I tried the Adventure Skin Care Deodorant from Apothecary Muse! There are three to choose from: Gentle, Everyday, and Advanced (spoiler: they're all awesome)
I tested Trail Blazer, the everyday variety (and love it). If you don't like discussing arm pits, go ahead and maybe stop reading now.
I've used a couple different brands and those particular ones all had one thing in common. They all felt like they were going to rip my arm pit skin off just from putting it on. Why did they make it that difficult to apply? If you've tried some of those... you know what I'm talking about, lol, it hurts, not cool. The other part of those that I wasn't fond of, was how long those lasted. They smelled pretty good, and but only for a very short while. I wasn't expecting them to last 48 hours or anything, but maybe more than 3-4 hours. (*I'm not referring to antiperspirant deodorants.. those, to me, are not good for people. I get that no one wants to sweat, but your body is pushing it out for a reason, not so it can be trapped under skin with pore clogging chemicals*).
Okay! So now how did it go with Trail Blazer?? It's my new deodorant! Forever! What is it? It's a deodorant only (not an antiperspirant), it's also vegan with zero plastic, baking soda, aluminum, or beeswax. It comes in a biodegradable paper tube (it's sturdy!). **Ingredients will be listed at the end of this post **
How does it "perform"? For me? It works amazingly! It was well over 90 degrees today and guess what... my armpits smell great. Seriously.. they still have a lavender scent.. no BO. (Today would have shortened my previous deo time down to 2ish hours) Bonus: It does NOT rip your skin off when you apply it. The first time I used it, I grit my teeth and went to town pressing it into my axillary area..fully expecting my skin to feel like it was being used as a pre-race burn out box. Don't do that with this deodorant, lol. It applies VERY easily. Like, one gentle swipe and you're good. My pits looked ridiculous after that first experiment (I smelled amazing though!)
Final thoughts on Trail Blazer Deodorant.. does it stop you from sweating? No! It's not a chemical filled, skin clogging antiperspirant. Is it little black dress approved? No.. it's white, and goes on really easily. Also, I don't own a little black dress, so I can't officially test that part. Does it keep odor down? You betcha!! At least it totally works for me.. I'm outside hiking, and doing farm work when I'm not reading research or working with patients. Do I recommend you try it? Yup! If you want a better, more wellness geared deodorant, give these a try. Organic ingredients, biodegradable / eco friendly packaging, made by an advanced level cosmetics / soap maker with a love of the outdoors and community. No animal testing. I chose Apothecary Muse for her values and ethics. The Adventure Skin Care products she creates are amazing and it makes me feel better using them. They totally fit with me telling people to go outside, go to the state park, MOVEMENT.
Green Harbor Massage carries the Gentle (Wise Lemongrass), Everyday (Trail Blazer), and Advanced (Righteous Rebel) deodorants, along with lip balms, soaps, and salves. You can call or book your own personal shopping session in the studio on the Book a Session page (just scroll all the way down).
*Trail Blazer ingredients:
Ingredients (Organic*): Shorea Stenoptera (Illipe) Seed Butter, Zinc Oxide (Non-nano Zinc) Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut*) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape*) Seed Oil. Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Maranta Arundinacea Root (Arrowroot*) Powder, Bentonite Clay, Lavandula Angustifolia (Bulgarian Lavender) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba*) Wax, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Bulnesia Sarmienti (Guaiacwood) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis
(Rosemary) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula*) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel*) Extract, Citric Acid.