This is a review for the Natural Original deodorant stick (with improved hops.) It smells nice + lemongrass-y in the tube but once on, the deodorant's composition and my body oils create a toxic compound of such malodorous proportions, I can't stand myself.
I used the unscented variety and it worked OKAY but not great. There is a very slight citrus/citronella scent that I didn't mind and which fades very soon after application. I am not a super sweaty person and I work in an office so I'm not doing anything physically strenuous. Also, it was winter so I was sweating even less. Sometimes I would be okay but other times I would stink. My issue was that I felt I couldn't trust the performance. One day I'd be at work and be A-Ok and then the next day I'd be trying on clothes at the mall and in the dressing room be like whoa... omg I reek. Bottom line I tried this for a while but ended up trying the Crystal Stick which I have had total success with and so I won't go back to anything else. If the Crystal were suddenly removed from the market I certainly wouldn't go back to Tom's of Maine since there are many other natural deodorants out there that I'd want to try first.
Just for the record, the Lavender variety was absolutely terrible. In the package it smelled amazing -- like REAL lavender, and I was so excited to use it. But, it did not work with my body chemistry at all and I ended up smelling so terrible, worse than I've ever smelled before -- like cat pee! I'd rather stink like my B.O. than that mess again.
I use this in honeysuckle rose. I've been using it for about 6 months now and it's awesome. I started wearing it because my old deodorant was irritating my skin. Since switching, I've had no problems with breaking out. No itching or anything. The smell is also very nice.
Only problem is, during hot summer months where temperature is in the 90's/100's it doesn't last long.
I don't mind paying more money for a good product. This really doesn't work for me, especially not in Florida during the summer. I understand that it isn't supposed to keep you dry, but the product just sits on my skin and it is sticky and uncomfortable. I'm glad it works for others, but it just doesn't do it for me. Will not purchase again.
This is a non-anti-perspirant deodorant, meaning it has no aluminum sulfate. So it doesn't keep you dry but it keeps you stink-free.
The product is a soft, waxy, translucent stick. It comes in various natural scents (lavender, unscented, woodland spice.) I love the Woodland Spice on my dh, and I usually use unscented. The stick is soft, so it can be used by men on their hairy pits, but this means it runs out faster than some thicker formulations of natural deodorant.
This is my hg deo and I've worn it for years.
i bought the apricot scent. doesnt do a good job as a deodorant, also makes me peel like crazy!! haven't had any of the itching that people are talking about though. one lady mentioned that the first ingredient is used as anti-freeze which is pretty scary. it feels extremely gross and sticky on and will fizz up with white wet stuff after you put it on, it also gets all over your clothes. i won't be repurchasing because of the peeling and because it's not "natural", also i need something with anti-perspirant protection...too bad because the case is pretty and i wanted to use something without aluminum.
This is the only (and I mean ONLY) product that can conquer my stinking underarms. I've tried everything on the market (including the clinical strength deodorants) and they do nothing but intensify the odor. I've heard that the higher the aluminum, the worst it can become, so I decided to forgo any and all aluminum based products and try the all-natural route...and viola! No more stink! I use the apricot and I really like the light fragrance. It's easy to apply, dries super quick, and lasts all day. I noticed I get a bit smelly if I've been working out or sweaty profusely on a hot day, but it's only noticeable to me (I've had my fiance check, and he says he can't smell anything). Seriously, I'm a huge fan of natural, organic products and this lovely product is just a small example why. Go Tom!
Bought this to try a non stone, non spray fast drying 'natural' deodorant.
Loved the honeysuckle smell and the way it glided on without stickiness. Didn't cause any reactions thankfully BUT I found it to be totally ineffective. Might use it up when at home but no good for when you are out in public! unfortunately I think it will last for ages.
My fav is still the Neal's yard spray.
I tried this stuff several months ago and hated it. It burned my armpits and made them red.
Love the honeysuckle rose sent very crisp and springy...however not long after HEAVY application does this formula make me smell like reaky BO....no thanks what's the point in putting on deodorant then?