I’ve been using more natural deodorant for a few years now, but until a few months ago I had still been using stick deodorants commonly available in health food stores. I had been planning on trying out some homemade deodorant recipes, and then, just before Christmas, I found an interesting deodorant at a local natural beauty and skincare shop.

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Packaged in a little glass jar, Schmidt’s deodorant is a lightly scented (unscented also available) paste deodorant applied with your fingers. It looked very much like what I was going to attempt to make myself, so I thought I’d give t a try.

The question was however, would it work? I had read enough reviews of truly natural deodorants that fell a little short in the actually working category to be…not skeptical exactly, but more prepared for either outcome. It does work. Really well. I’ve been using it now for just over 6 months (I am about to start my second jar), and I’ve been very happy with it.

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It worked well for me, right from the beginning, but in this case I hadn’t just made the switch straight from an aluminium-containing conventional antiperspirant to natural deodorant (there may be a period of adjustment if making such a large change at once). It works, has left no marks on my clothing, doesn’t leave a sticky residue on my skin, lasts pretty much all day, and I have had no sensitivity when using at right after shaving. Which really sums up the ideal deodorant in my books.

Schmidt’s packaging falls right in line with trying to reduce the amount of plastic in the home. The little glass jar is both easily recyclable, or could serve a host of functions in the home…small sewing notions, tiny treasures, wee buttons or snaps, beads etc.

It’s made in Portland, Oregon, which isn’t exactly local to Kitchener, Ontario, but not across the world at any rate.

Made with: shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder, cocoa seed butter, vitamin E, hop extract, essential oils (mine has bergamot and lime)

There isn’t a thing in Schmidt’s that I don’t feel comfortable using.

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* I have no affiliation with Schmidt’s, nor did I receive any compensation for this post.

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