspirants.
I emailed LAVENDER to ask for some tips since I like the idea of a natural deodorant, but I can’t afford the social embarrassment of excessive sweating.
They answered by saying that their deodorant does not stop the sweating process, since it is an important, healthy process. They also suggested I try using less of their deodorant so It doesn’t stain my clothes next time. They also mentioned that I could try using it in the colder months when I would presumably sweat less.
I’m pretty sure I have hyperhidrosis which is just the proper medical term for excessive sweating. I have tried different clinical strength antiperspirants and they only work about 80% of the time. The rest of the time I’m left with wet underarms. My insurance through my employer is awful. I pay just over $100 A WEEK (Dental and vision are separate). Then I have to pay $3000 out-of-pocket, then I fall into the next “bucket” and still have to pay 20% of each bill until I hit an additional $3000 out-of-pocket. I just can’t afford to go to the doctor unless it is an emergency, otherwise I would be going to ask for a RX strength deodorant, or other more invasive treatments.
I think this deodorant will be fine for most people, it has as pleasant smell and no harmful chemicals.
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