I know you are all busy cooking and prepping for Thanksgiving so I will keep today’s post short!
Because of a mini health scare I had a while ago, I have tried desperately to switch to natural, aluminum free deodorant. The journey has been nothing but a pain in my buttocks. I’m not one of those girls who barely sweats, and if she does, it smells like roses. I sweat, and it stinks. I’ve been self conscious about it for many years so finding something that works with my lifestyle has been a CHALLENGE.
Schmidt’s was the first natural, cruelty free deodorant I tried mostly because the price was right. I enjoyed Charcoal Magnesium, Rose Vanilla and Water Wood, but the Bergamot Lime irritated my underarms. I think the citrus essential oil is too strong for such a delicate area.
The one that worked the best for me was Charcoal Magnesium. It was easy to apply, lasted the longest, kept my B.O. at bay, and never irritated my skin. I’ve been indoor cycling for a while now, and that is my ultimate test. If I can finish a cycling session, and not smell like a garbage disposal, it’s a good deodorant.
I also wanted to mention two that I did not like. It’s nothing personal against the brands. It just didn’t mesh well with my skin.
The Tom’s Original Care did NOTHING. It was like rubbing oil on your under arms, and I stunk within two minutes.
The Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry made my underarms break out in a rash. It turned my skin red, extremely dry and uncomfortable. For the price, I really expected more. I was so bummed though because I had heard great things, and it smelled AMAZING.
So the winner is… Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium!
I will continue experimenting with new, natural deodorants, but for now, I am happy with the Schmidt’s one.
If you have been wanting to try a cruelty free, natural deodorant, keep in mind that it will probably be a long process to find the one right for you. It’s also not as effortless and carefree as traditional ones. You will have to reapply it during the day, and they do not keep you from sweating. They are mostly to keep you from smelling and traumatizing your loved ones.
What’s your favorite natural deodorant?
I hope you have a happy, happy Thanksgiving, and I am SO thankful for every single one of you! Your comments put a smile on my face, and you inspire me daily. ♡
All my love,
15 thoughts on “The Best Natural Deodorant”
Great review. I haven’t tried natural deodorants yet. I’m glad you found a natural deodorant that works for you.
Thank you! 🙂
I really am gonna try the one that you recommend using. I also have been struggling the last 2 years with body odor. I also get so insecure about it. I can appreciate you sharing this with us. I can’t wait to try it soon and give my thoughts about it!
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!! 😀
I have only tried the Tribe one I think that’s the name. It was ok. I just got it in the mail as a sample. I have been wondering more about natural deodorants. I just don’t know where to start. I hear a lot about not getting the aluminum ones. I just have been using Dove for years. But I feel like I’m getting immune to it lol
I’m the same way! I was using the Lady Speed Stick for YEARS, but I think it stopped working… 😮
I’ll have to see if it helps my cousin with her b.o and last longer than her others, see had to apply at least twice a day
That’s the downside with natural deodorants. Reapplying. Ugh. haha
I do love having vegan products. I tried Tom’s Peach deodorant two weeks ago but my under arms look like skin peel but it’s strange. But I do love your blogs!
Oh wow! That’s so strange! Now I want to try it just to see! haha Thank you for the support. 🙂
So basically with these it isn’t a once and done for the day deodorant or is that only if you have issues with sweating? I had a friend that tried to get me to try am all natural deodorant. Now that I am older, I did switch to a man’s because it seemed to work better and in the winter or in dry heat areas I can wear different kinds. This is something to think about.
I think it really depends on the person, and what they’re doing. I’m able to spend a day at a theme park, and not smell. But if I exercise, I HAVE to reapply. I should definitely check out men’s deodorant! Thanks for the idea. 😀
I felt the same way, I used to sweat a TON and it made me feel so self conscious to the point where I wore a sweatshirt EVERYWHERE because of sweat marks on my shirt… UNTIL tried the Tom’s coconut & lavender deodorant!! Not only do I smell amazing, but it’s better for me too!!
Thank you for this post. I’ve tried Tom’s too and felt like it did nothing for me either.
Natural deodorant is tricky!