Schmidt’s natural deodorant sticks, for me, were one of the most exciting releases of 2015. I have expressed my love for Schmidt’s natural deodorant jars in this post before and I knew that it was only a matter of time until Schmidt’s decides to expand its range. Turns out, I was right (what a good feeling, hehe!).
Main ingredients, that help to absorb unwanted moisture and fight odor, in these deodorants are arrowroot powder and baking soda. Essentials oils add lovely scents and also have additional antibacterial qualities that make the deodorants even more effective.
Schmidt’s deodorant sticks are pretty easy to apply, but I find it’s better to warm them up first. This is actually nothing unusual, since you need to do the same with almost every natural deodorant, due to the fact that oils often become solid if you keep them at room temperature. When you apply a deodorant from a jar, you can warm it up by rubbing it between your hands/fingers, which isn’t possible to do with a stick. So what I like to do is to place my warm hand on the deodorant and hold it for 10-15 seconds. This instantly softens the deodorant stick and allows a quicker application. I don’t remember where I read this trick, but it has worked for me, so I though I’ll share.
The deodorant rubs in clear and absorbs fast. It has same protection power as the usual Schmidt’s jar deodorant. For me, it’s about 7 to 8 hours, but it depends on how busy my day is. I often tend to reapply it during the day once or twice just to be safe, even though I usually still can detect the scent.
The size of each stick is 75 grams (2.65 oz), so they are bigger than Schmidt’s jar deodorants, which are 57 grams (2 oz).
Both products retail at $8.99.
Lavender + Sage* has a lovely, but pretty intense lavender scent. This is the strongest scent from all Schmidt’s deodorants that I’ve tried (all, except Cedarwood + Juniper), but since I love lavender the scent doesn’t bother me at all. On the contrary!
Ingredients: Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula (lavender) essential oil, Salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E).
Ylang-ylang + Calendula‘s* scent has softness to it. If you like sweet floral scents, this is the one for you.
Ingredients: Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) essential oil, Calendula officinalis (calendula) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E).
Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates. Certified Vegan & Cruelty-free. Gluten-free.
Have you already tried these new Schmidt’s deodorant sticks?