This Doesn’t Stink: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

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Sound the alarm.  The weather in Charleston has been glorious for two days in a row.  I want to spend every single minute with my windows open or, even better, outside.  No doubt, we will soon be complaining about how hot and sticky it is.  Fear not, my sweaty betties.  I have discovered a new (to me, at least) natural deodorant that really works!!!   I’ve been testing Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant for two weeks and it has kept me from smelling, even after a run, even the next morning.  (Note: those are two different circumstances; I do not go running and then go to bed without showering.  Ew.)

I’ve tried lost and lots of natural deodorants, and many do not pass the test.  They either don’t prevent BO, make the BO worse, (I mean, really?) or give me a rash, and they are all packaged in plastic.  Schmidt’s has saved the day.  They offer four delightful scents and an unscented version.  I prefer the ylang-ylang and calendula, as it is extra soothing to sensitive skin.  I also love the packaging: a recyclable glass jar and a tiny spatula to ease application.  I know it sounds weird to have to use your fingers to apply deodorant, but you get used to it.  Cost: about $9 for 3 oz.  Purchase it here.

Keep in mind, there is no such thing as a Clean antiperspirant, so if you are a sweat-er, you’re wearing silk on a first date, and it’s 90 degrees outside, you may want to use your old standby.  However, on a daily basis, I personally think we should all wear a Clean deodorant instead, even at the gym.  Why?  Because aluminum salts, propylene glycol and parabens aren’t just found in your antiperspirant; they are also found in many samples of cancerous breast tissue.  Seriously.  Besides, sweating is a natural and healthy bodily function.  It keeps us cool and detoxifies our systems.  Read more about what’s in your antiperspirant here.

Has anyone else found a Clean deodorant they love?

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7 thoughts on “This Doesn’t Stink: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

  1. I use Lafes Deoderant Stick and love it. I do have days where this just can’t handle things, but in general this is my go-to product for deodorant. My sister uses Tom’s of Maine but read in your earlier blog that someone had some questions about it. Any update?

    Thanks for a great blog!

    • Hi Lisa! I will definitely try Lafes, thanks! Tom’s of Maine deodorant really isn’t much Cleaner than other conventional deodorants, as it has propylene glycol in it. Propylene Glycol helps other ingredients penetrate the skin more easily and can be toxic to the kidneys and liver. Tom’s also make an antiperspirant, which we all know is not Clean.

    • Hi Cassie! I LOVE Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, but it gives me a rash if I use it after shaving, so I was limited to using it only every other day. However, it keeps you dry-ish and totally keeps you from smelling, for reals!

  2. My absolute fave is Lavanilla’s Lavender. It really works almost as well as regular deodorant for me. I live in New Orleans and it gets super hot here. On rediculously warm days I’ll often need a touch up in the afternoon so I keep a little roll-on of Living Libations Poetic Pitts in my bag. It comes in all different scents and they even have guy versions.

  3. I love Schmidt’s! I have it in the woodsier scent, but I have the Ylang Ylang + Calendula waiting for me when I finish it. I also love Meow Meow Tweet’s deo for its super soft texture and equally as good performance at covering BO.

  4. Pingback: Schmidt’s Deodorant Reviewed on BareBeauty.com | Indie Beauty & Lifestyle | Mia Bell

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