I finally made a visit to my (awesome) neighborhood’s newest shop, Ecolicious, this weekend. My favorite purchase so far? My new Florere Deodorant Cream. Don’t let anyone tell you that organic or natural cosmetics don’t work, people. This stuff is the real deal.
What I tried: Florere Deodorant Cream ($8.50 online, $6 in-store at Ecolicious). Originally, I picked up the stick formula, but Marley (co-owner of the shop, with business partner Fiona) suggested I try the cream in a jar instead, because she prefers it. I’m really glad she did, because although I was initially a little wary of deodorant from a jar (how much do I need to use? how exactly do I apply this stuff?), so far I am loving it. This could turn out to be one of those life-changing purchases that I wish I’d tried years ago.
First impressions: At first, I was a little intimidated with deodorant cream that didn’t come in a stick form, but I really shouldn’t have been—using this stuff is really easy. Here’s what you do: use the spoon that comes with the jar to spoon out a nickel-sized amount (plenty for both underarms) and warm it in your hands until it’s nice and smooth. With your fingers, rub the deodorant into your underarms. Rub any remaining cream into your hands. Just make sure you either wash your hands before doing your makeup or put your deodorant on after you put on your makeup.
What caught me by surprise: How well it worked. This stuff is AWESOME. It smells a little like lavender and sage (but the scent is not strong). No sweatiness, no stinkiness, even after an entire day of activity. Plus, it’s really moisturizing, which is a nice change from the over-drying conventional deodorants I’ve used and the still-sweaty feeling I had when I used Tom’s of Maine antiperspirant, which isn’t as pure as I would like anyway. Plus, the cream is vegan, with no aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, or petroleum by-products.
Bonus: My little jar is going to last me a lot longer than a stick of regular deodorant, so it’s a money-saver, too. And the jar is glass, so I can toss it in the recycling bin when I’ve used it all up.
So, what do you think? Will you give deodorant cream a try? —Aleigh
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(Image via Florere)