Thursday, 24 October 2013

Review: Weleda Citrus Deodorant

I've been looking for The One for years. 
Dove's Roll On used to be my perfect partner; we spent years happily together before the inevitable breakdown. It just wasn't going to last, I was being slowly poisoned by Dove's close friends - aluminium salts and parabens. 
It had to end.

Time to move on and with any breakup there are often rebounds. Dr Organics Tea Tree Roll On provided a good run and was almost up to the job but still wasn't the perfect fit for me. After reading a few good reviews on Weleda, I decided to buy the Citrus Deodorant and see where things would lead...

You can buy it for £8.50 from the Weleda website here.
I went for the citrus option over the rose and sage fragrance as I have some strange subconscious feeling that citrus = fresh. 
This deodorant uses essential oils and natural ingredients to neutralise odour causing bacteria. It is light and fresh - easy to use with a pump action spray and dries quickly.

The ingredients list is: Alcohol, Water (Aqua), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Lemon (Citrus Limonium) Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol*. *from natural essential oils .

The number one ingredient is Alcohol and by God can you tell. 
I have been using this product for about 4 weeks now and while I think it ticks most of my boxes for a deodorant (it lasts well, it dries quickly, free from aluminium salts and nasties, has a nice fragrance) all of this is put to one side due to the overwhelming smell of alcohol when first applied. 
I actually have to turn my head to the side and hold my breath otherwise I find myself gagging. I also have to apply it in my spare room, otherwise the alcohol smell just hangs around while I am getting ready and catches at the back of my throat!

Other people have raved about this, the reviews on the Weleda website and Amazon both say how much people love it. Maybe I am just really sensitive to the scent of the alcohol? I don't know but I do know that when I have finished this, I will not be repurchasing.

The hunt for The One Deodorant continues...


  1. you should try SkinLikes. My favourite deodorant. No sting and scented with jasmine. I love the scent too x

  2. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll give them a go next! This spray is lasting a long time and I hate being wasteful so will have to finish it off first. Such a shame as it is almost, almost perfect. Sigh. x

  3. I prefer the rose version which has less of an alcohol smell than the citrus Xx

  4. That's such a shame about the amount of alcohol - think I would have to spray it in another room too! I also bought a Dr. Organic roll-on deodorant to and wasn't crazy about it, so just bought a Desert Essence stick and absolutely love it - so effective and the fragrance is amazing! x


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