Don’t you just want to tell everyone when you find an all-natural product that does its job?
I wasn’t looking for a new deodorant when I happened upon Schmidt’s. I’m a bare minimum kind of gal when it comes to beauty products. I had been rubbing tea tree oil on my underarms all summer and that seemed to work better than any of the many natural deodorants I have tried. Although I am now finding out my husband wasn’t such a big fan of the scent of tea tree oil, but likes Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime. The scent is refreshing and clean doubling as my morning aroma therapy session since I cannot stop myself from taking a big sniff after opening the jar. It contains just the right amount of essential oils and the scent quickly dissipates.
Available flavors include:
- Ylang-Ylang + Calendula
- Bergamot + Lime
- Lavender + Sage
- Cedarwood + Juniper
- Fragrace Free
I am looking forward to trying the Cedarwood + Juniper. I’m a sap for grounding, woodsy scents.
With the increase of interest sharing sites and personal blogs I have noticed lots of recipe sharing for homemade lotions, cosmetics, and recently deodorant. Growing awareness of just what’s in beauty products is allowing for many new choices of what goes in and on the body . What better way to control this than make it yourself. Well, now you don’t have to because Schmidt’s has done it for you and they got it right. The label says, “This all natural formula effectively neutralizes underarm odor and absorbs wetness. Aluminum-free, propylene glycol-free, paraben-free & phthalate-free.” With the short list of recognizable ingredients this is a product I can feel good about using. The Bergamot+Lime deodorant contains: shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder, cocoa seed butter, bergamot essential oil, lime essential oil, vitamin E, hops extract.
When I used to work in a natural grocery store on the vitamin and health and beauty side people would often ask me which deodorant was the best. This is a tricky question. I would ask them, “What are your expectations of natural deodorant?” Aside from expectations, personal experience differs depending on biological factors and hygiene practices. So, if your expectation is to get the results of an antiperspirant from a natural deodorant, good luck. In a world of body spray it can be hard to put one’s expectations into perspective. I never had a good answer for customers as I hadn’t really found anything that worked for me until I tried Schmidt’s Deodorant.
If you’re wondering how I put this deodorant to the test, I live in a very hot(!!!), arid, sunny area where I spend a lot of time outside exercising and working in the yard. This afternoon, during the second week of September, I applied Schmidt’s deodorant before taking a run in 92F weather. Of Corse I was sweaty, but my underarms didn’t stink!