Friday, April 17, 2009

Avalon Organics Peppermint Deodorant - Product Review

So I decided to share another little product review with all of you before heading out to work.

One of the hardest things I've had to face since striving to go green has been deodorants. When I read about the aluminum and petroleum derivatives in antiperspirants could be linked to breast cancer (although sources seem to argue both sides), I decided why take chances.

But switching and finding the right natural deodorant has been proving harder than I could have imagined and since it can get very costly to try and try and try again, I decided to share with you thoughts on the ones I will try and maybe save you some money in the process.

My first attempt was with Avalon Organics Peppermint Deodorant.

At first, I thought it was great! The smell is wonderful and it gave me a cool sensation when I applied it. I thought it was a bit runny and it takes a little while longer to dry, but that was to be expected without all the chemicals in there. I tried it around the house that first week-end and reapplied only once midday and was satisfied enough to wear it out the following Monday at work.

Well, what I quickly found out was that “home-testing” and “real-world testing” are 2 very different things. I unfortunately found myself having to reapply 2-3 times and on that one faithful day I was in a long meeting when the time to reapply came… well… I don’t have to tell you about the embarrassing details.

Now there is a small chance that it was the fragrance that did not suit me. Maybe if I would try one of their other fragrances (they also have lemon, rosemary, wild yam and lavender), but for me, it is not worth the money.

Now I am still using it : AT HOME ON THE WEEK-ENDS! But I would not recommend it for everyday use.

Now please keep in mind that this is not a negative review on ALL Avalon Organics products.

What brands of deodorants have you tried?


Small Footprints said...

Have you tried the deodorant crystals? They are actually alum rocks and I've been told that they work quite well. They don't actually stop the sweat ... they just neutralize any bacteria which are the source of odor. I haven't tried them yet but ... plan to. I've also noticed that becoming vegan has changed my Ph ... and it seems to have eliminated body odors. We'll see, for sure, this summer when things warm up. :)

BTW ... thank you for following Reduce Footprints. I'm following you, as well, and will add you to my blog roll.

Take Care!

Small Footprints