I'm disappointed, but I've given up. I posted before about struggling to find a more eco-friendly deodorant. Well, nothing eco-friendly was able to keep me from smelling funky by 3 pm, and one of them gave me a rash. Here's the breakdown:
Homemade, coconut oil and baking powder
I smelled like a cookie, which I didn't mind but it was kinda strong, and I couldn't tell if other people noticed. Nonetheless, the baking soda gave me a rash and further experimentation is on an indefinite hold. I threw it away, which is why its not in the photo below.
I also tried 3 other semi-'natural' deodorants:
|Tom's deodorant, Tom's deodorant/antiperspirant, Lush bar, standard brand-name.|
Aromaco deodorant bar from Lush
Smell's good and mild, but applying it is a pain (literally, it's hard to get it to melt so it scrapes over my skin). And doesn't really last.
Tom's of Maine, aluminum-free deodorant
Like the smell (lavender), but it fades by mid-afternoon. And reapplication only helped for an hour or so.
Tom's of Maine, Naturally Dry Antiperspirant
Unscented. Literally lasts about an hour. I smelled gross.
And with that $20 spent, I decided to cut my losses and slink back to chemical, unrecyclable (but cheap!) Secret.
Although actually, with the new expansion to recycling, I might be able to recycle the container if I clean it first. Not ideal, but better than tossing it.
*The brand is really irrelevant, it was just on sale.