“ Brand: Lush / Type: Stick / Suitable for: Body „
This is a bit of an odd product and so hard to review. It's a deoderant bar. I have never tried one before and thought I would give it a go, as it was bought as a present. I only used it around the house initially because I didn't trust it to do the job. It was quite effective though. Not as good as a chemically enhanced typical deoderant that you would buy in the supermarket but it is far better for your skin and the environment.
The key ingredient in the bar for neutralising odour is bicarb of soda. It makes sense when you think about it because you can use that in the fridge to get rid of any pongs and whiffs!
It has a lovely floral scent with the strongest flavour coming through being jasmine. Jasmine is a great deoderiser. I bought a lump of pure jasmine as a perfume once. The only problem is that the scent does not last that long. I would like it to last all day because it is not an anti-perspirant and so you do still perspire.
It is easy to use. You just rub it under your arms. As there is no holder for it though it gets everywhere and it is difficult to store. For this reason I am docking a star.
I can't imagine why they decided to call this Oxeo cube. The name could be rather off putting. Thankfully the Oxeo cube looks nothing like an Oxo cube. It's a pale, chalky, powdery, small rectangular shape (weighing 50g), topped with some dried flower. Lush did not have that big a range of deodorants when I bought this one. I chose this because it was the one that smelt the nicest. It is supposed to smell of flowers, but it doesn't smell quite like I expected. As well as the flowers, it smells rather spicy. As with all Lush products this deodorant bar contains a long list of natural ingredients. The main ingredient is bicarbonate of soda. This neutralises odours. The other ingredients include Olive Oil, (wouldn't have guessed), Marigold Oxymel, (maybe that's where the name comes from), Orange blossom absolute, Lemongrass oil, Jasmine absolute, Orange oil, Rose absolute, Geranium oil and Jasmine flowers. This deodorant bar is used like a roll-one. Not all of the Lush deodorant bars are powdery, some are more waxy. I think it works very well, just as well as the usual deodorant sprays I use. The only problem is that when you use it, it covers your hands as well. After several weeks, it also began to crumble, and actually broke in half. Although this is probably my fault. The bathroom is not the best place to keep the Oxeo bar, as the dampness does not do it much good. The Oxeo bar costs £2.45 for a 50g bar. This is more than I would spend on Impulse, which you can usually buy for about £1.50. However, in terms of value for money, the oxeo cube works out much better value for money. Before my bar began to crumble, I was starting to think it might last forever?well, a very long time. I bought a bar at the end of March, and I still have it. I highly recommend this to everyone, as it's excellent value for money, and it smells wonderful. The other important point is that it c
omes in just a small biodegradable plastic packet. Now, compare this to a usually aerosol deodorant. It's frightening to think how many of these I have thrown out, and how many everyone else throws out. Most aerosols are now CFC free, but they are still harmful to the environment when you throw them out. So, it's much more environmentally friendly to buy a bar. As far as I remember the deodorant bars were unisex. (I think) But the Oxeo bar, smelling of flowers is the most girlie one there is. So, even if you guys don't want to smell of flowers, there will be something there for you. Just remember not to store the deodorant bar in the bathroom, and it should last for ages.
I admit that after Aromarant (Lush's main deodorant) I wasn't too keen to try this new talcum powder based deodorant cube, but it was new, fairly cheap (2.50£) and heck, made by Lush that and Lush do lovely fantastic smelling talcum powder. The Cube is about the same size as an old fashioned cube of bath salt. I've been applying it after I get dressed to prevent the white streaks of powder getting every where. It leaves a powdery residue which absorbs your sweat and makes you smell fabulous!! Also, unlike normal stick antiperspirants you can brush the white stuff of your clothes and it goes without leaving an ugly mark. And! it doesn't leave stains or colour fading on your clothes. Finally, unlike most others on the market today, Lush's Cubes don't contain any harmful substances and are completely natural. There are problems with this product though. It does crumble, and perhaps needs some form of packaging so you'll have something to grip on to while you apply it. Also whatever you do, don't drop it. Once it loses its shape it seems to crumble away to nothing and return to powder form. That said I haven't found a better smelling more effective deodorant and I've tried several. I am going to try and figure out a way to make its application simpler mind you. 28/05/2001 By the way, I'm please to note that Lush are finally pushing what are some of the few aluminum free deoderant products out there! Hoorah! And they have improved on Oxeo cube by producing 3 others that have their bases coated in wax. This will hopefully prevent some of the instability that comes with a powdery talc deoderant (mostly it shattering into tiny pieces when you drop it) and will provide something to grip on to. The new Lavender deoderant bar smells beautiful!!
Bicarbonate of soda neutralises smells, also includes olive oil and millions of little flowers make you smell good