If the thought of reaching for an age-old, all-natural antiperspirant makes you sweat, fear no more! Natural deodorants have upgraded. In fact, a new crop of cover-ups keep you smelling fresh, without all the harmful toxins. Keep reading for 5 natural deodorants that really work (because I tested them all).
For the gym rat:
Violets Are Blue, Magnesium Deodorant, $25, Violets Are Blue
Packaged in eco-friendly materials, each product is carefully handcrafted and hand-filled in small batches. The best part, merchandise is only tested on willing staff members – meaning no animal testing.
Containing ingredients like magnesium – this formula aids in alleviating migraines, muscle aches, menstrual issues, ph balancing and hormone balance.
Application tip: Apply once on the desired area and let air dry. For ultimate results (or before an intense workout session) apply a second time.
For the girly girl:
Weldea Wild Rose Spray Deodorant, $11.79, Thrive Market.
Rose is said to have epic antibacterial properties. So, it’s no surprise that it’s been bottled up for your pit protection.
Advertised as an “effective, non-aerosol spray that eliminates the sources of unpleasant body odor and leaves a luxurious floral aroma,” this organic option does just that.
The best part? The rose leaf extract has mildly astringent properties that refresh and tone your skin — cleansing away impurities – all the while keeping you smelling all lady-like and whatnot!
For the busy bee on the go:
Bumble and Bee Lemongrass Rosemary Organic Deodorant Spray, $11.95, Bumble and Bee.
Created with an easy-to-read, short, ingredient list including: organic witch hazel, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic rice enzymes, organic lemongrass essential oil, and organic rosemary essential oil, you can’t go wrong with this affordable option.
It is both easy to apply and neutralizes odors on contact. Plus, you don’t have to worry about residue causing unsightly clothing stains.
For the germaphobe:
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant, $12, LAVANILA
It doesn’t get better than 100 percent natural. This formula combines antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents – perfect for combating odor and gentle enough for sensitive skin types.
Did I mention that ingredients like Japanese honeysuckle and goji berry both soothe and condition common pit woes?
For the environmentally friendly:
Meow Meow Tweet Lavender Bergamot Deodorant Stick, starting at $14; meow meow tweet.
This magnesium and baking soda-based formula comes in a biodegradable tube so it’s gentle on your pits and the environment.
Available in scents like Lavender Bergamot and Lemon Eucalyptus, you’ll be left smelling fresh and clean with a hint of zest.
According to creators, “plant oils and butters moisturize and soothe even the most sensitive skin.”