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Deodorant FAQs

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

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Show answer for: Does it actually work?

Does it actually work?

Schmidt’s cuts no corners in our award-winning formula and the resulting product is extremely effective, even for those who have a history of frustration with ineffective deodorants. Schmidt’s formulas help neutralize odor and keep you fresh without the use of controversial ingredients such as aluminum and propylene glycol.

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Show answer for: How do I apply?

How do I apply?

It’s easy! Hold under the arm momentarily to soften upon contact with body heat before gently applying a thin, even layer. Start small, and use less than you might be used to with conventional products.

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Show answer for: How long will one product last?

How long will one product last?

Our full-size products generally last 3 – 5 months when used every day. Travel-size deodorants last about 3 – 5 weeks. Schmidt’s customers often report that one small application lasts them throughout the day without the need to reapply, and that the time to consume a whole product lasts up to twice as long as conventional alternatives.

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Show answer for: Does Schmidt's contain aluminum?

Does Schmidt’s contain aluminum?

Nope! Our formula is 100% free of aluminum, parabens, propylene-glycol, phthalates, gluten, and artificial fragrance. 🙅🚫

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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?

We don’t use aluminum which is known to block the pores to prevent the body’s healthy process of sweating — this means Schmidt’s technically isn’t an antiperspirant. 💦 However, our formula does contain natural plant powders to keep you fresh, so even though Schmidt’s doesn’t prevent you from sweating, it will still offer protection!

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Show answer for: What are the ingredients?

What are the ingredients?

Check out the ingredient panels on the product page you’re interested in for a list.

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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: Will Schmidt’s stain my clothing?

Will Schmidt’s stain my clothing?

Ah, the dreaded yellow sweat stains. 🙈 These are often the result of chemical interactions between your body’s urea and aluminum in found antiperspirants — however, Schmidt’s contains no aluminum, so no worries there! We also recommend that you avoid over-applying (this helps 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 on contact with body heat. This helps speed up the absorption and prevent excess product from winding up on your clothing.

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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: Will it melt in high temperatures?

Will it melt in high temperatures?

Yep! If the deodorant is exposed to temps around 110° (such as a hot mailbox), it can melt or soften. This is because we do not use chemical stabilizers in our natural formula. 🌡

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Show answer for: I'm having trouble with the dial on my stick.

I’m having trouble with the dial on my stick.

Here’s a helpful tip that might help. Take the cap off , then squeeze around the sides towards the top – this may help the stick release” from the sides of the container. Then get a good grip on the dial, and apply upward pressure while you twist the dial. This often causes it to twist up easily going forward. Still having trouble? Get in touch.

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Show answer for: The texture is different than what I'm used to.

The texture is different than what I’m used to.

Keen observation! That’s one of the things that makes Schmidt’s unique. Our formula is designed to be applied in small amounts to help prevent things like staining, stickiness, and overapplication. A little goes a long way.

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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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