This is the second part of a three part series, to follow my journey of transitioning from antiperspirants to deodorants. My first attempt with deodorants was with Consonant Skincare Dealkalizing Deodorant, which wasn’t too successful. I made the switched to the Saje Peaceful Warrior Deodorant and have been using it for the past month:
Saje is a Canadian wellness brand that I’ve recently discovered – I reviewed their aromaBreeze nebulizer not long ago – they have some great gems at very reasonable prices. This product is available at their stores or online, at $12.95 for 100ml.
Saje claims this product is:
One of the most effective, all-natural deodorants available today, easy-to-use deodorant spray absorbs easily and begins working instantly. The active ingredient, liquid mineral salts, fights unwanted smells by neutralizing odour-causing bacteria rather than just merely masking it.
• All-natural ingredients
• Doesn’t clog pores
• Free of harsh chemicals
• Doesn’t stain clothes
I’d say these claims all check out! I do really like this. Even though this is a liquid deodorant, it dried down quickly and didn’t leave my armpits wet or sticky. I did notice that in the beginning, this deodorant did make my armpits itchy, but that ceased by two weeks of using it – not sure any specific ingredient contributed to the itching. It’s impossible to get the full ingredient list in one frame so here it is:
potassium alum (liquid mineral salts); essential oils of cymbopogon martini (palmarosa), aniba rosaeodora (rosewood), santalum album (sandalwood), lavandua angustifolia (lavender), citrus aurantifolia (lime), pogostemon cablin (patchouli), foeniculum vulgare dulce (fennel) and vetivera zizanoides (vetiver)
The packaging is quite nice, the bottle is made of aluminum – and as with all other Saje mists that I’ve tried, this one delivers a really fine, even mist. The only weird thing is that the nozzle seems to leak a little, and when I unscrewed the top, the paint from the bottle seems to be peeling off. 😕
The scent is just ok to me – it’s a bit too musky for my liking but thankfully the smell doesn’t linger too long. Saje sells 2 other scents of spray deodorants (Floral, and Exotic) and I suspect Peaceful Warrior is really meant for men:
Our Peaceful Warrior scent formula is a rich, earthy blend of rosewood, sandalwood, lime, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, fennel and vetiver for a masculine musk that exudes peace and strength.
I sniffed all 3 scents and I preferred the Peaceful Warrior best (I’m still not a HUGE fan of either sandalwood or patchouli though) so who cares if it’s a masculine scent! 😛
Performance-wise, I’d say this Saje deodorant works better for me compared to the Consonant one. I did still experience some BO (maybe about 25% of the time), but I didn’t notice myself feeling particularly wet in my armpit area. Some days I did sweat like a mofo (lots of walking or whatnot) and when I perform my armpit / clothing sniff test at home, I don’t stink at all and neither does my clothes. Shocker! 😮 This could be in part to my body getting more used to deodorants, and perhaps partly due to a more effective formula of the Saje deodorant.
Overall, I feel like I’m making progress… inching toward BO- and aluminum salt- free existence. 😛 I’m still currently rotating between antiperspirant (once every third day) and deodorant. I’ll be testing out the Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit scent next. And then possibly, in the interest of providing a fair test, I will circle back to the Consonant Skincare Dealkalizing Deodorant for another couple of weeks, just to make sure that my body wasn’t just getting acclimated to deodorants when I was trying that out.
Thanks for all your encouragement in my last post to continue with transitioning from antiperspirant to deodorant! I’ll be updating my journey in another month. 🙂 Have you tried Saje or other liquid deodorants, what are your thoughts on them?