Regular deodorant works by plugging up your pores with aluminum particles, which keeps your from sweating in that area until it wears off. Some people don’t like the sound of that.
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There are lots of choices on Amazon that have hundreds of reviews and are rated around 4.5 stars, but the best ones are the more foolproof ones that work for more people.
Natural deodorants work more to inhibit bacterial growth that causes odor as a result of sweating. Here are some natural alternatives that use baking soda, essential oils and more to keep you smelling nice:
1. The Most Popular Highly-Rated Natural Deodorant on Amazon
Organic Island Deodorant, 2.5 oz Probiotic Deodorant Stick, Natural, Aluminum-free, Unscented, Vegan
This deodorant is aluminum-free, organic and includes probiotics to help maintain an odorless environment under your arms. It has “no added fragrance” which reviews say means it doesn’t have any scent at all.
Reviewers rave about this and how effective this is, with some saying that this lasts longer than standard deodorant. This is the clear choice if you’re looking for the best natural deodorant on Amazon.
Note: A few people are irritated by baking soda (which most natural deodorants contain), so I’ll include some baking-soda-free options as well.
2. Deodorant Paste, Using Activated Charcoal (plus Lavender or Tea Tree) to Keep You Smelling Good (baking-soda free)
Kaiame Naturals Best Natural Deodorant with Activated Charcoal Powder, All Natural and Organic Ingredients, Aluminum Free, Parabens Free, Phthalates Free
This deodorant paste is something different. First off, it’s a paste, not a stick. I was thinking paste would be annoying, but it’s actually very do-able. You just have to wash your hands after applying it.
Despite the fact that this is made with charcoal, I have seen no complaints of it staining or causing any problems due to this.
This is also baking-soda free, instead using activated charcoal to absorb sweat and neutralize odor. Activated charcoal is supposed to be very gentle on your skin. If your skin is irritated by baking soda, this is something you should try for sure.
3. A Natural Stick Option that Has Comes in a Variety of Great Scents
Primal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant – Aluminum Free, Paraben Free, Non-GMO for Women and Men – Earth Friendly, BPA Free 2 Ounce Stow-and-Go Stick – Scented with Essential Oils
I get bored with deodorant scents pretty fast, so I like when I’m able to mix it up without finding a new brand. With the seven scents of Primal Pit Paste available on Amazon, this is easy. For me, the variety and high rating of this brand is the selling point. Coconut Lime, Lavender and Lemongrass all sound good to me. There is even an Unscented option if that’s your thing.
As usual with these natural deodorants, this brand avoids many of the common undesirable ingredients, including aluminum.
4. A 100% Vegan, Aluminum-free Cruelty-free Roll-on Deodorant with Only Two Ingredients
DeodoMom Roll-on – A Hypoallergenic Lotion Deodorant: ZERO% Aluminum, Alcohol, Scent, Dye, Parabens; 100% Vegan
This is extremely highly-rated on Amazon (as all my picks in this list are), but I’ve noticed mixed reviews. This is one that seems to work very well for a lot of people and not at all for others.
It’s a less-expensive option than others, and is very natural, so it’s worth a shot for sure, especially if you don’t want to deal with a paste and the other roll-on options don’t work for you. Here’s what the manufacturer says:
“Will it WORK for you? Skin types and sweat compositions vary among individuals and the only way to find the “right” product is through trial and error. Statistically, however, DeodoMom has worked for a large percentage of users as evident by Amazon reviews.”
This has only two ingredients: Water and Magnesium Hydroxide, which is very appealing to those who are attracted to simple, natural products.