Natural beauty and well-being

19 January 2015

Deodorant review: the Schmidt's deodorant Lavander+Sage

Today, I am excited to talk to you about the Schmidt's deodorant. You know it? I had the chance to try it when I won a Petit Vour box some time ago. This little icon is already quite popular in the US but is surely arriving in Europe! Based in Oregon, the Natural Schmidt's deodorant company claims that their little baby will "change the way I think about deodorants". Well, let's see.

Product name: Schmidt's deodorant lavender+sage
Certified: no
For: any skin types
Texture: paste
Price: $9.00 for the full size (60 grs)

My opinion

I am a massive fan of the Skin Likes deodorant, a fresh and lovely scented water-based deodorant, so I was a bit on the fence when I started to use the Schmidt's deodorant.Why? because the Schmidt's deodorant is nothing like any deodorants I have used before.
 It is actually a big solid white paste made of Shea butter, Cocoa butter and baking soda. You have to scratch the paste and apply a small amount under the armpits. Since the paste is quite solid, you need to warm it up a bit before and gently massage it. I was offered the travel size sample which is good enough to last a rough 3 months. The only thing is that it does not come with any tool or scoop. I have to use instead a clean kitchen spoon or my fingers to get a bit of the product out. Not really hygienic and handy.

Although it is a bit of a struggle to apply, the deodorant itself has a lovely texture. It can scramble but it really melts easily and is absolutely not greasy (I was so afraid that it leaves any residues/stains on my clothes). But the thing that wows me the most is the scent. It is lovely! Ok, lavender aroma has always been a big favourites of mine (I grew up in France where our garden was packed with lavender buds - hence the love). To combat body odor, the antiseptic lavander essential oil is  combined with anti-bacterial clary sage oil. and effective absorbant Bicabornate soda.
The deodorant works really effectively and protects well all day long. No irritations at all and my sticky-free armpits are quite happy!

As an overall, I love the results of the Schmidt's deodorant Lavender+Sage but I did not enjoy so much the application so I am not yet convinced to purchase the full size.

... excellent for those who has time in the morning!

Get it here.

++ perfomance and smell
-- messy method of application

My overal rating: 6.5/10

Composition: Butyrospermum partkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrow root), Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, Lavandula (lavender) essential oil, tocopherol (vit E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract.

What do you think? Have you tried it?
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