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Bella Organics Iced Lemonage Deodorant Creme Review

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Bella Organics 

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Bella Organics Iced Lemonade Deodorant Creme:

Product Description

Organic, chemical-free cream deodorant that really works!  Organic arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally. Organic Shea butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin. Coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties as well as soothes and conditions the skin. Organic lemon, peppermint and tea tree essential oils provide anti-bacterial and germ-killing anti-septic properties. It leaves you feeling confidently cool, fresh and clean.

IMPORTANT: During the SUMMER months or in HOTTER climates, please choose Summer Shipping to your order so that this ITEM DOES NOT MELT DURING TRANSIT. If you do not choose this option the product may melt, to fix it simply place in the refrigerator until solid again and whip with a hand mixer.

Directions for use: Scoop a pea-sized amount from the jar with clean fingers. Rub onto each underarm until deodorant is applied.

Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, (Vegan), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Lime Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.”

Size: 2 oz

Shelf Life: 12 Months.”

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My Thoughts:

Holy cow–I am so happy to have recieved this little teensy bundle of anti-smelly goodness from Bella Organics. From my experience, one of the hardest “green” body care items to find is an all-organic deodorant that actually performs and keeps away the overhwhelming smell of body odor that accumulates after a long, grueling workout. If a natural deodorant can last thru my hardest workouts, then I am a very happy camper. I traveled to several out-of-town volleyball tournaments with this small container and found it to be ideal for that, size-wise.

This deodorant makes me a VERY happy camper. Performance AND an entirely clean, organic ingredient list. It also happens to smell like a clean, fresh dose lemon juice has been doused into your armpits. (Sorry–that’s the best way to say it).

I will be a customer of the deodorant in the future when I run out of my homemade concoction! The consistency of theirs is ideal and even better than my own. Looks like I have some tweaking to do 🙂

If you’re looking for a deodorant with the cleanest ingredients that does it’s job, this is  THE ONE! They also make several other scents (Lavender Vanilla, Lemongrass Bergamot, Vanilla Mint, Orange Spice, The Woods–for men, Ocean–for men).

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Essensia Naturals Deodorant Review

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Essensia Naturals Deodorant

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

I have been on the search for years for a deodorant, free of harmful ingredients, that is effective and has the longevity to stay effective throughout strenuous workouts. I have found and tried several ingredients that satisfied my first requirement, however they did not do the job in regards to “stink control.”

Here is how Essensia describes their product:

“Essensia’s Natural Deodorant is the most effective aluminum (aluminium) free underarm odor controlling product on the market today.

We have heard it a thousand times that natural deodorants do not work. We thought that too, so we created our own formula without aluminum. We did not make a product that just covers up or masks odor. We made a product that eliminates odor. And it eliminates odor for up to 24 hours.

Try this. Get up, shower, go to work, go out and before you go to bed have your significant other, put their nose an inch from you armpit and take a big sniff. If they exclaim, “ooh, that’s nasty”, it’s time to buy Essensia! We have run that test over a hundred times as part of our product development process. I’m relieved to say that we don’t stink anymore and you don’t have to either!

Try Essensia’s Natural Deodorant, get fresh!

Ingredients:

ORGANIC COCONUT OIL:   heals wounds, soothing, anti fungal, antibacterial

ORGANIC ARROWROOT:   dried root of the arrowroot plant, moisture absorbing, softens skin, and heals wounds

ORGANIC ALOE VERA:   moisturizer, hydrating, soothing, healing

WATER:   hydrating

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE:   from palm oil

TRIBEHENIN:   glycerine and fatty acids

SODIUM BICARBONATE:   absorbs odor

GLYCEROL OLEATE:   is the ester of glycerin and oleic acid. It is produced from oils that contain high concentrations of oleic acid, such as olive oil, peanut oil, or pecan oil.

GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OI:  antibacterial, antiseptic, helps with stress

GLUCONOLACTONE & SODIUM BENZOATE:  naturally-derived preservative from corn, sodium salt of benzoic acid, Ecocert Approved (inspection and certification body for natural and organic cosmetics)

HONEYSUCKLE EXTRACT:  anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial

LIME ESSENTIAL OiI:  antibacterial, antiviral, deodorant

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT:  from seeds and pulp of grapefruits, natural preservative

ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT:  anti-inflammatory, anti microbial

PALMAROSE ESSENTIAL OIL:   anti-infectious, antibacterial, antibiotic.”

My Description & Thoughts:

My fiancee has been on board with me in finding natural deodorant options as well, without complete satisfaction.

Enter: Essensia Natural Deodorant. He and I both applied this Essensia Deodorant in the morning and did a “pit check” every few hours to check for stinkiness. By the end of the day, we both did a pit check and were pleasantly surprised. The original scent of the deodorant had mostly faded, however, there was no stink! We are both heavy sweaters and were impressed with this product. I would imagine that most individuals who are looking for a natural deodorant are most interested in two things: clean ingredients and effective staying power. This product has mostly clean ingredients and works satisfactorily.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.