The focus on natural ingredients is, thankfully, making its way to just about every type of product out there, even the ones we apply to our armpits. Modern natural deodorants are far different than the ones you might have tried or heard about years ago. Not only are the best natural deodorants free of aluminum, parabens, sulfates, and fragrances that can irritate sensitive skin, but they actually work really well.
If your only associations with natural deodorants involve sticky, greasy formulas that stop working two hours after application (and sooner if it's the middle of the summer), be prepared to be floored. Many of these highly rated natural deodorants are made with organic ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera to keep your skin smooth and soft.
They also include effective ingredients that can help keep you dry without drying your skin out — think baking soda, mineral salt, activated charcoal, and arrowroot powder. And, in place of synthetic fragrances, these deodorants boast natural scents derived from ingredients like lavender, sage, citrus, coconut, and rose water.
So, while you're updating your skincare and makeup collection with clean beauty alternatives, don't neglect to give your armpits the same royal treatment.
1. A Deodorant With Activated Charcoal That Keeps You Dry For Hours
The activated charcoal in this natural deodorant, which was featured on Shark Tank, absorbs sweat and moisture and is gentler on sensitive skin than baking soda formulas. Ingredients like a proprietary blend of 11 essential oils, shea butter, and rose flower water also help keep your skin hydrated.
2. A Hard-Working Deodorant With Baking Soda, Lavender, & Citrus
This fresh and natural deodorant is made without aluminum, parabens, colorants, or animal-derived ingredients. If you don't want to sacrifice scent, but aren't crazy about dousing your armpits with synthetic fragrances, have no fear: This deodorant is formulated with plant extracts and smells like lavender and citrus.
3. A Skin-Softening Deodorant That Feels Great On Your Skin
This 100 percent natural deodorant depends on baking soda to neutralize the bacteria on your skin that causes odors. It's free of aluminum, synthetic fragrance, GMOs, and parabens, and it's scented with natural lavender essential oil. It's also rich in moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil and feels great on your skin.
4. A Vegan, Gluten-Free Deodorant For Very Sensitive Skin
A lot of natural deodorants contain baking soda — if your skin is sensitive to this ingredient, a vegan and gluten-free deodorant like this one with seaweed extract, mineral salt, and essential oils may be the formula you've been waiting for. It's free of parabens and all of its ingredients have been rated safe by EWG.com so even the most sensitive skin types needn't worry.
5. An Spray-On Favorite With Just Four Ingredients
This top-notch natural deodorant spray contains just four ingredients — lavender oil, an essential oil blend, organic alcohol, and purified water. Reviewers say you may have to reapply this product throughout the day (especially if it's a hot one), but that the lavender scent is lovely and it's effective at keeping odors away.
6. A Dreamy Organic Coconut Deodorant
This organic deodorant is made with nourishing ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea and cocoa butter, and organic aloe vera juice. Expect your skin to feel incrediblu soft — and your scent options aren't too bad, either. Choose among Coconut Dream, Orange Cream, and Berry Vanilla.
7. A Non-Greasy Vegan Deodorant Made With Lavender & Sage
A formula rich in minerals and plant-based powders in this natural deodorant keeps you smelling great despite the lack of aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycols. This non-sticky deodorant is certified vegan and cruelty-free, and it smells like fresh lavender and sage.
8. An Aluminum-Free Deodorant That Claims To Be So Natural You Can Eat It (But Maybe Don't)
This all-natural deodorant is free of so many undesirable chemicals, including sulfates, aluminum, parabens, and phthalates and it's vegan, organic, dairy, soy, and gluten-free. A USDA-certified organic brand that claims its formula is so safe it's actually edible (of course, we don't recommend doing so), it counts ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, arrowroot powder, and baking soda as its most effective odor-killing secret weapons.
9. A Mineral-Enriched Deodorant That Won't Leave White Marks On Your Clothing
Eliminate stickiness under your arms and smell great with this natural deodorant, which keeps your comfortable and dry with the help of charcoal powder, magnesium, baking soda, and coconut oil. A little goes a long way and reviewers say it doesn't leave a white stain on clothing and works even in the dead heat of summer.
10. An Organic Deodorant With Probiotics & Corn Starch
This organic stick deodorant is free of aluminum and fragrances and has probiotics to minimize the growth of odor-causing bacteria and corn starch to keep you dry. It also contains a wealth of essential oils that keep skin soft and smooth, including organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, and candelilla wax. It's vegan, BPA-free, and contains absolutely no gluten, parabens, or alcohol.
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