What was your biggest challenge when switching all your beauty products to more 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 and organic deodorants, but it was one disappointment after another. There was only one deodorant that I was satisfied with (kind of) – Aubrey Organics Deodorant for men, but the scent was too overpowering, so I had to ditch this one too. Then I started blogging and soon after 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, there were no PiperWai retailers near me, so I had to find another good option. And I did. Can you guess, which one is it? Let’s see:
Alterra Natural Deodorant with Lemon Balm ($3/£2 for 50 ml)
I feel awful throwing another stone in Alterra’s garden because some of its 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 it seems like the scent itself makes me a bit stinky. It is, though, certified organic, vegan, and formulated without aluminum or any other nasty ingredients. I also love the bottle design, so I’m really bummed that I dislike the product so much.
Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant ($9/£7 for 57 g)
Schmidt’s deodorants are admired by many green beauty bloggers, and now I get why. This vegan deodorant has proven to be utterly trustworthy in stressful situations and on days when I am very active. I would put myself above the average on a sweat chart (if there would be one), yet this deodorant still manages to last about 7-8 hours. I think it would last longer if I would reapply it.
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, which feels sour, yet refreshing. I’m actually surprised with myself that I didn’t get the lavender one, maybe next time.
One thing to be aware of is that it contains baking soda, so if you have sensitive skin, it might start irritating your armpits. If you experience something like this, choose deodorant without this ingredient, and you’ll be fine.
Have you tried any of these deodorants? What is your must-have natural deodorant?