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Tropical Traditions Aluminum Free Deodorant - Review & Giveaway

{Congratulations to #9} I've consciously been buying aluminum-free baking powder, baking mixes, and baked good for quite some time. I also purposely avoid drinks in aluminum cans and aluminum water bottles. So it only made since that the time would come when I'd eliminate the biggest source of aluminum in my life - Deodorant!
I was scared to do it. You've heard it hear first - I am a very sweaty person. I sweat when it's hot. I sweat when it's cold. My body just sweats. It's gross. It's embarrassing. It's smelly. For the past few years, I've even been using the "clinical strength" deodorants.

I tried switching back for cost reasons, and I just couldn't do it. I was too sweaty. So it was with good intentions and a bit of fear, that I tried Tropical Traditions All Natural Aluminum -Free Organic deodorant.

I chose Lavender because I know how good it smells. I grow lavender in my yard. Since I grow it organically, I have a neighbor that snips it off and cooks with it. It's supposed to be calming and I've been meaning to figure out a way to use it in my home. It's on the list.

Even though this deodorant is all natural, aluminum-free, and was given to me for free, I was hesitant to try it. How could this innocent little bottle of natural deodorant stand a chance against my sweatiness. I opened it and it smelled like lavender.

I ended up wearing it every day for 6 days in order to form my opinion (and I'm still wearing it.) Here's what I found: It smelled nice, and was really strong. I almost felt like I had perfume on and that surprised me. My first few days wearing it, I didn't notice any armpit stinkiness or excessive wetness.

So I did the unthinkable. I decided not to shower for 3 days and see if I would get extra stinky. In that time; I gardened, went on walks, cleaned the house, ran errands, started our big construction project and all my usual activities. I didn't "exercise" but I always shower after exercise so that wouldn't have been fair. By day 2, I was still very fresh and garden smelling. But by day three I had a bit of a funk. In my eyes, that's a good deodorant.

In case you're wondering, I have a very keen sense of smell. I developed it with my first pregnancy and, try as I might, it won't leave me. So I know when I (or anyone else!) stinks.

I was surprised, impressed, and very happy that this deodorant worked for me. I am ready to leave the aluminum behind!

If you'd like a chance to try Tropical Traditions Aluminum-Free deodorants, you're in luck! They are offering one Suburban Jungle reader a free bottle.

To Enter: Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter. Come back and leave me a comment that you signed up.

Extra Entries:
5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments, and at least one link)
3 Extra Entries for tweeting about this contest. (include @suburbanjung in your tweet)
1 Extra Entry for telling me which scent you'd most like to try
1 Extra Entry for following on google friend connect
1 Extra Entry for following @suburbanjung on twitter
1 Extra Entry for following on Feedburner
1 Extra Entry for following @troptraditions on twitter

This giveaway will end on 4/12/2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, posted here, and contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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  1. I would like to try the lavender as well. I grow them also, they are my favorite flower.

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  2. I signed up with Tropical Traditions newsletter, Thanks, Amy

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  4. I would like the Classic scent best

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  7. I guess I'd go with the Classic scent.

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  9. I would like to try lavender
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  34. I would also like to try the lavandar. Deodorant IS one of the harder things to find a good, green alternative for!

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  43. You've sold me on the lavender scent....I'd love to try that one!

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  45. I'd like to try the Lavender!

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  51. just joined their website and would love any aluminum free doeodrant that works, I have tried several.

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