Making the Switch to Natural Deodorant

 

 

I’ve always thought that using a natural deodorant is something I would like to do for myself, a way to use one less toxic product on my body. Over the years I have tested various natural deodorants, trying to make the switch to a healthier option. But they all ended in the same failed attempt and I would go back to my tried and true dove anti-perspirant stick. 

 

To me, the natural deodorants never smelled good enough or strong enough, or didn’t reduce much sweat. Or they had a slimy consistency that made me feel worse than wearing no deodorant at all. I would always leave discouraged and unsure that a natural product could do what I needed it to.

 

Until very recently I had all but completely given up on natural deodorants. That is until I was given one to try. I rolled my eyes at first, not wanting to be let down again. But I was surprised when I saw the deodorant stick, it was cute and modern and didn’t “look” natural (if you know what I mean). 

 
 

Of course the smell is the real test though. The scent was Rose & Vanilla, so I was slightly hopeful (because you know I love rose). I couldn’t believe it... it actually smelled so good! It was a lovely, strong scent. Alright, alright, I guess I'll give it a chance.

 

After using it for a month or so now, I’ve become a fan of the brand Schmidt’s and their deodorant. It truly does neutralize odor and absorb sweat, both things which are a MUST for me. I also love that it smells fresh throughout the day, and I don’t have to constantly worry about reapplying. It's free of aluminum, artificial fragrance, parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol.

 
 

If you’ve been interested in making the switch to a natural deodorant but have been scared of how it will work for you, or you’ve been unsure that there are good products out there that get the job done— let me encourage you to give it a shot! You might find a product that you love, that feels better, and that is better for you!  

 

Have you tried any natural deodorants that you’ve loved? Are you a newbie to this natural thing, but are interested in making the switch? Comment your thoughts below, friends!

 

Xo,

holl & lil