Product Type: Tom's of Maine Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Tom's of Maine Honeysuckle Rose Deodorant - the healthy option
Tom's of Maine Honeysuckle Deodorant Stick
Member Name: independentlady
Tom's of Maine Honeysuckle Deodorant Stick
Date: 24/06/10, updated on 11/05/11 (155 review reads)
Advantages: aluminium free & not tested on animals.works well & better health option.
Disadvantages: doesn't keep you quite as dry as anti perspirant but still smell free!
TOM'S OF MAINE
NATURE'S ORIGINAL DEODORANT STICK
I submitted this as a product suggestion & have been waiting for DooYoo to list this product in the catalogue. I now have the go ahead for this first review of this product so here goes -
I have read a lot lately about how anti-perspirant causes breast cancer. Trials in women with breast cancer showed that the majority had lingering traces of anti-perspirant in the breast tissue & lymph nodes under the arms. This frightened me so at one point I scoured the shop shelves for deodorant with no alcohol or aluminium which are big culprits - not easy to find.
I looked in all the supermarkets & in Boots. I found one roll on in Boots but then I started looking at health shops online & I came across Tom's of Maine at www.HealthFoodOnline.co.uk. They seemed like a good place to buy from & so I chose the Honeysuckle Rose Deodorant Stick after reading all about it.
The concept of natural personal care, products made without artificial or animal ingredients or chemicals is one whose time has come. Tom's of Maine has been at the forefront of this innovative idea since 1970.Thanks to this early leadership Toms of Maine are now a leading Natural Care brand, with nearly 200 employees and 90 oral and body care products found at more than 40,000 retail outlets across the country and world.
Toms of Maine Honeysuckle Rose deodorant stick uses coriander oil as an odor-fighting ingredient. It also contains lichen extract for added protection, and aloe vera to soothe the skin.
At £3.88 for 60g stick I thought it was worth a try. In fact on the product it states the net weight is 64g (2.25oz)
It is also aluminium free which is a big plus. This is what I had been looking for.
It is a cream coloured plastic sleeve with a thumb wheel at the bottom to wind the stick up ready for use.
It has a matching cream coloured lid on the top for protection.
The front label states the scent is honeysuckle rose & that it is improved with hops - this on a background of the honeysuckle & rose flowers.
The logo in a white background with a blue circle surround says - natural care Tom's of Maine.
Then underneath it says nature's original deodorant stick, contains hops extract to inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria and natural fragrance for a pleasant aroma.
Then in red capital letters it proclaims ALUMINIUM FREE because of course this is the big requirement.
Then at the bottom net weight is 64g (2.25oz)
On the back it tells us
Gentle, effective, natural.
Aluminium free formula fights odour naturally.
Dear Friends, we've discovered an innovative new way to fight odour naturally - with hops! Our original formula now includes active ingredients from hops, which inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria while maintaining effectiveness.
Please let us know what you think!
It follows on with the list of ingredients & the address in Salisbury
And says to store at room temperature.
Also, importantly it sates,
No artificial or animal ingredients
Tom's of Maine is against animal testing
I opened the Jiffy bag to reveal this deodorant encased in a pleasant looking cream coloured plastic sleeve.
I took the top off & turned the thumb wheel & hey presto the deodorant stick pushes up ready for use. The mechanism is very smooth & you can have the stick up as much or as little as you like.
I stroked it on the skin under my arms & actually it didn't feel too sticky. I did put a light dusting of talc over it before I dressed just to make sure, but it was probably unnecessary.
The smell is very nice - as it says on the label, honeysuckle & rose. It is not too strong & doesn't clash with perfume.
I feel confident when wearing it that I don't smell nasty. I'm sure my partner would have noticed if I did as he is very particular.
If I am going to somewhere that is likely to be very hot & I would be active, such as a party & dancing, then I am tempted to use anti-perspirant, but I wouldn't go back to using it all the time. I think this is the way forward health & safety wise.
I would recommend this product & would definitely buy it again.
It is so difficult to find something aluminium free & not an anti-perspirant, that it's easier to send off for it rather than spend hours searching the shops as I did originally.
A good find.
Summary: A natural, aluminium free deodorant which works
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