Name: Citrus Natural Deodorant
From Blissoma’s website:
Medium strength odor protection, pleasant aroma, can be used after shaving, no white, oily or dusty residue and will not stain clothing, great for men, women and teens.
The handy travel-size, nonbreakable bottle means you can carry it with you everywhere and freshen up as needed
What I liked:
– keeps you smelling good for hours
– fresh and sparkling citrusy scent
– scent is neither too strong nor too subtle
– gentle, can be used even after shaving
– doesn’t stain clothes
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t last all day
Did you know that sweat itself doesn’t smell? And yet after a work out session our bodies gives off an unpleasant odour. It’s easy to blame our sweat glands, but the real culprits are the bacteria that feed off our perspiration. The greedy little critters break down sweat into aromatic fatty acids that stink.
One of the most effective ways to prevent this is to use an aluminium-based deodorant. But the controversy that surrounds this ingredient has put lots of people off it, leaving brands to look for a natural alternatives. One of the most popular, which is used in Blissoma Citrus Natural Deodorant, is Triethyl Citrate.
But, while Triethyl Citrate is safer, there is some controversy over its efficacy. In 1980, R. Osberghaus found that a deodorant containing 1% triethylcitrate, by inhibiting the enzymatic breakdown of sweat into smelly acids, worked better than one containing 0.16% triclosan. But a 1991 study contradicted these results. According to this newer study, Triethyl Citrate has no effect on odour.
So, does this mean that Triethyl Citrate is useless and Blissoma Citrus Natural Deodorant doesn’t work? Well, while we wait for science to come up with a definite verdict on Triethyl Citrate, I can tell you that Blissoma deodorant kept me smelling nice and fresh for about 7 hours. Whether this is due to Triethyl Citrate, the natural extracts, such as green tea extract which has been shown to have antimicrobial and deodorant effects, or simply to the gorgeous scent that covered body odour is hard to tell. Still, its performance, for a natural deodorant, is not bad at all, if you ask me.
Besides, I’d buy this deodorant just for the scent. I’m a sucker for anything citrus, and this one is so good! Blissoma Citrus Natural Deodorant smells like a basket of ripe and juicy mandarins and limes. Their fresh and pungent aroma, which is neither too subtle nor too strong, just makes your mouth water. But if citrus scents aren’t your cup of tea, fret not. The deodorant is also available in Juniper and Lavender.
The deodorant is also very gentle on the skin. Because the formula doesn’t contain neither alcohol nor other harsh ingredients, you can spray it even on your just-shaved armpits. No stinging. No irritation. How wonderful is that? Oh, and did I mention it doesn’t stain clothes either?
Infusion of Foeniculum vulgare* (fennel) and Camellia sinensis* (green tea), Hamamelis virginiana* (witch hazel), Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Triethyl Citrate (Ecocert approved natural ester of citric acid), Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) Extract*, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Grain Alcohol*+, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Nigella sativa (black cumin seed) Oil*, Essential oils of Citrus reticulata (mandarin), Litsea cubeba, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) FCF, Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), and Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood), Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone essential oils in this product contain: linalool**, limonene**, citronellol**
Blissoma Citrus Natural Deodorant has a natural and gentle formula that can be used even after shaving and keeps you smelling good and fresh for 7 hours. The fresh and sparkling citrusy scent is delicious!