Thanks to Mike30, I have found a great source for all things moringa, including a natural, aluminum-free 100% moringa seed deodorant. As soon as I logged on to Moringa For Life
and saw the deodorant, I just had to try it.
You are probably wondering what's with moringa, or even what is moringa. I discovered this amazing tree last year and found that it has an astonishing wealth of properties. Moringa
is packed with an abundance of potassium, iron, vitamin A and other nutrients, it is quite remarkable. Its leaves (which, unusually for a tree, are pure protein), pods and flowers have seven times the vitamin C found in oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots and three times the potassium of bananas. It is also an antimicrobial agent. Studies since the 1970s have shown that it can rid a well of 90% of impurities. Such a powerful cleanser seems to be a natural for a deodorant.
Moringa for Life Deodorant requires a little patience to get to know. The fact that I broke a nail trying to get into the tube's lid in did not endear me to it. I found that the 100% moringa seed powder inside was more of a course grainy consistency than a powder. According to the instructions, it can be applied dry or wet. Since women apparently prefer it dry, I tipped some of the powder onto my finger tips and rubbed it into my arm pit. The grains simply went all over the place. I then opted for the male preference: apply with wet finger tips. This time it adhered. It was now time to put it to the test.
The sniff test being the crucial one. Well, it performed rather well. In my pre- and post jogging experiment, I found that it prevents the build up underarm odor and neutralizes any pre-existing pongs within about 10 minutes of application. And on a humid New York morning, I can report that it is still working a day later!
Having said that, I still find rubbing something with the consistency of a BBQ rub under my arms a bit challenging. Perhaps Moringa For Life could work on a roll-on.