Regarding the reviewer two reviews down who said this deodorant has a petrochemical in it, I asked my husband about this (he is an environmental engineer). He said the ingredient is corn-derived, thus it's not a petrochemical. Wikipedia and other sites state the ingredient can be used as a "building block" in things like antifreeze and brake fluid. This does not mean that propanediol in itself is dangerous. This is like a basic chemistry lesson. Water in itself isn't harmful, but if it combines with cyanide, it becomes a cyanide solution, which is then harmful. Anyway, I find this deodorant extremely effective. I didn't think any of the scents smelled like vanilla or what they were labeled as, but they do have a clean smell, however. I put this on before I went to bed last night and remembered halfway through today that I forgot to put deodorant on this morning. I had no body odor whatsoever.
EDITED 7/16/11: I changed rating to 2 because I can't stand the white flakes/stuff that is under your arms at the end of the day. I'm sticking with a clear deodorant instead.
this deodorant became a joke at my house. we were calling it "odorant" because it did a horrible job of preventing the smell of sweat; I quickly returned this and went back to the drugstore deodorants. I don't even sweat very much so it was a crushing failure on the part of the deodorant
I've been using this deodorant for over a year now and just read this, which makes me NEVER want to buy it again. Unreal.
"One of the main ingredients in The Healthy Deodorant is propanediol which is “corn-derived.” In fact, 1,3-propanediol is a shameless petrochemical with a chemical name trimethylene glycol. It is used in the production of paints, plastics, and antifreeze liquids, same as propylene glycol.
Why would Lavanila disinform their customers by claiming their Healthy Deodorants are free from petrochemicals? The answer is simple: because green sells better."
I am highly allergic to commercial antiperspirants so I'm always looking for non-irritating substitutes. This is labeled as a deodorant, but it actually keeps me dry with no irritation whatsoever. I've used all 4 scents. The scents are gorgeous, fresh and subtle. I hope they never discontinue these. Holy grail status!!!
I have this deodorant in Vanilla Lavender, and it smells absolutely lovely. Though I wouldn't use this in lieu of an antiperspirant, it's perfect over Certain Dri, which I apply a couple times a week. The texture is drier than most cream deodorants, which means it doesn't streak on clothing or feel damp. Overall, this is a great product, and I'm a huge fan of the natural ingredients.
My dad has told me for years now to stop using regular deoderant because it's linked to breast cancer. I finally took his advice and bought this 'healthy' deoderant and I'm so glad I did. I used to have to use clinical strength stuff and it still would not work that great. Since I've switched to this brand I've had zero underarm irritation. It works great, even in 100+ degree weather. You have to get used to the consistency b/c it felt a bit wet when I first tried it, but after a week or so it's fine.
I got it in the regular vanilla scent and it smells great; doesn't even really smell like vanilla to me. It's a unisex scent because my husband loves it too.
Although this product is pricey, it's worth it if what they say about 'regular' deoderant is true. What's more important? Your health or your wallet?
I've tried virtually every natural deodorant on the market. This one worked great, smelled great and did not irritate my skin.
Problem is it's too expensive to justify buying again. It didn't last terribly long.
I love lavanila, but the deodorant is mediocre. It smells wonderful, has natural ingredients, etc, but wears off quickly and doesn't even mask heavy sweating. It's more like a fragrant underarm butter. I'll try it with a deodorant crystal, but I'm still looking for a really nice, natural deodorant.
I wish I didn't love this so much because it really isn't cheap at $18-25 a bottle!
I have tried both the pure vanilla scent and the vanilla lavender and both are quite lovely. I prefer the pure vanilla as it is asingular note and smells more natural and neutral. If you are working out of expect to be sweating a lot, don't expect this to work. It's made for those of us who don't like to stop ourselves from sweating with chemicals but still want to smell pretty and stay healthy.
I'm on my third tube of this. I love it. The fact is, I can't use antiperspirant. It doesn't work on me. I sweat like a pig anyway, so I figured I'd go with a natural deodorant. I tried Jasens, the crystal rock thingie, Tom's, and this one just FEELS the best. It's creamy, moisturizing, and it smells GREAT. It also lasts for a very very long time. The packaging is very heavy and it doesn't feel cheap. I have it in Vanilla Coconut, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Vanilla and I just love them all.