You may remember from previous posts that I have banished all forms of deodorant and antiperspirant from our homestead unless it's something I made myself. Not only are they expensive, but they are full of nasty chemicals and toxins that have been linked to all kinds of different ailments including cancer.
But recently I decided to give From the Meadow's Meadow Guard a try. I do make my own deodorant, but I wanted to see what else was out there. And also, my husband isn't quite satisfied with the odour-busting abilities of my homemade concoction. It's fine for me, but he works a very physically demanding job and needs something that is going to keep him smelling fresh all day.
So bring on the Meadow Guard!
It is all natural and full of all kinds of odour-fighting and immune-boosting herbs and plants. Trade in the toxic chemicals for things like:
- Fennel - which has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
- Feverfew - which helps to reduce & prevent headaches and supports digestive health
- Anise - helps move mucus from the lungs and relieves cramps and spasms, especially when these symptoms are tied to bronchitis, when there is an incessant cough, or specifically for whooping cough.
- Rosemary - stimulates circulation, help with heart health and even improves energy and has anti-depressant properties
Meadow Guard is light green in colour it goes on smooth and is quite moisturizing on the under arm. It has a lovely lemongrass scent that both me and my husband enjoy. We've been using it for close to a month now and we're still loving it. My husband commented that it's the first deodorant he's ever had that actually kept him from getting stinky. No overpowering fragrances, but that mix of herbs and essential oils is combating his odour-causing germs like nobody's business! I'm just excited when he gets home from work I can actually hug him without the fear of passing out. And I haven't noticed any unsightly white marks on my clothes. Bonus!
I have to say that I'm super impressed with Meadow Guard and I will admit it's steps above my own homemade deodorant.
And yes, it's OK to ask for some in your stocking! (pssst....it's perfect for cold & flu season.)
Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge from From the Meadow for the purposes of this review. The opinions expressed are my own.