A few weeks ago, I got a small wound on my armpit. At the time I was using Salt of the Earth deodorant stick, but the salt really burned the wound and made it itch like crazy. I therefore decided that I temporarily needed a different deodorant. After another visit to Lush, I ended up adding The Greeench to my collection. This is a powder deodorant that consists mainly of talc powder and sodium bicarbonate. It is supposed to keep nasty odors at bay while being gentle on the skin.
The Greeench contains thyme, rosemary and tea tree, so it smells very fresh and herb-like. I can mostly smell the tea tree in it. The easiest way to use it is to put some of the powder on your hands and then apply it on your armpits. You can also apply it on other sweaty areas like your feet, or your back (when going to the gym for instance). The scent isn’t very strong like with regular spray deodorants. You can smell it for a minute, and then it is gone. That way it never messes with your perfume.
I bought The Greeench without doing any research on it. If I would have done my research, I wouldn’t have bought it. People say that it is very ineffective, that it is messy, that it leaves stains on your clothes and that it is simply not worth the money. I have to say that I disagree with most of these claims. I do find this deodorant to be very effective. I have used it multiple times to go to the gym and haven’t had any problems with unpleasant smells. I also like it on my feet, to keep them fresh at all times. I’ve been using it everyday for a couple of weeks now and don’t have any complaints about the way it works.
I do agree with the claim that The Greeench is a little messy. Because of its powder form, it tends to spill and fall on the floor or on your clothes when you apply it. I find that the trick is to only use a very small amount of the powder. Using it right after you take a shower is also a good way to prevent it from spilling on your clothes.
I am pretty amazed at how little I’ve used from this powder in the last few weeks. It almost looks the same as it did when I first bought it. My boyfriend, who uses The Guv’ner (a similar Lush deodorant powder), has been using his for moths now and has only used about 1/4 of the bottle. The expression ‘A little goes a long way’ really applies here.
You can buy The Greeench in your local Lush counter or online here for around 11,00 EUR per bottle.
The product featured in this post is vegan and cruelty free.