3.4.13

Faith in Nature Aloe Vera & Chamomile Deodorant


I have been testing three products from Faith in Nature and I previously reviewed one of their hand washes (click here). I've been trying to switch over to natural deodorants with little success and I always resort back to one from the supermarket. The attraction to trying a deodorant from Faith in Nature was I liked the price point (£3.99) and re-fills are available. It is free from aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens and alcohol. I chose Aloe Vera & Chamomile because I know these are gentle ingredients for sensitive skin.

Ingredients (from website) - Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, Ammonium alum, Glycerin*, Polyglyceryl-4 caprate*, Chamomilla recutita flower extract**Citrus aurantium amara fruit extract*Tocopherol*Parfum*Citric acid* Xanthan gum*Caprylyl/capryl glucoside*Caprylic acid*Sodium citrate*Lactic acid *Limoneneº Linaloolº Geraniolº (* Vegetable derived ingredient, ** Organic certified ingredient, º from essential oils)

This is a roller ball deodorant so you do end up flapping your arms about waiting for it to dry. I didn't find this too much of a hassle but I must admit it's one of the reasons I prefer aerosols. I think this deodorant wears better on me than Dr Organic (link to my review). I can go a work day without reapplying and by the time I get home I start to notice my own scent creeping through. I have a desk job and the weather has been cold so I haven't put this through the sweat test. It did survive a vigorous house work session but I can't comment on how it holds up during an aerobics class.

The downside for me is Ammonium alum works best when applied regularly to freshly washed skin. I don't shower every day, for a variety of reasons, so that means doing the "Pommie Wash" (flannel + sink). I will be honest, I have resorted to my nasty aerosol on more than one occasion. I am not sure I can make a permanent commitment to this deodorant.

Even though I'm undecided I would still like to recommend because I know many of my readers are committed to finding "healthy" deodorants.  I certainly think the price point is better than most and the option to refill is something I do not recall being offered by others. 

What do you think? Would you like to give this a try or have you found your perfect natural deodorant?



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18 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah - Have you tried Biosen? I use their stick deodorant and it seems to work well for me even when it's hot. It's a dry stick rather than a roll on but you can get the spray or roller too. It's aluminium free and seems to agree with me. Thanks for this review. Deodorant is an interesting one,and one I'm following with interest x

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    1. I haven't tried Biosen because I'm not happy about some of the ingredients used. They use Alcohol Denat, Propylene Glycol and don't declare the source of Parfum plus Butylphenyl Methylpropional is a synthetic fragrance.

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    2. That's interesting info. Have you come across a deoderant that you would say is say 90% effective but still free-from most chemical nasties? It appears to me that some areas like make-up, deoderants etc are really hard to get totally free-from. What's your take on Titanium Oxide in Make-up? I've found that in a lot of free-from make-up but when I Googled it, there were concerns about it. It just seems so very confusing !

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    3. So far I've only tested Dr Organic and Faith in Nature. From what I read it looks you need to find the right set of ingredients that work with your body chemistry. I think that is why opinions vary so much in reviews. I only wear foundation and it's only been this year that I switched out to a natural mineral powder. I haven't done much research into Titanium Oxide it is something which I should probably become more aware of. Going natural is very confusing as opinion is often divided on ingredients. I often suggest you need to do what you are comfortable with.

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  2. I've definitely been thinking of investing in a natural deodorant as I don't feel good about what I'm using everyday at the moment. This one sounds good, but I think I might look out for a solid stick as I've heard those are great and quick to apply x

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    1. If you find a stick version let me know as I always find roll ons :)

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  3. Natural deodorant that works well is so hard to find! I don't know if you'd consider making your own, but I've gotten the best results from a simple DIY of coconut oil, baking powder, and a couple other ingredients. I'd love to be able to buy deodorant every now and then too, but I just haven't found one that works as well!

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    1. I haven't really thought about making my own as I'm lazy :)

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  4. Finding deos are the bane of my life haha just because basically all the supermarket ones are testing on animals so it's a nightmare! This wouldn't really work for me as I don't shower in the morning :/ the next one I am going to try is a Dr Hauschka one as that is CF and I've read a review which says it works quite well so we'll see how that goes... £12 but eek! xx

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    1. I keep hearing good things about Dr Hauschka but it's the price that is putting me off but I think next time I get a discount for an online retailer I will try that one :)

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  5. I must admit that I haven't switched my deodrant over just yet. I'm going to order a couple within the next few days and try them out. I'm a Dove cream stick deodrant wearer usually (I switched frm aerosol years ago after that whole aerosol cancer thing went around) and so I'm hoping I can find a natural cream deodrant because I really really hate normal roll ons.

    Gem x
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    1. I am interested to see what you end up trying :)

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  6. Hi Sarah :)
    I have a mixed relationship with the Crystal Body Deodorant Stick - sometimes it really works even when put to the test, and other times it just doesn't! But I think it has to do with how you apply it, I'd recommend you try it out though. As of yesterday I'd been applying it by wetting the top of the stone and rubbing it onto the skin until it dries out (a suggestion I read somewhere online), which takes some time but I think it's working (...at least so far)!!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, not something I have picked up on so will come in handy :)

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  7. I've been using the deodorant from mossgrove, smells nice and is effective http://shop.moss-grove.co.uk/natural-deodorant-for-women-3-p.asp

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    1. thank you for the recommendation, I shall have a look at that one :)

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  8. I'm with you 100% on natural deodorants, so hard to find a good one and I don't find most of them to be fully natural anyway. I've been toying with the idea of going back to a chemical laden one for summer at least. It gets super humid here and I cannot be stinky! xo

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    1. I feel the same, at the moment I revert to my chemical one when I know I may have a "stinky" day if I'm being active :)

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