Saturday, 8 October 2016

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS: Natural Deodorants (Natural Blends vs. Purely Great)

It's no surprise that our skin absorbs a lot of what we put on it. I've paid a lot more attention to my skincare and makeup ingredients, but I didn't realize there were so many hazards with something that you might not have thought twice about. Your deodorant. What I've found was surprising! Read my post about some hazardous ingredients here.

My first BATTLE OF THE BRANDS is about natural deodorants. I've never heard of these brands before and I was excited to try them both!

Natural Blends- I got a sample natural deodorant spray to try and let me tell you, the thought of a spray deodorant was foreign to me! I'm so used to rubbing a stick under my arms, but I was really impressed with the aroma and formula. The formula naturally separates, so you do have to give it a little shake before you use it. This deodorant is made with 100% pure essential oils. NICE! I liked how clean and refreshed my pits were and the only downside was that the odour protection didn't last the entire day. Since I'm running around for most of my day, 24 HR protection is important to me. In theory, I could refresh my pits at some point during the day, but when you've got a million other things to do, who has time to reapply deodorant?

Purely Great-I got the lavender deodorant in the October 2016 Little Life Box. This was my first time using a cream deodorant. I wasn't sure what to expect so when I opened the little jar, I was surprised to find a handy little stick that I could stir the deodorant. It was a think mixture that had a very lovely fragrance. I did like the formula, but I didn't like that I had to spread it on my armpits with my fingers. This did last a bit longer than the Natural Blends spray, but I just couldn't get over my fingers smelling like deodorant after I used it. No thanks! I also didn't like the residue it left on my fingers and I hate to sound like I'm complaining, but I just don't fancy washing my hands every time I have to put on deodorant. This is another step I really don't want to take, you know what I mean?? The odour neutralizing effect was much better than the Natural Blends deodorant, however, I did notice that my under arm area felt a bit sticky. Not impressed about that :(

SIDE BY SIDE- For a full day, I used the Natural Blends deodorant under one arm, and the Purely Great deodorant under the other. I made my judgements under these 4 categories:

Odour Neutralizing- Purely Great wins this one
Endurance- Purely Great, but only by a small margin
Ease of use- Natural Blends, hands down
Comfort- Natural Blends (sorry Purely Great...I don't like feeling sticky)

If you would like to learn more about these brands visit their websites at:

Natural Blends-

Purely Great-

For now I'm still on the hunt for a natural deodorant that can fulfill all my needs. 
Have you used natural deodorants? What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. A Little Bit of Gloss, thank you for your review about Natural Blends Deodorant.
    Just a little tip: As a 100% natural product, it works better when using in the morning after shower. It will protect you for all day long, until your next shower. That's usually what I do, and it works very well for me. Have a great day!!
    Maria George
    Natural Blends Deodorant


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