One of the most important steps in “de-toxifying” our daily cosmetic routines is to eliminate aluminum and other toxic chemicals from our deodorants. Of course this is difficult to do because none of us wants to smell bad, or be THAT person with serious BO issues! A few months ago, I went on a personal mission to find natural deodorants that actually work. I’ve tried several non-toxic deodorants that work fairly well, but I wanted to showcase Schmidt’s Lavender + Sage Deodorant, because it is the non-toxic deodorant that worked best for me. Schmidt’s proved its worth each day I have worn it, including on a long, grueling hike I did in Southern California’s hot mountains.This deodorant’s amazing all-natural formula keeps body odor completely under control, even while exercising hard!
I have heard some reviewers complain about the application of this deodorant, because you have to scoop out some of the product (with a small spatula included inside the glass jar) and apply it under your arms with your fingers. This was not something that bothered me, simply because the deodorant works so well; and, after application, the tips of your fingers also smell very nice until you wash your hands! And it’s not like the ingredients will do your hands or fingers any harm either. In fact, they may just be beneficial to them! Check out the healthy ingredient list: butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, lavandula (lavender) essential oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), humulus lupulus (hop) extract.
Other than the Lavender + Sage scented deodorant I have mentioned, Schmidt’s also produces deodorants in the following scents: Bergamot + Lime, Ylang-Ylang + Calendula, Cedarwood + Juniper, and fragrance-free for fragrance-sensitive individuals. It is important and awesome to note though, that all “fragrances” in these Schmidt’s products are natural (from essential oils included in the ingredients), and not synthetic fragrance (which should probably be avoided for health reasons; check out this article for more information about synthetic “fragrance”).
Schmidt’s is a company formed in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Their mission was to create a deodorant that was healthy to wear, but that also worked and smelled really good. They certainly have been successful in their mission, and companies like Schmidt’s really deserve to be recognized for such good work!