“ Brand: Lush / Type: Stick / Suitable for: Body „
I love trying new things out from Lush and sometimes they are amazing and sometimes not so much. To be fair to Lush they have a great batting average as the majority of the products that I have tried over the years I absolutely adore.
I had been curious to try T'eo for ages as it was just so unusual looking for a deodorant and I was really curious to see what it would be like but I never got around to buying it for myself as deodorant seemed far to practical when there was so many luxurious beauty products to buy.
I actually received this in a gift set from my friend who every year for Christmas buys individual items from Lush and makes them into a hamper for me. She always tries to get me things she knows that I haven't tried before as she knows I like to experiment and this was one of the items in last Christmas's hamper.
The deodorant is actually a solid bar and looks more like soap than deodorant. It is cream and blue with flakes of dried flowers stuck to the top of it. It does look very pretty and would make a lovely stocking filler or small gift for someone.
I wasn't actually sure how you were supposed to apply this as rubbing it on my skin didn't seem to be giving me much in the way of product but through trial and error I realised that it is supposed to be used on damp under arms so that the powder of the bar has something to stick to. Some people say use it on completely dry skin but this just doesn't work.
When you apply this is works by coating your under arms with a powder. It doesn't stop you from sweating but the powder contains bicarbonate of soda to soak up any sweat. It also has essential oils to neutralise any smells from sweat. The smell of the deodorant is a lovely lemon smell which is subtle but definitely noticeable at the same time. The smell is one of the best things about this and it lasts for ages throughout the day.
I did enjoy trying this out but I will just be sticking to a normal anti-perspirant as this didn't really offer enough protection for me and when I got really hot I could feel the sweat coming through the powder and wetting my top. I don't think I am a particularly sweaty person so I would think if you perspire heavily then this definitely isn't the one for you. I did like the fact everything was natural and the smell was lovely but it just wasn't for me.
An oval-shaped block, Lush's T'eo has a white powdery consistency with blue confetti bits in. Lush recommends you apply by patting/rubbing/dusting on to dry skin.
First off I love that the product has no packaging and no aluminium which is bad for your skin.
I liked the look and size of the product and how there was a wax grip attached to the bottom. I liked the idea that it was a more portable and a dry product. This made it seem particularly great for travelling and unlike heavier deodorant containers, it was so light. I knew I would get more uses from it than my regular deodorant too.
I did not find the smell particularly attractive, but it certainly smelled fresh so I was pretty impressed. I was even looking forward to it keeping my clothes smelling fresh in my bag when i travelled!
However, this product is definitely a deodorant not an anti-perspirant. I knew this be the case as Lush do not make anti-perspirants; the blocking of pores is not good for the skin. Still, I spent the first two days of using it worrying. I am used to being so dry and was quite unnerved to find myself sweating; I am not a sweaty person generally. I certainly did not smell of body odour but niether did I remain smelling of that lemony-fresh scent which i so strongly emitted by the bar. I could not get use to the idea of pit stains everyday, smelly or not and thinking of my own experiences, I would imagine that people who sweat more would really feel let down by this product.
My biggest issue was that the product broke as soon as I got it home (which killed my plans to take the little bar travelling as it clearly is not tough enough). Crumbled up it was still hard to put on - it is not particularly finely milled and so hard to apply even when bashed up. I decided to turn it into more of a cream using some cocoa butter and tea tree oil thinking this would make application smoother, still the same issue persisted throughout - the product, because it is not finely milled even when i ground it down to a powder format, was VERY scratchy. It made my underarms red and sore even when I just patted the product on lightly which was disappointing as i had not been scrubbing at my armpits in the first instance, but lightly and carefully following Lush's application instructions.
Overall, I had high hopes for this product and there are some major benefits but it just did not do what I needed it to do. I had never tried a Lush deodorants before but generally I love Lush, particularly as their products are so environmentally and skin friendly. This product, however, left me feeling self-conscious. Even though I was not left smelly, i was left damp (not a good look whether travelling or lounging around at home) and with sore armpits (though this could easily be a personal skin reaction). Maybe I would have had more success with this product if it had not broken although I still have issues with applying something in a solid (not a creamy) consistency. For the price (at £4.40 it is at least twice what I would pay for my normal deodorant), I won't be trying the product again to find out.
I decided to try a Lush deodorant after reading that anti perspirants are apparently unsafe and block pores. Lush sell a range of 5 different natural deodrants which would not carry these same health risks.
After smelling all of them I decided on T'eo, partly because I thought it smelt nice, and partly because it seemed like it would be the easiest to apply.
T'eo comes in an oval shaped block that has a wax base. The wax base is good for holding the block and setting it down on any surfaces-it acts as a protective layer that stops the T'eo getting on anything. The block itself has a powdery texture, but it is nice and firm to stop it crumbling. The size of the block is what I would say is the perfect size to hold nicely and apply. The application is done by simply rubbing the block on your armpits-nice and easy. It has a fresh lemony tea tree smell which smells clean-the kind of smell you would want from a deodrant. It cost £4 which seemed a reasonable price and it looked like it would last a long time.
Unfortunately that's where my good experience with T'eo ends. The day after I had purchased T'eo I got up and showered as normal, and then applied T'eo instead of my usual anti perspirant. A mere couple of hours later I had a quick sniff to see how my new deodrant was going, and it already appeared to have stopped working! Bare in mind I hadn't exactly been doing anything strenuous, had showered a couple of hours earlier, and I'm not a particularly sweaty person anyway! I have never had a deodrant not last me all day. I was quite annoyed and spent the rest of the day with my arms by my sides, trying not to have to lift them!
By the end of the day, my armpits felt quite sore. When I got home I had a look and they were covered in a red rash, which lasted a whole week and hurt quite a lot! This was only after one application aswell, as I hadn't fancied using it again. I then spoke to my friend who had tried it, and she said exactly the same thing had happened to her! I don't think I'm allergic to any of the ingredients in T'eo, and neither was my friend.
As much as I disliked this product, I have heard others rave on about it, I don't want to say it's a bad product....just that my experience with it was certainly bad! I'm sure it must work well on others, due to all the good things I have heard about it.
I am a massive fan of Lush and it's rare that I don't like a product!
I was running out of deodorant, so decided to pick some up from Lush next time I was in there. I had never tried their T'eo deodorant but was intrigued by it (as I am by so many of their products) so decided to pick one up.
T'eo is a lemongrass deodorant and antiperspirant. It contains magnesium carbonate which is a solid, white mineral, in nature often found mixed with calcite forming limestone deposits! In this deodorant it acts as a perfume carrier, containing juniper berry, tea tree and lemon essential oils to stop smells. The product is suitable for vegans. In colour and form, it is a white chalk-like oval with blue cornflower petals on top and a layer of blue wax on the bottom. It smells very nice and fresh - the scent is of lemons, but the juniper and tea tree prevent it smelling too much like a toilet cleaner!
I keep my T'eo in a Lush massage bar tin (free when you buy two massage bars at Lush), where it fits well, being more or less the same shape (albeit not as large) as the tin.
The first thing I did was pick off all the bits of flowers from the top of the bar. They look very pretty, but make a bit of a mess when you go to apply the deodorant - half of them stick to your armpits and half of them stick to your clothes!
I've been using the product for several weeks now so I think I am well placed to comment on it. The product's shape makes it easy to apply although you have to make sure you don't get it on your clothes - this deodorant WILL make white marks, as it is in the form of a 'pressed powder'. It does turn your underarms a bit white and powdery at first but after a while this effect disappears. After a few days of use, some parts of the top do go a bit hard and need to be scraped off, and this is easy to do. The deodorant is held together with the blue wax, but you have to be careful - after using it for a while part of the deodorant broke off and fell onto my black skirt covering it with powder!
The product does have a tendency to make my armpits slightly dry - after a few days of use I need to go back to using another deodorant for a day to let my pits recover, and the deodorant occasionally stings - not often I hasten to add, usually only after I've just shaved.
Having said all that, I've been reasonably pleased with the performance of this deodorant. For a natural deo, it's surprisingly effective and I can apply it before work and not have to worry until I get in the house at night, although it's less effective at the gym or if I'm rushing around at lunchtime picking up bits of shopping. Even if I do sweat, I don't smell bad, all I can smell is the fresh lemon scent!
At £4, this deodorant is quite expensive especially as I don't think it lasts amazingly well, and I'm constantly picking bits off as they start to go hard. Overall I wouldn't buy it again, as it's too much hassle to apply and I don't want white marks all over my clothes. I'm not keen on the occasional stinging either! Having said that, it might be worth a try for those of you who prefer natural deodorants, particularly in the summer when clothes are generally lighter and white marks may matter less.
I have used a Pit Roc natural crystal deodorant for many years. In case you are not familiar with this it is a paraben free mineral salts stick which you use after showering to stop any odour from developing from naturally produced perspiration. These work very well but I wanted something pretty to use for a change, as these are just a stick which looks like opaque glass, and as I like feminine things they don't really fulfil that criteria particularly well.
A few months ago I noticed something in Lush which really attracted me. It is an oval shaped disc which looks very attractive as it contains dried blue cornflowers. The photo Dooyoo provide is now outdated as it is oval and not the rectangle shown, and it has a blue base which is difficult to discern from the photo. The bar is called T'eo, I must admit this name probably caused me to miss it for months in the store as it would have attracted me more if it was called "Country Cornflowers" or "Wild Flower Meadow" but according to Lush it is a play on word "Tao", which is the universal energy that makes and maintains everything that exists."
Nevertheless the name aside it looks really very pretty and I thought it would look lovely in my bedroom.
This bar is suitable for vegans and it contains tea tree, which personally I am a great fan of as I have used it for a million uses in the home and for treating minor ailments.
Lush explain that it is really good if you play a lot of sport so it certainly claims a lot! It contains not only tea tree, but juniper and lemon too which are all anti bacterial, and it contains sodium bicarbonate and magnesium carbonate which absorb the perspiration. You may notice this does not stop perspiration from happening in the first place, but makes sure it does not develop into an odour, and it certainly claims to reduce wetness as the minerals soak up the dampness.
So to my opinion. The product gets 10 out of 10 from me for looks- aesthetically it is an object of pure beauty. The blue base the creamy chalky upper layer and the cornflowers -simply divine.
It smells lovely too; it has a lemony citrus smell which also has a chalky arid desert aroma and feel as well.
I use it daily and so does my husband and we have both found the same results.
If you decide to purchase this instead of a high street deodorant you must understand they are not the same. Antiperspirants which claim to keep you dry have a built in chemical base which actually stops sweating. This is not the same, you will sweat, and you are depending on the minerals to soak it up. With this in mind I would say my advice is to do what I do, I use this everyday as it really works, there are no smelly armpits/stale odours, but on very hot days or days when you are expecting to endure a lot of stress and want to be 100% sure you are not going to have wet patches e.g. interview, wedding, or hour at the dentist (my nightmare) I would use a high street product for sure on those days. I would also be vigilant if you like wearing black, as I have noticed it can leave a powdery residue which can transfer, it does brush off but I wouldn't chance it for a special occasion.
So if the high street products work why buy it? Well as I mentioned in the beginning of this review I was already using the Pitroc most days instead of high street products. The reason is simple because in recent years some studies have highlighted the possibility that deodorants may be dangerous, and may in some cases have a part to pay in the development of breast cancer. Please note these studies are not conclusive and if you check the websites of various cancer organisations you will see that nothing has ever been proved, however it may be prudent to try to cut down on some possible chemicals if another alternative is as good. Also it strikes me that as dogs succumb to these cancers and have never used deodorants in their lives it may all be irrelevant and certainly it is not the only factor in a long line of possible causes.
However I continue to use the Lush product most days, but I do revert to a high street deodorant on the times when I want to be 100% confident I am going to be fresh all day, especially with regard to the wetness. I have found that in very hot weather such as my annual holiday to The Maldives this is not sufficient to cope with the humidity, and my husband who does a lot of presentations at work uses a more conventional product on those days.
A word about storing and using. Never store this in the bathroom as it will not tolerate steamy environments, keep it dry and when you use it make sure you have dried your armpits thoroughly first.
It is great value for money as it costs £3.67 and lasts for months and months, so it really is a credit crunch beater.
In conclusion I would say this is my favourite Lush deodorant and one I use almost every day. It looks beautiful and the scent is unisex so can be enjoyed by both men and women. It is also very kind to the skin and I have never had any reactions to it even when using after shaving. Just maybe have a high street option ready for those really sweaty times!
This review is also published by myself on Ciao under the user name Violet1278
These days my toiletry basket is over flowing with Lush and all non Lush is buried beneath and getting little if any use, so I thought that whilst I am using so many bath products from Lush I would also try their deodorant.
I have already tried Aromaco and Aromant and was pretty happy with them, but in the search for perfection I bought a T'eo deodorant bar.
The bar does not look the same as the Dooyoo photo (but things rarely do!). It is an oval shape and the bottom is sealed with blue wax to make it easier to hold and apply. The bar itself is white with little purple flowers on the top.
The first thing I did was remove the flowers - yes they look pretty but they serve little purpose.
The bar is available from Lush stores as well as Lush Maile order and web sales, the cost is £3.75 for 90g. I would not usually spend this much on a deodorant but it's made by Lush which always makes me inclined to spend more and I am very keen to find a good deodorant which will not irritate my arm pits, so I went ahead and purchased a bar of t'eo.
This is really easy to apply, just rub it in the area which you want to keep smelling fresh and that's it. This is a bit like a solid talc because as you rub it, it turns powdery and sticks to your skin, not good if you want to wear a black blouse but this bar is very effective. Because of the powdery form, this is suitable for all areas of the body, so could be applied to the feet for example.
The bar works by neutralizing the bad smell and stopping bacteria growth - sweat has no odour but when bacteria gets to it that is when the nasty smell is formed.
I was unsure if I would like this deodorant because of its citrus content but it is actually very lovely and it does not have an overpowing scent, it also concerned me that the citrus may cause stinging if I had shaved recently however I put some on the morning after shaving and it was fine.
The ingredients in T'eo deodorant bar, as given on the Lush website are -
Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid)
Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca)
Blue Wax (Specerit Blue C)
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum)
Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis)
Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon schoenanthus)
Fresh Grape Juice (Vitis vinifera)
Blue Cornflower Petals (Centaurea cyanus)
My partner has used some of this too and he does not usually use much Lush as he says its too expensive and girly, plus by using it he would be condoning my excessive Lush sprees however even he could not deny that this is an impressive product.
I think I have found my favourite deodorant from Lush (though I am yet to try a couple) and I will definitely be buying this again.
Yes, that’s what my fiancé said when he saw my new deodorant this morning! But then again, he’s rather conservative when it comes to toiletries. He thinks shampoos should be liquid and deodorants should be in a spray can. I’m a convert to the new age religion of Lush, I know different ;-) Well, I finally got my last two month’s ‘wages’ from Ciao, so I spent it all on Lush – and why not? The next few months’ contributions from my online scribblings both here and there will go towards funding the course I start in September, a two-year part-time Diploma in Creative Writing at University. So I thought I’d stock up while I have the chance. The parcel arrived this morning, some five days after placing my order. I bought a lot of stuff, so look out for lots of Lush reviews coming up! (Sorry if this opinion is a bit less coherent than usual, but I’m also writing an op on Bacardi Breezers, which obviously requires a fair amount of testing!!) I have already tried out several of my new products, but one I am really impressed with so far is the T’eo solid deodorant bar. I have never tried a Lush deodorant before, but I bought two this time. I can see these will become a regular on my wants list. As it explains on the Lush website, they are not anti-perspirants, but deodorants. They don’t stop you sweating (which can be dangerous, as sweating is a natural thing our bodies are supposed to do), they just neutralise the bacteria that makes you smelly. Lush sell three Krysztal deodorants (Aromaco, Aromarant and Oxeo Cube) which are big blocks like soap. They also sell five little Krysztal bars (Sweety Vi, T’eo, Fuwari, Krysztal and Lavender) which have hand-dipped wax on the bottom to make them easier to hold and to ensure they stick together. The deodorants - like all Lush products - are made from natural and organic ingredients, are not tested on a
nimals and are suitable for vegetarians. Check out the website for more details. T’eo is oval shaped, rather like you might expect a bar of soap to be. It is very white and powdery, with a little bit of flowers on the top. (This is what my fiancé was referring to in his comment!) Apparently, they are cornflower petals. Definitely not bird poo! It is quite a strong smell if you sniff the bar, so be careful not to inhale too much or you could be sneezing, especially if you get some of the powder up your nostrils! (You don’t want to look like Danniella Westbrook, do you?!) It smells much better when it is on your skin though, much subtler. I think the strongest fragrance is lemon, it has a definite citrus ting to it, which does make me feel fresh smelling all day. I did re-apply it once more to my armpits, but this was more because I loved the aroma, rather than because I had started to smell sweaty! I felt confidently sweet smelling all the time and the rest of the family liked the fragrance too. Apparently, the bar gets its deodorising qualities from its ingredients of lemon oil, tea tree oil and grape juice. The smell is a combination of lemon, juniper and tea tree with apricot kernel oil to help it stay on. The website says it is suitable for either gender to wear and I would agree, as it is more of a sporty, fresh smell than a girlie, flowery one. Although I hadn’t used a deodorant bar before, it is very easy and the oval shape makes it easy to apply to your armpits. You do get a slight powdery residue on your clothes though, so be prepared. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend it. I think it’s good value for money too at £2.45 for 50g, because you only need to use a little bit at a time and it will last for months. The smell is divine and I am sold! Just got to convince the fiancé now. Still, he did seem rather more interested in the chocolate massage bar ;-)
After my previous experience with the Lush deodorants (see review on Aromarant),I was a bit sceptical of trying a new deodorant from them.My Mum took me on a Lush spending spree in Cambridge,and stuck a bar of this under my nose.The citrussy smell hit my nostrils straight away,and I was prepared to admit that it smelt gorgeous.I thought I'd give it a try and see how it did... Another thing which surprised me about this product was how small the bar looked, weighing in at the red corner at 45 grams. The bar looked nice enough; with purple flowers pressed into the side. Directions/Application ---------------------- The bar is really easy and effective to use,it is like a compressed chalky bar. To use it you basically pat or gently rub the bar under your armpits.The tea-tree oil and the lemongrass work to stop the microbes that start the sweaty smell process. Yes, you may sweat (after all it is not an antiperspirant) but it does not smell. After a particularly heavy day at work I remained smell free (the ultimate test). I can predict this bar lasting for absolutely ages,as only a mere dusting of it is used in each application. Ingredients ----------- Sodium Bicarbonate (anti-odour),Cream of Tartar, Apricot Kernel Oil (to bind the powder to your armpits!), Tea-Tree oil (anti-bacterial), Magnesium Carbonate (?), Lemon oil (anti-bacterial), Lemongrass oil (anti-bacterial), Juniper Berry oil (fragrance), Fresh Grape Juice (to refresh), Cornflowers (pretty purple flowers on side of bar) and finally perfume. Availability ------------ Available at stores in major cities. Website: www.lush.co.uk Mail Order: call 01202 668 545 for a catalogue or information. All in all I was very pleased with this product,I have tested it out well and it hasn't let me down yet.The smell is unbelievably nice,and acts just as well as a room freshener.Lush have redeemed themselves in the
deodorant department with this one!Appearences can be deceptive; this small bar will last you ages...
A fresh, citrus scented deodorant, made with lemon and lemongrass plus tea tree oil to act on the microbes can which react with sweat to make it smell