Product Review: Soapwalla Deodorant Cream
We’re happy to see lots of healthy discussion (and only one or two personal attacks!) in the comments after our Lavanila deodorant post. Stacy Malkan has very helpfully chimed in with her research, as did two chemists, a few vendors, and many readers as well.
I imagine a lot of us will probably be satisfied with what we’ve found so far, and my wild guess is that many will continue to use Lavanila. Which, you know…fair enough! That said, it seems like a good time to introduce my favorite new deodorant, which contains no controversial or confusing ingredients, is handmade in Brooklyn, and costs just ten bucks.
I’d heard amazing things about Soapwalla’s deodorant—which you can buy from her directly on Etsy or from Spirit Beauty Lounge—so when she sent me a sample size of it a little while ago, I was delighted. I was also, however, a little turned off by the fact that, as the name suggests, it really is a deodorant cream. Like, you apply it with your fingers, to your pits. I’m not sure why exactly this bothered me at first (fresh skin post-shower is as clean as you can get) but I got over it after a couple of weeks and readily bought a new one when my sample ran out.
Now, I am happy to report that I have converted to the stuff. I’m not sure why it works so well, but the combination of ingredients keeps me even fresher-smelling and—gasp—dryer than anything else I’ve used.