What was your biggest challenge when switching all your beauty products to natural/organic? For me it was finding a good natural deodorant that WORKS. If you didn’t have this headache, then you can consider yourself lucky! Before even starting this blog, I was able to try quite a few natural/organic deodorants, but it was one disappointment after another. There was only one deodorant that I was satisfied with, Aubrey Organics Deodorant for men, but it had a super strong pine scent, which is great, but, as most strong scents, quickly became boring. And then I started blogging, and soon after that I found out about PiperWai Natural Deodorant, which seemed like a miracle to me. It was better than any natural deodorant I’ve tried before. After all this time, I still think it’s great, however, I found another great deodorant. Can you guess, which one is it? Here are the reviews:
Alterra Natural Deodorant with lemon balm ($3 for 50 ml)
I feel very bad throwing another stone in Alterra’s garden, because some of their products are absolutely fantastic. But this Alterra’s Natural Deodorant is the worst deodorant I’ve tried. Ever. Not only it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to, but I feel like its scent itself makes me a bit stinky. It is, though, certified organic and made without aluminum and all other nasty ingredients. I also love the bottle design, so I’m really bummed that I dislike the product so much. Please share in the comments if you had any good experience with it, maybe it’s just not for me.
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol*, Cellulose, Glyceryl Caprylate, Zinc Ricinoleate, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride, Melissa Officinalis (Distillate)*, Salvia Officinalis (Water)*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Distillate)*, Equisetum Arvense (Leaf Extract)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Oil)*, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Parfum**, Citral**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Limonene**, Linalool**. Organic. BDIH certified.
Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant ($9 for 56 g)
Schmidt’s deodorants are loved by many green beauty bloggers and I can say there’s a good reason for that. This jar has proven to be one to trust in stressful situations and on days when I am very active. I would put myself beyond the average on a sweating chart (if there would be one!), so this Schmidt’s deodorant lasts about 7-8 hours, which is awesome for me! I think it would last longer if I would reapply it. The Schmidt’s deodorants come in five scents: Ylang-ylang + Calendula, Cedarwood + Juniper, Bergamot + Lime, Lavender + Sage and Unscented. The scent I have is Bergamot and Lime. I’m actually very surprised with myself that I didn’t get the one with lavender, but I also love this scent a lot, because it’s so refreshing.
Ingredients: 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.
Have you tried any of these deodorants? What is your must-have natural deodorant?