So you’re trying natural beauty products? That’s great. The problem is, you might be scared to try one of the swaps you need most: a natural deodorant.
Commercial deodorants can be loaded with harmful chemicals and endocrine disrupting ingredients that have no business on our bodies (especially not so close to our breasts). The trouble is, of course, that risking a smelly, sweaty date or meeting while wearing the wrong deodorant — clean or no — just isn’t worth it for some of us.
We hit up The Chat, our sparkly new private Facebook community, where our readers asked each other which products actually work for them and dozens within our community responded. Here’s what they said…
Corpus | Corpus is one of our favorite new natural deodorants for everyday use. Impossibly chic, the long-lasting water-based formula is made with natural enzymes and plant extracts, and made without synthetics and harmful chemicals. Pretty packaging aside, the real draw is the sophisticated natural fragrance blends, which basically double as perfume. Our favorites are Green (bergamot, pink lemon, orange blossom, cardamom) and Santalum ( sandalwood, sandalwood root, Texas cedarwood, amber) CHECK OUT
Lavanilla | This award-winning, aluminum-free deodorant smells fresh in a way that sparks instant nostalgia. Each one features soothing essential oils blend that fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate skin under our arms. It’s formulated to be non-irritating, allergy-tested, and does not contain aluminum, mineral oils, or synthetic fragrances. CHECK OUT
Agent Nateur | This chic, long-lasting deodorant is made with food-grade ingredients. The formula includes raw organic honey, lavender and eucalyptus, avocado butter and other soothing natural oils. CHECK OUT
Native | Made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and talc, this natural deodorant works surprisingly well for high-intensity activities. CHECK OUT
Kopari | This natural coconut deodorant glides on clear and smells amazing. The good fats from coconuts nourish skin. Coconut oil contain lauric acid which is antibacterial and antimicrobial, meaning it helps fight inflammation and keep redness at bay. CHECK OUT
Schmidt’s | This mineral enriched natural deodorant contains activated charcoal, which helps soaks up moisture and draw out and eliminate smell-inducing toxins. The addition of magnesium helps the body produce protective enzymes and antioxidants that help neutralize bacteria. CHECK OUT
Vapour | We’ve tried out a ton of natural deodorants, and this one stood up to the hardest test in a notable way: we still smelled amazing after a sweaty boxing class. The innovative formula transforms from gel to powder on your skin and effectively combats odor and bacteria at the source. CHECK OUT
Blume | Blume deodorant contains probiotic that helps fight odor by balancing out the bacteria that cause it. It works for 24-hours without harmful chemicals, which is a major win in the natural deodorant department.CHECK OUT
I am here to tell you Agent Nateur WORKS. I’ve used green deo for over ten years now (I’ve tried lots of different kinds), and this is the first one that hasn’t failed on me on the days I don’t shower. I’ve used both the sensitive skin formula and the Shiva Rose version — they smell amazing and make you smell amazing too. They are also expensive, and I am not normally about expensive personal care products because you can usually find more affordable versions that works just as well (as far a body care goes, I use good soap from Whole Foods and those big bottles of EO lotion and that’s it) but I splurge on this because it is such a good, effective product and I really haven’t found anything better (also, did I mention how good it smells?)
Kopari has dirty ingredients, be better Chalkboard. Do you guys do research?
This is a list of reader picks. We find Kopari to be super clean, but we’re curious about your insights if you would like to share!
I use Schmidt’s Charcoal & Magnesium deodorant. I LOVE IT. It is literally the only deodorant that allows me to be 100% confident that I don’t stink! I am 35 and I have been wearing deodorant for more than two decades now and nothing has worked for me until this very specific deodorant. I must say I tried the Lime scent and it didn’t work for me so I’m sticking with the Charcoal one. My only issue with it is that my pits get wet, but that’s understandable because it’s not an anti-perspirant. Also, it does darken the armpits of my clothing because it contains oils. I have accepted that fault in exchange for odor free pits!
I’m surprised Lumé wasn’t on the list! I have tried many natural deodorants, including at least three of the ones listed above, and NONE of them hold up as well as Lumé. I’m a hot sleeper, and Lumé is the only natural deodorant I’ve tried that leaves me totally unstinky in the morning. I will say I’ve found its only good for about 24 hours without showering, especially that just running-around-weak-sweat. But it last my whole day, overnight, and morning Zumba class, which is enough for me!!