Have you ever been wandering around wondering why a sweet fruity smell is following you? Well I hadn’t either until I tried Ben & Anna’s Pink Grapefruit Natural Soda deodorant.

When I heard about the Natural scented deodorants that were on offer I wasn’t sure what to make of them. Being a sporty person who loves to smell good and be protected from odour and wetness I often find it difficult to find a deodorant that does that without drying my skin out.

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In the past I’ve found that many shop bought deodorants have a drying effect on the skin and don’t always give the promised long-lasting protection. Trust me when I say I’ve tried pretty much everything from women’s to men’s to products that are meant to stop your armpits from sweating (yep I know that’s not healthy, younger me has learnt from her mistakes).

When I was given the opportunity to try this product I really didn’t have anything to lose I have gotten used to smelling fresh in a more ‘manly way’ shall I say just because mens deodorants are SO much better than women’s. The worst thing that could happen was that I’d end up smelling with a hint of grapefruit right?

My verdict

Going back to my earlier point recently I’ve been smelling a little fruity… Initially I wasn’t sure what to make of the product I haven’t used a ‘stick’ application deodorant in a long long time and I don’t like reapplying with these as I find it unhygienic. However I can happily say that once applied in the morning I didn’t need to reapply, even after sport (yay)! My armpits have been less powdery than with using a ‘spray’ applicator because the formula uses Shea Butter and Soda and non-sticky too, one piece of advice is to keep the product in a cool, dry place outside of direct sunlight so it doesn’t melt. The formula used to make the deodorant also means that I can finally say goodbye to dry (and itchy) armpits because there is no alcohol or chemical stabilizers that cause the skin to dry out. I can also add that even though it is a stick formula is doesn’t clump or leave ‘bits’ as residue. A little seems to go a long way so I’m not sure how long this will last however if it keeps my skin happy and smelling good then it is definitely worth using long-term.

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Let’s talk about the brand

The brand was created by Ben & Anna (the clue is in the name) who have created this product and others in the range, these products are Vegan and aluminium free another cruelty free brand to add to the list! Ben & Anna are real people who are working hard to make it so you can not only purchase their products online but in store too, this is a work in progress and is yet to be achieved, until then you can buy their products by following this link.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this, thank you for reading!

Love Saff x

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