I've been making a really conscious effort to move to natural & organic products - especially under the arms where the skin is really thin and you absorb a lot of the ingredients you apply.
Given that I didn't think the performance would live up to my previous Nivea roll-on - I was really pleasantly surprised by this product, and actually found it more effective and keeping me smelling fresh!
You only need to apply a tiny bit so the pot lasts forever (must have had mine for 4 months now and still got at least a month's worth left) - it does take a while to adjust to applying with your fingers but it's really not that big a deal.
The only thing that does bother me is that, if I use everyday, the skin under my arms can become red and irritated and I have to stop for a couple of days. I'm not sure if this is don't to the high quantity of essential oils?
As there's nothing else on the market really as pure, I would buy this again - but if I found something with the same credentials that was better for sensitive skin, I'd definitely make the switch. continued >>
I have been using this deodorant for about 6 months and it is still my favourite. The ingredients are clean and it keeps odours at bay, especially if you reapply at the end of the day. It won't stop you from seating though, but nothing natural really will. The application is a little messy since you have to use fingers. The jar lasts at least 3-4 months, and I get it for $14.
Organic jojoba, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils; shea butter; a combination of all-natural and gluten-free vegetable clays and powders; aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate; organic vegan kosher glycerin; a combination of organic lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, bergapten-free bergamot, and tea tree essential oils.
I wanted to love this product. And I do, sorta, but not really. I've been looking for an effective, "clean" deodorant for ages. The Soapwalla deodorant is definitely an effective product - no odor, minimal wetness. For that reason, I give it 4 stars. However, I am hesitant to buy the product again because I hate the smell. I despise the smell of tea tree oil and I just can't get down with the smell of the product.
Even though I don't stink when using it, it has this smell that I just don't like.
Bottom line, I'd say it definitely works, but I don't like the smell and for that reason, I will not use this product again.
I am on my second pot. I like that this deodorant cream is so natural, yet it is effective! I wish it would come in a stick or roller, I just cannot get used to the finger application. I would also prefer this in a scentless version.
I am not happy with this "natural" deodorant. It was pretty good the first week or two, and then I developed a redness with itchiness, and unfortunately had to stop using it. I do not have a sensitive skin, and this is the first time I experienced an allergic reaction to a skin care product. I like the application a lot, the smell is good, but these "natural" ingredients are not that harmless as they look like. I am starting to hate this overhyped movement about natural skin care cosmetics. Not everything natural is good. I am going back to my regular deodorant that works, and despite the synthetic ingredients does not cause me any trouble.
This is the best natural deodorant around. It really works, and the nice part is that it works all day long. I'm so glad I found this. The jar looks small, but don't be fooled, as one jar lasted me 4 months before I needed to repurchase...and I was using it every day. Great Great product. I love this company.
I am SO happy that I found this product. Let's be honest, I sweat. A lot. I am also allergic to aluminum so I can't use any traditional anti perspirant.
I tried everything on the market and nothing worked. The closest I found was Dr. Hauschka, but that only managed to keep me smelling good and did nothing for keeping me dry.
Then I found this. And I can go the whole day smelling good and feeling dry. I have no idea what I will do if this ever gets discontinued. I just can't say enough good things about this-if you are allergic to aluminum or want to use natural/organic products-don't even bother trying anything else.
The packaging is a bit of a pain-my apartment is quite hot in the summer so I had to keep this in the fridge or it would turn to liquid. You also have to be VERY CAREFUL to let it dry COMPLETELY before putting your tops on. I didn't do this on a couple of occasions, and I ended up getting oil stains on my silk tops (which came out at the drycleaners). It can also cause a lot of white marks on tops so you have to be a bit careful getting dressed.
For those who mention they got rashes-you can't put this on directly after shaving. I always shower in the evenings so I've never had a problem-but the couple of times I've showered right before going out and applied this it does sting because of the peppermint oil.
But despite these, I would still HIGHLY recommend this deodorant.
I absolutely adored this product when I first received it. I feel like I've tried every natural deodorant known to man and I've never found one that really worked. I'll attempt to list other deos I've tried...
Tom's- various scents and formulas. These are the worst. I will stink in a couple of hours even if I'm sitting on my butt all day. I smell better with nothing on.
LaVanila- This was okay. I tried the Vanilla Lavender and it made my pits kinda stinky. The Vanilla Grapefruit was better.
Arm & Hammer Naturals- This stuff actually works...because it has Triclosan. Eww.
Weleda- Citrus and Rose. Both are a no.
The Body Shop- Burned the skin right off of my armpits in a day. I smelled nice though!
Desert Essence- Never dries and works about as well as Tom's, which doesn't work at all.
So, imagine my surprise when this stuff controlled my wetness and made my pits smell slightly herbally with no trace of BO whatsoever. I was ecstatic! Fast forward about two weeks and it was my TOTM and this stuff stopped controlling my wetness and I sweat like a teenager again. I also developed a really weird smell. Not quite BO, but more like a cat urine smell? It's really weird and gross. I thought it was just my hormones due to my period and waited it out. It got better, but not that much better. It smells fine at first and then turns really sharp smelling. I don't know what happened. It worked so well at first. Now it's on par with any other deo I've tried, except I think I'd rather smell like BO than cat pee. I'm off to try the LaVanila again, as it's the only one that worked decently. I bought the Pure Vanilla scent to see if its any better. The search continues. continued >>
My experience has been similar to many that have commented here – the cream worked for a week or so, and then I developed a painful rash under my arms which subsided and eventually cleared after I stopped using the cream. I have since switched to a rollon deodorant called DeodoMom designed for pregnant women. I was very skeptical about yet another “safe” deodorant that my friend was raving about and did my research before switching to DeodoMom – it contains only two ingredients and both are actually safe enough to eat! It has no alcohol, dye, or fragrance – so great for those of us with sensitive skin. It’s by far the best toxic free (and Vegan too) deodorant I’ve ever used (and I have tried at least 10 of them in the last 2-3 years). Hands down the best value for your money. The downside: it’s sold online only, but they usually ship the same day I place the order. Good luck.
First, everyone should be aware that this is not an antiperspirant and won't stop you from sweating. Deodorant just keeps you from getting stinky -- ideally. And on that count, this stuff works. I've been a devotee of Liquid Rock by Kiss My Face for YEARS (and I still am). It's a roll-on, though, and last summer, which was extra-hot and sweaty, it just wouldn't dry and I got rashy pits. So this summer I began a quest for a non-aluminum deodorant that wasn't wet AND would actually work. Lavanila gave me about 6 good hours and then an arms-down scurry home from work. Soapwalla is great though! I have had several thick, humid, 80+ degree days, with lots of activity outside, and I don't stink! And trust me...I would. Jury is out on the baking soda problems others have mentioned, but for now I give it a thumbs up. Minus one star because I actually like the lavender mint smell and it doesn't last. But at least I don't smell like something worse! $12 is fine to get me through a New England summer until I can return to my beloved Liquid Rock.