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Q:What does it smell like? Is it at all like any of the karma products?
ThanksAsked on 6/16/2015 by Erika from Florida
A:Yes Erika, it smells like a hippie, just like the description states! If you like the KARMA fragrance, you will like this deodorant's smell. It is more of a singular patchouli, not as complex as KARMA, and very very nice!Enjoy! ~JamineAnswered on 6/16/2015 by rinsed clean from central indiana
A:Aromaco has a light and pleasant Patchouli scent! Similar to Karma but spicier.Answered on 6/16/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
Q:is this a gentle or harsh deodorant because I have sensitive armpits and usually end up with rashes.Asked on 6/5/2015 by megan
A:It gave me a rash after a few days of use. I've noticed this is a pattern for me with deodorants containing baking soda though.Answered on 7/2/2015 by Emmy from Covington, Ga
A:Aromaco is the more gentle option of the solid deodorants, but our powdered deodorants are even more gentle! The Greench might be a good option for sensitive skin, and uses sodium bicarbonate to absorb excess moisture as well sooth skin.Answered on 6/7/2015 by Emily from LUSH Direct
A:I have sensitive skin as well and it didn't cause me to break out or develop a rash and it smells great. Not too strong but not too light. You will definitely enjoy this.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
A:I would say that its on the gentler side. I cant speak for your specific
body chemistry though. Note that it is a little rough the first couple of
times you use it. It smooths out though and lasts a long time.Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
Q:How/where do I store it in my home since it does not come packaged?Asked on 5/10/2015 by Carla
A:I recommend a baggie. It will keep air our and freshness in.Answered on 5/15/2015 by Lana from Lush Direct
A:I put it in a ziplock bag
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 5/11/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Will Aromaco fit into the LUSH massage bar tin or the body butter tin?Asked on 1/16/2015 by V
A:No it will not. I keep mine in a zip lock Baggie.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 1/17/2015 by Anonymous
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question!
Unfortunatley, Aromaco will not fit into it unless it has been worn down to a smaller size- or unless you slice it when its a new bar to fit the size of the massage bar tin :) Hope this helps!Answered on 1/21/2015 by Anonymous
A:I've tried fitting it into the shampoo bar tin. But it will only fit once it's been used a bit and has worn down to a smaller size.
*I've considered slicing my new bar of Aromaco in half lengthwise, while it's still really soft, so that I can store one half in the tin and the other in a ziploc bag or cellophane.
Hope this helps! Keep smelling Lushly!Answered on 1/21/2015 by DentalHygieneRules from Davenport, IA
Q:I am a college student, a dancer and a theatre major. I am sweaty and very close to people quite a lot. I have looked into T'eo and Aromaco. I want to make the switch to a natural deodorant, but don't know which matches my needs. I need a long lasting deodorant that can withstand a lot of sweat.Asked on 2/23/2014 by Maddie
A:T'eo and Aromaco are both really great choices, T'eo being a bit stronger of the two. As others have suggested, it might be most effective for you to try Aromaco with the Guv'ner over top for some extra protection!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:While I normally like the hippie smell of patchouli and the like, the aromaco has an undercurrent sort of smell that sorta smells like funky BO to me.
I do like The Guv'ner though. Not as convenient as the blocks, but it workS
Sent from my aPhoneAnswered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
A:I first put on Aromaco then follow it up with The Guv'ner deodorant powder if I need something stronger. If I'm wearing something sleeveless or light in color I will use Coconut deodorant powder instead of Guv'ner as it makes your underarm a bit dark until it soaks into your skin. The Guv'ner gives the strongest protection though, but I love the scent of the Coconut!
Sent from my iPadAnswered on 2/23/2014 by Anonymous
A:I put this on before work, do not reapply all day, go straight to work out
and it is still effective. It's the best natural deodorant I have found.
I feel a little guilty for smelling like patchouli in the gym but I'm not
giving it up as long as it continues to work this well.Answered on 2/23/2014 by Anonymous
A:I prefer T'eo AND the coconut powder combined to help keep stink at bay while pits stay dry.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on AndroidAnswered on 2/23/2014 by Anonymous
A:I really loved the Aromaco deodorant. It worked better than any
supposedly-long-lasting stick deodorant I have used in the past, and it
smelled better - less noticeable, but improved odor. I sweat a ton despite
not doing much all day, and it held up very nicely.
I haven't tried the other one, but the Aromaco is worth the money.
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A:Aromaco is definitely good for every day use but I don't think it can withstand a lot of sweat in my opinion. It kinda wears off after a while and makes your pits feel kind of slimyAnswered on 2/23/2014 by Anonymous
Q:i've actually stopped shaving my armpits and have been having trouble finding a deodorant that goes on clearly. does this make a white mess or it's clear? thanks!Asked on 12/7/2013 by britt
A:If you’re used to using a roll-on deodorant and want to make the leap to a natural alternative, Aromaco is an easy transition. This would be your best choice if you are looking for a product that applies clear.Answered on 12/8/2013 by Anonymous
In my experience with Aromaco, it does go on clear without a mess; however,
I would test this product first. Although I loved the smell, the deodorant
didn't work for my sweating or odor needs. Fortunately, Lush has various
deodorant products to choose from.
Good luck with your deodorant needs,
JoleneAnswered on 12/7/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I'm looking to find replacements for the liquids that I take on travels with me. Does anyone know if taking this deodorant will cause issues with TSA?Asked on 11/27/2013 by Anna from Wisconsin
A:You should be able to take this without any problems. TSA is only
interested in liquids for gels and this is definitely a solid. I haven't
had any trouble.Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
A:With the TSA, they follow a 3-1-1 rule for carry on travels; 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.
This does not apply to our Aromaco Deodorant, as it is a bar and not a liquid. It would be perfectly fine for travels!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
Q:About a week and a half ago I threw my traditional deodorant/anti-perspirants away and decided to take a more natural approach. I purchased the Aromaco and have been using it together with my Karma powder dusted on top. I slightly dampen the Aromaco so it glides on easier. I've been loving it, however I now have not one, not even two, but 4 clogged sweat glands! It's extremely painful and irritating. After the first one appeared I thought perhaps it was a good sign that I was detoxing from the use of anti-perspirants, but now after the fourth has appeared I can't help but think maybe it's the new products. Should I discontinue my beloved new lush cocktail? Please help!Asked on 4/22/2013 by Nina loves Lush! from Santa Barbara
A:Oh dear, it definitely sounds like something has gone wrong here! If a product is causing irritation, it's definitely best to discontinue using it and switch to something else. In this case, it might be a good idea to take the dusting powder out of the mix to see if that improves things, as Karma dusting powder was not designed to be used as a deodorant powder.Answered on 9/24/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:How should this be stored? I was keeping it in the baggie it was wrapped in but the bag ripped, so I was forced to recycle it. I started keeping the deodorant on my bathroom counter but I've found that it is really drying out. Should I be keeping it in a plastic bag or tupperware of some variety? Or is the drying normal?Asked on 11/13/2012 by Skye from Pennsylvania
A:It is best to store Aromaco in a sandwich bag or container, as you suggest. When it is purchased, it comes in one of our baggies or in a resealable deli container, so if these ware out, it is best to find a similar, suitable replacement to store it in.Answered on 11/22/2012 by Anonymous
Q:I have a red rash that slightly burns after 4 days, should I keep using? Discontinue? Will I get over it?Asked on 7/22/2012 by Lucy from Houston, Tejas
A:Any time you experience discomfort or a rash from any product (LUSH or otherwise!) please discontinue using it right away, and consult your physician.Answered on 8/28/2012 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:What's the best way to apply this product without getting it all over your hands/fingers? I love it, but as a first time user, and as the bar dwindled down to a little ball, I found it more and more messy to work with. Any suggestions?Asked on 5/29/2012 by Frisby0 from Wisconsin
A:These bars can be a little bit messy to work with because they are naked, meaning they do not contain any packaging. Some customers find success with picking off a small piece of the bar and using one finger to apply it.Answered on 9/5/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Tried a sample of this product and it was very easy to apply -- responded to body heat and glided on easily. Got the full-size and it was not soft at all -- almost unusable because it doesn't respond to body heat, stays solid and is actually pretty abrasive and painful to apply. Is there something wrong with the bar I got? Is there something I can do to soften it up?Asked on 5/16/2012 by Anonymous
A:The Aromaco deodorant is designed to be applied directly onto the underarm but you can also break off a small, pea sized amount and gently melt this into the skin as well. As applying the bar directly onto your skin is not working for you I would recommend trying this method instead.Answered on 8/30/2012 by Anonymous
Q:I have a huge concern with the use of propylene glycol in this product. I stopped using over the counter products because of the aluminum. I tried your product...loved it. But realized it works almost like over the counter products. I don't sweat...yeah. So I decided to look up the ingredients. I found propylene glycol and did a bit of research. This product to me is just as dangerous as aluminum. Here is what I found...In the skin and hair products, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. I don't see this as "natural". Please explain why you use this product and how its ok to replace aluminum with propylene glycol?Asked on 5/8/2012 by Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN
A:At LUSH we only use ingredients we feel confident in, as we use the products on ourselves and our families.
Propylene glycol is generally recognized as safe for use in foods, cosmetics and medicines. In the way we use it in our deodorants it does not pose health concerns and our inventors spend a lot of time carefully researching and selecting safe ingredients. Ingredients are chosen primarily based on whether or not they have long records of safe use for cosmetics purposes.
Propylene glycol is a humectant, meaning it attracts and holds moisture from escaping out of the skin. Lots of ingredients- both synthetic and natural- are humectant. This makes sense, for instance with body moisturizing- no one would want to use a body lotion that wouldn't keep their skin hydrated for more than a couple of minutes, right? Other examples of humectant ingredients are things like glycerin, lanolin, and coconut oil.
In Aromaco, we use this particular humectant to help carry the water-based ingredients (like the chamomile vinegar and witch hazel infusion) into the skin. We only use propylene glycol in safe concentrations and are confident in our inclusion of it in products such as solid deodorants and bar soaps for making the products perform in a desirable and safe fashion.
If you prefer not to use any products containing this ingredient, I'd recommend giving the Coconut deodorant, or the T'eo deodorant a try instead.Answered on 5/11/2012 by Megan from LUSH
Q:Is this an antiperspirant as well or solely a deodorant?Asked on 1/7/2012 by Anonymous
A:Aromaco is a deodorant, but does not contain aluminum salts or ingredients that would block the pores from being able to release sweat. At LUSH we feel it's healthy to perspire to cool ourselves down, but Aromaco and the other deodorants will eliminate odors, and help absorb excess moisture.Answered on 1/13/2012 by Megan from LUSH
A:For me, it doesn't work as an antiperspirant, I still sweat but it just doesn't smell gross. lol It might depend on the person and their body chemicals though. You might want to ask LUSH themselves and see if you can get a real answer.Answered on 2/8/2012 by Bree from Jax,FL
A:Although all Lush deodorants are really effective at masking odor and minimizing sweat, they do not contain aluminum which is what makes antiperspirants prevent you from sweating. Aluminum has been proven to be a carcinogen and blocking sweat from exiting your body is just a bad idea in general!Answered on 2/19/2012 by Missing Aromacreme from Los Angeles, CA
A:It is not an antiperspirant; it only functions as a deodorant.Answered on 2/23/2012 by crazyginger from Jonesboro, AR
A:I feel it works just as well as any name brand antiperspirants as well as a deodorant.Answered on 3/24/2012 by Leeza from WI
A:This is not an anti-perspirant. This is a deodorant which works by killing the bacteria in your sweat which cause odors. I've tried many natural deos and it seems like different things really work for different people depending on their own chemistry. I'd recommend going to a store in person and seeing if you can get a sample if you're worried about shelling out $$ for something which might not work for you.Answered on 4/9/2012 by megan the vegan from Denver, Co
A:I believe it is solely a deodorant. I does not stop perspiration but when you do sweat, you don't stink you smell more natural.Answered on 4/9/2012 by The Afrikandanser from Jackson, Mississippi
A:For me, it didn't eliminate wetness. The ingredients I saw listed are used to tighten pores and kill bacteria. So if you don't sweat much, it may work out for you.Answered on 4/16/2012 by EdieViolet from San Diego