Potion Review: Schmidt’s – Natural Deodorant Stick, Cedarwood + Juniper

PRODUCT: SCHMIDT’S – NATURAL DEODORANT STICK, CEDARWOOD + JUNIPER
BASICS: DEODORANT | $8.99 / 3.25 oz | CRUELTY FREE – VEGAN – NATURAL – ALUMINUM FREE
HERBS: CEDARWOOD – JUNIPER

Ever since giving up aluminum in my deodorants, I’ve done a bit of research into natural deodorants that people say actually work – after all, many of them don’t.

The Weleda Sage Deodorant  that I’d been using was fine for keeping myself smelling fresh in the winter, but as it begins to get warmer outside and I find myself sweating under my sweaters (what an aptly named garment) I found it left something to be desired.

I read good things about Schmidt’s, and decided to give it a try.

Personally I’m a fan of earthy scents over sweet ones, so picking the Cedarwood + Juniper scented stick was a no-brainer for me.

Of course, it smells absolutely amazing – when I opened up the lid and inhaled I was greeted by the fragrance of the two trees, and not much else.

After trying it for a few days, I’m prepared to say it’s certainly more potent than the Weleda spray formula.

But there are definitely downsides to this product, and I can see I should have maybe opted for one of their sensitive skin sticks.

Initially I found that if I used too much of it it would irritate my skin – leaving it itchy and burning.

Now I know plenty of people that use it without any problems but personally, it was a little too harsh for me from out outset.

I really wanted to like this product because it smelled so nice, so I kept using it and eventually my skin did get used to it – and it provides much better protection than other naturals I’ve tried.

I really admire the company and am hoping to get a hold of their Charcoal + Magnesium deodorant – I’ll definitely give them another chance, but I don’t think I’ll buy this one again when it’s used up.

You can find the complete ingredient list and purchase the product here.

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