Unlisted Brand • Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant • Deodorants
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
contains triclosan..... not natural.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been using A&H Essentials Natural Deodorant for years, as it is the only deodorant on the market that I've been able to find that does not allow me to smell of BO after a couple of hours. Even in hot, humid, sweltering weather. It's dirt cheap and easy to locate...I wish I could, however, find a natural deodorant that is effective from a company that doesn't perform animal testing. I also don't like the fact that this has triclosan and propylene glycol in it, but until I can actually find something that works and does not leaving me smelling like BO, I'm stuck with it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
If I have a skin irritation under my arms (which happens occasionally), my HG (Crystal roll-on) seems to further irritate, so I grab this and use for a few days. It works relatively well for me (as in I can get 8 hours w/ no smell/stink vs my Crystal which gives me 24 hours of no smell/stink), so I'm not as confident as when I wear the Crystal, but when I need a break from Crystal, this is the only other natural non-aluminium containing deo that does work for me.
I have gotten to a point in my life that I crave confidence so I won't re-purchase, but I will use up my 1 backup (I keep it in my gym bag) and the other is up for swap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
(but put ANOTHER brand of deodorant on before you do or you will smell your mother in law)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my 1st try at a more natural deodorant. I love this. The unscented actually has a nice citrus sent. It keeps b.o in check w/ 1 application a day. If this kept me drier this would be a HG.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
For years, I have used one of those crystal stone natural deodorants, which works fairly well most of the time. However, during the summer I really need something a little stronger when it gets really hot, and so I tried Tom's of Maine and Kiss My Face stick deodorants, as I was hoping to stay with an aluminum-free formula. The results were not encouraging (in other words, STINKY), and I was prepared to have to sacrifice an aluminum-free formula for greater strength. But, it looks as though I won't have to! I got the unscented stick variety of this product-it DOES have a slight, sort of citrusy scent that I don't find irritating-it isn't heavy at all and won't be noticeable a minute or two after you have applied the product. The best part of it is-neither will your stenchies!! I have worn this for a couple of very hot and humid days, during which I was mowing the lawn, doing heavy housework, etc. and not once have I noticed any B.O. (yes, I checked). It isn't an antiperspirant, so it doesn't keep you from sweating, but it will keep you from reeking to the moon when you do. I have applied it right after showering and shaving, and have not found it to be at all irritating to my underarms either. Aluminum and paraben free, though it does contain propylene glycol and triclosan so it isn't really what I would call a completely "natural" product, but still a great alternative to the crystal stone for those of us who need a little more help, but still prefer to keep it as chemical free as possible. I don't remember exactly how expensive this was, but I don't recall it being overly pricey-you can find it at supermarkets, drugstores, etc. I will definetly buy this product again, especially in hot weather. It's a keeper!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this product works better than toms for a natural deodorant but it only really works for a few hours a day, without any physical activity. this needs to be reapplied otherwise i do start to notice low odor in the middle of the day. its not something anyone else would notice but i definitely can tell at the end of the day when changing out of my clothes. i have not been able to find a natural deodorant that performs remotely close to ones that contain aluminum. i am trying the crystal roll on now and hope for better results.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive skin and the main reason I switched to natural deodorant, aside from the fact that regular deodorant is truly terrible for your body, was because my underarms were getting red chemical burns from all the crap in regular deodorants. Not good. I tried quite a few; Tom's roller, the crystal rock one, a few others as well. None worked as well as this one. And after a few months of using this, the red burn marks that were left from the normal deodorants were gone.
In the mornings I put this on after getting out of the shower. Around the beginning of the evening, 4 or 5, my underarms start to smell a little off. So I usually have to apply this twice a day. Not the most convenient thing ever, but it is a natural deodorant that works very well. It also lasts forever. I have been using the same stick for at least five or six months.
The only downfall for natural deodorants for me, is the fact that I do sweat a lot under my arms. In the summers especially, my underarms feel disgustingly sweaty and I'm afraid to lift my arms. I am stuck wearing black a lot while using this deodorant because while it does stop the smell, it doesn't stop the sweat (no duh it's natural and doesn't contain antiperspirant.) I've been considering using Secrets clinical strength for sensitive skin, but I'm a bit frightened.
I'll be sticking with this for awhile.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Meh. it's ok. actually it's the best non-aluminum natural deodorant I have found, but that's not saying much. I still get stinky with this relatively quickly if I am doing any excercise or wearing a sweater or something. That said, it keeps me from stinking more than any natural deodorant so far...but that's just not good enough for me. I do NOT want to smell, or have to be paranoid about others around me smelling me. Until I find a natural deodorant that makes me confident I am not smelling and won't smell for the whole work-day, I will have to use those bad old aluminum antiperspirants.
That said, if you are bound and determined to use only aluminum free - this may work for you - try it. You will probably have to keep a stick in your purse and definitely in your gym bag, in case you need to reapply. The reason this works better than others, I think, is the combination of baking soda and triclosan. A good combination...but overusing triclosan is bad too, as bacteria become immune to it so it won't work forever...(that's my theory anyway).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm in love with this deodorant. I've tried several natural deodorants including the crystals and Tom's. All of them left me stinky by the afternoon. The only one that worked prior to the Arm & Hammer was the Lavanila Healthy Deodorants. The Lavanila is $17 at Sephora and I had to order online. I would smell by the next morning with the Lavanila. I purchased the Arm & Hammer on a whim at my local supermarket because it was on sale. I bought the fresh scent, which smells herbal and a bit manly. They also had an unscented version that had a slight citrus smell. I was impressed with the natural oils listed in the ingredients. This stuff actually controls sweating for me and smells delicious all day! Even the next morning my underarms smell fresh! I will use this as long as they make it! I had no irritation either, unlike Tom's which made my pits peel after a few days.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I tried this because it was free after a coupon. I really like it, even though it has a somewhat masculine scent. Doesn't irritate my skin and it really works. Good product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was actually my first experience with natural deodorant, and it definitely did not work out (although I have since found Face Naturals Organic Stick Deodorant, and have been very pleased). I wasn't sure if it was just the deodorant's scent or the fact that it didn't work very well with my body, but after a while of wearing it my armpits would smell really sour. It wasn't what my b.o. usually smells like, but it wasn't that different, and it certainly wasn't good. To be fair it was pretty intense conditions - Chicago in July without a.c. is not something I would necessarily recommend - but I would start smelling sour after a few hours of sprawling in front of a fan, so no go.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
only natural deodarant that works on me and lasts all day! great smell and doesn't cause pit stains on my white clothes!!! fyi: Tom's of Maine and the crystal deodorants did not work for me.
edit: I have found something better so revising my score of this product. At the end of the day, I still had some BO. I couldn't stand this so I am now using Thai crystal deodorant which has all the benefits of natural deodorant and no BO at all! This still gets a 4 though because in comparison to all the others, this worked the best and is also easy to find at stores, whereas the Thai crystal deodorant is not.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have tried so many "natural" deodorants, I thought for sure this one would disappoint me just like all the rest. I was surprised to find this one actually worked. No, it doesn't keep me dry but it does keep me from smelling, which is what I care about most anyways. The fragrance is just ok. I would like to see A & H come out with something a little more floral/citrusy smelling.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product is hit or miss. I bought it for me and was appalled at how useless it was. I am not a naturally smelly person, but this deodorant made me reek of BO within 2 hours. It was gross. I am less smelly with nothing on at all. So i was about to throw it away in disgust after giving it a few days, when i thought maybe my DH should try it. HE LOVES IT! He's a sweaty guy and works out a lot, but he now uses this every day. I have not noticed any odor to him at all, and he even uses it on days he works out with no problem - it's definitely working for him. So like all natural deodorant, its all about your body chemistry. this one was an utter disaster on me, but works like a charm on my man.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Just like other reviewers, I am not new to natural deoderants, and have had my share of disappointments. I tried the stone/stick deoderants that you have to wet with water before applying, but found that to be a hassle... also after a while the stone was no longer effective at controling odor and it caused my skin to be painful, red, and irritated. My husband was the first to try this Arm & Hammer deoderant, and he loved it. I decided to give it a go, and this is my first day using it. My first impression is that the packaging is no-frills and no-nonsense. I like the fact that there is no excessive use of plastic or fancy gimmicky packaging. The price is GREAT (under $2.50). The scent is pleasant (i purchased it in "fresh") and clean, not overpowering. Every time I catch a whiff of it I feel like I just stepped out of the shower. It disappeared into my skin after I applied it (can't say the same for regular antiperspirant, even if it claims to be invisible), and so far there are no streaks on my clothing. So far I am loving this deoderant. I will be keeping an eye out for redness, flaking, or odor. If there is none of that, this might be my holy grail deoderant!
I've been using this for a while now and continue to love it. The only downside I have noticed is that if I apply too much it takes a while to dry and can sting my skin. For me, just a couple swipes is good enough for all day protection against odor. I have yet to get stinky while wearing this stuff, even though the texas heat & humidity can get stifling. I think the smell is addicting, I love when I catch a whiff of it throghout the day or night. It is so delicious and fresh. My husband uses it too and he loves it. The smell is not masculine or feminine, just fresh. Great stuff. I wish I could give it 10 stars! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this in the "Fresh" fragrance and got really excited that a natural deodorant could perform so well. I am not a fan of the gel consistency as I prefer solids or the fragrance but I didn't notice considerable odor at the end of the day. However, I won't repurchase because tricolsan is listed in the ingredients. I quit using antibacterial products with triclosan years ago because it is a controversial antimicrobial chemical and was bummed out that I won't be able to repurchase this product. Too bad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have tried a lot of natural deodorants and all of them have left me smelly after a few hours. I was wary of trying this one but I saw the good reviews on another website and I'm so glad I did!
Naturally based with baking soda and essential oils to keep you from smelling bad
Cheap price (I found mine for less than $3)
Goes on clear
Smells really nice (I got the unscented kind, but I love the smell of the ess. oils)
It really does control odor extremely well (even in high heat/humidity it controls odor all day long)
Doesn't stop you from sweating
The essential oils can irritate my skin sometimes (not that often, usually if I shave my underarms too much and they're a little red)
Overall I love this product and I will continue to use this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
Was so excited to try this product because of all the great reviews. They had it no where so I had to order it online. What a waste! Yes, it smells nice and its "natural" but it irritated my skin sooooo bad. I guess it worked okay but it made my armpits itch like crazy and made them all red and flaky.Gross! My search for an aluminum free, non-irritating, effective, natural deodorant continues. As for now, I will continue using men's old spice pure sport because it works and it isn't an antiperspirant.
Update 1: I'm trying this stuff again. I love the way it smells and it works, my only problem is the irritation. I have been using it for the past 2 days with a little itching here and there but it isn't bad. I'm going to continue and see how it goes.
Update 2: Ok, so I have been using it for over a week (again) and I think I'm going to stick with it. Yeah, it still makes my pits peel a little but that's an ok trade off since I am using something natural and non antiperspirant. Plus I really like the smell. so fresh and so clean! :) Keep in mind I have tried A LOT of different natural deodorants and this one works best by far. I think I might actually buy it again unless I find some miracle natural deo.
Update 3: this is the best natural deo i have ever tried. it doesn't irritate me at all anymore... even after I shave. and it works amazingly. all day every day bo free! love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Awesome natural deodorant. I picked this up for around $2 at the grocery store, and it keeps me odor-free all day (even on busy/active days). Aluminum-free, paraben-free, just excellent! The baking soda in this really works. I think the reason for some of the negative reviews is because this contains essential oils, which can be troublesome for sensitive skin. Even though my skin is usually sensitive, I've never had a problem with this product. Also, it's just a deodorant (not an antiperspirant), so you will still sweat.