I found deodorant in Korea! Koreans don’t use deodorant, so it’s not on the shelves – I don’t think they sweat so much, and they all practice fastidious hygiene and many wear cologne or perfume.
I never use the stuff normally, but I am forced to overdress compared to the weather, and for the first time in my life I’m sweating all the time. Even in Jamaica, it wasn’t so bad because I could at least wear weather appropriate clothes…
Anyway, LUSH has a store in Hongdae, and remembering that Sara’s LUSH deodorant was so awesome AND aluminum free, I poked my head in as a long shot. They only sell two kinds of powdered deodorant. I got some coconut scented, and next time I’m in the area I’m going to return and by the Mr. T (tea-tree oil) kind for my shoes.
The coconut is working just fine for me thus far, (bearing in mind that my expectations are always lower for natural deodorant products, but I think you have to not be a cheapskate and be generous with its application) and it’s coconut aroma is not over-powering. I read some bad reviews of the Mr. T on-line, but I have always thought of tea-tree oil as kind of a natural antiseptic and couldn’t imagine its aroma in the armpit area, but I think it would be awesome to put on my feet & in my sneakers.
Sorry – I just got excited: been looking for a long time. If there happens to be any waygooks reading this blog, I thought they might be happy to read this as well.