Soapwalla Kitchen: keeps you fresh & stink-free

HEY HEY HEY…guess which new brand is now in town? It’s Soapwalla from New York, peeps! My armpits were literally tingling with glee when I learned that the brand is now available in Singapore at Poppiblue and they were shouting “HIP HIP HOORAY” in their inaudible tones! LOL. And the reason they’re so excited? Well, because I had read some raves on the Soapwalla Deodorant Cream and my armpits know they need THE Brooklyn love.

Made to address sensitive skin issues
Yes, the creator and chef of Soapwalla Kitchen is Rachel, a Brooklyn girl who formulated the products under the range for her sensitive skin issues caused by lupus. So the Soapwalla organic soaps and body products are specifically designed to cleanse with natural ingredients without stripping the oils that our skin naturally produces. Soapwalla is also said to be made with organic and food-grade ingredients, never questionable additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens or harsh and synthetic ingredients. Additionally, all Soapwalla products are vegan, and are never tested on animals.

Soapwalla Kitchen Deodorant Cream | 2oz, S$21
Okay, the Soapwalla Deodorant Cream is described as an all-natural yet powerful cream that absorbs moisture, inhibit bacteria and ensures a long-lasting and effective stink-free day. This deodorant contains no harmful chemicals, petroleum, or aluminium. Instead, it is made up of superfine vegetable powders, clays, and lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils. The scent of the product is pleasant but the tea tree smell is detectable. I was actually disappointed to see the soft, balmy like texture because it meant I had to either apply it with my fingers or use a mini cosmetic spatula for the purpose. I was also concerned that the cream might stain my clothes. But it was nothing like that as the frosting-like consistency actually ensured quick absorption. Application was a bit of a hassle but I soon got used to applying the cream with a small spatula.

So does this deodorant work?

Those of you who need a deodorant know that testing a new product can be iffy. If it works, it’s great but if not, your armpits are really going to stink like the pits for the entire day! Now the Soapwalla Deodorant Cream worked well for me on the first day, and then my right armpit started smelling a little on the second day. On the third day, I basically smelled like a sweaty teenage boy and I was darn conscious of it the entire day! And this means the deodorant cream failed big time isn’t it? Well, not so. I know from experience that natural/organic deodorants can cause my armpits to smell worse then before for a day or two or three because it causes some sort of a detox there. Ha. Armpits detox! But after crossing over that stage, the deodorant will work effectively. And this is exactly what happened for Soapwalla Deodorant Cream! It’s working extremely well for me now and I’m using it confidently on a daily basis with no fear of anyone fainting when they come near me.

However, do note that because this is a deodorant and not an anti-perspirant, so it means it does not keep armpits completely dry. Personally, I’ll gladly continue using this product if not for the price. I do scoop quite a fair bit to ensure proper “armpit coverage” and so the 2oz is going to deplete really fast, definitely way before the 6 months it’s due for expiry. I do wish that it cost lesser and also that it comes as a roll on. But as I was reading Alexandra’s review, I noted her remarks that this product may not need to be applied daily as she managed to stay stink-free even after she stopped using this product for two weeks!

Organic jojoba, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils; shea butter; a combination of all-natural and gluten-free vegetable clays and powders; aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate; organic vegan kosher glycerin; a combination of organic lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, bergapten-free bergamot and tea tree essential oils.

Soapwalla Kitchen Organic Hand & Body Wash | 8oz, S$31.90
Body washes are a favorite for me especially if they foam well enough and if they smell good. So this one kinda meet 80% of the mark in terms of both criteria as it lathers up but does not foam as much. I also have to say the scent is not overpowering but the citrus and mint combination does invigorate and re-energize my spirit. The good thing is, my skin did not feel dry after using the wash. Other than these, I don’t really have too much to say about this product. I’m not giving this Soapwalla Hand & Body Wash a higher rating mostly because I find it rather pricey. I think the price needs adjustment as I’m not compelled to part so much for something that literally goes down the drain.

Certified by Soil Association that the product contains 81.98% organic ingredients – Water, Potassium Cocoate (derived from organic coconut oil), Potassium Oleate (derived from organic sunflower oil), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Chloride (Kosher Salt)*, Tocopherol (vitamin E)*, Potassium Palm Kernelate (Potassium Salt of Palm Kernel)**, Palm Kernel Acid**, Potassium Citrate (Citric Acid), essential oils ( Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit), and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) *Certified Organic **Certified by the UK Soil Association to be free from harmful chemicals.

Availability & special promo code for Viva Woman readers
Other than products from Soapwalla Kitchen, Poppibleu has provided the team at Viva Woman with a couple more eclectic, hand-picked assortment of green products for a complimentary review. So expect to see at least two more brand reviews later in the week and next. Meanwhile, do take a look at the range of products from the Singapore-based online store as Poppibleu has extended a special promo code for 15% to Viva Woman readers. Just enter viva01 during checkout and the code is good till 22nd July. Oh, international shipping outside of Singapore is also available. So happy shopping!

Update: Poppibleu is no longer in operation. You can get Soapwalla at Living Naturally Co.


  1. Arthi says:

    Deodrant cream…Sounds interesting….actually if we really want to stay free from body odour….i have one tip to share..if we add lime juice to the tub of water and take bath…you will feel fresh and can smell some good fragrance from your body… regular usage may control the odour

  2. Alexandra says:

    Thanks for ‘linking’ me in your post! I totally agree with you on the armpit detox. I guess after using it on a daily basis, it had somewhat ‘neutralize’ my pit area and you should try to use it sparingly, only 2-3 times a week. Oh, did you experience any discoloration on your pits?
    I had also wanted to purchase their wash but like you, I personally think the price is on a high side:P
    Alexandra last post is: Review: Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

  3. Heglaé says:

    I bought the deodorant but it doesn’t work for me. I mean, it makes my armpits stinkless, but I think I have allergy of baking soda. My armpits in 3 days was on fire, red and full of sores. I stopped with the deodorant and everything come back to normal. I tried to use it more 3 times, but same result. So I give up with it.
    Actually I’m using The All Natural Face unscented deodorant and it’s working really fine. It’s made from Potassium Alum, same ingredient of that rock crystal deodorant.
    Heglaé last post is: Sombras da The All Natural Face

  4. Sesame says:

    Oh lime juice? What about lemon…does it work? Must you soak in the water?

  5. Sesame says:

    No discoloration and no itching either. I might try the 2 – 3 times later…don’t feel that secure to abandon deodorant for a day as yet.

  6. Sesame says:

    Ah…possibly the baking soda because some pple are sensitive to that. But good thing you have a deodorant that works. I like the rock crystal deodorant but I broke it and haven’t replaced that with a new one. I wonder if we have this All Natural Face deodorant here.

  7. Arthi says:

    Yes lime juice.. You have to mix in water before u take bath
    You will feel refreshing. . In India there are few things the ancient people follow like mixing milk in bathing water will soften skin… Something like that…you can try and see the difference

  8. Sesame says:

    I have come across milk in bath but not lime juice. I wonder if a shower will help because I don’t have a tub to soak in.

  9. Arthi says:

    A bucket of water will do actually

  10. coralcrue says:

    nice! love the idea

  11. Reena says:

    I like this cream deodorant, almost all natural and doesn’t harm the skin. This is very interesting to try on.
    I also recommend (Alum) potassium aluminum sulfate, its safe to use and allows the skin to lighten.
    Reena last post is: Make Up On A Budget

  12. Sesame says:

    Oh ok! I’ll give it a shot soon. Thanks for the tip. ?

  13. Sesame says:

    Great! ?

  14. Sesame says:

    Alum potassium aluminum sulfate? Is that a pure ingredient? I’ll go google and check it out. Thanks!

  15. Sandra says:

    I am so disappointed with this deodorant cream. ? It holds 1 hour. Yes, I hour. It stains my clothes, I sweat even more with this cream in my armpits. Back to my regular deodorant with aluminum. Sorry Soapwalla, natural deodorants just do not work. Cornstarch just does not work on a body. Thanks for your review! You are wonderful, and I love reading your reviews.

  16. Sesame says:

    Oh what a shame. I think it’s okay but expensive. I have moved on to using others. Natural deodorants are a challenge.

    And thanks for coming by and dropping your comments. ?

  17. Diana says:

    Hi there,

    I have been using Soapwalla deodorant for just over a week. I am loving it up until today. One of my arm pits is a bit red and feels dry and slightly sore. I must be allergic to one of the ingredients :'( I’m quite upset because I was really pleased with this deodorant. Anyway I was wondering if you know of any other natural and organic alternatives that work just as well? Thanks so much and love your posts!

  18. Sesame says:

    Hmm…I can’t think of any good ones at the moment. I’ve heard the same about some ladies getting rashes under their armpits after using Soapwalla too.

  19. Ammy says:

    Which part in singapore can i buy this??

  20. Sesame says:

    Check the website in my article.

  21. Katy says:

    Where in Singapore? Do u have a specific address? I checked the website in your article however, it says there “WEBSITE TEMP UNAVAILABLE” We would be much happier if you could give us the exact address. Thank you so much dear!

  22. Sesame says:

    The website is no longer in operation. Please get Soapwalla here:

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