Deodorant FAQs

Schmidt’s award-winning formulas help neutralize odor and keep you fresh.

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Show answer for: Does Schmidt's actually work?

Does Schmidt’s actually work?

You bet.

Our deodorants use plant-and mineral-based odor fighters like magnesium, baking soda, and essential oils that keep you smelling oh so fresh all day long (24 hours). We give you all the benefits (i.e. freshness and odor protection), with none of the stuff you don’t want — like aluminum salts, artificial fragrance, or fillers like water or propylene glycol. Don’t believe us? Check out our Awards Page.

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Show answer for: How do I apply your deodorant?

How do I apply your deodorant?

Good question! Our deo might be a little firmer than you’re used to, but once you get application down, it’s a breeze. Here goes: When ready to apply, hold the surface of your deo to your skin momentarily (5 – 10 seconds usually) to soften the coconut oil upon contact with body heat. Once your deo is slightly softened, gently apply a thin, even layer to your skin. Start small, and use less than you might be used to with conventional products. We recommend starting with 1 – 2 swipes. You can find more application tips here.

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Show answer for: How long will one deodorant last?

How long will one deodorant last?

This will vary from person to person, but generally we say about 3 months. Given that we don’t use filler ingredients, and you only need 1 – 2 swipes per application, you may find it lasts you even longer. That’s what we call bang for your buck!

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Show answer for: Is Schmidt’s an antiperspirant? Will it help protect me from sweat?

Is Schmidt’s an antiperspirant? Will it help protect me from sweat?

Schmidt’s is a deodorant, meaning we do not use aluminum salts in our formulas (aka the ingredient that antiperspirants use to block sweat). We do, however, use plant and mineral-derived powders and oils that will help keep you fresh. Some customers do experience a transition period when switching to naturals during which they report an increase in sweat or odor. Bear with it…you may find you sweat less than you expect (or you notice it less) once you’re used to using a natural deodorant.

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Show answer for: Will Schmidt’s stain my clothing?

Will Schmidt’s stain my clothing?

Ah, the dreaded yellow sweat stains. 🙈 These are sometimes the result of chemical interactions between minerals in your sweat and the aluminum found in antiperspirants — however, Schmidt’s contains no aluminum salts, so no worries there! We also recommend that you avoid over-applying (to prevent oils from getting into your clothing’s fibers), stay away from tight-fitting clothing and synthetic fabrics, and that you ensure your underarms are dry before applying deodorant — mixing your deo with water makes staining more likely.

Lastly, if you’re using our stick deo, try holding it under your arm momentarily to soften the coconut oil on contact with body heat. This helps speed up the absorption and prevent excess product from winding up on your clothing. We’ve got more info on how to prevent stains here.

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Show answer for: Will it melt in high temperatures?

Will it melt in high temperatures?

It will. Because our formula is coconut oil-based and contains no chemical stabilizers, we recommend you keep in a relatively temperate environment to avoid the dreaded melt. Your bathroom should be totally fine… car trunk on a hot day, not so much.

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Show answer for: Help! The dial is stuck on my stick.

Help! The dial is stuck on my stick.

Try saying that 10x fast. Here’s a helpful tip that might help:

Take the cap off, then squeeze around the sides toward the top of the stick. Sometimes if the coconut oil gets too firm, it’ll adhere to the sides of the stick — this method should help it release by providing a little heat and pressure. Get a good grip on the dial, and apply gentle upward pressure while you twist. Still not working? Get in touch.

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Show answer for: Why is the texture of your deodorant firmer than what I'm used to?

Why is the texture of your deodorant firmer than what I’m used to?

Keen observation! That’s one of the things that makes Schmidt’s unique and a function of the ingredients in our natural formula. Make sure to hold the surface of your deo to your skin for a few seconds to soften up the coconut oil, then swipe just 1 – 2 times. Our formula is designed to be effective in small amounts to help prevent things like staining, stickiness, and over-application. A little goes a long way!

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Show answer for: What is the shelf life of your products?

What is the shelf life of your products?

Our products have a shelf life of about 18 months unopened and roughly 12 months after being opened. You can find a shelf life symbol on the back of our products, which indicates the number of months that a cosmetic is safe to use after opening.

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Show answer for: What is "natural fragrance"?

What is natural fragrance”?

Our natural fragrances are a combination of pure essential oils or non-synthetic isolates, which are a combination of aromatic molecules distilled from natural plant materials. 🌿 Our natural fragrances contain no carrier oils, artificial fragrances, parabens or phthalates.

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Show answer for: What happens during a natural deodorant transition period?

What happens during a natural deodorant transition period?

Some users report a transition period when switching from traditional antiperspirants and deodorants to natural deodorant. The theory goes that once your sweat glands are freed of aluminum, they may release fluids previously blocked by antiperspirants, causing an increase in moisture. 

For those that may experience a transition period, it could last for a couple days, or a few weeks — ultimately, any transition depends on your unique body chemistry. So, when first switching to a natural deodorant, it’s important to keep in mind that application is key. For instance, Schmidt’s deodorants should be warmed with body heat before use by pressing the product against the skin to help soften the oils, which helps for a smooth application.

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