Our Story

Hey there. We’re Taylor and Zach, founders of Helmm. We’re glad to have you join our community. 


A few years ago, we graduated from Duke University and moved to New York to pursue corporate careers in finance and law. Given the demanding nature of these jobs, we often found ourselves in situations where we’d be running late for work, always in a rush to get dressed and apply our deodorant. Too often, we’d realize our stock had run out, or it would crumble out of the container when we tried to put it on. 

One day, we found ourselves standing in the pharmacy, staring at a wall of homogeneous deodorants. It dawned on us: the only thing worse than going to the store to buy deodorant is wearing store-bought deodorant. We were tired of using products that categorized us into stereotypes, or tried to tell us what type of guy we were. We didn’t need a deodorant to make us feel safe, successful, or confident, and we were tired of the many functional shortcomings of leading brands.

Synthetic fragrances, sharp edges, and single-use plastic? No thanks.

We wanted something better. So, we created Helmm to offer people a chance to improve on the deodorant we’ve all been wearing since childhood. Overpowering spray might have worked to impress potential partners at the middle-school dance, but our newfound adulthood required something better.

Helmm is the world’s first refillable deodorant, and we’re proud with the many upgrades we’ve made. Designed to reduce plastic waste by over 60% per unit, and made with honest ingredients that you can feel good about, we’ve created the first pit-friendly, planet-friendly deodorant. Housed in a premium, hand-stitched permanent container, it’s time for deodorant to come out of the closet.

Designed with pragmatic functionality and expert craftsmanship, Helmm upgrades the entire deodorant experience – from purchase to application – and brings innovative upgrades right to your doorstep. 

Get out there and sweat. We’ll take care of the rest.

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