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By Stephanie Bouzounis

For The Surge

Strawberry Natural Vegetable Deodorant. Courtesy photo.
Strawberry Natural Vegetable Deodorant. Courtesy photo.

This is an indie company out of Rockwell, N.C. I discovered her Etsy shop on a blog for indie and cruelty free makeup called, Phyrra - Beauty for the Bold. I looked through her products and coincidentally realized I did need some face wash and deodorant.

Since I have sensitive skin, I’m always wary of purchasing new products, especially natural ones which may overuse essential oils. I decided to try the Chamomile & Cucumber Sensitive to Normal Facewash. For 4 ounces, it cost $9.00. I think Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Cleanser runs close to that at $7.99 anywhere you go. When I first used the face wash, I was glad it wasn’t so thick and creamy like the Burt’s Bees one, which has a tendency to be difficult to rinse off. It didn’t have a particular odor to it, and did a good job of getting off any mascara I missed the night before. The only downside may be the price for just 4 ounces, but, you are buying something that is handmade and not created in a lab and shipped to the store - and kudos for that.

The second product I tried was the Strawberry Natural Vegetable Deodorant. It cost $8.50 which is the same price as any of the long-lasting sports deodorants by the big companies. I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did I smell fine by the end of the work day, when I reapplied before boot camp (HIIT training) class, I didn’t smell gross afterwards. This deodorant goes on clear and actually smells like strawberry shortcake. I’d definitely buy it again.

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