Making the switch from conventional antiperspirants to an all-natural chemical free deodorant is easily one of the hardest I’ve made. It all started many years ago after I had read enough to know that the chemicals (such as aluminum) in traditional antiperspirants were harmful to me and even linked to breast cancer. I tried several easy-to-find natural brands over the years, and each time, I would get so frustrated by their poor performance, I would guiltily buy an icky mainstream brand out of pure desperation.
Finally, literally after years of trying to find a natural deodorant that actually worked, I’ve found my favorite (at least for the time being). Schmidt’s Deodorant comes in a glass jar and needs to be scooped out with a Barbie-sized spatula, then rubbed into the skin under your arms using your fingers. I’ve faithfully been using the Bergamot + Lime scent because it smells incredible. I do find that this is only reliable for a roughly 24-hour period, at which point I need to reapply deodorant. But hey, that’s OK with me.
I’m also currently using Blissoma’s Lavender Deodorant Spray on my non-shower days. It’s super quick and easy to just spray under each arm a couple of times and it does work pretty darn well. My only issue is the way it works with my personal body chemistry. I don’t really smell the lavender on myself, but keep getting whiffs of fennel throughout the day….which honestly, I’m not a fan of. I know I’m crazy, but it smells like Thanksgiving Dinner to me. Weird, I know. However, it works and it’s convenient, and those are major pluses. I’d love to try the Citrus version next.
I’d also love to try Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant at some point in the future because I’ve heard great things about it.
What natural deodorants do you use and love? Let me know!
Schmidt’s Deodorant Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract
Blissoma Lavender Deodorant Spray Ingredients: Ingredients: Infusion of Foeniculum vulgare* (fennel) and Camellia sinensis* (green tea), Hamamelis virginiana* (witch hazel), Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Triethyl Citrate (Ecocert approved natural ester of citric acid), Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) Extract*, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Grain Alcohol*+, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Nigella sativa (black cumin seed) Oil*, Essential oils of Lavendula angustifolia, Citrus reticulata (mandarin), Pogostemon cablin (patchouli), Coriandrum sativum (coriander), Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood), Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone essential oils in this product contain: linalool**, limonene**, citronellol**
*from Certified Organic Agriculture **natural components of essential oils