Speak 09 Deodorant Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the 09 Deodorant Cream from Speak. It came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin. Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve made the switch to natural deodorant a few years ago, and have had various degrees of success using natural deodorants. Some work amazingly well, some are just ok, and some are not a good match for my body chemistry.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I’ve had better luck using deodorants with baking soda in them as they tend to last longer for me, but because I have sensitive skin, I sometimes react to the baking soda. To reduce the chances of a reaction occurring, I tend to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my skin a break.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this natural deodorant works really well and it holds up all day! And it keeps my underarms a lot drier than most baking soda free formulas. My only complaint is that it doesn’t smell like lavender to me at all! It doesn’t really smell like anything.

Update March 19th – The Mister has started trying this deodorant out and he said that it works amazing for him even though he finds the cream application to be weird! He has a job where he is moving about (and sweating a lot) and so far, he has not been smelly when he gets home from work!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 

Do you use natural deodorants?

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions February 2020

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My February Petit Vour box finally arrived on February 28th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour February 2020

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3586 my box cost me $31.25 CAD this month.

Petit Vour February 2020

Let’s take a closer look:

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Hydrating Moisturizer – sample size 0.5oz / 15ml , $20 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml, $68 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant nourishment and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin-boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D supports skin health, providing powerful hydrating properties. This moisturizer may improve suppleness and the appearance of skin color and tone while promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry Extract, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. 

 

My moisturizer stash is getting low, so this came at the perfect time! I’ve really liked everything I’ve tried from Goldfaden MD, so I’m sure that this will be awesome!

KVoss Lip Treatment – full size 7ml / 0.24oz $17 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.
  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

I’ve had a few things from KVoss via Petit Vour, and I liked them all, and hello – lip balm addict here, so I’m super happy to try this one out!

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream – 1oz / 30g $12 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin.

Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy.

Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Hopefully this will work well for me. Natural deodorants with baking soda tend to work better for me, but sometimes irritate my skin, so having a baking soda free one will give my skin a break. I’ll let you know if this one works for me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Minis – sample size 22ml each $10 USD, travel size 60ml / 2oz shampoo $9 USD, conditioner $9.50 USD, full size 9.3oz / 275ml shampoo $34 USD, conditioner $36 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

Shampoo: Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Conditioner: An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

These sound awesome, I can’t wait to try them out!

Petit Vour February 2020

This month’s box is worth a total of $59 USD which works out to $80.16 CAD. What do you think of this month’s box?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

Native Deodorant – Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily Scent

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Today I have  a little review of the Sensitive Formula from Native Deodorant. Both myself and the Mister have tested out the regular formula natural deodorants and find them to work really well (review is here). I have sensitive skin, and have occasionally reacted to baking soda in natural deodorants if I use it daily for long periods of time. Because of this, I try to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my sensitive underarm skin a break.

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So why don’t I just use a baking soda free deodorant all the time? Honestly, it is mainly because most sensitive formula / baking soda free deodorants just don’t work that well for my body and will usually suddenly stop working after abut four hours (sometimes less).

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So how does the Native Sensitive Deodorant measure up?

It applies smoothly without any dragging or crumbling – very creamy. The scent is subtle and fresh. And most importantly, it works for more than four hours on me! I’d say that it works well on me for about 16 hours before it starts to wear off. And when it does start to wear off, it is very gradual –  I don’t suddenly become a stink-beast (thankfully)!

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), arrowroot powder, stearyl alcohol, magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), shea butter, coconut oil, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglycerol-3 beeswax (cera bellina wax), jojoba esters, tocopherol (Vitamin E), L. acidophilus (natural bacteria found in your body already), maltodextrin, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate + proprietary oil blend (fragrance).

I think that what makes this sensitive formula work so well  is the milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and acidophilus (probiotic) content as none of the sensitive deodorants that I’ve previously tried contained either of these ingredients.

Do you use natural deodorants? If so, which one(s) do you use?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Native Deodorant Reviews

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Today I have a review of the women’s and men’s deodorants from Native. Both myself and the Mister have been testing them out for the past two and a half weeks and I think we are ready to give our opinion on the Lavender and Rose and the Cedar and Sea Salt formulas. [info in italics taken from the Native website]

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made in the United States. We never test on animals, except humans who volunteer to test Native. Native Deodorant fights odors and wetness, and is made without aluminium.

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made with ingredients you can pronounce, and is made without parabens. We use baking soda to neutralize odors, arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and acidophilus to eliminate odor-causing fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Native Deodorant actively protects against odors, so you can remain active and confident all day long.

Both myself and the Mister made the switch from anti-perspirants to natural deodorants
a few years ago, and have tested out several different ones over the years, with varied results.
Native Deodorant
Originally I was going to review these deodorants after just one week of use, but then Montreal was hit with a major heatwave, so I decided to extend the wear testing to see how it measured up against extreme high heat and humidity.
Both the Lavender + Rose and the Cedar + Sea Salt Deodorants are mildly scented – perfect for individuals with sensitive noses.
Native Deodorant
Both myself and the Mister found that the Native Deodorants worked amazingly well, even under the extreme heat and humidity of the past week!
I found that my underarms seemed to be less wet, and the deodorant held up until washing it off the next day! I’ve never had a deodorant work so effectively and as long when it is this hot! And so far, it has not not irritated my sensitive underarm skin, even though I purchased the regular formulation (not the sensitive one).
Native Deodorant
I think I may have finally found THE ONE for me! The Mister feels the same way.
Native Deodorants are available in regular and a sensitive formulas – in classic and seasonal scents, as well as unscented versions, and cost $12 USD per stick, with free shipping to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and the UK.
They send really cute emails when they receive your order, and when they send out the shipping confirmation email.
Native Deodorant
Have you tried this one?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: I purchased this! And I’ll do it again!

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek – Now Testing

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Just a sneak peek of what I’m in the process of testing.

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will know that I placed an order with Native for two of their natural deodorants – one for me, and one for the Mister.

Native Deodorant

We’ve both been using natural deodorants for a few years now, so we won’t go through the detox process that underarms go through when making the switch from anti-perspirant to deodorant.

The review will follow once we’ve had a chance to test them out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I paid for this!

Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula Review

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Today I have a review of the new Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorant from Schmidt’s Naturals. I’ve previously reviewed the regular formula here if you want to check it out. I’ve tried numerous natural deodorants with varied results, but the Schmidt’s was by far the best one that I’ve ever used as it was long lasting and didn’t seem to crap out after a few hours. Not only did it keep my underarms from getting smelly, it kept them dry.

Fast forward to a year later of using the regular formula, and I started to develop a sensitivity to the baking soda. I’ve had this happen before with other natural deodorants with baking soda – usually fairly quickly. The reaction starts with my underarms getting red and irritated, and my skin will start looking similar to eczema, and as it heals, the skin will peel off. Normally when this starts to happen, I switch back to one of my baking soda free deodorants (that just don’t seem to work as well for me), to give my underarms a break.

Schmidt's

So when Schmidt’s announced on their Instagram and Twitter that they were introducing some new sensitive formula deodorants, I commented that I needed to try it due to developing a baking soda sensitivity, and they told me to contact their customer service for some tips, the information below is taken from my email correspondence:

We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing sensitivity while using Schmidt’s. It’s possible the discomfort is due to a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient (such as baking soda), pH level of the skin, transitioning from antiperspirant (some people report going through a “detox” period), or it could even be that you’re applying more than is needed. Our product is effective and fast-absorbing, and can be used in smaller quantities than you may be used to applying with conventional deodorants and antiperspirants. We suggest starting with 1-2 swipes with our stick applicator or about half a pea-sized amount under each arm when using our jar applicator. Some people apply a small amount of moisturizer such as coconut oil before applying the deodorant and find that this does the trick for them.

Because I’ve been using natural deodorants for several years now, I’m long past the detox period, and had already tried the coconut oil trick to try to minimize the irritation.

Schmidt's

I had several emails back and forth with their customer service, and they offered to replace my existing regular formula with either their new Charcoal and Magnesium Deodorant (with baking soda) or with one of their Sensitive Formula Deodorants!

Our Sensitive Skin are formulated without baking soda-they use magnesium to neutralize odour, and are formulated specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection from wetness and odour that is especially gentle on skin. This formula prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency, topped off with inviting essential oils that are renowned for the skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.

I decided to try out the sensitive formula since I was certain that it was the baking soda that was causing my reaction. I have to say that their customer service is EXCELLENT.

The Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorants come in six different scents – Coconut Pineapple, Jasmine Tea, Lavender Tips, Geranium Flower, Tea Tree and Fragrance Free. I chose to get the Lavender Tips scent to try out.

Schmidt's

I’ve been using the Lavender Tips Sensitive Skin Deodorant for a several weeks now, and I have to say that I’m impressed! It works better for me than any other baking soda free deodorant that I’ve tried thus far. It is long lasting, I can put it on in the morning, and it keeps me smelling fresh all day. My underarms got a little damp once or twice, but I didn’t get smelly. Overall I’m really liking this one, and I think I’ll be using the Sensitive Formula most of the time, and only break out the regular formula one for days when I know I’ll be really active.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Product sent as a free replacement for my original deodorant that I had purchased myself.

 

 

Schmidt’s Deodorant Review

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

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Today I’m reviewing two Schmidt’s Deodorants. Schmidt’s Deodorants are natural, vegan and cruelty-free and are available in stick or jar format in five different scents: lavender and sage, bergamot and lime, cedarwood and juniper, ylang-ylang and calendula, and fragrance free.

I’ve been testing the Ylang-Ylang and Calendula, and the Mr. has been testing the Cedarwood and Juniper scent.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

The elegant aroma of Ylang-Ylang + Calendula is sweet with delicate floral notes. This formula is soothing to the skin with enhanced antibacterial protection.

Ingredients (Ylang-Ylang and Calendula scent): Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) essential oil, Calendula officinalis (calendula) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E)

 

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Cedarwood + Juniper is a favorite among men and women alike. This provocative blend offers a warm, woody scent that is irresistible, with antiseptic & detoxifying benefits.

Ingredients (Cedarwood and Juniper scent): Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar) essential oil, Juniperus (juniper) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E)

For the past week (me), and for the past two weeks (the Mr.) , have been wear testing these deodorants under pretty tough testing conditions as the weather has been super hot and humid, and the final test was yesterday with a 5.4 km hike in Rigaud! *see my Instagram for a few photos*

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

These deodorants REALLY WORK! Yesterday was a really active day, and there was lots of sweating during our hot afternoon hike. But neither of us smelled AT ALL! Not even a tiny bit!

Schmidt’s is long lasting, I’d say easily 20 to 24 hours. And no skin irritation reported by either of us. Out of all the deodorants that we have tested, I think that this brand might work the best for both of our body chemistries!

In case you’ve missed it, I’ve reviewed a few different deodorants, the first in my blog post about switching from anti-perspirant to deodorant where I talk about the detox process, and review three different brands (Primal Pit Paste, Zabana Essentials, and Earth Science Naturals), Herban Cowboy, and last week’s review of the Tom’s of Maine deodorant.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things!

 

Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant in Soothing Calendula

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Today I’m reviewing the Long Lasting Deodorant from Tom’s of Maine in the Soothing Calendula scent.

Just a few points to remember from my previous deodorant reviews – 1. Every one’s body chemistry is different, what works for me might not work for you (and vice versa), 2. If you are new to switching from anti-perspirant to deodorant, there is a detox period (I wrote about this process previously, check it out here), and 3. I have sensitive skin, and certain ingredients can trigger skin irritation.

Here’s a little info about the product from the website:

Clinically proven 24-hour odor protection. Dermatologist tested. Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting deodorant sticks provide clinically proven 24-hour odor protection to help keep you feeling fresh throughout the day! This effective long-lasting, aluminum-free deodorant stick contains the botanical ingredient hops to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. The Soothing Calendula stick contains 100% natural fragrance to help keep you feeling confidently fresh all day!

Let’s take a peek at the ingredient list:

Propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, aloa vera leaf juice (organic), glyceryl laurate, natural fragrance, hops [CO2] extract, sunflower seed oil (organic), ascorbic acid, lemongrass oil (organic)

My Experience:

I tested out this deodorant for a full week. The week that I wear-tested the Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant was super hot and humid, so I knew that I would definitely be putting this product through a tough test.

First off, this deodorant stick is gentle on the underarms, and applies easily. I did not experience any skin irritation with this one. The scent is mild and pleasant. I can’t say that it lasted 24 hours on me, but it lasted fairly well, anywhere from 10 to 12 hours most days, and on the hottest and most active day, I’d say that it lasted about 8 hours. On me, this deodorant gradually stops working (giving you time to “touch up” before getting smelly), not like the Herban Cowboy one that abruptly stopped working and went from smelling great to dumpster stench on both myself and the Mr. (review is here).

Overall, this one works pretty well on me. If you’ve made the switch from antiperspirants to deodorants, how was your experience? Which one do you use?

Both myself and the Mr. have been testing out yet another brand of deodorant this past week (another super hot and humid week). Next week I’ll be posting my review with both of our experiences.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Herban Cowboy Deodorant Reviews

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I purchased two deodorants from Herban Cowboy a few weeks ago for myself and the Mr. to test out. We’ve both made the switch from anti-perspirants to deodorants about two years ago, and wanted to try some new ones.

Herban Cowboy Maximum Protection Deodorant

Herban Cowboy deodorants are free of propylene glycol, triclosan, and aluminum. They are vegan and cruelty-free and are supposed to be long lasting.

I picked out the Herban Cowboy for Her, Maximum Protection Deodorant in Love for me, and for the Mr. I got Herban Cowboy Maximum Protection Deodorant in Dusk.

Here’s the ingredient list for Love:

Ingredients: Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aqua, Sodium Stearate, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Mineral Salts, Fragrance

Love has a mild, pleasant, slightly herbal scent, with a faint musk undertone. And Dusk has a generic slightly stronger “manly deodorant” scent.

Neither of us experienced any skin sensitivity or irritation while using them.

Both of us had very similar experiences with using the deodorants. They worked well. Until they didn’t. It works great, and then BAM! It doesn’t work and both of us found that when it stops working, it REALLY stops working, worse than if we had skipped wearing deodorant that day.

If I know that I am going to have a long day, I bring it with me to touch up, since it seems to break down and stop working after anywhere from 6 to 8 hours, depending on activity level.

Because everyone has different body chemistry, you might try this deodorant and it will work amazingly well. Or you might have a similar experience. The only way to know, is to take a chance and try it out.

This is my second blog post about natural deodorants. For the original post, and talk about the underarm detox process that happens after switching from anti-perspirant to deodorant click the link to check it out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Also – I went for my first run of the season this morning! It felt great to ease my way back into running, and my knees did not bother me at all! My endurance is not great, but it is always like that when I first start running again each year.

Dislosure: I purchased these things!