Name: Scentless Stick Natural Deodorant
From Blissoma’s website:
This super effective natural deodorant comes in a handy stick form and includes moisturizing mango butter and natural oils as well as anti-irritant, sweat absorbing and stink-busting powders.
What I liked:
– neutralizes bad body odour
– lasts all day
– gentle, doesn’t irritate skin
– fragrance free
What I didn’t like:
– gritty texture
In their search for a natural deodorant, more and more people are turning to baking soda. Very effective at neutralizing body odour, baking soda can, however, be quite harsh. Its alkaline ph (baking soda has a ph of 8.3, while skin-friendly products have a ph between 4.5 and 5.5) can disrupt the skin’s protective barrier and irritate skin.
That’s why I don’t recommend you use plain baking soda on your armpits or use it to create your own DIY deodorant. Instead, purchase one that’s been properly formulated by cosmetic chemists to avoid nasty side effects without reducing its benefits. Like Blissoma Scentless Stick Natural Deodorant.
This stuff contains half the amount of baking soda usually found in most deodorants, and keeps you smelling good for the whole day without irritating your skin. It is also loaded with absorbing agents, such as Bentonite, Diatomaceous Earth, and Arrowroot, which soak up excess oils, moisture, and some sweat too.
The formula also includes Sunflower Oil and Mango Butter, which have moisturizing properties. Zinc Oxide here acts as an anti-irritant that soothes skin. No fragrance is added, although the deodorant has, due to its ingredients, a subtle clay smell.
The ingredients also affect its colour and texture. The bentonite gives this stick deodorant a pale grey hue, while baking soda and Diatomaceous Earth a somewhat gritty texture. If that bothers you, try holding it under your arm for a few seconds before swiping it on. The heat from your body will warm up the texture a bit, allowing for a smoother application.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) Oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) Butter, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Maranta arundinacea (Arrowroot) powder*, Zinc Oxide, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Cocos nucifera (coconut) Oil*
*from Certified Organic Agriculture
Blissoma Scentless Stick Natural deodorant neutralizes bad body odour and keeps you smelling nice for the whole day. However, its texture is a bit gritty.