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Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant-Vanilla Grapefruit- 2oz.

An award-winning, aluminum-free deodorant that is 100 percent natural, safe, and effective. Finally, a natural deodorant that works. Get superior odor protection with this 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glycan technology fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.

Key features

  • An award-winning, aluminum-free deodorant that is 100 percent natural, safe, and effective
  • Finally, a natural deodorant that works
  • Get superior odor protection with this 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant

Honest reviews


Not effective; guy sitting next to me on bus moved away from me

So there’s this man on my bus, let’s call him Mr. Way Too Perfect. He’s a successful businessman, and when he’s not keeping the finances of San Francisco millionaires in line, he’s a beekeeper, an orchid plant “doctor”, an oyster diver, and he even grows his own heirloom mushrooms. Who grows their own mushrooms (intentionally)?? He does. He is very attractive, very polite, humorous, and can strike up a conversation with just about anyone and make them feel like they’ve known him for ages. I’m not sure where he comes from or who put him on this planet, but basically, he’s considered a demi-god by the women (and some of the men) on my bus. Everyone wants him to sit next to them. Anyhow, last week, he finally sat next to me. That’s never happened before. I’ve been waiting like a year for this opportunity. Fortunately, I had remembered to comb my hair and put on lipstick before leaving work, because I know he usually rides my bus on Tuesdays (he needs to get home early to coach urban basketball…but of course). My pants were clean, check. None of the usual coffee dribble down my sweater, check. Shoes shined, nails polished, and I sorta even felt hot. Problem is, I was literally hot. Whenever it rains in San Francisco, the bus drivers crank up the heat to like 95 freaking degrees. They don’t realize that rain does not mean the weather is cold; usually it just means the weather is warm enough for it to rain here. The windows were all fogged up, the bus was steamy, and I had to take my jacket off. Then I noticed that I smelled. Stinked, really. The deodorant I used that morning was the La Vanila Grapefruit. It smelled great when I put it on in the morning (mostly like vanilla, though – sort of a flowery vanilla with just a tiny hint of citrus) and went on really smooth. I finally thought I’d discovered the perfect nontoxic deodorant. So, Mr. Way Too Perfect was sitting next to me then he sort of made a discreet sort of sniffing noise and he GOT UP and moved away. Mind you there were no other seats on the bus, so he stood up the whole ride home. It is hard to stand up when the rickety old bus is traveling at 50 miles over the Bay Bridge. Lots of bumps. I wouldn’t recommend it. I guess I really must have smelled for him to have made the decision to stand up instead of sitting next to my stinky self. I was humiliated. Actually, I didn’t like the smell of my pits, either, so I would have moved away from myself if I could. Anywho, end of sidetrack story. If you need to smell great at the end of the day, don’t use this…or be prepared apply it AGAIN right before you need to smell great (applying deodorant at the bus stop probably isn’t the best look, though). Otherwise, be forever known as “the stinker” by Mr. Way Too Perfect.

Callie Argonne, WI

I Just Hate The Smell

The smell is very very strong and underneath the grapefruit and the hint of vanilla is that awful baby-power musk. I’ve very sensitive to smells, that’s one of the reason I wanted to try this. But it really is unpleasantly strong. I’m going back to my Mitchum unscented. Yech.

Letha Winnebago, WI

Very talc smelling

I bought the vanilla and grapefruit scent and it smells like neither of those things. It smells like grandma talcum powder. It is so hard to get off the bad for you anti perspirant to only smell and sweat on natural deodorant anyhow… I am still on the hunt for something that works. I’ve done the toms stuff to no avail, .next I am trying weleda. This is very expensive and I expected more based on other reviews. I’ve loved the L’occitane anti perspirant for years and am trying to get off the crack! I’m using this so as not to waste it seeing how I paid $18 but I am not happy about it.

Cathleen Elmer City, WA

Really Works (Until it stops working)

I have been looking and looking for a safe deodorant for both my health and my baby’s health while breastfeeding. I was really excited to try this particular one, as I had read positive reviews. I found that for me, a light sweater, with moderate body odor, it DOES work, but will not hold up when stressed or when I have to do a lot of walking/excessive movement. If I am at home and in a temperature controlled area, it does seem to prevent body odor. When I have a spike in activity or it is too hot outside I find that it is similar to using nothing. The smell of the deodorant itself is kind of strong, but not quite unpleasant. I am a bit sensitive to smells, and for me this one is borderline as to whether or not I enjoy the smell. It is a powdery/soapy smelling deodorant with kind of like a too strong scented candle for linens or home smelling candles. It is not a fresh light scent.That aside, I do like that it is a non toxic alternative and I will likely use it for when I am home. However, for events or when I am working out, it sadly won’t cut it, and I will have to keep looking for the holy grail of natural deodorants.

Erika Gowen, MI

strong unpleasant scent

While the deodorant works and applies less cake-like than other solid deodorants, the scent is very powerful and strong but unpleasant and smells neither like grapefruit or vanilla or any combination thereof.Because it applies so nicely, and is all natural, I will try the other scents. I’m also not quite sure if it is working, since eliminating dairy from my diet appears to have eliminated underarm sweat odor even when I’m not wearing any deodorant. I’ll update if I do a trial of putting dairy back in my diet.

Ina Paso Robles, CA

smells great

I love this deodorant. I bought the vanilla lavender and it smells great. I have also purchased the body wash and shave 2 in 1 and love it. I got the body wash in passion fruit and used it all up so I immediately bought more in grapefruit. I have bad perfume allergies but this stuff doesn’t bother me. Yay!

Angela West Union, MN


I have been using this for several months and now purchased second one. This is the only natural deodorant that works for me. I do not expect wonders – like no perspiration, odor free all day in hot temperatures… All I need is if it keeps me odor free for 5hours, then I use a wipe and re-apply the deo. That totally works for me. I am happy about the ingredients. I tried Tom’s, Nourish, Body Shop natural deodorants before but this one is my favorite.

Darla Marthaville, LA

Smells so good, works well!

Smells great!! A little pricey but you know it seems worth it. Goes on very smooth. I wear it at home so havent tested it in situations where I really sweat a lot, but it seems to work for me!

Jami Brohman, MI

finally! a nice healthy deodorant that works!

love this deodorant! i am very picky on what i use anymore and want to stay as natural as possible. everything out there from toms of maine to trader joes dont seem to do anything for me. this really works and feels so smooth! it doesnt really smell like vanilla or grapefruit to me but has a clean fresh scent. and i am really sensitive to smells and this is nice. i cant wait to try other scents too

Ashleigh Whiting, IN

Five Stars

very nice smell and it works

Gloria Tohatchi, NM

Good for natural deodorant.

I’ve heard so many rave reviews about this deodorant and this scent. It says Vanilla Grapefruit but to me it smells like a tangy baby powder scent and I do not like wearing anything that smells like baby powder. I was hoping for more vanilla. As for the wear of the deodorant, I must say that I like it more than any natural one that I’ve tried. I’ve been attempting different ones over the years because of all the health issues ingredients in normal deodorants can cause. Unless you are a very heavy sweater or are out running and exercising hard, this does the trick. It goes on cool and wet feeling but dries quickly and doesn’t leave you with a wet pit feeling. The only other downfall is the price. I’m not sure how long it will last me as I put quite a bit on when applying. I would recommend buying and I will purchase it again but next time I’m going to try the vanilla scent or vanilla lavender. You really can’t smell anything 5 minutes after you apply it anyhow so it doesn’t really matter. At least it doesn’t clash with other fragrances you may be wearing. BEST NATURAL DEODORANT SO FAR. $$$$$ Priciest one too.

Marcella Lynch Station, VA

TOTALLY in love. My boyfriend started wearing “healthy” deodorant and it …

TOTALLY in love. My boyfriend started wearing "healthy" deodorant and it made me want to find one that I could use and would work. This product definitely works and keeps me dry and smelling goo.

Elvira Penryn, PA


This is the *only* deodorant that I have found that is nontoxic that actually works. Everything else (Silver, Crystal stuff) did nothing. This scent isn’t my favorite, the blackberry one is better. A little pricey but worth it.

Willa Jamestown, TN

Not my thing

This is really not my kind of deodorant. I was hoping for some kind of scent. There is none. And it is very wet going on, which I don’t like at all.

Robbie Mc Kinney, KY