lemon lavender deodorant cream
Consider your search finally over. This is not any ordinary natural deodorant. This is a plastic-free, clean, gentle, and effective alternative to conventional deodorant. It may not be a stick, but soon you'll discover that deodorant creams are superior. Get to know your body and try a cream for a change!
Our formula is vegan (no beeswax) and baking soda free (a common irritant in natural deodorant) and is handcrafted in small batches using gentle ingredients that effectively battle odor, while keeping your pits soft, dry, and rash-free.
Our Lemon Lavender Deodorant Cream is lightly scented with a pure and organic essential oil blend of, you guessed it, lemon and lavender, offering a citrusy and florally aroma. We do not use artificial fragrances in any of our products. Take a look at our small, yet mighty, ingredients list below! We source our ingredients sustainably and ethically, and focus on supporting small, local businesses.
We recommend pairing our Deodorant Cream with our Armpit Detox if you’re a newbie to natural deodorant, or simply if you just need a pit cleanse. Check out our Why You Should Try An Armpit Detox blog post to learn more about what the heck that is. Save 10% when you purchase our deodorant & detox bundle rather than purchasing each product individually!
If scooping deo cream with your finger just isn't your thing, we offer mini bamboo spoons that can help.
*arrowroot powder, *+unrefined shea butter, *+coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (food grade), *pure essential oil blend of lemon and lavender
+certified fair trade
Arrowroot powder: absorbs moisture
Shea butter: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, calming
Coconut oil: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial
Magnesium hydroxide (food grade): a gentle, toxic-free deodorizer, most commonly used as a dietary supplement
Lemon essential oil: antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal
Lavender essential oil: calming, antibacterial, anti-fungal
How to use
- Scoop a pea size amount of deo using your fingertip, the back of your fingernail, or one of our bamboo spoons. (use one pea size amount per pit, or one for both)
- Rub between fingers to smooth, then apply like you would lotion, onto clean and dry pits (after showering), and rub until fully absorbed.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel.
How to store
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
12+ months if kept in ideal conditions.
Glass jar. Metal lid. Biodegradable label.
End of life
Reuse or recycle jar and lid, compost label. Or you can return your empties for store credit.
Please note: Our products are handcrafted in small batches. Due to the nature of natural and organic ingredients, changes in color, consistency and scent are expected. This does not impact the quality or efficacy of our products. Since we like to keep it natural, and don't add any harmful additives or stabilizers in our products, our deo can get a little melty in the summer. When it melts, it can turn grainy if it cools too slowly, but don't fret! The texture won't get in the way of its effectiveness and will melt right into your skin upon contact. And if melty deo isn't for you, just stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to help it resolidify.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have tried so many natural deodorants, how can I trust that this one will actually work?
We hear you. And we’ve tried basically all of them too before we created our own formula. We tested different recipes for about 2 years before finding one that actually worked! We can confidently say that our deodorant is one of the most effective formulas on the market. Just read our reviews! In the unlikely event that it doesn’t work for you right away, we highly recommend doing an armpit detox and trying again. You won’t regret it ;)
I have really sensitive skin, is this gentle enough for me?
Yes! Our deodorant cream doesn't contain any common irritants. We use magnesium hydroxide instead of baking soda because it is super gentle and non-abrasive. All of our other ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin as well. If you experience irritation, you may have an allergy or sensitivity to essential oils, in this case we recommend switching to our Unscented Deodorant Cream or trying a different scent. Doing an armpit detox can also reduce skin sensitivity!
Which deodorant scent is the most effective?
We consider all of our deodorant scents equally effective. However, since essential oils have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, our citrus scented deodorants may be considered “stronger”, like our Grapefruit, Lemon Lavender, and Cedarwood. Our scented deodorants may also act like a perfume, leaving a fresh lingering scent. But our formula is effective enough on its own at neutralizing BO, without the help of essential oils, so don’t let this effect your scent preference!
Do I need to do an armpit detox before using your deodorant?
No. We recommend detoxing if our deodorant doesn’t last 24 hours for you, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for years. Our formula is very effective, most of our customers report not needing to detox at all, even those who just made the switch from an antiperspirant to our deodorant. But our armpits are very porous and when these pores get clogged up with excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and years deodorant residue (there's only so much a sponge can do), deodorant may not be as effective because your skin can't absorb it. Clear your pores and watch our deodorant magically work for you!
Is your deodorant an antiperspirant?
No. Our bodies are designed to sweat! It is an essential function of the human body. Antiperspirants actively block sweat glands in the armpits to prevent sweating. So when you switch from an antiperspirant to natural deodorant, it’s possible you’ll go through a little transition period and experience more sweating. This transition period depends on person to person. We recommend doing an armpit detox if yours lasts more than a week.
Will your deodorant stain my clothes?
No. Our deodorant won’t stain your clothes or leave oil residue behind. Just make sure to rub it in well after a warm shower to prevent white streaks.
How long does one jar last?
This really depends on person to person- how much you apply, if you use it every day, or several times a day. But with customer feedback and personal experience, we estimate:
1 oz Travel Mini: 1 month
2 oz: 2-3 months
4 oz: 4-6 months
8 oz Bulk Refill: 8-12+ months
How often do I have to reapply?
Our formula is strong enough to last an average of 24 hours. But everyone is different! So this can depend on person to person, especially when looking at lifestyle, stress, and diet. Most of our customers report being odor-free for 24+ hours with one application, especially those who have done an armpit detox at least once.
Does it work for men?
This is one of the most frequent questions we receive. The answer is YES. Our deodorant works for everyone, regardless of gender. It is strong enough for the sweatiest, stinkiest pits out there.
Does it work if I have armpit hair?
Absolutely! If you have armpit hair, we recommend rubbing the deodorant cream between your fingers to get it all nice and smooth for an easier application, and rubbing the deo well into your skin, through the hair.
Does it still work if it melted?
Yes! Just make sure the ingredients haven’t/don’t separate. Give it a good mix with a chop stick and put it in the fridge (optional) to resolidify. If you don’t have AC and the consistency stays melty at room temp, keep it in the coldest spot possible (cool, dark, and dry) and make sure the ingredients don’t separate.
What are the dark specks at the bottom of my jar?
Not to worry! Some products may have sediment from the shea nut through filtration. Since we use pure, unrefined shea butter, specks are normal (and harmless) and only go to show how natural our ingredients are! Yay!
Do you have a refill/jar return program?
We do! We will accept all of our containers and packaging to be responsibly reused or recycled. Anything from we give you, from containers, boxes, peanuts, tape, and more can be returned to us. Learn more about our program on our Jar Returns page to see if you're eligible for store credit.
So this deodorant is HEAVEN in a jar. Can’t say enough good things about it! Just beware of wearing expensive clothes with it, as on some fabrics, the cream will gunk up after multiple reapplication throughout the day, and will ruin the fabric. One of my victoria secrets bra is done-zo haha. Permanent opaque, white cast, oily stains on the pit area and it won’t wash out. Good thing I don’t really care, but some people might so just heads up!
Hi Brook! Thanks for your honest feedback! With reapplication, we recommend wiping your pits clean first to avoid product buildup (and irritation)- if there's already deodorant on your skin, product buildup is possible because it can't get properly absorbed. We also only recommend a pea size! Applying too much can transfer product on clothing as well. If you find you need to reapply throughout the day, we highly recommend trying an armpit detox instead to cleanse and clear out your pores which allows for better deodorant absorption, and longer lasting wear ❤️ x Sustain Yourself
I tried so many different deodorant brands until I found Sustain Yourself. I keep a container in many rooms in my home, since I’m teleworking. I like to feel fresh and smell good through out the week. So if I don’t showered everyday cause of my extremely dry skin in know I can wipe my pits and reapply this deodorant and feel fresh and clean. Like I just showered. It’s crazy! Such a great product!
I’ve been using Sustain Yourself deodorants for the past six months and I absolutely love them. They are perfect for sensitive skin, they smell lovely and I’ve never had a problem with body odor. (I also use the armpit detox once a month.) I’ve tried multiple scents, and while they’re all great, the lemon lavender is my all time favorite: floral, fresh and clean, without being overwhelming. Wonderful product, I’m a customer for life!
I first tried lemon lav in the sample pack and it immediately became my new fave. (But now that I've typed that out I feel like I'm cheating on all the other scents, which are also so so so good). This one is just great all around. Such a good mix of scents, and not too strong for my sensitive nose.
This is my favorite scent! I always get compliments. It smells amazing and feels even better on my skin!
The best natural deo! Smells great, the lavender or lemon are not overpowering. They last a while and great to travel with. One of my favorite scents !