Maybe I’m easy to please, but one of the Christmas gifts that I got most excited about was my Erbaviva Jasmine & Grapefruit Deodorant. I’d been longing for it ever since I tried and loved the Erbaviva Lemon & Sage Organic Deodorant.
In addition to the ingredients listed on their website, the bottle lists a few more and classifies them all are components of certified organic oils. They are benzyl benzoate, citral, eugenol, geraniol , limonene, and linalool. While some of their hazard scores are kinda scary, I’m just not sure if I believe that essential oil constituents could possibly be that dangerous aside from them being irritating to the skin (especially when many sources describe them as being anti-viral, anti-fungal, and toxin-inhibiting). But what do I know? I just read occasionally. It might be important to note that benzyl benzoate is not present in the list of essential oil constituents to which I linked.
Some great things about this product:
1. It made from USDA certified organic ingredients.
2. It’s free of aluminun, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrance.
3. The bottle is glass, and I’ll definitely be reusing that bad boy.
Product Description ( also provided at erbaviva.com)- This award winning product was made after an over-whelming result from our Original Organic Deodorant. We have launched JASMINE GRAPEFRUIT, soft, feminine and subtle. You will love it! Aluminum & Chemical Free.
Price-$18.00 for 3.4 oz, or $6.00 for 1 oz
Performance– This product doesn’t work quite as well as the Erbaviva Lemon & Sage Deodorant, which is kind of a disappointment. I feel a little stinky after wearing it for an hour or so. However, I’m always up for a convenient spray bottle. Another negative is that applying it after shaving my armpits burns a little at first. I’m sure that’s the alcohol.
Scent– This product has a lovely, subtle, feminine scent (the product description is spot on), which is exactly what I need and want in a deodorant. I don’t notice any jasmine at all when smelling it, though. To me, it smells a lot like a freshly-sliced orange. Nice!
Rating– Sure, the ingredients aren’t entirely hazard-free, but this deodorant works and it smells lovely while doing so. I’m gonna go with an 6 out of 10. I deducted 1 point for the high hazard scores of some of the ingredients, another 2 for the less than optimal performance, and a final 1 for the occasional armpit-burning.
Would I purchase this item again?: Maybe I’ll go back to the Lemon & Sage Deodorant, since it works a little better! I can probably get past the masculine scent.