I have finally found an awesome aluminum free deodorant, Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant.
I have to give a good friend of mine credit for telling me about this deodorant. She said that even after sweating on the elliptical she still smelled the deodorant. Yeah!! I cannot say this about the countless aluminum free products I have tried in the past (Jason, Toms of Maine, Crystal Essence and many others I cannot remember). My husband made the switch from “antiperspirant,” which all contain aluminum, to deodorant a long time ago and very easily. I even had stints of trying his deodorants, as there seems to be more choices for men in their lines of product. Nothing compared to my Dove. I just could not break away from it, even as important as this health piece was to me. I told myself I would just keep searching and asking people what they used.
I felt stinky by late in the day with the others I had tried. I have to tell you though, this Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant is Great! I still smell like deodorant 24 hours later, yes, the next morning. This was never the case with the others and I am not a sweater. It was just not a clean smell. I could stand it but wanted to bath before going to bed. I got the fresh scent and it smells so good. It is a nice clean smell. It is a little sporty-like but I would say just more of a fresh (like they have named it) and clean smell that actually lasts! It also comes in an unscented version.
I luckily have a Whole Foods near by but have never seen this product there. My friend that tipped me off actually got it at Kroger. I was able to find it at my local Kroger, too. Over the last few years, I always get a bottle for my mom to try. She is a hard critic on deodorant and she even agreed, this one is nothing like the others. It really is awesome!
Now, it is winter time here in Indiana, even if it has been unseasonably warm for us this year. I do know the real test will be in the summer months for me. So I will report back on this product once I see how it works on a hot summer day. I think it will be fine though, based on lasting a 7 mile elliptical work out by my friend. If you have tried this product and came out of the day or workout still smelling girlie and fresh, please let me know! Also, if you have another great product find please share! I love to rotate deodorants too. For now it will be between their fresh and unscented versions.
I am so excited to have found this deodorant!
Edited to add: While this deodorant does not contain aluminum or parabens, it does contain Triclosan.
Update: So after a really hot summer, this deodorant DID NOT pass for me. I also did not like the fact it contained Triclosan after a closer look at the ingredient list. I was a little bummed but now back on the hunt for something that fits the bill. I am really hoping there is one out there!