Today I have a review of the new Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorant from Schmidt’s Naturals. I’ve previously reviewed the regular formula here if you want to check it out. I’ve tried numerous natural deodorants with varied results, but the Schmidt’s was by far the best one that I’ve ever used as it was long lasting and didn’t seem to crap out after a few hours. Not only did it keep my underarms from getting smelly, it kept them dry.
Fast forward to a year later of using the regular formula, and I started to develop a sensitivity to the baking soda. I’ve had this happen before with other natural deodorants with baking soda – usually fairly quickly. The reaction starts with my underarms getting red and irritated, and my skin will start looking similar to eczema, and as it heals, the skin will peel off. Normally when this starts to happen, I switch back to one of my baking soda free deodorants (that just don’t seem to work as well for me), to give my underarms a break.
So when Schmidt’s announced on their Instagram and Twitter that they were introducing some new sensitive formula deodorants, I commented that I needed to try it due to developing a baking soda sensitivity, and they told me to contact their customer service for some tips, the information below is taken from my email correspondence:
We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing sensitivity while using Schmidt’s. It’s possible the discomfort is due to a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient (such as baking soda), pH level of the skin, transitioning from antiperspirant (some people report going through a “detox” period), or it could even be that you’re applying more than is needed. Our product is effective and fast-absorbing, and can be used in smaller quantities than you may be used to applying with conventional deodorants and antiperspirants. We suggest starting with 1-2 swipes with our stick applicator or about half a pea-sized amount under each arm when using our jar applicator. Some people apply a small amount of moisturizer such as coconut oil before applying the deodorant and find that this does the trick for them.
Because I’ve been using natural deodorants for several years now, I’m long past the detox period, and had already tried the coconut oil trick to try to minimize the irritation.
I had several emails back and forth with their customer service, and they offered to replace my existing regular formula with either their new Charcoal and Magnesium Deodorant (with baking soda) or with one of their Sensitive Formula Deodorants!
Our Sensitive Skin are formulated without baking soda-they use magnesium to neutralize odour, and are formulated specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection from wetness and odour that is especially gentle on skin. This formula prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency, topped off with inviting essential oils that are renowned for the skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.
I decided to try out the sensitive formula since I was certain that it was the baking soda that was causing my reaction. I have to say that their customer service is EXCELLENT.
The Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorants come in six different scents – Coconut Pineapple, Jasmine Tea, Lavender Tips, Geranium Flower, Tea Tree and Fragrance Free. I chose to get the Lavender Tips scent to try out.
I’ve been using the Lavender Tips Sensitive Skin Deodorant for a several weeks now, and I have to say that I’m impressed! It works better for me than any other baking soda free deodorant that I’ve tried thus far. It is long lasting, I can put it on in the morning, and it keeps me smelling fresh all day. My underarms got a little damp once or twice, but I didn’t get smelly. Overall I’m really liking this one, and I think I’ll be using the Sensitive Formula most of the time, and only break out the regular formula one for days when I know I’ll be really active.
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: Product sent as a free replacement for my original deodorant that I had purchased myself.