For years now, I’ve been trying to get off of anti-perspirant deodorant. Yes, I was still using it until recently…but I swear it’s because NOTHING else worked! I can’t be a smelly, sweaty mess. It’s just not an option. I’ve been on a serious hunt for the best natural deodorant. I’ve tried so many varieties, including Arm & Hammer, Toms, and that weird crystal one because my mom swore by it growing up and I was a curious child (it smells like salt and it’s as weird as it looks). Bottom line is, I might as well have gone au naturel because I sure smelled like I did. TMI, but I’m trying to make a point here!
A few weeks ago, I ran out of my anti-perspirant deodorant (I was using Dove’s, which wasn’t really doing it for me either), and went on a Target run to get a refill. I stumbled upon Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, and it sparked my interest. For one, the packaging was unique. With the clean design, I assumed that the ingredients were clean too, and I was right. Most of the ingredients come from plants & minerals, there’s no aluminum, propylene glycol (this is the stuff also found in anti-freeze…it’s got questionable side effects) and no artificial fragrance. The second thing that captured my attention was the SMELL. I happened to grab the lavender sage variety, and the smell was so so so good and refreshing. With low expectations, I thought I’d give this stuff a try based on my gut feeling.
After using the product for about two weeks now, it’s safe to say that it’s the best natural deodorant I’ve ever tried…and I don’t think I’ll ever have to go back to an anti-perspirant again. WINNING. I don’t sweat and when I do (in extreme heat situations), I don’t smell at all. It doesn’t crumble and goes on relatively easily. All you have to do is put it up against your skin for a moment to soften the deodorant, and apply a small amount.
I’m so excited about it and I can’t wait to try the other scents. There’s a charcoal-magnesium one that I’m especially interested in (we all know how much I love charcoal in my skincare regimen)! You can shop this magical stuff at Target & Amazon.