Wow! I think I may have found ‘the one’. I say ‘may have’ because I don’t want to tempt fate by claiming absolute certainty…but honestly I think that this is it! I’m talking about what for me is a deodorant that has it all… that’s natural, smells amazing and actually does what is claims to do.
I’ve always been envious of those who have been able to find a natural deodorant that works for them, especially as when I’ve tried them the results have been nothing short of abysmal…sending me running at great speed back into the arms of sanex or dove. They’re either too wet and require repeat applications throughout the day or messy creations that need to be applied with the fingers or just nice smelling but ineffective roll-ons.
Here’s the thing …I don’t perspire. I sweat. I think that I must have been born sweating. Seriously. And I’ve always hated it and been very conscious of controlling it. Anyway let’s not delve too far into my psyche, my point is that until now I’ve not been able to find a natural deodorant, that’s not only effective but gorgeous too.
So, on the first day that I used this seriously lush blend of sandalwood (one of my favourite fragrances) and Rose I applied it as instructed and got dressed. I thought it prudent to pop it into my bag along with my travel size antiperspirant spray (just in case, as I had a long day ahead and didn’t want to have any armpit anxiety) and then I basically forgot about it… until lunchtime when I remembered and all was good and continued to be good for the rest of the day. No need for a top up. Wow!
What’s in it:
Organic coconut oil: Can work as a natural deodorant on it’s own – it’s antibacterial by nature, it also keeps perspiration at bay and moisturises the underarms to prevent irritation.
Sodium bicarbonate: Another natural deodorant – has powerful antibacterial properties and eradicates underarm bacteria, preventing body odour from forming.
Beeswax: incredibly moisturising and can help to protect skin from dryness.
Sunflower butter: also very moisturising to help prevent dryness
Avocado butter: rich in vitamin e to heal the skin and moisturise it.
Castor oil: helps to clear out the pores by removing the dirt and debris from the skin.
Rose essential oil: natural essential oil helps to neutralise odours. The Rose which is the gorgeous top note in this deodorant is also a skin soother.
Sandalwood essential oil: it has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits. Apparently sandalwood apart from being highly effective at calming and balancing, is also good at cooling and soothing the skin, plus it smells gorgeous.
The brand says
“It took Agent Nateur founder Jena Covello hundreds of hours mixing different formulas before she found the perfect combination for her signature deodorant which is Aluminum-free and still highly effective. Blended with notes of Rose and Sandalwood, this ‘holi(Rose) No.4’ glides on smoothly and lasts all day – trust us, a little goes a long way.”
What’s to love
Everything. Except maybe the price (but I have to see how long it lasts…although either way, I’m hooked)
The other thing to love is the story behind the brand – this is another female led brand, founded from a passionate commitment to wellbeing. ( but let’s save that for another time)