If you make one change organically this year – change your deodorant. While the potential health problems associated with conventional antiperspirants and deodorants have been common knowledge for decades, the alternatives were less than reliable and often so weak you questioned even leaving home. So, we did the dirty work for you – urgh, stinky work – and found some amazing all-natural non-toxic brands that will allow you to keep your beauty routine green and relatively sweat free and smelling oh-so-good!
Scmidt’s Natural Deodorant Ylang-Ylang + Calendula - $10
Made with plant-based powder instead of aluminum, this absorbs quickly and glides on smoothly thanks to shea butter, vitamin E, candellia wax and coconut oil. In addition to it being completely vegan, skin-soothing and super effective – it is also loaded with antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal essential oils to help stop odors from starting in the first place – instead of simply masking them when they do happen. The hint of ylang ylang and calendula is simple, yet gorgeous.
LaVanila The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Lavender - $14
One of our favorites, this all-natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior and long lasting protection (honestly – even when you work out) plus soothing essential oils blended with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment.
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream - $14
Made with a mixture of superfine clays, vegetable powders, plus lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils (to absorb moisture and prevent bacteria from forming) this whip like formula is super effective and smells delicious. Extra bonus – it can double as a hair texturizer and even a moisturizer.
Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant - $18
Want an incredibly refreshing 24-hour formula that really works to absorb excess moisture, sooth sensitive skin and deodorize? This toxin-free formula, made with eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon is slightly cooling on contact, eliminates odor-causing bacteria, never stains, is unisex and leaves you feeling clean, confident and refreshed.
Erbaviva Lemon & Sage Organic Deodorant - $26
Using organic sage and lemon to rid your pits of nasty odors, Erbaviva is an effective herbal citrus deodorant spray made with over 95% organic ingredients that you can use daily.
Agent Nateur No 3 Deodorant - $19
Labeled the ‘holi (stick),’ this long lasting formula is made with foodgrade ingredients and healing essential oils like Organic coconut, beeswax, sodium bicarbonate, avocado butter, sunflower butter, castor oil and honey. Traces of lavender, raw organic honey and eucalyptus linger and help to make this formula effective on even the most sensitive skin.
Kaia Naturals Takesumi Detox Deodorant in Lime Mint - $15
The charcoal craze, which is in everything from face masks to water filters, has hit the deodorant market in Kaia Naturals Detox Takesumi Detox Deodorant. The unique formula with activated charcoal works as a means of extracting impurities and eliminates odor-causing bacteria.
Primally Pure Lemongrass Deodorant - $12
Made with a powerful combination kaolin clay (a powerful detoxifier) with a splash of baking soda and a hint of lemongrass adding a fresh scent that protects against odor-causing bacteria, this formula leaves you so fresh and so clean and truly works!
Violets Are Blue Extra Strength Sport Deodorant With Baking Soda And Kanolin Clay - $16
If you are still feeling a little ‘less than perfect’ and need a little more ‘so-fresh-and-so-clean’ with your all-natural deodorant, try Violets Are Blue’s extra-strength option with baking soda and kaolin clay – known for it’s extra sweat-absorbing effects.
Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream - $14
Seeking a natural, sensitive skin deodorant option in an adorable biodegradable package that works? This stick is downright fresh and its formula of potent plant oils and mineral powders (no more sensitive skin woes with baking soda) with a sweet Grapefruit scent makes this your new ‘go to’ for a natural deo option. Can we also point out how the packaging makes us all giddy!