These are some of our favourite all-natural and organic deodorants that don’t carry the health risks that the commonplace brands do:
Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant
Free of all the aforementioned chemicals, Green Tidings deodorant is organic, vegan, and certified cruelty-free. The ingredients list spans tapioca starch, coconut oil, baking soda, magnesium oil, shea butter, candelilla wax, and lavender essential oil. As a bonus, all Green Tiding products are completely recyclable and are manufactured in a solar-powered facility.
Primal Pit Paste
Unlike most other deodorants, Primal Pit Paste was formulated specifically to allow the body to do what it was intended to do: sweat. By not preventing the body from flushing out toxins, Primal Pit Paste keeps your pores open and breathing without the shame of body odor.
Made with organic shea butter, arrowroot powder, baking soda, coconut oil, lavender oil, and sunflower-derived vitamin E, it will keep you smelling fresh and clean, even during the most strenuous of workouts. Though it doesn’t clog up pores, the additions of arrowroot powder and baking soda will help keep your skin dry. Primal Pit Paste comes in a jar rather than a stick – just apply a pea-sized amount on your fingers and rub on your underarms.
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
The formula for Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant is quite effective for neutralizing odors and absorbing wetness while also moisturizing the skin. The list of ingredients may sound familiar: shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and vitamin E, with the novel additions of cocoa seed butter and hop extracts. Also sold by the jar, every container of Schmidt’s comes with a small spatula for easier application. Those sensitive to smells can pick up the fragrance-free version, but there are so many unique and gorgeous scents like bergamot and lime, ylang-ylang and calendula, and cedarwood and juniper.
Available as a roll-on, stick, stone, spray, and moistened towelettes, CRYSTAL essence deodorants harness the power of natural mineral salts to keep you smelling fresh all day. It works by creating an invisible barrier against bacteria-causing odors. Though potassium alum salts are the core ingredient, CRYSTAL essence also contains purified water, baking soda, heptyl glucoside (a non-ionic surfactant made from sugar and castor seeds), benzoic acid, cellulose (a plant-based thickening agent), gellan gum, and zinc gluconate (a natural preservative). All of the CRYSTAL essence line of deodorants are hypoallergenic and have been tested by dermatologists for safety.
Organic Fields of Heather
The Coconut Dream line from Organic Fields of Heather is subtle and mild, lightly scented with coconut, peach and orange. Sold by the stick, it is as firm as a lotion bar – and so a little goes a long way. Each product is handcrafted in New Hampshire, formulated with organic, non-GMO ingredients: coconut oil, shea and cocoa butter, aloe vera juice, beeswax, arrowroot starch, baking soda, vitamins E and C, and lemon, lime, and orange essential oils.
Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant
Another natural mineral salt deodorant, the ingredient list for Bali Secrets is short and sweet: potassium alum, seaweed extract, distilled water, coconut oil, alcohol, and aloe vera gel. The use of mineral salts will help inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes B.O. while supporting the notion that sweating itself is a perfectly healthy and normal bodily function. Sold as a roll-on, it is softly scented with rose essential oil.
Freedom Natural Deodorant
Available in lavender-citrus, frankincense-peach, and bergamot-mint, Freedom offers some amazing scents alongside a fragrance-free version for sensitive skin. The base formula contains coconut oil, arrowroot, beeswax, and shea butter, with a blend of essential oil pairings depending on the fragrance. For example, the lavender-citrus deodorant contains the oils of cypress (detoxifying), lemon (supports the immune system), coriander (antifungal), and lavender (disinfectant) to create those wonderful smells while also providing healthful benefits.
The key ingredient in PiperWai natural deodorant is activated charcoal, keeping your underarms dry by absorbing 1000 times its weight in moisture. With an herbal aroma, the ingredients include tapioca starch, coconut oil, shea butter, rose water, cocoa seed butter, witch hazel, vitamin E, magnesium hydroxide, baking soda, honeysuckle flower extracts, and its own proprietary blend of 11 essential oils. Gentle enough for those with the most sensitive skin, it’s pH balanced and will neutralize odors and protect your clothing from perspiration stains.