All About Schmidt’s

Schmidt’s started in Portland, Oregon in 2010 when during the Maker Movement Jaime Schmidt developed a formula that filled a void in the marketplace: a plant-based natural deodorant that helped keep her family fresh and smell amazing. Fast forward to 2015, Schmidt’s viral success caught the attention of entrepreneur Michael Cammarata, and together, the unlikely power duo built Schmidt’s into a natural products empire. Today, Schmidt’s plant- and mineral-based personal care products are available all around the world.

Schmidt’s prioritizes ingredients found from nature. Everything they produce is manufactured without harming animals, and they do not purchase ingredients that were tested on animals.  Schmidt’s is certified vegan and Leaping Bunny cruelty-free.

Schmidt’s products are always free of:

  • aluminum
  • propylene glycol
  • PEG
  • parabens
  • phthalates
  • artificial fragrance
  • artificial flavor
  • artificial colorants
  • artificial sweeteners

All manufacturing, processing, and production of their ingredients are responsibly stewarded and minimize unnecessary steps, never sacrificing product quality.

Schmidt's bergamot and lime natural jar deodorant

First Impressions

I thought this was a cute little jar of deodorant when I first saw it. The label is nice, clean, and easy to read. It’s small enough to fit into your hand comfortably. I did not have a problem opening the lid, so that was a bonus.

My favorite aspect of this deodorant is the smell. Honestly, not sure what bergamot is, some sort of heavenly citrusy scent, and the lime smell shines through splendidly. It is so nice and refreshing, you almost forget it is supposed to go under your arms! I am a really big fan of this scent.

The cute little spatula that comes with it makes this deodorant really easy to use. Just scoop out about a teaspoon or less onto the spatula, take the deodorant off with your fingers, warm it up a bit by rubbing your fingers and thumb together, then apply to your underarms. It’s not rocket science by any means.

I find this deodorant does not leave your fingers feeling greasy after you apply it, as some jar deodorants can. I just rub my hands together to soak up any extra deodorant that may be on my fingers. I really love the smell, so having it on my hands is not a bad thing.

Although the delicious smell of Schmidt’s bergamot and lime jar deodorant does not last all day, it certainly keeps me B.O. free, which is awesome in the world of natural deodorants.

This deodorant is NOT an antiperspirant, however, so wet pits are something to be aware of. You will not stay dry all day, especially on really hot days or when you are doing lots of physical activity.

Packaging

I ordered this from Amazon a looooong time ago, so I honestly can’t remember what it was packaged in. The glass jar was in a recyclable cardboard box, I remember that much. It may have been wrapped in plastic or just in a box with plastic bubble wrap, I am not too sure, sorry. If you have ordered this more recently then me and know what it is packaged in, please leave a comment down below and let me know, thanks!

Schmidt's bergamot and lime natural jar deodorant

On the Label

Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Natural Deodorant

  • Certified Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • No aluminum
  • No propylene glycol
  • No artificial fragrance

Ingredients:

  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
  • Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
  • Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E, Sunflower Derived)

Directions:

Remove product from jar using enclosed spatula. Warm a small dab between fingers and apply.

Schmidt's bergamot and lime natural jar deodorant

Likes

  • I love the bergamot and lime scent
  • No B.O.
  • I don’t have to use it every day if I don’t work up a sweat
  • Natural ingredients
  • No aluminum
  • Smooth consistency
  • Easy to apply
  • No wasted product- I can totally clean out the jar
  • Easy to purchase on Amazon
  • Jar and packaging are recyclable

Dislikes

  • Is not an antiperspirant (to be fair, it does not claim to be)
  • Can leave bumps or rash if new to natural deodorants
  • Requires a bit more time to apply (have to warm up on fingers for easier application)
  • Have to use fingers to apply (sometimes I just don’t want to)

My Opinion

It’s no secret, I have made it pretty clear that I love this deodorant. I love the smell, the natural ingredients, and it’s easier on the pits than the stick version (at least in my opinion).

I have read many reviews and some people are suffering from pretty severe burns it looks like. I have not experienced anything like that, a little discomfort (red bumps or rash) is pretty common when you first start using natural deodorants. The baking soda used is not the friendliest to underarm skin.

If you happen to experience any redness, bumps, or burns, discontinue use and let your pits recover for a few days. You can retry later or try a different brand. I have found that the jar versions of natural deodorants are gentler on the skin than stick versions for some reason.

Also, Schmidt’s does not keep my pits dry, but it is not an antiperspirant. It certainly keeps them smelling nice and when the smell wears out, my pits still don’t smell. That is a definite plus in the world of natural deodorants.

Alternatives

There are a lot of natural deodorants on the market right now, which is awesome. I like Schmidt’s the best, but you may not, so here is a list of other jar natural deodorants you can try.

All of these can be purchased on Amazon.

Schmidt's bergamot and lime natural jar deodorant

Recap

I like this deodorant a lot. I don’t always use it, as sometimes I don’t feel like using my fingers to apply deodorant, so I use the stick version of Schmidt’s. I like that it is gentler on my pits than some natural deodorants, and it smells freakin’ awesome!

The most common complaint is that people develop rashes sometimes. This is a common feature of natural deodorants for newbies but with time, your pits should get used to it and the rash will go away. If your rash is persistent or painful, stop using it and try a different brand instead.

My final recommendation is to give Schmidt’ bergamot and lime jar deodorant a try. Hopefully, you will like it a much as I do!

What kind of deodorant do you use? What kind do you recommend and why? Leave your comments down below.

Cheers, and have an awesome day!

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