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 rose and vanilla natural stick deodorant

First Impressions

I ordered Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla stick deodorant after reading many reviews on Amazon. I have their bergamot and lime jar deodorant, but was looking for a stick version. Rose and Vanilla had pretty good reviews, so I went ahead and ordered it.

It was shipped in minimal packaging. It might have been wrapped in plastic, but I honestly can’t remember. I ordered it with a bunch of other Christmas gifts (I used this as a stocking stuffer for myself!).

The lid is easy to get off, as well as the safety lid below.  I found the dial was easy to turn to move the deodorant stick up. Overall, it functioned like any other stick deodorant.

Now, the consistency is where things differ from traditional deodorants. Schmidt’s is a natural deodorant, so it does have a grainy consistency. If your armpits are not used to natural deodorants, they may rebel for a time and form a rash. Mine certainly did when I made the switch from traditional to natural deodorants a few years ago. Fear not, though, this shouldn’t last too long. Maybe a week at best. If it lasts longer than that, consider switching to a different natural deodorant.

Anyways, I digress, the deodorant itself is a grainy, greyish-pinkish stick. It’s honestly not the prettiest thing on the planet, but it’s going on your armpits so who cares.

I immediately liked the smell. So far I have liked the scent from all Schmidt products I have tried. However, if you do not like floral scents, stay away from this one because it is has a fairly strong scent. Granted, the smell does not last all day, but it is strong at first.

I have been wearing this deodorant for over a month now and there is still a ton left on the stick, so I imagine it will last quite a few more months which is awesome.

As with most natural deodorants, it does not keep your armpits dry in the heat or exercising. I haven’t had any issues with smell (B.O.) but my underarms are definitely wet in hot heat or after a good burn at the gym.

Packaging

Pretty simplistic packaging was used. As I mentioned, I ordered from Amazon with some other stuff, so I can’t be totally sure if the deodorant was wrapped separately in plastic or was just in a box with plastic bubble wrap.

Schmidt's rose and vanilla natural stick deodorant

On the Label

Here is what the label says:

  • no aluminum
  • no propylene glycol
  • no artificial fragrance
  • vegan
  • leaping bunny certified

Helps neutralize odour and keep you fresh.

Directions: Hold product momentarily to skin to soften on contact with body heat. Gently apply a small amount to underarms.

Ingredients:

  • Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
  • Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
  • Natural Fragrance
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E, Sunflower Derived)

Likes

  • I love the rose and vanilla 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
  • Easy to purchase on Amazon

dirty scmidt's deodorant container

Dislikes

  • Is not an antiperspirant (to be fair, it does not claim to be)
  • Consistency is a bit gritty (although not unusual for natural deodorants)
  • Can leave bumps if new to natural deodorants
  • Requires a bit more time to apply (pausing on skin to let it warm up so it is applied easier)
  • Leaves the top of the plastic container a bit messy (see pic above)

My Opinion

Let me just get this out there, Schmidt’s deodorant is my favorite natural deodorant I have tried to date. I have tried many other brands and they just leave me a smelly, wet mess.

Yes, with Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla stick deodorant I still sweat under my arms, but I don’t stink. And quite frankly I can deal with sweat when there is no aluminum in my deodorant and I smell perdy.

I have read a lot of reviews about this deodorant and the most common complaint people have is that it causes rash or redness. I can 100% agree with this. BUT that complaint is not solely one of Schmidt’s deodorant. I have had red bumps and even had to discontinue my use of some other natural deodorants. Your armpits simply have to get used to the gritty-ness of natural deodorants, specifically ones that use baking soda. It’s rough on the skin for sure.

Luckily, Schmidt’s makes a sensitive skin line, although I haven’t tried it, I think it is worth looking into if you suffer from redness. Alternatively, you can try their jar deodorants, I find them to be gentler on the armpits than stick form.

Bottom line, I recommend Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla stick deodorant to anyone who is looking for an effective B.O. eliminator, or just looking to give natural deodorant a try.

New Schmidt's rose and vanilla natural stick deodorant

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 natural deodorants you can try.

All of these can be purchased on Amazon.

Recap

It’s no secret, I love this deodorant. I like the fragrance, it keeps me smelling nice all day, it’s easy to purchase from Amazon, it’s aluminum-free, and made with natural ingredients.

It’s important to note that this deodorant will not keep you dry, as it is not an antiperspirant.

The most common complaint among users is developing a rash under their arms after use. A remedy for that could be to try the sensitive skin formula or just give your pits a rest for a few days and try again. If the rash persists, try a different natural deodorant brand before totally giving up on them.

If you’re on the fence about whether to try Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla Natural Stick Deodorant, do it! Order a stick and see if you like it as 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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