I recently decided that I was tired of my deodorant not having any scent and I needed to shake it up a bit. So I combed the aisles of Waitrose on Gloucester Road (which for a small supermarket has a very large natural beauty aisle!) and decided on a bottle of Weleda Citrus Deodorant.
The ingredient list is a natural beauty’s delight. Basically it’s just alcohol, water, and essential oils. The scent is light and refreshing and can’t help but lift the spirits. The first ingredient you get a whiff of is the alcohol which fades quickly, and then the citrus fruits. Personally, if I was the formulator I would have added some middle notes just to broaden out the scent a bit.
Generally I found this deodorant kept me smell free, although it’s not an antiperspirant so you will still have wet armpits from time to time, if it’s too hot or you’re feeling nervous. However, you can reapply as much as you like since there’s nothing toxic in here. Although if I reapply too many times I find it a little drying on the skin but it works well.
In fact, the formulation is so simple I’ve decided to try my hand at creating my own signature deodorant. Recipe to follow.