Hi guys! Taking a little break with the Rainhill posts and instead wanted to share a recent find I made when it comes to natural hygiene or what I should call it! A while ago, must be over a year now, I was informed by my friend Kat how bad normal deodorants are for our health. Our pores in our armpits absorb all the scary chemicals in the deodorant so it goes straight into our body. Doesn’t sound that great to me but it was only a couple of months ago I started trying out natural deodorants. I was also looking for something that was vegan and cruelty free. Whilst it also was sustainable and good for the planet.
The first brand I came across and tried was Salt of the Earth. I had no idea what to expect. I tried one of their sprays with an essential oil smell. It smelled lovely but those light sprays in my armpit didn’t feel like it was really going to do anything for someone who trains and sweats a lot. You don’t want to smell and you don’t want the sweat to be pouring either. As charming as it sounds, I’m quite a naturally sweaty person. Something I used to be really embarrassed and self conscious of when I was younger but have just accepted with age. I just need something that’s going to keep me dry.
Salt of the Earth was not something that worked for me at all. I smelt fine most of the time but I sweated loads during workouts. It was bad and I didn’t enjoy it at all. I finished it off and then came across Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime natural deodorant. I think it might’ve been Sarah’s Day who was talking about it. Instead of it being a spray it was a more solid substance and you rubbed it into your armpit. That sounded more like something that would give more protection against sweatiness and smell so I decided to order it off Amazon and give it a try.
At first I thought it was very odd standing and rubbing stuff into your armpit. It does look and feel weird but you get used to it quickly and now I don’t mind it at all. You get a little spatula with the glass pot that you get the deodorant out with. You really don’t need a lot. I love that it’s a glass jar as it’s easier to recycle and better for the planet! If only the lid was metallic, unfortunately it’s plastic.
The deodorant smells nice and fresh. Once you rub it in you can’t really smell it at all. I have to say I absolutely love this deodorant. I feel like I don’t smell at all when I use it and the sweat is minimal. I didn’t really expect a natural deodorant to work so well for me but I really think it’s the best deodorant I’ve used so far ever, including non-natural ones. It is a bit faffy with the rubbing but all the positives outweigh this one negative.
I really think you guys should give it a go! Obviously we’re all different but it’s worth testing. Please let me know of any natural and cruelty free deodorants you’ve tried that you think are good. I’d love to hear xx