For the last few weeks I have been testing out some natural products from Tom’s of Maine. I think Tom’s is one of the cruelty free and natural brands that have been around the longest. At least they have been one of the more widely available. I can remember going back at least 15 years seeing the Tom’s deodorant’s widely available in local stores here in Ontario which says a lot. I know my mom has been using the deodorant for ages but while I love trying to use more natural products I have always felt that I need the protection of an antiperspirant. I’ve been getting a little bolder with my product explorations though since I work from home most of the time. If I get a little stinky there’s no one here to complain but my kids! I have actually been really loving the Tom’s of Maine Long-Lasting Deodorant in Honeysuckle Rose ($4.99 US). It has a lovely fragrance that isn’t overpowering. It has a gel formula that took a little getting used to as I don’t care for “wet” formula underarm products but it actually sets to quite a dry finish although it does remain a little tacky. I have had amazing days of this product living up to it’s 24 hour claim. I was really shocked. Usually with natural deodorants I find they work for a while and then things start to get a little funky. I have had the odd funky day with Tom’s but for the most part it has worked remarkable well for being an aluminum free natural deodorant. I have a feeling it’s the more “stress sweat” days it doesn’t fare as well with.
The Tom’s of Maine Natural Beauty Bar ($2.99 US) soap in the Relaxing scent with lavender has become a favourite. I do believe my husband must be a fan as well! Although he hasn’t said anything he has been using it for a couple weeks now. I know because his soap ran out and it has not been replaced yet. He is VERY picky about soap and usually only uses the regular DOVE Beauty Bar’s (manly I know ). He has a full supply of them in the closet but must be happy enough with the Tom’s to stick with it. It lathers really well and smells heavenly. I do have very sensitive skin and fragrances in bath products tend to really irritate my, ummm… nether-region. I have experienced a little bit of irritation with this scented soap but as long as I make sure I rinse immediately it’s been great. The moisturizing olive oil and vitamin E has left my skin feeling soft and moisturized and in no way tight after showering.
I’m looking forward to experimenting more with the brand as it’s been such a positive experience so far. Do you have any favourites from Tom’s?
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