Natural Deodorants with Lafe’s and The Green Beaver Company

Going natural with your deodorants can be tricky because you may need to try out more than a few before you find one that works for you. The main issue here is that these are deodorants, not antiperspirants, so you will most likely sweat, and could possibly smell a little bit before you find “the one”. Today I’m sharing with you two deodorants that I’ve been trying lately: Lafe’s Bliss Deodorant Stick ($8.49 CAD) and the Green Beaver Citrus Natural Deodorant ($5.99 CAD).

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Lafe’s Bliss Deodorant Stick

I was happy to receive this deodorant to try out because the one I was previously using wasn’t fully natural. It was aluminum-free at least, but I wanted to go more natural.

Natural deodorant protection for those seeking an effective antibacterial blend from nature that has a fresh aroma of roses and iris.

View Ingredients for Lafe's Bliss Deodorant Stick
Propanediol – Propanediol often means Propylene Glycol, but the label says that it is Propylene Glycol Free. This is most likely corn-based, but that is just a guess on my part based on my research.
Glycerin
Water
Sodium Stearate – Sodium salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid from coconut oil.
Zinc Ricinoleate – The zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, a major fatty acid found in castor oil.
Silica
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate – An ester of capric acid and Polyglycerin-3 (q.v.). (Huh? That means absolutely nothing to me.)
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract
Saccharomyces Ferment – Bacterial enzyme from a type of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Sucrose Cocoate – Made of sucrose esters of coconut fatty acid (sugar beets & coconut oil).
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*
Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract*
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil
Allantoin – A naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.
*Certified Organic

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Lafe's Bliss Deodorant Stick

Let’s start with the scent because that’s the first thing you’ll notice when using a new deodorant. This one is scented with roses and iris, but there’s also a powdery scent mixed in with the floral that I find makes it feel very granny-ish.

You know what? This deodorant used to be called Powder and it was renamed to Bliss. I only found that out as I was writing this post and visited Lafe’s website. So my powdery scent reference is validated. 🙂

Does it prevent me from sweating? No, it does not.

Does it prevent me from smelling? No, it does not. I don’t smell that much, but I usually have to put my shirts in the laundry at the end of the day because a little sniff test detects BO on my shirts’ pits.

Green Beaver Citrus Natural Deodorant

I was looking at the deodorants at Loblaws one day and this one was on sale so I decided to give it a try.

New and improved Green Beaver Co. deodorant contain a revolutionary organic sage oil isolate which is effective at killing existing odour, as well as preventing body odour. Contains soothing Labrador Tea which combats irritation caused by shaving.

View Ingredients for Green Beaver Citrus Natural Deodorant
Propanediol – From non-GMO corn. Replaces petrol-derived propylene glycol.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*
Glycerin – Derived from coconut oil and/or sunflower oil.
Sodium Stearate – Sodium salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid from coconut oil.
Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactyl Lactate – The sodium salt of vegan lauric acid ester of lactyl lactate from coconut oil.
Triethyl Citrate – An ester of citric acid from citrus fruits.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil
Ledum Groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) Water*
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*
Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil*
Cetearyl Glucoside – From coconut oil and GMO-free corn sugar.
Glyceryl Laurate – From sunflower glycerine.
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water*
*Ingredients from organic farming
100% of the total ingredients are of natural origin
29% of the total ingredients are from organic farming

View these ingredients on CosDNA.

The Green Beaver has an Ingredient Glossary on their site that lists all of the ingredients they use and where they come from.

Green Beaver Citrus Natural Deodorant

I quite enjoy the scent of this one – it’s a good citrus scent, but really mild. I only smell it if I put my nose to it, I don’t notice it once it’s on me.

Does it prevent me from sweating? No, it does not.

Does it prevent me from smelling? No, it does not. It’s pretty much the same as with the Lafe’s: I usually have to put my shirts in the laundry at the end of the day because a little sniff test detects BO on my shirts’ pits.

Final Thoughts

While neither of these deodorants prevents me from sweating and smelling, I’m actually quite liking the Green Beaver one for now. I don’t smell during the day – at least I hope not! 😉 And although my shirts usually smell at the end of the day, it’s not that much.

The Lafe’s one isn’t bad either, but I’m just not a fan of its scent.

I will keep on experimenting with other brands and scents, but in the meantime, the Green Beaver does a decent job for me.

What natural deodorants have you tried? Any holy grails?

Both of these can also be purchased at Well.ca. If you’re a first-time buyer on Well.ca you can save $10 on your order of $40 or more with my code below.

Save $10 on your order of $40 or more at Well.ca

– Chantal 🙂

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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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