schmidt’s | natural stick deodorant

schmidt's natural stick deodorant

When it comes to natural deodorants, I have a large list of favorites that work perfectly fine for smelly, sweaty people like me.

But when it comes to natural deodorants in stick form, my recommendations are a little more slim. Many natural stick deodorants suffer epic fails because of formulations that just don’t work in this type of packaging: Think crumbling messes, difficult application and the like.

Leave it to Schmidt’s to figure out the best way to package an effective natural deodorant in this convenient way — perhaps this will get more people to make the switch.

schmidt's natural stick deodorant

{Schmidt’s sent me a sample of its stick deodorant to review. It costs $8.99 for a 2.65-ounce stick.}

Available in five different scents (I like Bergamot + Lime), Schmidt’s Natural Stick Deodorant provides the ultimate protection against odor thanks to its fantastic formula made with arrowroot powder, coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, baking soda and more.

In stick form, this formula glides on relatively easily — except, as with any natural deodorants in cooler weather, may take a bit of warming against the skin to get a more even glide to help soften the oils, waxes and butters that tend to harden.

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Bergamot + Lime:

Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Citrus bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Extract

When using Schmidt’s stick deodorant, I still like to even out the application with my fingers and wipe off any excess that forms around the lip of the applicator.

So, that makes this not totally finger-free for me, but we’re coming a far way from the daily deodorant massage. But, I prefer Schmidt’s stick to the jar formula, which is very hard and takes some handling to get it to spread.

Once it’s applied, the feeling is slightly sticky, but not uncomfortable. It takes about 10 minutes to truly set, so I apply my deodorant before I begin doing my hair and makeup; I get dressed last. I haven’t noticed any major sensitivity with this deodorant — just do not overapply!

Overall, this deodorant is an absolute repurchase for me. I love that I have a reliable, natural stick deodorant to recommend to friends who are slowly cleaning up their personal care routine. Deodorant is always the most difficult transition, but having something as familiar as stick packaging makes it all the better!

Have you tried Schmidt’s Natural Stick Deodorant? When did you transition to natural deodorant? What are your favorites? Tell me in the comments section.


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  • YES! Schmidt’s is a win for me too. I love your attention to detail, Kim. It’s true that the lip gets a bit messy, and that has been true for most natural deodorants. Not sure what is in a solid mainstream deodorant that keeps it from doing that. I’m curious now what it is. Have you ever looked into that ingredient and how “toxic” it is?

    • Thank you! I have no idea what it is … I’m assuming the shea butter, clays and waxes just have that texture that gets soft. I don’t mind the tradeoff for a safer product!

  • Amy

    It’s so exciting that schmidt came up with a natural stick deodorant… I just wish other stores carried them or that shipping is free if we only purchase 1 or 2 sticks.

    • Have you checked the store locator? My area Natural Grocers carries it!

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  • Sparks of Ember

    Just FYI, I think you forgot to add this stick version to your ultimate guide~!

  • Christine

    Has anyone had a bad reaction to the stick deodorant? I tried the Bergamot-lime. It smelled great and kept my pits dry and smelling nice all day, but by that evening, I started having extreme pain with some redness in the area. After going a day or two without the deodorant the pain stopped and redness went away. The next week, I tried the lavender, thinking it might be the fragrance I was reacting to. It did the same thing.

    • It’s likely that you are reacting to baking soda, which is the stink-killer but can be irritating.

    • Taila Scott

      I know this post is late but yes I had a reaction so bad that I had to go to the doctor. I absolutely LOVE Schmidt’s but can’t use it anymore. Any suggestions on something similar?

      • Check my ultimate guide to deodorants for writeups on the ones I’ve tried. It will be a trial and error process, though, because everyone’s body chemistry is so different.

  • Ashley

    I’ve just started using this product
    It’s started with a rash and now I have cysts under my arm!!. A friend of mine started using it as well around the same time as my self and she has rashes also!
    Smells great! Last the entire day but the rashes and cysts make this products horrible!

    • OUCH! That’s awful, I’m so sorry to hear that. Have you reached out to the company to let them know? The rash issue could be from baking soda (a common reaction; it has happened to me before in the past), but the cyst issue is a new one! Take care.

  • Tessa

    I have been using the Lime for 2 weeks. I love thr product. Tonight i noticed little red bumps. I am wondering if i am detoxing or if i should think about changing.