Dom's Deodorant: Natural & Vegan
I came across Dom’s deodorant at The Soap Dispensary when I was travelling in Vancouver after months of searching for a more eco-friendly deodorant that comes in minimal, plastic free/ recyclable packaging. Commercial deodorants can be found in many different form of packagings - plastic tubes, plastic sticks, mist sprayers and roll-on containers. How often do these really get recycled?
Frankly, I did not care about what my deodorant was made of as long as it works. However, now looking at the ingredients of my previous deodorant which apparently ‘tightens pores’ and ‘smoothens skin’, I find: Cyclomethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Talc, Hydrogenated Caster Oil etc. These are chemicals which I've never heard of and don't know what they would do to my body...
Dom’s offer 100% natural and vegan deodorant. Its main ingredients are coconut oil, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and essential oils.
我一直在尋找成份天然和包裝比較環保的止汗劑。一來是因為想減少掉棄塑膠, 市面上止汗劑包裝款式多樣化，有膠管、噴霧罐、滾珠容器等。實際上有幾多是真正被回收？二來是一般市面上的止汗劑含有太多我沒聽過嘅化學物質，對身體是好是壞也不清楚。終於，我在溫哥華的店鋪 The Soap Dispensary 找到了Dom’s deodorant！Dom’s deodorant的成份只有幾樣 － 椰子油，蘇打粉（碳酸氫鈉）和精油。
I tried Dom’s deodorant and I loved it immediately! It has a nice creamy texture (kind of like solidified coconut oil) which then melts and gets absorbed pretty much as soon as you spread it over your skin. More importantly, I stay stink-free throughout the entire day! Never have I ever tried a deodorant that works so well on me. I wouldn’t feel the slightest unease if people come up close and smell my armpit (haha). Fyi, this product is not meant to be an antiperspirant so you’d still sweat.
There’s one major disadvantage with this deodorant though… Since coconut oil is a main ingredient, it melts in warm temperature (above ~22°C)! Dom’s deodorant is made in Canada hence suits Canada’s climate better. It’s a different story in Hong Kong - my deodorant had been slowly melting since late March. Once it turns into entire liquid, what I do is that I stir to remix it and place it in the fridge whenever I'm not using it. I personally prefer its solidified state as application is less messy that way but it still functions alright in liquid form.
Dom’s deodorant is priced at around HKD 110 but each 70ml jar would last you quite a while. I’ve been using mine daily for the past 2 months and I foresee that it will last me a year. For new moms out there who are breastfeeding, we’d definitely recommend you to try it out or explore the different natural deodorants in the market.
用過 Dom’s deodorant後，我很喜歡！它膏狀的質地塗上皮膚時會立刻融化和被吸收。更重要的是，塗完後仍然會出汗，但腋下一點味道也沒有， 是我試所有止汗劑之中最有效的！Dom's 的唯一缺點是它不太適合香港的氣候。由於椰子油係它的主要成份，所以溫度大概22°C以上（香港的三月尾）就開始融化。一旦它完全變成液體，我就會將佢攪拌，再放入雪櫃，要用的時候才拿出來。我比較喜歡它固體的狀態，塗上來也不會太油。
Dom’s deodorant 一瓶70ml大約為110港幣，聽起來有點貴，但我覺得足夠我用一整年。我們絕對推薦正在親喂嘅新手媽媽試一下，或者探索市場上不同的天然止汗劑。
Where to buy:
Vancouver: The Soap Dispensary