My new favourite deodorant! Best ingredients, great effect, I recommend it to everyone.
Aluminium and its impact on the human body – on this matter the spirits will not agree. Especially during sports or dancing activities sweating is inevitable and healthy. You shouldn’t prevent it but you can do a lot for your physical well-being afterwards, sometimes also for the sense of smell of those around you. To stay true to my natural cosmetics line I disposed of all conventional chemical deodorants some time ago and switched to a completely aluminium-free and vegane alternative. After an extended research in forums and blogs I decided on the brand Schmidt’s Deodorant and hit the mark with it.
My opinion in one word: underarm-miracle! Long lasting, moreover not tested on animals, vegan and without synthetic fragrances. The INCI consists mainly of solid fats (shea and cacao butter), sodium bicarbonate reduces the augmentation of sweat bacteria, the arrowroot powder absorbs the moisture.
Schmidt’s praise the great wetness and odor protection, the first one depends on the excercise intensity (I do expect to sweat!) but the odor protection is utterly reliable.
INCI Bergamot + Lime: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract
INCI Yang-Yang: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Calendula officinalis (calendula) essential oil, Cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) essential oil, Humulus lupulus (hop) extract
These ingredients don’t clog and constrict the pores so that there is perspiration, but as the PH-level and consequently the bacteria milieu changes no unpleasant odour can develop. Generally the use of natrium bicarbonate, which is one of the main ingredients with Schmidt’s deo, is extremely versatile in the cosmetic sector and many other areas. My mother used to benefit from its qualities as face cleanser, other brush their teeth with it. It has the capacity to block the spread of fungus, it reduces the PH-level of the skin to fight bacterial infections and others. Here are listed more of the positive qualities of this panacea.
The firm consistency due to the high share of solid fats isn’t grainy but more “snow-like” (as coconut oil in its raw versions) and crumbles a little bit at the beginning. You can allot the needed amount very precisely through the small spatula provided in the jar. Also at this point the highest bit is: less is more! The consistency changes quickly to a smooth liquid paste after rubbing it between the fingers and warming it up. As it has melted you can simply apply it at the armpits and rub it in gently. Initially it is a peculiar procedure but after a while you get accustomed to it.
The deodorant doesn’t leave white marks on the clothes and absorbs almost completely into the skin. The effect lasts with me (and my boyfriend) until the end of the day or respectively until the end of the longest salsa night out. Though one sweats heavily during the parties, the consequences are limited to the moisture and there is not a hint of a “human” scent.
The fresh lime fragrance of Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime deodorant is my odds-on favourite for now. The scent is strong at first, comparable to essential oil, but diminishes in the course of the day. In the evening there is no smell at all. There is no nasty burning and even the sensitive skin in the armpits had nothing to complain about during the adjustment period.
Meanwhile we are almost through with the fist jar of Bergamot + Lime and I had to cater for fresh supply. Both me and my boyfriend are highly satisfied with our newest addition to the natural line. Considering that I don’t use/need often deo, fortunately :), I would say that we used the first jar together in more or less 4 months.
Now I own also the Ylang Ylang + Calendula, which should be a proper creation for the women’s taste. Sadly, it is not my cup of tea – the scent needs getting used to and is for me generally way too pushy. Not that it is too sweet but “woody” and “grassy”. As it doesn’t last for so long I am still going to use it, but I don’t believe we will ever become friends.
In the small jar there are 56,7 g (or around 60 ml) of content. The price for it (in Germany about 10€) is justified as the product ist efficient and lasts for long. Regrettably, the lid and the spatula are made of plastic, which spoils a little bit my taste for environmental protection. Apart from that the design and the ingredients are literally: clean!
By now there are also minis with 14,79 g available (very useful for the bag with the salsa-shoes and also as a stick, at least at their US-webpage.
Altogether the variety includes also 3 further fragrances apart drom Bergamot + Lime, Ylang Ylang + Calendula: Cedarwood + Juniper, Lavender + Sage and the plain Fragrance-Free for the very sensitive customer.
Amazingy sent me a sample of a similar US-product. The properties of Soapwalla are analogue to Schmidt’s, only the consistency was smoother and sleeker. As a supporter of regional products more than those produced far away and depending on long transport distance I will test the Swiss brand Ponyhütchen and the German one Wolkenseifen in the near future as well.
Mexicolita gushesh about Schmidt’s Deos.