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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Award Winning Natural Deodorant

Schmidt Geranium Dedorant

I don't know about you, but I have never used a natural deodorant that has worked. Usually they smell kind of ok and are easy to apply, but don't really last all day. If you do any form of exercise or it's just a hot day, you wind up smelling awful by the end of the day. Well I wound up trying another deodorant, which I picked up a month or so ago and thought I'd let you know whether this 'award winning' deodorant really works!
Schmidt's Naturals was born from the vision of natural product developer Jaime Schmidt in 2010 during the Maker Movement. Motivated to make products that would benefit her family's health, and knowing that the natural deodorant offerings on the market were falling short of consumer expectations, Jaime made it her mission to change the way people think about deodorant. They cut no corners to provide you the best ingredients in their deodorants.

I picked up the Geranium Natural Deodorant* from eVitamins a month or so ago. They have a few different scents, but I chose this one because I wanted a slightly sweeter deodorant scent as opposed to some of those 'fragrance free' natural deodorants that don't smell that good. I JUST WANTED SOMETHING THAT SMELT GOOD OK! IThe sensitive stick formula is designed to:

  • Help neutralise odour naturally and absorb water (aka sweat) without the use of aluminium.
  • It is enhanced to enhanced with natural minerals and scented with essential oils; no artificial fragrance.
  • It is also free from aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates, to be gentle and kind to your skin. 
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky feel. Easily absorbed; application requires only a small amount.
  • It is also certified vegan, cruelty free AND gluten free.
Let's start with first impressions: look it didn't smell quite like I'd anticipated. It's definitely a very natural fragrance. It grows on you, but I have to admit I did not love it at first. In saying that, once you've applied a small amount under your arms you don't really notice it.

To apply, I just apply it like any other deodorant. I think that is why this natural option appealed to me so much - because it's just a stick deodorant, not a paste that you actually have to scoop out and apply. It's easy and mess free. It doesn't give you that white powder under your arm, it kind of just soaks in and helps minimise smell.

Schmidt Geranium Dedorant

Schmidt Geranium Dedorant

But does it work? Simple answer - yes and no. Through winter it's been fine and it works really well - that is, as long as I am not sweating excessively it's been great. However, playing sport or on those days where you just end up a little bit sweatier it wasn't a winner for me. I found that in those moments, I got a little hint of body odour coming through, naturally making me very self conscious about how I smell. This has been the downfall with most natural deodorants - great in winter when I don't sweat a lot, but not so great when playing sport or when it's warmer and you are naturally sweatier. 

It is a great natural alternative, and I have found that it doesn't irritate my skin at all. I was just a little disappointed with how it performed at other times, mostly because I like to know that when I'm running around and working up a sweat, that my deodorant is going to have me covered no matter what. 

If you want to try out some Schmidt's Natural Deodorants, make sure you head over to eVitamins. Use the code: 'la1641935to' for $5 off your order (affiliate).

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*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.



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