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The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Deodorant Guide

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Deodorant Guide

A lot of people struggle to find cruelty-free deodorant. I often see the same handful of cruelty-free deodorant suggestions over and over again, but there are actually a surprising amount of cruelty-free deodorant options out there. From a classic stick deodorant formula, pots of deodorant cream, deodorant wipes, spray deodorant and everything in between there are lots and lots of options. In this post, I break down the cruelty-free brands that offer different kinds of cruelty-free deodorant.

It can be hard to navigate which deodorants are cruelty-free. Hopefully, this guide will help you find the best cruelty-free deodorant for you!

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Nail Care, Skincare

Gigantic Cruelty-Free Beauty Haul

Gigantic Cruelty-Free Beauty Haul

I’m back with a HUGE cruelty-free beauty haul! It has makeup, skincare, and tons of other stuff. This was filmed a couple of weeks ago, so some reviews are already in process and I’ve already started to film videos with some of the other products. If there’s anything that jumps out at you as a product you’d love to hear more about, please leave a comment and let me know.

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Product Reviews

Schmidt’s Deodorant Bergamot & Lime Deodorant Stick Review

Schmidt's Deodorant Bergamot & Lime Deodorant Stick Review

There are two natural deodorants that I talk about on a regular basis, and the one I have been talking about for the longest is Schmidt’s Deodorant. As I talked about in the Cruelty-Free & Vegan Deodorant Options Video, I have found the Schmidt’s Deodorant to be one of the most effective vegan deodorants out there. I carry travel-size pots of Schmidt’s in my purse. This product goes everywhere with me. Many readers have told me that they love the formula of Schmidt’s, but just can’t get on board with the idea of applying deodorant with their fingers.

When I found out that they were going to be releasing a slightly different formula in a stick form, I was SO excited! When Schmidt’s sent me some to try out, I was even more excited. Did I ever think I would get so excited about a deodorant? Nope. But the formula of Schmidt’s is just that great. I started using it right away to see what the pros and cons of the new stick formula are.

Claims: “With its bright citrus scent, Bergamot + Lime is a true pleasure to wear, with essential oils that lend additional disinfectant and skin healing benefits.”

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Product Reviews

Vegan Cuts June 2015 Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts June 2015 Beauty Box Review

The Vegan Cuts June 2015 Beauty Box was had several goodies inside. I had seen a sneak peek video from Vegan Cuts and was eagerly awaiting the boxes arrival on my doorstep. This box included items from Pacifca, Emani, Schmidt’s, Hello, and Bee All Natural. It’s a good mix of skin care and beauty items that everyone can use.

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers cruelty free and vegan items directly to your door. It can also be shipped worldwide! Prices start at $19.95 per month. Vegan Cuts also ships the beauty boxes to Canada and Internationally at an additional shipping cost. It’s a great way to try new cruelty free brands and new vegan products! You can also pick up their Snack Box if that is more of your thing.

Continue reading to find out more about the products included in the Vegan Cuts June 2015 Beauty Box!

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Cruelty-Free & Vegan Deodorant Formulas Video

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Deodorant Options

When it comes to picking the best cruelty free and vegan deodorant, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. In this video, I break down the different kinds of formulas that are available to you. Whether you want a traditional stick deodorant, a spray on deodorant, or a cream there is an option for you!

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Product Reviews, Skincare

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Lavender & Sage Review

[maxbutton id=”1″][maxbutton id=”2″]Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Lavender & Sage Review

A good natural deodorant is hard to find. There are lots available in stores and online, but the real task is finding one that actually works. Especially if you lead an active lifestyle. The folks at Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant wanted to make something that was not only natural, but also effective. I have tried other Schmidt’s scents in the past and even recommended them in an article I wrote for Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine. I was very excited to see if this scent worked as well as the others that I have tried.

Now that the July Beauty Box I co-curated for Petit Vour has been revealed, I am so excited to share my thoughts on each item inside with you! As I have stated several times, all items in the box are things that I love and use myself. Because of that, I may be a bit biased with my reviews. Several scents of Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant were included in the boxes – Lavender & Sage, Bergamot & Lime, and Ylang-Ylang & Calendula. Schmidt’s also makes two other scents – Cedarwood & Juniper (read my review of this scent) and Unscented.

Claims: “By eliminating underarm odor and wetness without the use of harmful chemicals, Schmidt’s offers a no-guilt alternative to conventional brands. The clean, herbaceous fragrance of Lavender + Sage is tranquil and soothing. Antioxidant and antiseptic properties complement this top-selling deodorant.”

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, Lavandula (lavender) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Aluminum free. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Re-useable and recyclable packaging. Made in the USA. Smooth and creamy formula. Easy to apply. Melts into skin easily. Great natural scent.

Cons: This is not necessarily a con, but some people may need to adjust to applying deodorant with their fingers instead of from a tube. Schmidt’s currently only comes in jars. I have received a lot of feedback that people like the formula and think it works well, but wish that it came in a tube.

The Verdict: There’s a reason that Schmidt’s was included in the July Petit Vour beauty box – I love it! This is one of the two natural deodorants that actually works for me. I like that the formula is really smooth. It easily warms up and is easily absorbed by my skin. Personally, I don’t mind that this deodorant is applied with my fingers. Since the ingredients are so natural, just washing my hands after is all I need to do. I honestly do not usually like lavender scents but I do like this one. It smells very natural and just like real lavender. The scent is not at all artificial. Plus, the combination of lavender and sage work really well together to keep me smelling fresh.

Several scents of Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant are currently available to purchase online from Petit Vour. This product is available in the July Petit Vour Beauty Box that I co-curated for Petit Vour!  This box is also currently still available!

You can stay up to date with Schmidt’s Deodorant on Twitter and Facebook.

The July Petit Vour beauty box, co-curated by Tashina Combs of Logical Harmony, is now available!

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results.