Monday, 16 July 2012
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream review
I waited until a weekend (back in May) to test the Soapwalla out, and have been using it ever since. It's a minty-smelling thick yellow paste that you rub in to your armpit and let absorb before dressing. I find a five pence piece sized dab for each armpit is enough, and it rubs in easily. I don't smell sweaty, even at the end of a very hot and humid day, and I also find I actually sweat a little less with this than I did with my usual anti-perspirant roll-on. Of course, this is very much a your-mileage-may-vary type of product and I wouldn't claim that it'll work for everyone as well as it has for me. If you are looking for an aluminium-free alternative to mainstream deodorants though this is the only one I'd recommend from those I've tried, and the only one I will repurchase.
Picture to show texture:
If the weather is very hot (remember we had that one week?) it does liquify and separate a little. Stir with an orange stick and stick in the fridge if the change in texture bothers you; I just stir and apply as normal without refrigerating.
Don't apply it directly after shaving. Really don't. Even if you think you have super tough underarm skin that never stings when you apply a normal anti-perspirant after shaving. I've switched to shaving my armpits in the evening now.
Soapwalla is available at www.beingcontent.com in the UK and costs £14 for 2oz, or directly from Soapwalla in the US on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/soapwallakitchen. I'm about halfway through my pot (used every day) after 2-3 months.
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.
Disclosure: PR sample