the deodorant struggle

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Guys. I need to talk to you all about deodorant. 

This topic has been the bane of my existence since making the cruelty-free switch about a year ago. It is the one category of product that has been so hard for me to replace. Everything else was so easy and seamless - I knew there would have to be one thing that hung me up!! Well, deodorant is it. Go figure.

Apart from the cruelty free aspect...we've been hearing recently that traditional deodorants / antiperspirants are potentially not so good for us. They can contain aluminum and other potentially toxic components like synthetic fragrances and chemicals. 

So chemicals...yuck. Basically, if I can do something to avoid chemicals, I will. I know they are everywhere and in everything so it's next to impossible... but if I can make an effort to balance it out and get rid of some of the chemicals in my life, we will call that a win! ...soo the hunt for a natural, but effective deodorant began.

I feel like I have tried SO many...and SO many didn't work. Like, at all {gross}.

But, I've finally made a break through! And I wanted to share with you, in case any of you ladies are looking to switch and don't want to go through the pain-staking process of trying out all the duds ;)

Welcome to the winner's circle...

cruelty free deodorant
All natural. Vegan. Cruelty free.

I use the Bergamot Lime one. Smells awesome and works all day - even withstands sweaty workouts!
I am going to stick with this, and maybe try some of the other scents too. 

Plus, I think it is totally worth it at $8.99 a stick. That is a bit more than your traditional deodorant, but Schmidt's sticks actually last months longer than a typical stick deodorant would.

They have coupon codes floating around all the time if you want to try it out! 
Right now use "YOURCHOICE" for 20% off until April 15th!

And just FYI...the losers circle includes...
- Tom's of Maine
- Crystal Body
- CertainDri (works but holy hell, it makes you itch...not worth it)
- Jason 
- Blissoma

On my radar to try in case I ever want something a bit different from Schmidt's...

cruelty free deodorant

I've also heard great things about this natural deodorant. 
Apparently the two young women co-founders were on Shark Tank at the end of 2015 and their business has exploded since they made a deal - so I think it would be awesome to support them too!


  1. Oooh I'm definitely going to check this out! I literally just this week ordered the PiperWai stuff, so I'll see how that goes and do a post on it. We can compare deodorant notes! :)

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I've been a Degree girl for forever but know it's definitely none of the above when it comes to what is good for us and their policies in producing it. Happy weekend (and cheers to no smelly pits ha!).

  3. That's totally where I saw Piper Wai - on shark tank!! I loved their story!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston


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