So I’m going to make no secret of this. I’m going to tell you it how it is. I have an issue with my armpit. Just one. For years I’ve tried everything I could to fix it; shaving every day, waxing, hair removal cream, baby powder, multiple deodorants and more, nothing fixed it.

The issue is, it sweats too much. Now before you think EWWW Yuck you’ll stink, it doesn’t. It’s just my right armpit is always hot so during the extreme heat the last few weeks I had been fed up with it pretending it was Niagara Falls so I phoned the doctors in the hope that they’d book me straight in for Botox. I know a few people who have had the same issue and they all raved about Botox (I was hoping that while I was there they’d wack out some of my frown lines) NO CHANCE. Instead I was stung for £8.20 for what smelt like cheap vodka in a bottle. I was told to use this roll on every night for two weeks. Being the good little patient I was I did and it was the worst two weeks of my life.

Every night before getting into bed I made sure I drenched both arm pits in this NHS prescribed ‘super fixing’ roll on and I began to dread the following 45 minutes where my arm pits would feel as if they were one fire as I threw myself around my bed in agony. The worst bit about it wasn’t the pain it was the smell, which was repulsive.

In the morning once it had been washed off I used deodorant as normal but it made my already sensitive armpits even more red and raw so when AA sent me their natural deodorant I couldn’t wait to swap it for my daily aerosol.

I opened the package and was greeted with some sample Bergamot & Chamomile face gel and face lotion. Now if you’re a candle geek like me you’ll know how aromatic and delicious Bergamot smells. It’s probably my second favourite scent after Lavender! I have normal skin which doesn’t need much maintenance but gave it a try the face gel was amazing. It left my skin feeling extra soft and ready for applying my make up, almost as good as a primer. Perhaps my new pre-primer?

The main event: the deodorant. I screwed off the lid and instantly stuck my nose on it. I seem to have an instinct to stick my nose on everything, a habit I seem to have picked up from my little Jack Russell…

“Many mass produced antiperspirants contain aluminium salts, alcohol and parfum which can be irritating to the skin and clog pores. This can stop your skin from being able to breath and can cause many problems including skin infections and unsightly boils or spots.

Our natural deodorants not only allow you skin to breath but provide day-long protection against body odour keeping you feeling fresh. They’re made with carefully selected naturally deodorising pure essential oils that take care of nasty smells and look after your skin. They don’t contain any aluminium, alcohol or synthetic parfums.”

— AA Skincare

It was literally the best smell in the world. Like I already said Lavender is my favourite smell and infused with the lemongrass smelt so fresh and clean. It reminded me of when you’re in a really nice hotel and the bathroom doesn’t smell of bleach and cleaning products it smells of clean fragrant citrus smells.

The deodorant itself was soft and soothing and took the redness away from my irritated armpit. Even now 7 hours later I can still smell it and it smells just as fresh as when first applied.

As for my sweaty pit, I wasn’t expecting it to be cured it but it’s made a big difference as my pores are less clogged and I can’t recommend AA Essentials enough. They’ve got a convert in myself. Never again will I opt for a mass produced aerosol.

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Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.

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