Tom’s Of Maine

Founded in 1970, Tom’s of Maine is a brand name and manufacturing company of personal care products with only natural ingredients and a majority-owned subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006.

Tom’s of Maine believes you shouldn’t have to choose between effectiveness and a naturally healthy life. For over 45 years, they have searched the world for ingredients and combined them in fresh new ways to create natural products that work.

I am going to state this throughout for each item, but am going to make a statement here:

Natural ingredients that are oil-based are just that, oil-based and if you are looking for more of a “firm, less wet, less sticky” application, put them in the refrigerator.

I do this for not only deodorants, but lip balms, oils, and more. Keeps them fresh and solidified.

Tom’s Of Maine Antiperspirants and Deodorants even state to “Store At Room Temperature”, but my room temperature currently is in the 90’s. No bueno, even my dogs are melting.

Antiperspirants & Deodorants

Natural deodorant to keep you smelling fresh and antiperspirant to help keep you dry. They have great choices to give your underams the attention they deserve from which they sent me four to test out over the past blisteringly hot month of July and August.


Coconut Lavender

This is an antiperspirant and deodorant with 24-hour wetness protection. Made with sustainable sourced aluminum for lower carbon footprint:  Made with recycled aluminum versus virgin aluminum with 22% active ingredient aluminum chlorohydrate.

Inactive ingredients:  Palm Kernel Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Talc, Natural Fragrance, Coconut Oil, Olive Leaf Extract, and Maltodextrin.

The oils make this a solid, however due to it being 92°F in my house, and even hotter in our bathroom, I tend to place my solid and gel deodorants/antiperspirants in the refrigerator.

The coconut lavender scent leans more towards earthy vice floral which is a huge plus in my book; the scent stays on hours after application as well.

This deodorant/antiperspirant is exactly what I was wanting for my teenage daughter who, like me, need protection for both smell and wetness. The scent works well for her sensitivities and goes on smooth without irritations even after shaving. Goes on clear and doesn’t leave any sticky residue on skin nor white residue on clothes.

Keeps her dry enough, much better than others we have tried and even though the scent notably changes due to her scent after a few hours, it masks it well. She is able to reapply in the middle of the day after P.E. and when she gets home, places it in the refrigerator until the next day.

We are both very pleased with how well the Coconut Lavender Antiperspirant & Deodorant has worked out in both the wetness and scent areas.. Even having received this for testing purposes from being a #TomsOfMaine member, I am already on the look out for it in the stores! Definitely a customer for life!

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Fresh Apricot

 

This is a natural deodorant with 24-hour long-lasting odor protection that I received for testing purposes from being a #TomsOfMaine member. No artificial fragrance or preservatives and NO aluminum.

Ingredients:  Propylene Glycol (vegetable derived), Water, Sodium Stearate, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Laurate, Natural Fragrance, Hops (extracted with CO2) Cone Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Organic Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil.

I had to look up Cymbopogon Flexuosus:

Cymbopogon flexuosus, also called Cochin grass or Malabar grass, is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon.

While this is a “stick” or “solid” deodorant, it leans heavily on the oils and is translucent so I keep mine in the refrigerator seen as my bathroom tends to be in the mid-90’s during the summer months here in Southern California.

Hands down:  I LOVE this deodorant! I didn’t think it would be able to work with my “need to use science-level strength” deodorant needs, but this proved me wrong. The scent DOES smell like warm apricots and glides on smoothly like a gel. While the scent lasts all day, I do reapply after several hours when I get home from work before I go and workout with my kids. Remember, this is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant, however it has kept me drier than my other “scientifically proven” ones.

No irritations even after directly shaving (you know those mornings you forget), no sticky residues, nor markings left on clothes.

Clean, long lasting, gentle, wonderfully scented, natural, and the packaging is made with 41% recycled content. Win-win-win!

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 North Woods

This is an antiperspirant and deodorant with 24-hour wetness protection. Made with sustainable sourced aluminum for lower carbon footprint:  Made with recycled aluminum versus virgin aluminum with 22% active ingredient aluminum chlorohydrate.

Inactive ingredients:  Palm Kernel Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Talc, Natural Fragrance, Olive Leaf Extract, and Maltodextrin.

This product leans more towards the masculine scents and gives you 48-hour odor and wetness protection in a solid white bar that goes on smooth leaving you fresh like a walk in the woods reminiscent of fall and winter. The scent is stronger and “spicier” than others with a bit of a bite in the notes of fragrance; lasts a LONG time. My eldest teen son loves the scent, application, and it’s non-irritating. Tells me he “gets compliments” at school.

He, and I, are a fan of this North Woods Antiperspirant Deodorant we received for testing from being a #TomsOfMaine member! Remember, keep at room temperature and if your room temperature is HOT like mine currently is this summer, place it in the refrigerator for an extra level of cool and keeps it solid.

Side note:  My son has not played around with the 48-hour odor protection claim, he is big into hygiene and cleanliness and showers daily (luckily!).

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Deep Forest

This is a natural deodorant with 24-hour long-lasting odor protection that I received for testing purposes from being a #TomsOfMaine member. No artificial fragrance or preservatives and NO aluminum.

Ingredients:  Propylene Glycol (vegetable derived), Water, Sodium Stearate, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Laurate, Natural Fragrance, Hops (extracted with CO2) Cone Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Organic Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil.

I had to look up Cymbopogon Flexuosus:

Cymbopogon flexuosus, also called Cochin grass or Malabar grass, is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon.

I am in love with the spicy scent of this; a bit of earthiness with warm fruits and spice. Best explanation I had, sorry. While this states “For Men”, I have been using this as this is aligned with Tom’s Of Maine Fresh Apricot “For Women”; scent is a bit stronger, but viscosity and odor protection are on par. Lasts through my whole work day and I reapply after getting home with my kids before we go and workout at our local YMCA.

Non-irritating, no residue, nor stickiness. Viscosity is a “stick” or “solid” deodorant, but it leans heavily on the oils and is translucent so I keep mine in the refrigerator seen as my bathroom tends to be in the mid-90’s during the summer months here in Southern California.

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Looking to use more natural products?

Check-out Tom’s Of Maine today!

MsCat

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