Lavanila’s Healthy Deodorant line contains 6 scents: Vanilla Coconut, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Lavender, and Vanilla Passion Fruit. This review focuses on the deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit.
These deodorants can be purchased at lavanila.com and Sephora for $18.00 each.
This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense & nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.
These deodorants come in a cylindrical plastic container with a twist-off top. The bottom of the cylinder twists, allowing you to expose more of the product as you use it up.
The tops go on securely, so you don’t need to worry about getting deodorant everywhere if you take this traveling. The packaging is a little bulky, though this is true for any full-sized deodorant or antiperspirant.
Vanilla Grapefruit is exactly what this deodorant smells like. You get a sweet scent of grapefruit that is mellowed by a warmer vanilla scent. I am fairly sensitive to smells, but this deodorant has a wonderful, non-offensive scent to it. It is not overly sweet and doesn’t smell overwhelmingly like vanilla.
The scent is very long-lasting. What I love the most about this deodorant is that it doesn’t contain any alcohol. Most deodorants on the market are alcohol-based. Alcohol temporarily kills odor-causing bacteria but can also be very irritating to your skin. This deodorant is great to use after you’ve shaved and your skin is sensitive or has cuts in it. With an alcohol-based product, you will further irritate the skin and cause redness. With a deodorant like this, you won’t.
The only negative about this product is that it doesn’t go on clear. If you use this deodorant, make sure you’re wearing a shirt that completely covers your underarms or a tank top that doesn’t touch your underarm area. Otherwise, you’ll end up with unattractive white marks on your clothing.
Ease of Use: 10/10
Nothing much to it. Put it on and get out the door!
This deodorant is unquestionably on the expensive side. You can get a lot of deodorants at the drugstore for under $5. That said, this is a “natural” brand, and natural brands tend to cost more. Also, it’s worth paying more to avoid the irritating alcohol ingredient.