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, 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: Does Schmidt's have baking soda free formulas?

Does Schmidt’s have baking soda free formulas?

YES! We have a sensitive skin collection that’s baking soda-free, but just as effective. Both our signature and sensitive skin formulas offer 24 hour odor protection and require only a small amount to be applied (1 – 2 swipes per underarm) to get results.

So, what’s the difference between our formulas?

Signature: Uses primarily magnesium and some baking soda to help neutralize odor. Our signature sticks are available in amazing unisex scents like Rose+Vanilla and Bergamot+Lime, plus options including activated charcoal like Charcoal+Magnesium and Sandalwood+Citrus.

Sensitive: Baking soda-free, uses only magnesium to help neutralize odor. Formulated specifically for those seeking effective protection that is especially smooth and gentle on skin. Our sensitive skin sticks are available in amazing scents like Coconut & Kaolin Clay, Jasmine Tea, and Coconut & Pineapple. We also have a fan-favorite activated charcoal sensitive skin deodorant called Here & Now and an award-winning hemp seed oil-infused collection. Check them out!

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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: What is the difference between your sticks and jar formulas?

What is the difference between your sticks and jar formulas?

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.” 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 in our stick format. This is similar in terms of ingredients, but is formulated with magnesium as the sole odor neutralizer (instead of in combination with baking soda) and is designed specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection that is gentle on sensitive skin.

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

Do you offer a travel size or samples?

Our travel sized deodorants are currently out of stock. We’ll update the site when that changes!

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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 just 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: 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: I'm experiencing sensitivity. What do I do?

I’m experiencing sensitivity. What do I do?

First, please stop using the product until we can help you get to the bottom of what’s going on. This is absolutely not the experience we want you to have! It may be that you are over-applying, applying too soon after shaving, or that one or more of the ingredients in our formula doesn’t agree with you. Please contact us so we can help figure this out with you. Note that we also have a baking soda-free sensitive skin formula with a smooth, creamy application that is a better fit for some customers—check out those scents here.

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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: Do you use artificial fragrance in your products?

Do you use artificial fragrance in your products?

No way! We only use essential oils and/​or blends of plant isolates (sometimes denoted as natural fragrance” on our labels) in our products. You can learn more about our fragrances by visiting our SmartLabel page.

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