I’m excited as we begin to include more natural product reviews here on Free Range Quest! We’ve been lucky to find some revolutionary treats lately. One of the toughest products for us to replace with an all-natural solution has been deodorant/antiperspirant. We have FINALLY found an all-natural, great smelling, long-lasting deodorant that actually works:
Many commercial deodorants and antiperspirants are loaded with chemicals, some of which have been linked to cancer. When you’re putting something on your body every day, and absorbing it through your skin and into your body, you want it to be healthy and non-toxic, right?
We have tried to make our own deodorant (we ended up smelling like dirty hippies – notthatthere’sanythingwrongwiththat). We have tried the stupid “Crystal” (pointless). We have adorned our bodies with many chemical-free/unscented versions of deodorant and they all fell short by either not lasting more than an hour, staining our clothes, or claiming to be natural but still showing toxic chemicals in their list of ingredients.
Schmidt‘s deodorant is free of aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. It smells great, doesn’t stain, and LASTS (Like you could work in the garden, hit the gym, and go camping for a couple of days with this stuff — worry-free!). This deodorant is a local (to Portland) brand that you can purchase online or at several retailers listed on their website. The scents available are ylang ylang-calendula, cedarwood-juniper, and there is a great unscented version as well. All are perfectly blended to smell fresh without being at all overwhelming. My personal favorite is the cedar and juniper! To use it, you simply warm a small amount between your palms until it reaches a lotion texture, and apply to your underarms with your hands. Easy. Try it, you’ll like it… This is a great product — SO awesome, in fact, that we want to do a giveaway for our readers and share what we’ve found! If you’d like to try one or all of the scents of this fantastic, all-natural product, leave a comment below telling us which scent you’d like to try — or if you’ve already tried it, tell us why you love it and which is your fav! We will do a random drawing next week — you could win one of the full-size bottles OR a package with a sampler of all three varieties of Schmidt’s all-natural deodorant. Also, if you follow us on Facebook and share this story through us, we will add another entry for you! Here’s hoping this finally ends my dependence on $24-a-tube Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant/antiperspirant!
UPDATE: Winners were recently sent their packages and we’ve received some really great feedback! Check out the link to Schmidt’s Deodorant above to find out where you can purchase this great product, and see the newest scents released last week; including Bergamot Lime and Lavender Sage!