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Deodorant FAQs

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

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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.

We’re happy to report that we hear every day from ecstatic customers and have received glowing reviews from hundreds of beauty writers — check some of them out on our Press page! 

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Show answer for: What is the difference between your sticks and jars?

What is the difference between your sticks and jars?

Our standard jar and stick formulas are similar but made up of different combinations and ratios of ingredients. Our sticks contain coconut oil and candelilla wax to provide an increased glide” often associated with stick applicators. Many find that the jar formula offers more direct control over the application process, while the stick offers the convenience of a more traditional applicator type. Both are highly effective at helping to neutralize odor and keep you fresh. 

We also offer a Sensitive Skin formula! This is similar in terms of ingredients, but is formulated with magnesium instead of baking soda to neutralize odor, and is designed specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection that is gentle on sensitive skin.

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Show answer for: What is the difference between your Original formula and the Sensitive Skin formula?

What is the difference between your Original formula and the Sensitive Skin formula?

Our Original formula uses baking soda to neutralize odor and is a bit firmer than conventional deodorants — this condensed formula provides extra odor protection and requires only a small amount be applied to get results. It works amazingly well!

If you’re seeking a more gentle formula or one formulated without baking soda, check out our Sensitive Skin deodorants—they use magnesium to neutralize odor, and are formulated specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection that is especially gentle on skin. This formula prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency. 

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Show answer for: How do I apply?

How do I apply?

It’s easy! When using our jars, remove the product using the enclosed spatula, and warm a small, pea-sized amount between the fingers to soften completely before applying.

When using our sticks, 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.

For more info, check out our Ultimate Guide to Putting on Deodorant.

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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 or other harmful chemicals?

Does Schmidt’s contain aluminum or other harmful chemicals?

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! 

For more info, head on over to our post Sweating It: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

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Show answer for: I’m switching over from a traditional deodorant. Which product should I start off with? Tips or suggestions?

I’m switching over from a traditional deodorant. Which product should I start off with? Tips or suggestions?

Bravo! We applaud your decision to make the switch to a natural deodorant. 👏 We suggest starting at the beginning with our original formula—it’s changed the way a lot of people think about deodorant. Have a history of sensitivity? Check out our Sensitive Skin formula.

There’s a lot to think about when switching to a natural deo. Don’t sweat it though, as soon enough your new routine will become just that — routine. To help you get started definitely check out our post 5 Pro Tips for Your Armpits.

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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.

Curious about our ingredients? Check out The Natural blog for more info!

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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.

Want to be an expert on sweat stains? Check out our post The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Removing Sweat Stains.

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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. 🌡

Try to keep the deodorant in environments under 100° if possible, and if you are purchasing deodorant during very hot weather, you can contact us when ordering and we will provide heat-resistant packaging for your shipment. 

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Show answer for: Do you offer a travel or sample size?

Do you offer a travel or sample size?

Yes! Check out our Travel-Size Deluxe 5-Pack, and sample all five of our signature scents!

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Show answer for: Why is a 2 oz. jar the same price as a 3.25 oz stick?

Why is a 2 oz. jar the same price as a 3.25 oz stick?

This is based on the different formulas and ingredients in each product, as well as the packaging of the glass jars versus the plastic stick applicators. Also, the jar offers a great deal of control over how much one applies, and most customers report that the jars last just as long as sticks for them. 

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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. For more info, check out our Ultimate Guide to Putting on Deodorant.

Want a more traditional feeling formula? Definitely check out our Sensitive Skin formulas, which prioritize a smooth, creamy texture and can be applied in larger amounts.

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Show answer for: I have a history of sensitive skin or sensitivity to baking soda. Can you help me?

I have a history of sensitive skin or sensitivity to baking soda. Can you help me?

Yes! Definitely check out our Sensitive Skin formula, which is formulated specifically for those with sensitive skin that are seeking effective and natural protection help in neutralizing odor and keeping you fresh, and is made without baking soda. It also prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency and fast absorption, topped off with essential oils that are renowned for the skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Underarms need some extra TLC? Check out The Natural blog for expert advice on approaching underarm skincare, or contact our customer support team. 

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Show answer for: I'm experiencing sensitivity. Can I still use Schmidt's?

I’m experiencing sensitivity. Can I still use Schmidt’s?

It’s very likely! Sensitivity is pretty common in the vulnerable underarm area, especially when product is overapplied. Did you know about our Sensitive Skin formula? This is formulated specifically for those with sensitive skin that are seeking effective and natural protection that deodorant can offer, and is made without baking soda. It also prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency and fast absorption, topped off with essential oils that are renowned for their skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.

For more tips on how to avoid sensitivity, head on over to The Natural blog, or contact our customer support team.

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Show answer for: What’s an underarm detox all about?

What’s an underarm detox all about?

Some users report what they call an underarm detox” when transitioning from traditional antiperspirants and deodorants to natural deodorant. The theory goes that the body may expel toxins that were previously blocked by chemicals such as aluminum in the sweat glands. Many report no transition at all, while others may report a fluctuation in odor, wetness, and sensitivity.

For more information, check out our post What to Expect When Switching to Natural Deodorant.

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