It's no secret that I am a Vanillaholic. Everything in my life is vanilla scented. So, when I saw Lush had a vanilla scented body powder, I was in there like swim wear.
Lush's Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder is vegan, handmade, and smells scrumptious. When you first smell this, you get vanilla off the bat, with jasmine at it's base. I'm not 100% sure what Tonka smells like on it's own, but that's also an ingredient. The scent is really truly lovely. It's not overpowering, but it's not dull either. I apply it over my coconut oil after I get out of the shower, and you can differentiate the smell of the coconut oil and the Vanilla powder. I absolutely LOVE that each bottle has an actual vanilla pod inside of it. I shake the bottle before each use to really infuse that vanilla scent into the powder.
There are so many different ways to use this product, for both yourself and your home. It's getting to be about summer here where I live, and I am not a summer fan. And by not a fan I mean I can't stand it and would like to hibernate in the air until September. Unfortunately, I begin to sweat easily. My back and my boobs just get gross. Naturally, with cornstarch as the first ingredient, I knew this stuff should be able to help with sweating in the same way baby powder does. I apply it liberally all over, paying extra special attention to where I'm prone to sweating the most. I also reapply as needed, especially on extra hot days. Of course, I do still sweat, but I feel l like this helps as much as baby powder does. Also, it feels silky smooth on your skin. You would think because it's powder it would be drying but it's not. I think the essential oils are the reason behind that.
I also apply it to my hair. You don't want to use too much, especially if you have darker hair, because your hair can have a chalky color to it if you do. I take some in my palm, rub my hands together, and rub it through my hair. Or, if I'm using it to help absorb oil, I dust some where I need it using a big fluffy makeup brush. I have a brush I use solely for that, because mixing your brushes would be a no-no. I usually put it where my hair gets the greasiest, my bangs, down my part, and my crown in particular. I also flip my head upside down and put some underneath my hair to give it a little volume. It leaves a pleasant scent on freshly cleaned hair, and also helps to absorb oil on next day hair while still leaving a nice scent.
I have also read other uses including: putting some in your shoes or gym bag to mask the smell, sprinkling some down on your carpet before you vacuum, and sprinkling some in your sheets. I personally haven't tried those yet, but I certainly will. Basically, any use that you have found for baby powder, you could use this as it's substitute. It's like baby powder for grown ups. Grown up powder, if you will lol.
I have only two complaints about this, and their minor. The scent is supposed to last for hours, and at least for me it doesn't. Now, everyone's got a different chemical makeup, and what doesn't last on me may last on you. So, it's not fair to say it's the products fault. It could just be how my body reacts to the smell. My second complaint, and really this is the one that annoys me the most, is the packaging. Here's what the lid looks like:
So much product comes out and it comes out so fast that it gets crazy messy crazy fast. Because of that, you end up wasting a lot of the product because of it. I barely open the lid, just like a hair, and it still gets messy. I would really love to find one of those containers with a sifter lid and a big fluffy powder puff to apply it. I feel like that would cut down on wasted product and make it way easier to apply on your body. Here's what my bathroom floor towel looked like after I applied it. Keep in mind, this was just the towel. The carpet had some on it as well.
The plus side is that my bathroom smelled good because of the excess that fell on the floor lol. Overall, I definitely recommend it. The minor nuances aren't enough of a reason to not try it. This product offers a lot of benefits, and at a great price! This retails for only $6.95! And, I can honestly say, despite how much product goes everywhere, it lasts awhile. You can purchase this either at Lush's store, or on their online website.