SCHMIDT'S NATURAL DEODORANTS
It seems as though everyone who is interested in using toxic-free products is in the market for a natural deodorant that actually works and works well. Because everyone's body chemistry is different, it's honestly just a matter of trial and error. What works perfectly for you, might make your friend smell like she's been doing aerobics. In leather. In Death Valley. All day long.
When Mia of Schmidt's Natural Deodorant contacted me, I was really interested because their products looked very cool, simple and modern. I was also drawn to the number of scents they had, but being that I have hyperhydrosis and my temperature gauge is a little off, I know that many deodorants don't work for me. But because I know how much we'd all love to find the Holy Grail of deodorants, I was willing to take one for the team. ;)
SO HOW EFFECTIVE WAS IT?
Well, very. I wore this for several days in a row in 90 degree heat in NYC. I also wore it to my Pilates class yesterday (a Pilates class where the owner has an issue with turning on the A/C, apparently) and many walking trips across town. I detected nothing unpleasant. And, after coming home and cooling down, there still was nothing there. Very cool.
Now, one of the main ingredients in this deodorant is baking soda. Some people have issues with baking soda, many do not. I've used other deodorants with baking soda that have irritated my skin. Schmidt's did not. In fact, it felt great going on...not grainy like others. One thing is that my body chemistry turns body powders and baking soda yellow on white fabrics. It comes out in the wash, but I chose to only wear darks while testing since I know that about my body.
I love the fact that this brand has so many scents. I've listed them below with a few words that I would use to describe them:
Ylang-Ylang + Calendula: calming, pretty, can't stop sniffing this, fresh
Cedarwood + Juniper: slightly woodsy, relaxing, gorgeous
Bergamot + Lime: bright citrus, very limey, perfect for summer, clean
Lavender + Sage: pretty, light, subtle floral/lavender
HOW IS IT USED?
The deodorant is a solid cream and comes with a little spatula to remove the product, but you can also use your fingers. Granted, some people like having their deodorant in a container that they can just swipe across their pits, but honestly, this is a natural product and I didn't mind it at all. In fact, I'm thrilled to know that it's toxic-free and that the glass container can be re-used when you're finished. You only have to apply a pea-sized amount, which also makes the $8 price a steal.