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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Healthy Beauty: Spring Updates with Lavanila Fragrance and Deodorant

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Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your beauty, fragrance, and skincare routines! For me, the Springtime is all about being outside. My life feels more based on outdoor activities and life has an overall more relaxed feel. This really motivates me and makes me gravitate towards more natural products and fragrances. 

Lavanila has a great assortment of skincare products, fragrances, and daily care items that are 100% natural and very effective! If you want to add some really healthy, natural, and safe products into your daily routine, then you should certainly check out this brand!

For years I have loved the various vanilla-based scents from Lavanila. Honestly, it is hard for me to pick a favorite! However, I am finding that there is one scent from this line that I am really reaching for lately! Plus, I have finally tried their Healthy Deodorant! I can't wait to share my thoughts with ya'll!

To find out more about my recent favorite Lavanila Rollerball fragrance and my thoughts on the Lavanila Healthy Deoderant, please click "read more" below! :) 




I will fully admit, I was skeptical about trying out a "natural" deoderant. Let's face it...put simply: I don't want to smell bad. I lead a very active life literally running around after my preschoolers all day. The last thing I want to worry about is that I smell bad! I am constantly on the go and don't have time nor do I have the childcare available to shower in the middle of the day if I am getting sweaty. I need to trust that the deoderant that I put on in the morning is going to keep me protected all day. 

For years, choosing a natural deodorant has meant sacrificing efficacy and luxury.  Between the wet, sticky texture and limited odor protection, natural deodorants rarely live up to their name.  Now, Lavanila Laboratories introduces The Healthy Deodorant, a powerful natural deodorant that delivers superior odor protection and vitamin-rich nourishment without the use of commonly feared harsh chemicals.  Freshly scented with Lavanila’s signature essential oil blends, The Healthy Deodorant uses a breakthrough, clinical strength formula that‘s as safe as it is effective. 

As I have recently become more interested in integrating more natural products into my daily life, choosing an effective, yet also safe, deoderant was at the top of my wish list! I have certainly read scary reports linking traditional deoderants to scary health problems. So, what is a girl to do? We want to fight odor and wetness...but, I certainly don't want to sacrifice my health either. You guys might also know that I have recently become very interested in essential oils. Essential Oils can be extremely benefical and have very powerful properties. When I learned that the Lavanila Healthy Deoderants contained powerful antibacterial essential oils, I was totally on board. I am a believer in the power of essential oils. So, I was super excited to try out this deoderant! 

Medical reports document the accumulation of commonly used chemicals in the body.  Traditional deodorants may contain ingredients including Aluminum, Propylene Glycol and Parabens that could potentially absorb into the delicate underarm area, a gateway to the infection-fighting lymphatic system. The Healthy Deodorant is a 100% Healthy solution. Completely free of Aluminum, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Phthalates and Triclosan, it’s a safe and effective way to fight odor. The multi-tasking formula uses a health-promoting beta-glucan technology packed with anti-oxidants, active botanicals and essential oils to not only fight odor, but condition, soothe and nourish the skin.                      

WHY IT’S HEALTHY:  
HEALTHY INGREDIENTS: 
The Healthy Deodorant is safe, effective, and healthy thanks to the following key ingredients:
Here is the scoop, directly from Lavanila:
  • Beta Glucan Technology: Nourishes & Protects. This multi-tasking technology blends the health-promoting powers of beta glucan (a skin saving polysaccharide) with powerful anti-oxidants, active botanicals and antibacterial agents to effectively fight odor while nourishing and protecting the delicate underarm area.  
  • Goji Berry: Nourishes & Calms. One of the most powerful anti-oxidants on earth and one of Lavanila’s signature ingredients, Goji Berry contains 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids and 500 times the Vitamin C of an orange for effective nourishment and anti-inflammatory protection of the underarm area. 
  • Japanese Honeysuckle: Preserves & Soothes. This effective natural preservative also acts as an antibacterial & anti-inflammatory agent
  • Propanediol: Luxurious Texture & Feel.  New in deodorant application, this corn-derived, 100% natural and 100% renewably sourced ingredient delivers a luxurious and smooth application without irritation.  Propanediol is a healthy alternative to Propylene Glycol in petroleum-based deodorants and vegetable glycerin in existing natural deodorants. 
  • Lichen, Lemon and Tea Tree Oils: Anti-bacterial. These non-irritating, pure plant extracts provide long-lasting protection by effectively preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
  • Aloe Vera: Calms & Soothes.  One of nature’s most effective remedies for soothing and hydrating skin.  Perfect for freshly shaved skin. 


THE SCENTS:
  • Vanilla Lavender: Essential oils of Spanish lavender and soft vanilla keep you clean and fresh.  
  • Pure Vanilla: Essential oils of warm vanilla and soft freesia petals are natural, yet clean.  
  • Vanilla Grapefruit: Essential oils of crisp grapefruit and lime leave your senses fresh and strong. 
  • Vanilla Coconut: Essential oils of tropical coconut and bright tiare flower are exotic and fresh. 
  • Fresh Vanilla Lemon: Essentials oils of bright lemon, exotic lush fruits and fresh cut bamboo bring the outdoors to life.
  • and more! 

My Results:
I must say, I am really impressed with this deodorant!!! It honestly exceeded my expectations. 

Now, this is not an anti-perspirant. I think it is important to adjust your expectations when trying out a natural deodorant. This isn't intended to not make you sweat. So, this works very differently than a traditional anti-perspirant/deodorant. There are certainly many days that I do not want to be without my traditional (and unfortunately somewhat toxic) anti-perspirant/deodorant. 

For example, I stick to my traditional deodorant/anti-perspirant for days that I do the following: exercise, have stressful or significant activities, or if I am literally on the go all day and super active. A natural deoderant just won't cut it for me for those types of days. 

However, I often have days that I am just at home with the kids and family and am super relaxed. These are great days to give your armpits a break from the toxicity of traditional anti-perspirant deodorants! So, I feel if I can go 3-4 days a week with an all-natural deoderant like Lavanila, that I am significantly decreasing my exposure to harmful chemicals!!! For these days, the Lavanila The Healthy Deoderant is perfect!!! I can apply in the morning and reapply as needed throughout the day. For these purposes, it works great! So, overall, I really love it! Now, don't expect this to help you through a 95 degree hot summer day or a day that you are working out...but, for those "easy" days, it is perfect! Or, perhaps you are not a "sweater" like me...then it might work for you for every day. 

I tried out the Vanilla Passion Fruit The Healthy Deoderant. It smells sooooo good! Plus, I like the overall feel of the product. It applies easily and is not sticky. 

WHAT IT COSTS: $14.00 (full size); $8.00 (travel size)

WHERE TO FIND IT: Sephora, Sephora.com or Lavanila.com

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit Roller Ball Fragrance:
Mmm....what can I say, this scent is amazing!!! 

I am such a fan of the Roller Ball size fragrance bottles. They are perfect for if you are either just trying out a fragrance for the first time and you don't want to spring for a full size. Plus, they are also a great and convienient size for your purse or travel! Completely free of harsh chemicals typically found in fragrance,  you can enjoy Lavanila’s fresh, clean blends on-the-go as you soak in powerful, skin-healthy ingredients with every roll! 

I love that you can actually infuse your skin with healthy ingredients just by wearing these healthy scents from Lavanila! So cool! According to Lavanila, they give you an inner boost as the Healthy Roller Ball fragrances deliver a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids including: 
  • Goji Berries – one of the highest anti-oxidant rich food on earth and loaded with beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamins B1, B2 and B6
  • Kakadu Plum – one of nature’s most potent anti-oxidants and packed with 500 times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange by weight.
  • Canadian Willow Bark – a powerful anti-oxidant that helps balance and soothe the skin and protect it from free radical damage.

Lavanila is the first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science, all Lavanila scents are free of chemically-laden alcohol, petrochemicals, phthalates, synthetic colors, silicone, synthetic preservatives, sulfates, parabens, and propylene glycol that can dry and damage the skin and are instead formulated with 100% natural ingredients such as pure essential oils and skin soothing botanicals. With each spray or roll, a daily dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids is delivered to the skin and locked below the skin’s epidermis via an exclusive marine technology.  

Fragrances include:
  • Pure Vanilla: a soothing blend of rich Madagascar vanilla and soft freesia 
  • Vanilla Grapefruit: a refreshing blend of pink grapefruit and warm Madagascar vanilla
  • Vanilla Coconut: an exotic blend of fresh coconut oil, tiare flower and warm Madagascar vanilla
  • Vanilla Lavender: a tranquil blend of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and warm Madagascar vanilla
  • Vanilla Passion Fruit: a crisp, tropical explosion of passion fruit, guava and peach nectar steeped with Sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. 
WHAT THEY COST: $19.00 for 10ml

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sephora, Sephora.com, Lavanila.com

I have tried out a variety of scents from Lavanila over the years and truly love them all! Right now, I have been wearing the Vanilla Grapefruit Rollerball which I think is perfect for this time of year! It is fresh and sweet but also has that warm vanilla touch! 

If you are looking to freshen up your routine this Spring with some awesome natural scents, be sure to check out The Healthy Deodorant and the Roller Ball fragrances from Lavanila! You won't be sorry! Plus, these are products that are actually good for you! They don't just smell great...they are great! 

As always, thanks for reading!
XOXO!!!




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