June 27, 2016

let's talk about deodorant!

Hellooooo there! 

I wanted to chat today about something that people don't usually talk about: your armpits. And, of course, there's a good reason why; every day we slap on a deodorant and run out the door. But often we don't think about what is in the deodorant we use, and many deodorants, and especially antiperspirants, have ingredients that are not only very bad for you, but also cancerous. For me, thinking about every product I use can sometimes be tedious and seem a bit anal, but I have learned that using the right deodorant is so important for your health. So I went on the hunt for an all-natural deodorant that worked well; I wanted a product that reduced the amount of sweat I produced, while covering up any odor I might produce while I sweat. I tried quite a few that really did nothing, but finally I came across one that works really well. 

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Schmidt's is a range of all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free deodorants that are great for sensitive skin. And for being all-natural products, they are not too expensive either! Almost all the deodorants are less than ten dollars. The deodorants come in two different forms, as well as lots of different scents, so there are a lot of options. But the scents are not too strong or overwhelming, and they won't interfere with any other scents you might want to wear. Although, at first, I was skeptical about using a deodorant that comes in a jar, I have actually found that warming up the thick creme with your fingers and applying directly to the armpit allows you to really see where you're applying the product. If you are on the go, I would recommend looking into Schmidt's deodorants that come in a stick form. But for me, because I apply deodorant at the beginning of the day, when my skin is clean and sweat-free, I don't have a problem with bacteria or contaminating the product. 

The aspect of this product that I was the most concerned about was how this deodorant would wear throughout the day. Another thing to note about this product that I really appreciate was that it didn't rub off on my clothes, so I didn't get white streaks on my black shirt. 99.9% of the time I wear black, so getting white smelly deodorant all over my black clothes is such an annoyance. I think that natural deodorants are notoriously known for being useless, so I was expecting that, by the end of the day, I would feel sweaty and smelly. But, in fact, I found that I was actually not smelly at all, and not too sweaty either. Keeping yourself from perspiring is not healthy, so I found that this product was the perfect combination of everything I was looking for deodorant. 

I know that was a serious breakdown of a deodorant, but if you are like me and find that deodorants in the drugstore are too sticky, smelly, or full of harmful ingredients, this deodorant might be a really good one to try. It takes a few extra seconds to apply, but I think it is worth it! If you want to check out their products, you can find them here

Have you tried a unusual beauty product recently?

xx BB

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