“How are your pits?” “Amazing, yours?” This little overshare follows a scorching day out having convinced my sister to try Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant. My sister doesn’t usually buy in to my natural-is-better campaign. But two days later I get a Whatsapp, “Where did you say you bought that natural deodorant from?”
It’s that good. It’s better than good. It’s A-class outstanding. It outperforms any other natural deodorant I’ve ever tested and will henceforth be the benchmark against which all others are measured. Ta dah!
I think it’s a combo of the baking soda, a powerful odour eater, and extracts of antibacterial ylang-ylang and hops that give this deodorant its BO fighting potency. And the calendula and shea butter have been a treat for my sensitive skin.
At the beginning it’s a bit of a faff to apply, but you soon get used to it. I found rolling a bit until it got tacky worked well. And as you don’t need to reapply…let me say that again, you don’t need to reapply, it’s no big deal. It’s aluminium free, so obviously you sweat, but I have had zero odour with it. Walking to and from work, a hot sticky office, working out…and not a whiff.It comes in a range of scents and you can also buy travel sized, which is what I started with after receiving one in A Beautiful World’s spring/summer sampler box (pictured). There’s a sampler box every spring and another in autumn and I highly recommend trying to get your mitts on one; they’re a great way to try out some new natural brands. Details on their website: http://abeautifulworld.co.uk/
Schmidt’s Ylang-Ylang and Calendula Natural Deodorant, from £4.50 for a 0.5oz travel-sized pot.
Natural credentials: All natural and aluminium free.
Available from: In the UK A Beautiful World has just got it back in stock. As I couldn’t wait I got some from Ecco Verde, who ship from Germany.
If you’re switching from a conventional antiperspirant to a natural deodorant this post has some advice: