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Guys, I Discovered the Best Natural Deodorant

I know it's hard to believe, but Schmidt's Natural Deodorant actually does work!

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant really works!

Oh, natural deodorant. Is there any other beauty category that produces such mass disappointment?

If you're like me, you WANT to get off the whole aluminum-laden antiperspirant train. Alas, you also cannot function in life with hippie deodorants that actually create B.O. instead of fighting it.

For as long as I can remember, I've had the strategy of using something natural (or nothing at all) on days when I didn't have to be anywhere... but relying on the chemical stuff for pretty much all social occasions. Because I am paranoid.

But this has changed now! Er, my strategy, that is—my B.O. paranoia will always remain. You're looking at my new best friends up there, the Natural Deodorants from an indie American brand called Schmidt's.

(Well, they may be indie, but they're also sold at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, among other retailers, if that means something to you.)

Mainly, I love them because they made the product I always wanted—but didn't think would ever exist.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage.

It's a 100 percent natural formula with ingredients I am 100 percent comfortable with using: shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder, cocoa seed butter, vitamin E and essential oils. The latter are different depending on the scent, of which there are four: Lavender + Sage, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper and Ylang-Ylang + Calendula. Plus, there's a Fragrance-Free version.

(Note that this next pic shows travel sizes that I don't think they sell to the public; the regular size is 2 oz.)