Natural Deodorants: Revisited

My journey to find the perfect natural deodorant has been quite a struggle.  You may remember some of my previous posts on natural deodorants.

After years of trying what seemed like millions of natural deodorants, I had just about given up! Until, another bad experience with a natural deodorant led me to finding the perfect one.

I had high hopes for the Schmidt’s Naturals deodorant. So many people told me that it worked really well for them. So, I decided to try it for myself! I purchased the Lavender Vanilla scent at TJ Maxx.  To my surprise, it was perfect! It lasted all day, kept me dry, and it smelled really good.

After a few weeks of using it, I realized that my under arms had become extremely dark in some areas and in other areas, my skin was red and raw.  After doing a bit of research, I found out that I was having an allergic reaction to the baking soda in the deodorant.  I posted about my experience on InstaStories and Schmidt’s Naturals reached out to me asking if they could send me their sensitive skin formula. They told me that it is usually a better option for people that have had a bad reaction to the original formula.

After the burns and rashes healed from the bad reaction I had, I began using a body scrub from Shimmer in the Dark; it was great for peeling off all the dead skin.  I also made my own gentle deodorant using coconut oil, arrowroot, and cornstarch (I only used this to mask the odor of sweat, it did not work as an antiperspirant).  Within a few weeks, my skin was back to its normal color and I was finally able to try out the sensitive skin deodorant.   They were right! The sensitive formula was exactly what I needed.

I’ve been using the Schmidt’s Naturals Sensitive Skin formula for about four months now and it works just the same as the original formula, it keeps me dry all day and it comes in amazing scents like Coconut Pineapple.

Unlike many products on the market, Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant is both a deodorant and an antiperspirant, so it keeps foul odor away while keeping the underarm dry.

After three years of trying natural deodorants, I’m happy to finally report, that I’ve found one that works and fits all of my needs!

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