I finally got to put Schmidt’s Deodorant to the test! Here’s how it worked and more deets about what’s in this cruelty-free deodorant.
I’m always up for trying a new natural deodorant, so I was thrilled when Jaime Schmidt from Schmidt’s Deodorant contacted me about sponsoring my site. Finding sponsors that are in line with my ethics is always a challenge, so when a company whose entire mission aligns with what I believe asks to team up, it’s basically Christmas.
A vegan deodorant that’s free from icky synthetic ingredients, made by a small company, AND comes in glass packaging instead of plastic? Don’t mind if I do!
The awesome folks at Schmidt’s sent me their whole line of deodorants to try out, and they smell wonderful. Except the unscented. That one doesn’t smell like anything. But if you’re sensitive to essential oils that’s the one for you!
Schmidt’s Deodorant: What’s in it?
Like many natural cosmetics companies, Schmidt’s is bold about telling you what’s not in their product. Their deodorant is free of:
- propylene glycol
- animal ingredients
Hurrah! As I’ve mentioned before though, I’m wary of that kind of labeling, because it makes me wonder what is in a product. Here’s what’s in their deodorants:
- shea butter
- baking soda
- arrowroot powder
- cocoa seed butter
- essential oils (varies depending on the scent you choose)
- vitamin E
- hop extract
You can basically eat this deodorant, but please, don’t eat this deodorant. I have a feeling that it would be very salty.
Putting Schmidt’s Deodorant to the Test
I have tried my share of natural deodorants with various amounts of success. Some leave me stinky by late morning, some last until lunchtime or a bit longer than that.
Schmidt’s performed very well! I bathe in the evening, so I applied some before bed and in the morning. When I made sure to apply both times Schmidt’s lasted all day. If I did forget to apply at bedtime, I needed to reapply in the late afternoon.
If you shower in the morning, I bet that this deodorant will work all day for you.
Schmidt’s Deodorant comes in a glass jar instead of a plastic applicator, which means you don’t rub it on like most store-bought deodorants. Instead, you apply it like lotion to your pits. Just get a pea-sized amount onto your fingertip, and rub it on, then repeat on the other side. Boom! Pow!
Not sure which scent you want? I can help! They sent me their whole line to try:
- Fragrance Free – This is the one that doesn’t smell like anything. Perfect if you have sensitive skin.
- Cedarwood + Juniper – I love this earthy and woodsy combo and could totally see my husband and I both using it.
- Lavender + Sage – This combo reminded me of walking into a spa. So soothing!
- Ylang Ylang + Calendula – If you’re into musky scents, this is the one for you!
- Bergamot + Lime – I was surprised at how much I liked this scent! It’s like a margarita for your pits! In a good way!