After months of trying to find a natural deodorant that is free of aluminum and aluminum salts I finally came across this gem by Weleda!
For many years I have used and loved Secret and Dove deodorant, but I finally decided to make a switch from aluminum containing deodorants. Aluminum has been linked to many illnesses and diseases such as Cancer, Alzheimer's, tumor growth and more. Aluminum can seep into your pores making it easily absorbed into your blood stream and it also acts as an antiperspirant blocking off sweating, an important role in releasing toxins from the body. I decided that I didn't want to use aluminum products anymore.
The search to find a great aluminum free deodorant that works hasn't been easy! I first switched to the Crystal stick and Crystal liquid roller. Though the liquid Crystal roller actually worked for me, it is made from '100% Natural Salts', little do they tell you that those Salts also contain Aluminum! :(
Below is a photo of the Crystal deodorant. It says NO Aluminum Chlorohydrate. I feel like this marketing label is very deceiving! It doesn't contain this popular form of Aluminum but it certainly contains another. I was so upset when I found out and very grateful I decided to do my homework on the ingredients. I left a note on their Facebook page and tossed their products into the waste basket.
Next I tried Tom's of Maine's 100% Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant in Apricot. It worked great for me at first but a few days in, I woke up with a terrible rash under my arms! My underarms were welted, itchy and burning. Turns out there is an ingredient that I am allergic to in the product. I checked online and it seems that many customers were having the same reaction. My boyfriend uses the Tom's of Maine without any problems, it may work for you too. :)
Okay Ladies, on to the Review!!
Weleda is an amazing brand from Switzerland! They make so many lovely products, especially for Skin that it's a shame I didn't try this Deodorant sooner!
This deodorant is a liquid spray and is completely 101% free of Aluminum and Aluminum Salts! I researched each and every ingredient. :)
The ingredients that this deodorant is created from are made from completely safe derivatives. Ingredients like the gorgeous Damask Rose essential oil and Lemon essential oil creative a beautiful scent!
At first the scent is a little harsh, a little bitter and a little overwhelming of Wild Rose, but it eventually calms down to a nice feminine scent. You have to really enjoy the scent of Wild Rose to love this deodorant. They also have other scents like Sage and Citrus. I have found that the Wild Rose is the best working deodorant and second is Sage. The Citrus smells good like Sierra-Mist Lemon Lime Soda ;) but it doesn't seem as effective as Rose.
It takes me 2 sprays on each underarm after the shower and a touch up spray later in the evening or after/before a workout to keep any odor at bay.
With the Citrus it takes me about 3 Sprays on each underarm about 3 times a day. I think the Wild Rose does a better job of masking and eliminating odors.
Though this deodorant isn't like Secret where you can apply in the morning and not worry about odor the rest of the day, I believe it's worth the small effort. Especially since I am doing something positive for my body.
If I have a very important event where I absolutely need to smell 100% all day or if I'm wearing a white/gray top and can't have any sweat, I will switch back to regular deodorant for a day. Though I definitely try to avoid that when possible!
Overall I highly recommend trying Weleda's deodorant and other products! You can visit their website here to see all the fab items and learn more about the ingredients they use. :)
We rate Weleda's Wild Rose Deodorant a perfect
We also award this product our Moxie Green Beauty Award for being 100% Natural AND Effective!
Thank you making great products!