Besides potassium alums, this was the first non-antipersperant deodorant I tried. It was a fail: didn't last long and stung after shaving (active ingredient is alcohol). Scent was just okay, and I like citrus scents in general.
This concern probably doesn't apply to many, but I also felt like I was accidentally inhaling it when I sprayed it on. Note that it contains irritants: d-limonene, linalool, geraniol, citral, farnesol. I think most of those are just natural components of the lemon peel oil, but I really don't want them getting in my airways since I'm asthmatic.
Hope that helps someone. I'm going back to crystal (potassium alum) for now.
The scent of this is invigorating, just like spraying a spritz of gin and tonic at my arm pits! Sadly it does nothing to keep even the faintest odour at bay, Pit Rok is far better, I always remain fresh smelling with that.
I should think that the alcohol content might be irratating after a while of using it as well. Such a shame. Back to Pit Rock.
Don't you just hate it when you start out really liking a product, only to have it stop working altogether. It's such a random thing & so unexpected. I used this deodorant for over a year & then it just stopped working. I hadn't changed anything so it didn't appear my chemistry was altered in any way. I just felt it was no longer doing it's just job so I had to stop buying it.
Smells very nice but this is it. It brought me an allergy and it is very expensive.
Doesn't do anything to fight bad smell. It gave me a burning feeling underarms, too.
Doesn't hold up on it's own but it's a nice back up for the Alvera unscented roll-on ( the only natural deodorant I found that works on wetness and odor). Initially it does smell like lemons and alcohol, but the alcohol smell faded and then it smells very faintly of lemons. I wish the scent was stronger & lasted a little longer. I do go through quite a bit of this since it takes 4-5 sprays to cover an underarm the way it comes out, and the large bottle is only 3.4 ounces. It's expensive at Whole Foods (around $12), but you can get it from vitacost.com, swansonvitamins.com or iherb.com for around $6. I will probably continue to buy it since I love the lemon scent.
I'm quite happy with this deodorant - it's a great fresh scent which refreshes and nicely covers up a day's worth of running around if I am going out after work. (I normally use an organic roll-on deodorant during the day). It won't last as a strong scent or anything, but it does give me confidence to know the smell of sweat is being covered. The smell is quite elegant too - not cheap and tacky and it's natural so i know I'm not dowsing myself in triclosan. So while it costs 10 times more than a bottle of Impulse, it's worth it!
My friend told me about this d/o and I picked it up at this natural food market. First, I went to Target, but they were all out. Any way, the scent is pleasant. In the beginning, when I sprayed it on, I could smell the scent. The scent doesn't last throughout the day which is fine. While I was working out, the only thing I noticed was a stream of sweat falling down my arm, so not cute, but during my vigorous spin class the d/o held up. Since I take two showers throughout the day, I haven't had any problems with odor. So far no complaints and of course if Iím happy with the product, I will purchase it again.
Doesn't keep away the smell even if I use it with my crystal deo. So I think I won't buy it again. It might help if you reapply it more than once a day. I have to say that as I'm breast feeding, it seems that I'm sweating more than I used to, so maybe in the "normal conditions" it will work.
The smell is nice though.
I had tried the spray-deo with rosemary from the same brand, and I had never problem with irritations (well with the freshly-shaved armpit I had an instant pain but nothing notable).
But when I used this I made rashes all over my armpits, and the pain didn't stop for a whole day!