Many of us wonder what kind of damage we are doing by using deodorants. Of course studies show that our traditional deodorants have harmful chemicals and basically we are placing these products under our arms where we have vital lymph nodes. Not so smart!
So recently, I received a natural deodorant in my Seasons Box. Which is a monthly Well Being Subscription Box, where they send products on a monthly basis, full size to their subscribers that are all natural, environmentally friendly, etc.
I was very excited to have received the "Crawford Street Lemon Deodorant Cream" in my recent box. I had heard good things about this product and thought that this would be my chance to finally use a "healthier product" as a deodorant.
CRAWFORD STREET SKIN CARE
* Located in Toronto, Ontario - this is so exciting that this company is local and Canadian! yeah!
This citrus scented cream deodorant is completely natural and it works! It includes over ten essential oils that are deodorising, antibacterial and anti fungal. No aluminium, no parabens, no yellow shirt stains!
Retail: $12.00 for 2 fl. oz. or 60ml
Ingredients: Cetearyl alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl sulfate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Theobro ma cacao (Cocoa butter), Sodium bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Citrus limonum (Lemon) oil and other essential oils.
HOW TO APPLY: With fingers. You only require a dime size amount for each underarm. Apply in circular motion and cover all the underarm area. Apply to clean dry skin.
THE REVIEW ON THIS PRODUCT:
The cream is firm at the beginning, however, it is very pliable and easily rubs into skin. It has a nice consistency and texture. It smells lemon fresh. When placed under the arm it is not greasy or sticky and does not leave any residue on clothing.
CON: Unfortunately for me, it caused a really bad irritation under my underarms. They became very discoloured. They were not itchy, however, the underarm area did change in colour to a very dark discolouration. At first I thought that this was the toxins from my regular deodorant coming out, but after 5 weeks of using this product and the discolouration not subsiding, I stopped using it.
RESULTS AFTER NOT USING PRODUCT: My skin went back to it's normal colour after 4 days. I no longer have the discolouration under my underarms.
RECOMMENDATION: Use at your own discretion. This product has received fabulous reviews from many other Bloggers and unfortunately for me, it was a bust!
ABOVE PHOTO - DISCOLOURATION OF UNDERARM AREA AFTER USE OF PRODUCT
I hope this product works for you. Good luck and thank you for reading my humble Blog.