Personally, deodorant is my best friend.

I like people, I like having fun with friends, I like my job as a nurse. But if I don’t smell fresh and clean, things would be a lot different. People wouldn’t like me, others wouldn’t be having much fun around me, and instead of healing others, my B.O. would be making them feel even more sick.

Yeah, deodorant is a must for anyone who wants a social life.

Why You Should Use Deodorant vs Antiperspirants

Ahhhhh… just imagine: no embarrassing sweat stains, no casual armpit sniffs, no weird wet feelings in your crevices…What a life. Well, think again. Though it seems to be a good idea, preventing your body from sweating is not natural. Sweat is made of mostly water, but also has traces of chemicals like ammonia, urea, and sugar. Those chemicals meed to exit your body!Sweating rids the body of toxins (that can cause clogged pores and acne) and keep you cool. Antiperspirants prevent you from sweating by using aluminum to sit on your sweat glands and prevent them from “leaking” as much. So not only do you have all those toxins trapped in your body, but then you add aluminium!

What Else is in Typical Deodorants?

The thing about deodorant is that the most powerful deodorants are full of chemicals. Chemicals that fight body odor spectacularly; Chemicals that cause cancer. Most deodorants and anti-perspirants have parabens, aluminium, silica, and talc- all of which are known or possible carcinogens (items that cause cancer). What’s in your deodorant?

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My Deodorant

My aim a few months ago was to find a deodorant that could do the job- keep me smelling fresh all day- without all of harmful chemicals. I researched for quite a while to find something that would work for me. And I found it! Schmidt’s Deodorant in the scent Rose + Vanilla.

Here’s why I love this deodorant:

  1. It smells AMAZING.
  2. It is free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, and phthalates.
  3. It is cruelty-free.

The ingredients list is only 6 items long: shea butter, arrow root, baking soda, cacao seed butter, vitamin E, and natural fragrance. Well, look at that…I can pronounce all of the ingredients! That’s the most exciting part for me. I am not scared of any of these words, and nothing has -ethyl in it!

Schmidt’s Deodorant is a great deodorant that works.

You can find their products in stick or jar form online or in stores. Walmart or Target have them sometimes, but I like to order online from either their website or Amazon, depending on the deal. I use the jar form, which comes with a little spatula inside. You dip some out with the spatula, warm it with your fingers, and apply onto armpits.

The Rose + Vanilla scent smells heavenly. I recommend this natural product highly.

Have you looked at your deodorant’s ingredients list lately?