Thursday, February 14, 2013

Shockingly Good (And Effective)! AKA: Lavanila's Healthy Deodorant

From l-r: Vanilla Coconut, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Passion Fruit

So... Don't tell my hubby (he sort of despises them), but I occasionally keep up with the Kardashians (don't judge me). So I happened to catch one of the early episodes of the latest incarnation of the family's myriad of "reality" TV shows, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (and in the name of full disclosure, when I say "happened to catch" what I really mean is covertly recorded the episodes so that could watch them once the hubby was out of the house and the lil bits were napping), where we discovered that Kourtney was suffering from a bit of a body odor issue. Apparently she abstains from anti-perspirants and deodorants while breastfeeding so that her body stays chemical free. Now as a mother of 3, who has spent 5 total years of my life breastfeeding, and thus staying free from things deemed harmful for my girls (it had actually become such a way of life for me, that even now that I've stopped, I have to remind myself that it's okay to take certain medications when I'm feeling ill), I totally understand sacrificing for the benefit of your children. But I know well enough that there is a better alternative to funk...

Lavanila’s Healthy Deodorant is all-natural and aluminum-free. It delivers superior odor protection and vitamin-rich nourishment without the use of commonly feared harsh chemicals. 

I'll admit, as someone who is fiercely afraid of being stinky, I do love my anti-perspirants. So I was a bit skeptical about how effective deodorant (let alone an all natural one) would be. I am very pleased to say that I was very pleasantly surprised! 

I've been using the delicious Vanilla Grapefruit scented deodorant and not only have I not had any issues with underarm sweat or smell, I'm a huge fan of how this solid stick feels on the skin. It applies sheer (though not clear), and leaves a slightly wet, very cool feeling when you put it on. I'll admit it was a bit unusual at first, but I have grown to love the unique sensation, and I couldn't be more impressed with the results. 

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant is a powerful natural deodorant that delivers superior odor protection and vitamin-rich nourishment without the use of commonly feared harsh chemicals. The Healthy Deodorant is a 100% Healthy solution. Lavanila Laboratories delivers a new generation of 100% Healthy products that are elegant, refined and luxurious in both formulation and design. Every offering—beginning with its breakthrough fragrance collection—features all-natural, vita-rich technology to nurture one’s skin, scents to indulge one’s mood and worry-free formulations to pamper one’s soul. Lavanila is committed to using only safe, 100% natural ingredients.

The deodorants are available in 2 different sizes (2 oz. for $18 and a mini for $10) and in a variety of scents including: Vanilla Coconut, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Vanilla Passion Fruit. I'm not gonna lie, I sort of love them all (but especially the Vanilla Coconut)! Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I tried the Pure Vanilla one and was surprised how excellently it worked. I've tried other natural deodorants in the past (including Lafe's, Avalon Organics). They either left my clothes greasy (I tried one made from cocoa butter. No go.) or didn't work at all.

    I wasn't expecting much from the Lavinila one but it worked very well and is definitely up on my top favourites now.


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