Review

`Lafe's is an American company, out of Austin, Texas. The founder Lafe Larson, "started creating his own formulations in 1997, operating exclusively in the U.S. and using only natural and organic ingredients" 

From Lafes website:
・Proplyene Glycol Free
・Parabens Free
・Triclosan Free
・SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate Free
・PEG Compounds Free
・Petroleum Free
・DEA/TEA/MEA Free
・VOCs Free
・FD&C Colors/Dye Free
・Mineral Oil Free

`For this review I used Lafe's Natural Crystal Natural and Organic Deodorant Roll On Active. The company also has deodorant sticks, sprays and crystals. Learn more about Lafe's full product line here.

`I was never a fan of deodorant simply because they did not work for me. I used them on clean, dry skin but within the hour my armpits would smell. I still wanted a more natural approach to not smelling.

`I've heard for years about how bad aluminum is for you and now I'm ready to stop putting that on my skin. I really didn't think about the health implications of antiperspirants with aluminum in them until 2 members of my family were diagnosed with cancer. The first, at least on that side of the family, ever.

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Pros:

-Lasts the full 24 hours. Up to 36 hours. Yes, I tested this & no stinky armpits!

-No burning or stinging. Although if you shave and then put the deodorant on, some people may experience temporary stinging. This may mean that you have microscopic tears in your skin. Or you simply ran the razor over the same spots, too many times. If your armpits burn or sting, without being freshly shaven, please stop use.

-Does not make my armpits dark. One of the reasons may be your skin is reacting, badly, to the deodorant or antiperspirant.

-Not putting a potential health hazard, aluminum, directly onto your skin. Learn more about why you should think about not using antiperspirants with aluminum in them @ WebMDhttp://www.cancer.gov/. Food for thought, you do what works for you.

-Not having to scrub your poor armpits to death to get the layer of antiperspirants off, in the shower/bath. Why is that weird film there?

-If it's important to you, being able to sweat naturally and not smell. Not really an issue for me. I sweat everywhere but my armpits. Like a big, hairy man. The joy.

-Lightly scented. But not enough that when you heat up, everyone knows the brand of  deodorant you are using.

Cons:

-A little pricier than other deodorants. Average price in Canada for the roll-on is $5.60. (Average is from 5 different online and brick-and-mortar stores.)

-If your skin is not dry before application & you do not allow the deodorant to dry after application, you may get stinky. You need to leave yourself a few minutes for the deodorant to dry on your skin. You can sit there with your arms up, for a few minutes. You can fan each pit with a flyer, for a couple of minutes. Or the quickest way is to set your blow dryer on the cool setting for about 30 seconds, per armpit. Annoying but you will be stink free. I can attest to this, being out in 30 plus degree weather and this deodorant holding strong.

Rating: 🌑🌑🌑🌑🌕

Have you tried any of Lafe's Deodorants before? Love it or hate it!

In Canada: Available at select stores and online. The affiliate link is from amazon.ca.

 Lafes Natural Crystal Natural and Organic Deodorant Roll On Active 3 oz

(This post is not sponsored.)

Till next time,

Nadia

I purchased this cat hammock at Giant Tiger in Ontario, towards the end part of 2014. So this is a 2 year-ish follow up. (I can't remember the exact month, but it was cold outside.) I paid just under $20 before taxes.

It does come in a few pieces. But it only took about 5 minutes to put together. You do have to make sure that the window and suctions are clean, dry and free from debris, moisture or any oils. This is remedied with a quick wipe down with rubbing alcohol.

It had to pass the first test of a sand-filled exercise ball. Which was left in place for 2 days straight, passing the test.

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This window hammock is great if you don't have a lot of floor space or if you want to give your cat a higher/different view. They get bored, just like we do, so this is an inexpensive way to get their minds going. I'm so glad that I purchased this because now that I live in an apartment vs. a house, Kai's views are cut down by at least 2/3.

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One side has a little more wear than the other but it is not even close to falling apart. Nothing that a snip with scissors won't fix. The hammock is still going strong, after constant sun and against a cold window.

Rating:  🌑🌑🌑🌑🌓

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You can purchase this cat hammock at amazon.ca, just click one of the links below. There are a few versions to choose from, depending on what your budget is.

Oster Sunny Seat Window Cat Bed or Sunny Seat Window Mount Cat Hammock Comfortable Cat Pet or SaveOnMany ® Sunny Window Seat Cat Bed Perch

Most of the time she uses the hammock for new views. Other times, not so much.

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Then

Now

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Till next time,

Nadia