What initially struck me about it was that the texture was nice. It is like a softer version of regular deodorant, which I really liked. Off to a good start, I began "testing" it daily in the intense summer humidity. Seriously, I live in the most humid climate possible - at least for the U.S. - and my daily routine always involves walking or biking. And this stuff completely prevented odor all day! I admit I am not a particularly sweaty/smelly person, but that's impressive! In terms of sweatiness, this kept me drier than I would have been without deodorant, but not as dry as using a mainstream product. Obviously, that would be close to impossible because healthy products don't prevent sweating itself. I'm actually not bothered by this in the slightest bit - after all if I'm sweaty everywhere else from the heat, why would I fixate on my pits? Soapwalla also doesn't lose its effectiveness after continued use. I've been using this for about a month and a half and it works as good as ever. I have about half of the container left, so it also lasts a long time too.
Despite this being an awesome product, there are a few things to consider before buying it. The first is that it has a very herbal smell, very different than the types of scents you are used to if you have been using drugstore deodorant. It is very unisex. I find it refreshing and cooling, but I have read that some people don't like it. Smell is such a personal preference. Secondly, it's not quite as creamy as it looks in the picture. The texture is more like whipped up stick deodorant than lotion, but as I said before, that's a good thing. Lastly, because its a cream you apply with your hands, it is a bit more messy than stick form. I find that to be a negligible difference. We're talking about a very safe deodorant that actually works!
Price: $10 at etsy.com
Ingredients: Organic jojoba, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils; shea butter; a combination of all-natural and gluten-free vegetable clays and powders; aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate; organic vegan kosher glycerin; a combination of organic lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, bergamot and tea tree essential oils.
*I did not look this product up at the EWG database because I recognize and am comfortable with all of the ingredients. This stuff is pure!