I don’t talk about deodorant very often but I was quite happy to come across The Greeench Deodorant Powder, an all natural product. So I give you my review of the Greeench Deodorant.
While doing some online research for the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge, I was looking for Canadian sources and I stumbled across a brand from British Columbia called Lush. Lush is a sustainable brand of handmade cosmetics that are not tested on animals, vegetarian, and ethical. I bought four separate items from them which I will review each individually. Today, I am reviewing The Greeeench, a deodorant Powder.
If you Google “problems with deodorant”, you’ll read lots of facts and fiction about the subject. Whether or not any of it is true, I feel better knowing that what I put on my body is natural and vegetarian. That was one of the main reasons I decided to buy The Greeench Deodorant Powder from Lush. It was one of the products that I was most excited about trying.
List of Ingredients for Greeench Deodorant
Listed under ingredients on the Greeench bottle are: Talc, Bicarbonate, Magnesium Trisilicate, Licopodium powder, Perfume, water, Thyme Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, powdered sage, Powdered Tea Tree, Powdered Rosemary, Limonene. No Preservatives.
I did a quick research on ingredients I didn’t know.
–Magnesium Trisilicate is an inorganic compound that absorbs fatty acids according to Wikipedia
–Benzoin Resinoid is a tree, used in food agents to flavor chocolate bars, ice cream and milk products. (according to http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Styrax_tonkinensis.pdf)
– Limonene (compound that occurs naturally in essential oils) (lush, wikipedia)
Fresh & Hand Made
Lush products are either made in Great Britain or in Canada. This particular product was made in Canada, by a Lush employee called Matt on December 17, 2014. I love that they personalize the bottle with this type of information. It shows that it’s made in small batchs and it’s traceable.
How To Use Greeench Deodorant
The bottle suggest to simply sprinkle the powder on your palms, dust your armpits and rub it in gently. They also suggest you can use it on your feet, or that you can spray your perfume on top of it.
The cost of the deodorant was $7.95 CND, plus the cost of taxes and shipping adds a couple of dollars to the cost. I purposely purchased several items with my order to makes the $6 dollars I paid for the shipping worth it. I have only used the deodorant for just under a week so far so I can’t tell yet how long one bottle will last. True, it’s more expensive to buy one unit of The Greeench Deodorant Powder than one unit conventional deodorant, but since it works great (and better thank conventional deodorant in my case) I think it’s well worth the cost.
Performance of Greeench Deodorant
Breaking free from your drugstore varieties of deodorant that your a familiar with and that are tried and tested is a scary thing. I was a bit skittish the first day I wore it, since I ventured out in public (to work) without traditional deodorant for the very first time. I didn’t even do a trial on a day I stayed at home. I’m a brave soul!
The concoction smells strongly of Tea Tree Oil, a sent I enjoy, however, I followed theirs suggestion and sprayed some perfume over top. I used Happy by Clinique which worked wonderfully. The smells seemed to work together and didn’t fight each other.
Applying the powder is very different from using a stick or a spray. It’s a bit messy, but all in all, it’s almost just as simple.
I was very impressed that this all natural, vegetarian powdered deodorant actually works! In fact, I find it works better than the brand that
I’m currently was using. As an athlete I work up a sweat, and I was also pleased to say that it performed well when I put it to the test. Mind you I still showered after my run (during my lunch hour) and I had to reapply (which I would do any way) so I could return to work smelling normal.
I even submitted my husband to a smell test and it passed. He thought that I smelled just as sweet in the morning as I did in the evening!
Hooray! THe Greeench Deodorant Powder gets a seal of approval from Lucie! I will definitely buy this product again. It not only works great, but I feel better knowing it’s a natural product. Win/Win.
I wasn’t paid in any way, shape or form to write this review. I simply came across a brand of product that I am interested in and simply wanted to pass on this wonderful information.