Wednesday, November 20, 2013

PurelyGreat Citrus Cream Deodorant Review

My search for a deodorant or combination that works is ongoing. This may be a little too much info but, my pits stink....always. I'll be the first to admit that it's gross and I wish that I could find a deodorant that keeps me stink free all day or almost all day. It's one part of my journey into natural products that I'm not enjoying at all. It was Lisa, from Serenity on the Humber Day Spa, who first told me about PurelyGreat. She swore up and down that it actually works, so I reached out to them and Debbie was kind enough to send me the *Women's Citrus Cream Deodorant.

• No more worrying about long-term affects that using aluminum may cause!
• Keep your lymph nodes healthy and let your pits breathe and release those toxins!
• Our natural deoodorant for women is effective, keeps you smelling great and uses natural ingredients
• Essential oils used are good for hormone balancing and deodorizing
• No need to reapply during the day or worrying that you smell!
• Our natural deodorant for women is packaged in eco friendly glass jars
• Purelygreat deodorant is vegan friendly
• Each jar lasts about 2-3 months

First off, this smells like Fruit Loops!!!! Omg, best smelling deodorant ever! Second, it actually works! I was overwhelmed with joy to have found a deodorant that keeps me stink free all day long, whether I'm active or not. Even though many have had a bad reaction to baking soda, I didn't worry or think too much about it. After a week or two in (can't remember now), I experienced inflammed and pissed off pits. I couldn't use any deodorant for almost a week and instead slathered on SBT Diaper Rash Salve, which luckily reduced the redness in 3 days. Lisa had experienced the same thing, must be the baking soda. Ugh, isn't it so sad when you fall in love and the feeling isn't mutual? I like the eco friendly jar, however, it needs to be stirred before each use which can be annoying. Application can be a little gritty and chalky, but it immediately blends into the skin to neutralize odours. To be totally honest, had it not irritated my skin, this would have been holy grail status. I only use this a couple of times a week now, when I know I have a long day at work. Pemberley Jones had mentioned balancing the PH of my pits, via Crunchy Better, which she says has been working for her. Haven't tried it yet, but plan to at some point. I'm not giving up on this deodorant just yet. If you can use baking soda, give this a try! If you can't, join the club of miserable stinky people with me.

Retails for approx. $15 CAN for a 45g jar. They have cream deodorants for men, women, teen girls and teen boys in a variety of scents. Can be purchased through PurelyGreat or you can use their store locator to find a location closest to you.

What deodorant or combo works for you? Can you use baking soda?

Ingredients: natural soda-sodium Bicarbonate U.S.P., corn starch, vegetable glycerin
Essential oils: grapefruit-citrus paradis, orange- citrus sinensis, geranium-pelargonium graveolens, lime key-citrus aurantifolia, cypress-cupresus sempervirens, coriander-coriandrum sativum
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*Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.


  1. Too bad about the irritation! I didn't have that problem, but I can't say I love it as much as you otherwise either. I just find it super sticky from the glycerin :(

    1. booo that's too bad for you too :(. I didn't find it sticky..well a little..but it went away. I found Nourish much more sticky.

  2. I admit I gave up in my quest for natural non stinky pits, I'm back on the drugstore rubbish. I'm bored of trying to find the HG. Is is bad that I have no idea what Fruit Loops smell like? lol

    1. tsk tsk Sarah! I will sometimes use the chemical filled stuff too, so I'm not judging. You don't know what Fruit Loops smells like!?!?!?!?! Is it carried in the UK?

  3. Oh man that sucks about the irritation! Well, finger crossed that the next one is indeed your HG. The smell does sound amazing so I may have to look this up next time I'm in Canada!

    Mayah x

    1. Tell me about it :(. Thanks girl. Next time you're in Canada you have to look me up! We'll find you this stuff + a bunch of other amazing Canadian products xo

  4. The scent sounds amazing, such a shame about the irritation - so hard to find the perfect natural deodorant x

    1. It really is. I guess you haven't found yours either huh? xo

  5. That's a bummer that it irritated you. I've been using the roll on deodorant from The All Natural Face and I really have been liking it a lot! I've also tried the Lavender scent deodorant from Tom's and like that one too. I want to try making my own though and see if that works the best!

    1. good luck making your own. It involves patience...lots of it lol. xo

  6. The best natural deodorant I've used is my homemade deodorant cream. It works well (even while running) without irritation or darkening.* Here's my recipe:

    Homemade Deodorant Cream
    2 tbsp shea butter
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    1 tbsp cornstarch
    1 tbsp baking soda

    Melt shea butter and coconut oil. Combine all ingredients. Pour into 2-oz plastic jar. Let set in freezer. Apply to clean skin.


    I use MOOM Organic Hair Remover for my underarms instead of shaving. It's more effective and less irritating than shaving so I think it adds to the 'no irritation from baking soda in deodorant' phenomena.


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