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 [contentblock id=leaf] 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 [contentblock id=leaf]
Water [contentblock id=leaf]
Sodium Stearate [contentblock id=leaf] Sodium salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid from coconut oil.
Zinc Ricinoleate [contentblock id=leaf] The zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, a major fatty acid found in castor oil.
Silica [contentblock id=leaf]
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch [contentblock id=leaf]
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 [contentblock id=leaf]
Saccharomyces Ferment [contentblock id=leaf] Bacterial enzyme from a type of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Sucrose Cocoate [contentblock id=leaf] Made of sucrose esters of coconut fatty acid (sugar beets & coconut oil).
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice [contentblock id=leaf]
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract* [contentblock id=leaf]
Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract* [contentblock id=leaf]
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil [contentblock id=leaf]
Allantoin [contentblock id=leaf] A naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.
*Certified Organic

View these ingredients on CosDNA.

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 [contentblock id=leaf] From non-GMO corn. Replaces petrol-derived propylene glycol.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice* [contentblock id=leaf]
Glycerin [contentblock id=leaf] Derived from coconut oil and/or sunflower oil.
Sodium Stearate [contentblock id=leaf] Sodium salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid from coconut oil.
Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactyl Lactate [contentblock id=leaf] The sodium salt of vegan lauric acid ester of lactyl lactate from coconut oil.
Triethyl Citrate [contentblock id=leaf] An ester of citric acid from citrus fruits.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil [contentblock id=leaf]
Ledum Groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) Water* [contentblock id=leaf]
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil* [contentblock id=leaf]
Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil* [contentblock id=leaf]
Cetearyl Glucoside [contentblock id=leaf] From coconut oil and GMO-free corn sugar.
Glyceryl Laurate [contentblock id=leaf] From sunflower glycerine.
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water* [contentblock id=leaf]
*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.

– 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.
  • jemrah

    i find that natural deodorants leave me feeling ‘sticky’ within an hour – is this just me? Have you tried Purely Great cream deodorant? I am curious what you think of that one… thanks!

    • Hmm, I haven’t noticed that sticky feeling. Although I still sweat so sometimes I will feel wet rather quickly depending on if I’m warm and running around. Other days I can go the entire day without sweating.
      I’ll have to look into Purely Great cream deodorant, I’ve never heard of that one. Thank you!

  • Kathleen Medjuck

    In my opinion, the absolute best natural deodorants contain charcoal. I’ve tried PiperWai and Back in Black by Sudsatorium and they both work really well. I tried sooooo many of the baking soda/corn starch based ones and they were terrible for me. Sometimes to the point of causing rashes and I smelled really bad, like toxic bad. After at least 6 months of using charcoal based, I don’t even smell the same when I go without. The toxins that had built up from years of antiperspirants have finally been leached out altogether thanks to the charcoal. BTW, if you try PiperWai, I’d recommend the tub and not the stick. Stick kinda hurts but they are working on it. There are no scent options but I got used to PiperWai and Back in Black actually smells like baby powder once it’s been on for a while (at least it does on my husband and I). I’m waiting on an order of The Takesumi Detox deodorant. Wanted to try it out because the Back in Black was sold out. Fingers crossed. Good luck in your search.

    • I’m only starting with natural deodorants and have yet to try one with charcoal, but I’ve heard great things about them. I’ll definitely check out PiperWai and Sudsatorium, thank you for the recommendations! I’ve also heard great things about the Takesumi Detox deo. There’s another one for the list to try! 🙂