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Aurelia London are one of my favourite ethical natural skincare companies - read my review of Aurelia's Cell Repair Night Oil.
They don't use any iffy ingredients in their skincare such as mineral oils or harsh sulphates and their ingredients are sustainably grown and resourced. Their products are also gentle on sensitive skin, and mine in super sensitive. Not only that, their products are scientifically proven to work, so don't let anyone tell you that natural skincare products aren't effective!
However, a deodorant is another beast completely. Part skincare product and part deodorant, it has to look after your skin whilst keeping you dry and sweet smelling under just about all circumstances.
Antiperspirant vs Deodorant
Antiperspirants are supposed to help you stop sweating to prevent the bacteria which lives on your skin from reacting with sweat. Deodorants allow the body to sweat naturally but help prevent bacteria on the skin so there is no interaction between the sweat and bacteria to cause odour.
Aluminium Free Deodorant
Personally I think sweating is a natural function and don't think that blocking glands in the body is a good idea. Many antiperspirants (and some natural deodorants) also contain some form of aluminium salts and there have been studies linking their use to breast cancer, although other studies have found no evidence at all. Whilst the jury is still out on whether aluminium is a problem, I prefer to avoid it and Aurelia cream deodorants are aluminium free.
Aurelia's natural deodorant is a cream deodorant. This is a really neat formula that comes in cream form in a pot but turns to a fine powder when applied to the underarms and gently rubbed in.
Aurelia Cream Deodorant Ingredients
Aurelia cream deodorants contain finely powdered arrowroot which helps reduce bacteria and kaolin to help absorb any damp or wetness. Shea butter, vitamin E, glycerin, rosehip oil and jojoba oil gently moisturise and care for the skin. The essential oils used contain antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties.
Essential Oils in Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant
Aurelia's Botanical Cream Deodorant contains lavender, tea tree, peppermint, orange, bergamot and eucalyptus essential oils which creates a beautiful herby green fragrance with a slight background of bergamot.
Essential Oils in Aurelia Citrus Botanical Cream Deodorant
Aurelia's Citrus Botanical Cream Deodorant contains mandarin, grapefruit, rosemary, lavender and orange and has a light citrus fragrance.
If you are interested in the full ingredients in Aurelia's natural vegan deodorants you can check them out below.
Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coco-Caprylate (derived from coconuts), Sodium Bicarbonate, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Extract, Kaolin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Bergamia Peel (Bergamot) Oil Expressed, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Glycerin (plant derived), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Linalool*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Farnesol* (*naturally occurring in essential oil)
Aurelia Citrus Cream Deodorant
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coco-Caprylate (derived from coconut), Sodium Bicarbonate, Kaolin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate (naturally derived), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Tribehenin (naturally derived), Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin (plant derived), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral* (*naturally occurring in essential oil)
Aurelia Cream Deodorant Review
These natural cream deodorants come in a brown glass jar with a black lid and are packaged in a beautiful cream and gold cardboard box. Each jar contains 50g, (1.7 fl oz).
I have used a full jar of each of these deodorants over the course of all four seasons and loved both the fragrances. The product itself is a soft cream and really easy to get out of the jar on your fingertips. The neck of the jar is wide (nearly 2") so it's easy to get into it.
Both of the Aurelia natural deodorants are vegan and are registered with the Vegan Society.
How do you use Aurelia Deodorant?
The product is very easy to use. Simply apply to clean underarm skin and rub gently under the arms and it turns to a fine powder. I did wonder how effective it was going to be but I was very impressed. Even in full summer heat exercising outside it worked like a dream, no massive wetness and no odour problems either.
If I had one tip it would be to keep this product in the bathroom and apply there as you will need to wash your fingertips afterwards, but you can just wipe any remainder on the fingers off somewhere else on the body with no problem!
One jar lasted me ages as you don't need a lot of the product and it is easy to over apply the product without thinking, but you really don't need to. I just made sure that the main underarm area was covered.
I also found that using Aurelia's cream deodorants kept the skin under my arms in lovely condition, staying soft despite me shaving and no in-growing hairs.
Aurelia are so confident about this product that they are offering a full money back guarantee! Just try one of the natural cream deodorants for 7 days and if you don't think the product is for you, just send it back for a full refund - what you have got to lose?
I loved these products and they have made it into The Happy Sage approved products gallery.
If you are interested in natural stick deodorants, check out the Ben and Anna Deodorant Review -if you have sensitive skin you should definitely read this!
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