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Review: Schmidt's Deodorant in Ylang -Ylang + Calendula

First, apologies for the lack of regular posts lately. It seems life has been getting in the way of blogging, as it has a habit of doing. I have been busy adjusting to having a new member in the family (see here), and she appears to be taking most, if not all, of my time.

Today I wanted to introduce you to a natural deodorant that has made my daily line-up. I had been wanting to try a natural deodorant cream since I first went green. Schmidt's has received great praise from many bloggers and green beauties, so I was so excited when it was finally stocked in an Australian store and I was able to pick it up!

(For regular readers of my blog, I am still in love with this deodorant I reviewed recently, but as a product junkie, I found that I just HAD to find another deodorant that I could alternate with, so that I didn't become immune to the effects of just one. My underarms have this nifty talent of becoming used to a deodorant so that it doesn't work as well as it did in the beginning.)

Schmidt's Deodorant is housed in a clear glass container, and is affordably priced, at $9 for 56.7 grams. The Ylang-Ylang and Calendula scent smells beautiful, although it is not quite as strong as I thought it would be. This formula is soothing to the skin thanks to the Calendula, and offers additional antibacterial protection.

To apply this deodorant, I scrape a pea-sized amount out of the jar with the provided spatula, and work it between my fingers, softening it before applying to my underarms. It leaves the skin with a relatively dry finish, likely due to the arrowroot powder and baking soda.

The only gripe I have with this deodorant, although it is small, is that due to the really hard consistency of the product, and my eternally cold fingers, I have some difficulty softening it before applying to my underarms. This means that it can feel a bit abrasive on my sensitive skin, likely due to the particles of baking soda within it. However, saying that, I have not experienced any irritation whatsoever from this deodorant- I've applied it straight after shaving, and day-after-day without any reaction. I find I need to apply this at least twice a day to negate any odour, which is okay because most days I am at home anyway.

The full ingredient list: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Calendula officinalis (calendula) essential oil, Cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) essential oil, Humulus lupulus (hop) extract

I am quite pleased with this deodorant, and in future would love to try it in Bergamot and Lime, and Cedarwood and Juniper.


  1. I really want to try these deodorants x

    1. I hope you get the opportunity to try these out Karen, I have found it to be really effective! x