Today I am reviewing a product that is not typically something I would review as it’s not “makeup” but it is in the realm of health and beauty which I definitely feel strongly about! As the years have passed, I’ve become more aware of the beauty and cosmetic industry and how the ingredients in them are not that really “beautiful”. Taking baby steps towards trying to limit the harsh chemicals I put on/into my body, I have tried almost every natural deodorant out there in the hopes that I could find something natural and “guilt-free” to keep my underarms nice and fresh ALL day long. Now here comes the many instances of disappointment that I’ve experienced using other natural brands that claim to keep odours and sweat away.. UNTIL I came across “Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant”. Let me tell you I was hesitant at first.. thinking it will be another natural brand that does not to anything for my underarms, except maybe make me smell worse. But BOY, was I wrong. This honestly has to be my favourite deodorant I’ve ever tried… INCLUDING the chemical & aluminium laced ones I’ve used my whole life from the drugstore. I bought my first one on Amazon and it was CAD$14.99. I saw they had both the jar form and the stick form, so I opted for the stick form as it’s what I was more comfortable with. They recently introduced the stick forms as I’ve heard they only had them in the little jars at first. Some people say the ones in the jars are more potent and make you odourless for longer than the stick ones but having used both I can honestly say to me I can’t notice any difference.
I recently saw that they came out with a new fragrance “Rose+Vanilla” so I had to try it! You can purchase it on Amazon or from their website, (where you can find all shipping info there) or you can keep an eye out at your local health stores. They retail for USD$8.99 for both the jars & the sticks. You do get more product in the stick formula (3.25 OZ) compared to the jars which are (2 OZ). They have an array of different scents and also a “Sensitive Skin” formula. I’ve heard some people complain of redness under their arms which could be due to the baking soda in the mix but I haven’t personally experienced any redness at all. If you think you have more sensitive underarms then maybe give the sensitive line a try!
The jars come with a little spatula to spoon out the product. All you need is a pea sized amount in your hand, rub the mixture together and then rub it under both arms.
I am seriously in love with their new scent “Rose+Vanilla”. My previous favourite was “Bergamot+Lime” but I have to say this new one has taken first place! If you love roses, you will love this scent. They describe it as a “Heavenly bouquet of rose with hints of sweet, powdery vanilla. Luxurious, elegant, and inviting”. I can vouch and say it’s exactly that. I am hoping that this will be a permanent scent because it is EVERYTHING!
Now for the ingredient deck… my favourite part.
Ingredients: Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Natural fragrance, Tocopherol (vitamin E)
As you can see.. every single ingredient is CLEAN. No aluminums, parabens, artificial fragrances.
• Award-winning formula naturally and effectively neutralizes odor and wetness.
• Easily absorbed. Non-greasy, non-sticky feel.
• Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates.
• Helps absorb wetness naturally without the use of aluminum.
• Certified Vegan & Cruelty-free. Gluten-free.
• Made in Portland, OR, USA.
So there it is, I can’t recommend this deodorant enough. Is it too much to say it’s been life-changing? Well it has! It’s all about the small changes we make and I believe it’s always good to start somewhere. A guilt-free deodorant that actually works better than any other one I’ve tried, I’ll take it! Let me know your thoughts and if you’ve tried it down below!