Product: Soapwalla Deodorant Cream
Size: 2 oz.
Available at: etsy.com and other various online sources
Ingredients: Organic jojoba, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils; shea butter; a combination of all-natural and gluten-free vegetable clays and powders; aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate; organic vegan kosher glycerin; a combination of organic lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, bergapten-free bergamot and tea tree essential oils.
Background story: I have tried a couple of crystal deodorants and one from Tom’s of Maine. None of these worked well for me and I wanted to try the Soapwalla deodorant, which is known throughout the natural beauty world as being the go-to deodorant for people looking to switch from their aluminum antiperspirant.
My experience: This is my new favorite deodorant. I was hesitant to use this product because I had never used a cream deodorant. Surprisingly, I found that I liked applying the cream versus a regular deodorant stick for two reasons: 1) applying the product with my fingers means less pulling and rubbing on my sensitive skin and 2) it feels very moisturizing since the product begins to melt once it touches my skin. I like the tea tree/peppermint/lavender scent, but it is quite strong. The scent does fade throughout the day. As far as effectiveness is concerned, this deodorant does a decent job of keeping me fresh-smelling. I usually sweat when I am anxious and nervous. I find that I still sweat while using this product, but since this deodorant contains clays and vegetable powders to inhibit excess moisture, my sweatiness is usually short-lived. I am a little worried that this deodorant may stop working. I have read a couple of reviews that say the Soapwalla deodorant may only work for certain people for a few weeks/months, and then it doesn’t work at all. This has not been my experience. So far, so good.
Pros: Affordable price for a clean deodorant; really good customer service from Rachel, the creator of Soapwalla; no aluminum or sulfates (of course!); the smooth consistency of the deodorant (like frosting!); decent packaging for a small business
Cons: People have reported irritation from the baking soda; the need to wash of your hands after applying the deodorant; strong tea tree and peppermint scent may not agree with everyone
Best for: Anyone looking for an affordable and clean deodorant/antiperspirant who likes to support small businesses with amazing customer service.
*I did not receive money or compensation for this review. I purchased this product from Spirit Beauty Lounge.
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(image credits: Soapwalla, my own, my own)