Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant Review

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We’re gonna get a little TMI in this review. I sweat. Sometimes I smell. But I’m always conscious of whether my armpits are soaked or not. Schmidt’s Naturals has been a long-time favorite in the cruelty-free and vegan community – and for good reason! They’re cruelty-free, gluten-free, 100% vegan, and certified by Leaping Bunny and PETA. Schmidt’s deodorants are also aluminum-, propylene glycol-, paraben-, and phalates-free.

I do want to note that Schmidt’s deodorants are just that – deodorants and not antiperspirants. From their FAQ:

“We don’t use aluminum which blocks pores to prevent the body’s healthy process of sweating – this means Schmidt’s technically isn’t an antiperspirant. However, our formula does contain natural plant powders to absorb wetness, so even though Schmidt’s doesn’t prevent you from sweating, it will still help keep you dry!”

Bergamot + Lime


“Schmidt’s award-winning formulas naturally and effectively neutralizes odor and wetness. Plant-based powders help absorb wetness without the use of aluminum…Enhanced with essential oils; no artificial fragrance. Non-greasy, non-sticky feel. Easily absorbed; application require only a small amount.”

Size: 2.65 oz


  • The smell is amazing and if I could rub it all over my body I would
  • Keeps me smelling like a margarita all day long
  • Less pit dampness


  • Softer than typical deodorant
  • A little messy around the top of the tube since it melts easier but I’ve never had a stick deodorant that DIDN’T make a mess

I was honestly blown away by Schmidt’s deodorant. I’ve heard more stories of people struggling to find a suitable natural and cruelty-free deodorant than not. I was prepared to go through a lot of trial and errors and I’m pleasantly surprised that the first one I chose worked so well. I don’t have any complaints that I wouldn’t give to any other stick deodorant that I’ve used in the past.

The Results Are In

This was a big win for me! If you’re in the market for a natural deodorant or are transitioning to cruelty-free, definitely check out Schmidt’s. They have divine scents and are pretty easy to find at your local Target or on Amazon.