I admit, up until this point I still hadn’t made the switch over to natural deodorant from Lush — and deodorant was one of the only skin/hair/body products that I wasn’t Lush exclusive for. I do sweat a fair amount, and I had struggled with not having an anti-perspirant deodorant.
For those unaware, Lush deodorants (and natural deodorants in general) differ from many drugstore deodorants because they do not contain aluminum. Aluminium is the sweat blocker most commonly found in anti-perspirant deodorants — and obviously, clogging your pores with metal isn’t a great practice.
I tried Aromarant deodorant (now discontinued) from Lush last summer, and especially since I sweat more in the warmer months (like most people, I’m sure), I found it didn’t give me enough coverage absorption or scentwise, so I went back to my drugstore deodorant.
Because it’s wintertime here now and I’m sweating less, my coworker suggested that was a better time to try a natural deo again if I was interested in switching. Lucky me! The Guv’ner just arrived in my store, and I grabbed it the first day it was on shelves to give it a go! I LOVE it!!
This brand new powder deodorant from Lush is based on the highly absorbing powder formula of The Greeench deodorant. The Guv’ner is formulated with charcoal for uber sweat absorption, plus patchouli and sage as cooling astringents — whoa! Charcoal is obviously black colored known for leaving residue behind, but hasn’t stained or settled on any of my clothes so far! I’ve only tested it for about a week, but Mark Constantine himself says he wore it under white shirts for 3 months with no staining issues. Time will tell if it continues to live up to the “no staining” description, but I have high hopes!
A powder deodorant can seem a little tricky to apply, but I’ve found it’s pretty simple if I just sprinkle a bit into my palm and apply it to my underarms. No need to try to aim the spout where you want it to go — that’s much more difficult and unnecessary!
Not only has it been working just as well as my old drugstore deo that contained aluminum, I love the smell of The Guv’ner! To me, it’s a combination between Dark Angels and Grass shower gel… yummy! I like a fresh scent for my deodorant, and The Guv’ner satisfies that for me more than any of the other deodorants that Lush current carries. I’m a huge fan already!
The Guv’ner powder deodorant was released in the UK a while back, and it’s finally made it’s way to NA! It’s still not available online, but my store got it’s first shipment last week and I assume other stores have gotten theirs or will be getting it soon. I don’t have an ETA for online availability in NA for you, but call or Facebook your local store! To read more about it or order in the UK, click here.