Deodorants are essential for keeping your underarms feeling fresh and clean all day. Wearing deodorant can help keep sweating and smelly odors at bay. It’s a misconception that sweat itself smells bad; Sweat is actually odorless, and only when it interacts with the natural bacteria (that’s normally living on your skin), the combination leads to body odors. Traditional deodorants are formulated with aluminum and parabens, which have become a topic of concern. So, many people are now opting for natural deodorant formulas that they feel comfortable using and won’t irritate their skin.
We listed the best 5 natural deodorants below, you’re sure to find one you will enjoy:
- Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant: this is a certified natural, vegan, and cruelty-free product that provides 24 hour protection. It’s enriched with shea butter, and odor-fighting magnesium, baking soda, and essential oils to help neutralize odors and keep you fresh. This is free of aluminum salts, artificial fragrance, filler ingredients, propylene glycol, phthalates, and parabens. This product comes in the form of a deodorant stick or in a jar in many great smelling unisex scents. To use this product properly, hold it momentarily to your skin to soften on contact with body heat and swipe it on 1-2 times.
- Kopari Coconut Deodorant: Kopari uses organic coconut oil as an antibacterial agent to protect against odor causing bacteria. And as an added bonus, the coconut oil hydrates and soothes the underarm area. This deodorant is vegan, plant-based, aluminum-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free
- NATIVE Natural Deodorant: this deodorant is free of aluminum, phthalates, talc, and parabens. It’s non irritating even for the most sensitive of underarms. Nativet uses just 14 natural ingredients that provide long-lasting odor control and won’t stain your underarms or clothing.
- CRYSTAL Essence: this deodorant uses just one ingredient – potassium mineral salt – and it’s available in the form of a stone, roll-on, or spray. Mineral salts have been used as a deodorant for hundreds of years, mainly in Asia and Europe. This salt crystal has natural antimicrobial properties and works by killing bacteria on the skin that cause odors. To use this product properly, run the stone under water and apply it to clean underarms.
- Arm & Hammer Essentials Deodorant: this deodorant uses natural plant extracts and baking soda to help combat smelly odors for 24 hour protection. It’s free of aluminum, parabens, colorants, and animal-derived ingredients.