August 30, 2016

We Use Gel So, Why Not Cream Deodorant?

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Captain Blankenship Lime & Vetiver Cream Deodorant

We use gel so, why not cream deodorant right? I remember when Lush introduced powder deodorant for the first time! I was positive and I’m still positive it won’t keep me dry. In all honesty, I prefer a solid stick deodorant. Gels are alright but I find them a bit messy and wet. That doesn’t stop me from using them from time to time but solids are definitely my deo of choice.

But what about cream? As in a cream in a jar? Would you use it?

Sounds messy to me!

Captain Blankenship Lime & Vetiver Cream Deodorant is a cream formula that contains coconut oil and shea butter to keep skin hydrated while a selection of organic ingredients and 11 herbs and spices (I’m kidding about that last part) keeps you dry and smelling fresh.

This organic, cruelty-free formula can be patted gently under arms and has a fresh, bright citrus-y scent.

Interesting right?

But as I said above I actually don’t use gel all that much because I find them a bit messy when I put my cloths on. They don’t really dry down as quickly as a solid does. So, yeah, I have my doubts about a cream formula as it likely works the same way!

None the less, my interest is still piqued.

What do you think?

Cream deo a go or no go?

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  • Dee

    This sounds like you would sticky right from the get go so it’s not something I’m likely to try. The scent is appealing though!

  • Kimkats

    I used to use a cream deodorant a million years ago… Trying to think what it was… It had chlorophyll in it…. I want to say it was called Mum? I don’t think its been made for decades, but that was the first one I ever used!!

      • Kimkats

        As I recall, it worked pretty well! It was messy,but I didn’t know any better since it was the only one I’d ever used! I don’t think it kept me dry – it was just a deodorant and it did pretty well at that!

    • Eraser

      Oh yeah – I remember Mum and Tussy! I think they still make the latter. First mud masks, now cream deo… everything old is new again!

  • Jen R

    I have been very intrigued by this product, since I love everything lime! But I agree, scooping out a cream and smooshing it into my pits is just.not.appealing.

    I did recent start using Pacifica deodorant wipes after getting some in a Pop Sugar box, and I looooove them!

    • Isabella Muse

      Right? I’m not so sure about the application either! Sounds messy! Those are nice for a quick touch up but they don’t keep me dry sadly!

  • Michelle

    At one time, deodorants were all cream based. Also, it’s clearly a deodorant, not an anti-perspirant.

  • Jane

    My grandmother swore by Yodora Cream Deodorant, so why not?

    Except, as a stick user, I never could figure out how she applied it. Did she then wash her hands? Did she use a tissue? It never seemed an important enough question to ask, but now I’m curious.

  • Jenny

    I use a cream deodorant from Meow Meow Tweet. I’m a bit of a health nut, so I avoid antiperspirants. You use such a small amount, that there is no caked on deo you are used to when you use stick antiperspirants. The amount I use is pea sized, I rub my fingertips together then gently rub into my pits. No mess, no stickiness. I don’t even find the need to wash my hands since there is no residue on my fingers. Keep in mind, you do sweat, this is not the sweat duct clogging antiperspirant you are used to. Also keep in mind, any natural deos with baking soda may cause irritation, especially if you are just transitioning from an aluminum based product.
    Anywho, my pits are baby soft, bright and fresh all the time now, no regrets.

  • Jay

    I’m using a natural cream deodorant today for the second time…and let’s just say, I’m glad I didn’t discard my Secret. But applying it is fine. It’s actually not weird at all, it reminded me of applying body butter. It’s not messy, didn’t get on my clothes, and I just kind of rubbed the reside into my hands. Gel deodorant tho is awful. Maybe I’m just a mess, but that stuff has ruined many shirts.

  • Gillie

    I use PiperWai, which I guess is more of a paste than a cream. It contains activated charcoal, coconut oil, and a blend of essential oils. It’s not messy at all – I just take a pea sized chunk for each side and rub it in.

    With the charcoal, even though I do sweat, I don’t find myself sticky later in the day. I don’t stink, either, even on the hottest days.

    There is a transition period when you’re moving from a traditional antiperspirant to a more natural deodorant like PiperWai. You do have a few days where your body is unclogging, but once you’re through that, no more odor and no more mess! I even got rid of the discolored spots under my arms when I switched!

    While I think Lime and Vetiver sound amazing, I can’t abandon my PiperWai (and they’re working on a stick applicator, for people who aren’t sure about manual application.)

  • Diana

    I haven’t tried this particular brand before, but I have used other cream deodorants. I don’t find it that messy…just use a small pea-sized amount, rub it in, and wash my hands off after. I find no reason to be squeamish about applying deodorant to my own armpits…no different than applying shave gel to shave them. As far as dryness goes, these typically aren’t the aluminum containing antiperspirants most people are used to. I do notice I sweat a little in the Florida humidity, but I haven’t any issues with odor. I think I actually sweat less once I stopped using the antiperspirants to plug everything up. Not for everyone, but I like them.

  • Alys

    I’m late to this discussion… but yes I LOATHE damp, sticky underarms! I’ve been trying to abandon antiperspirant for some time now but usually end up back with my Arm and Hammer unscented because either the trial stuff is sticky, doesn’t work, or gave me a rash. I have been using this one product for about 6 months now, it is absolutely my HG. It’s called “Sensitive Pit Cream” by an indie brand called Fat and the Moon. They sell all kinds of stuff on Etsy. If you can tolerate baking soda, they have one with it, but I can’t (pit rash SUUUUUCKS), so this was the alternative. I am happy to say it really works for me. I do sweat, but that’s normal, I just don’t stink for the most part. Sometimes I get a bit stanky, but hey, I’m a human animal, I have odors, but all I have to do is dab a little more on and wham! stank erased. It’s kind of like a solid oil. You emulsify it then rub it in. No stickiness. Smells like basil.