Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Healthy Deodorant

Lavanila Sport Luxe Deodorant in Vanilla Breeze ($16)
A few years ago I started educating myself on the presence of toxins in products we use every day.  I learned that cosmetic companies and personal care manufacturers often use preservatives like parabens to extend a product's shelf life which made me wonder if our bodies know what to do with them once they are absorbed through the skin since they are not organic substances.  I became curious.  If the products I use daily can be made without these preservatives and still perform as well as their conventional counterparts, why not make the switch?

I tried a lot of paraben-free and aluminum-free deodorants and, frankly, so many of them missed the mark in terms of performance.  At best, they faintly masked odor and that was something I wasn't willing to accept.  I kept searching and eventually found The Healthy Deodorant from Lavanila Laboratories at Sephora.  This line of deodorants come in a array of vanilla-based scents like Vanilla Blackberry and Vanilla Coconut (also Fragrance Free).  What's more, they are vegan, cruelty-free and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and aluminum. 
When I heard about their new Vanilla Breeze Sport Luxe Formula I had to try it.  I picked it up at Sephora and gave it a go.  My expectations were simple:  A clean fresh scent and all and all day odor protection.  Check and check.  It held its own pretty well after a long, stressful day of work and again during a rigorous workout (separate applications).  I have been using Vanilla Lavender for years now but I see myself replacing it with  Vanilla Breeze simply because I figure you can never have too much odor protection.  I'm hoping Lavanila Laboratories releases other scents in the Sport Luxe line.  I'm a fan!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I've been on a hunt to get a natural deodorant.

    1. This is a really good one. They have a limited edition Vanilla Amber scent that is sold as a trio at Sephora. Really want to try that one!