Sunday, 23 October 2011

Product Review: NATURALLY FRESH DEODORANT CRYSTAL - ROLL ON

**THIS IS A REPOST**

In addition to living as healthy a lifestyle as possible, I also try to live naturally and cleanly:
  •  My hair and skin products are either labelled as 'Natural'/'xyz free' or home-made using natural ingredients. 
  • I eat as organic as I can afford but I will admit - I don't always do this.
Which brings me to the deodorant range I'm reviewing. My friend Keris who is a Naturopathic Nutritionist advised me that my regular deodorant was not ideal if I was seriously trying to live cleaner and more naturally. The main things to look out for were: "Aluminium Free" & "Paraben Free".

I happened upon this product by pure chance, I was walking back from teaching a Spin class and saw a chemist which sold natural products. I went in to have a quick browse and saw a couple of deodorants but this stood out because in addition to meeting the requirements, it was also fragrance free (and made in America, haha!). It cost £4.99 ($3.99 in the US).


"Our elegant natural fresh deodorant crystal roll on combines all natural ingredients like alum to eliminate odor causing bacteria while providing 24 hour non-staining hypo-allergenic protection. With natural fresh deodorant crystal roll on, chamomile is added to soothe and moisturize shaved underarms. Non-sticky, non-greasy-feels like a luxurious skin lotion, all of this with our natural roll on deodorant."

Nat Fresh Deo products are aimed towards:
  • Men and Women with sensitive skin and require hypo allergenic products
  • People seeking a healthy alternative or better lifestyle (me! me!!)
  • People undergoing radiation and cancer treatments
The main things I love about this product are:
  • The obvious: it is natural! 
  • Non-staining: Deodorants I used in the past sometimes left white marks on my clothes.
  • It works:  it is a deodorant so I don't stink ;)
The first day I used it, I'll admit I got impatient because it took a little longer than my regular deodorant to dry.
Tip/Feedback: Apply immediately after you shower (once you've dried your body)
It had no smell, and I was worried it meant I would stink.
Tip/Feedback: I was wrong, although it had no smell (Fragrance Free, duhh!), I didn't stink and neither will you
I didn't feel completely dry for the 1st couple of weeks but I relented because my health was more important.
Tip/Feedback: As if by magic (seriously), my body got used to it. It dried completely within a few minutes and I stayed dry.

I really like this product, last time a friend went to America, I made sure she brought back enough to last me till Christmas ;)
Now, I recommend this product to friends, family and strangers - seriously! I have met people at parties and gone from answering questions about my hair care to telling them all about this product!

Why should YOU use this product?
  • It is a natural and healthier way to keep odours at bay 
  • It is effective, it does exactly what it says.
  • Some studies have shown that the build up of aluminium in the brain has been linked to breast cancer and brain tumours (contact keris@fitterlondon.co.uk for more info)
I really believe we all should start taking steps towards living a more natural lifestyle, too many products we use contain ingredients that we can't even pronounce, ingredients that have been processed over and over again.

And Really: Healthy living inside & out is important.

In addition to deodorants (unscented and scented), other products available include body sprays, deodorant sticks, lip balms, refrigerator fresheners and more. Look out for more reviews and Giveaways (thanks Nat Fresh Deo!).

For more info on Nat Fresh Deo:
Where to Purchase (US) (I'll post the address of the shop I bought mine later)

4 comments:

9jaFOODie said...

Quick question, what ingredient in deodorant causes the armpit to get darker?

Adura said...

Hi :)

I think it's *alcohol*.

Usually when the underarms (or any part of the body) are shaved, the razor irritates the skin (depending on how sensitive that area is). Using a deodorant that contains alcohol, shortly after shaving, usually irritates the skin further and the skin reacts to it.

Same goes for aftershaves which contain alcohol.

Natural Nigerian said...

You are so on point with deodorants being bad for you. I have tried to make the shift but unfortunately have not found anything in Nigeria so I am looking outside.

Adura said...

I'm going to email you as I have a couple of these deodorants in Lagos which I was going to use as part of a giveaway... if you're up for it, maybe you can do a review...?