Natural Alternatives to Dangerous, Chemical-Ridden Deodorants That Actually Work

Everyday deodorants have seen a lot of scrutiny — and, for good reason. Many deodorants contain aluminum as an active ingredient, along with other chemicals that aren’t good for you.. That said, skipping deodorant altogether isn’t the best option, either (unless you’re okay with sharing your natural scents with the public). Fortunately, when it comes to deodorant, you don’t have to choose the lesser of two evils.

Natural deodorant can be an excellent alternative to dangerous, chemical-ridden deodorants. And while some critics claim the natural alternatives don’t work as well, we found a few that actually do. Take a look at the best natural deodorants that work, ahead.

1. Ursa Major No B.S. Deodorant

Ursa Major No B.S. Natural Deodorant

Ursa Major No B.S. Deodorant | Ursa Major

Price: $18

We love the punny name of this all natural deodorant almost as much as we love it’s formula. Formulated with baking soda (hence the ‘No B.S.’) and — more importantly — without aluminum as an active ingredient, this fragrance free deodorant is one of the best out there.

Made with powerful, all natural ingredients that absorb moisture, eliminate odor-causing bacteria, and won’t stain your clothes, this natural deodorant gets the job done. And while $18 may be more than you’d like to spend on an all-natural deodorant, each stick lasts 3-4 months (or, longer) with daily use.

2. Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Grapefruit Deodorant Cream

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Grapefruit Deodorant Cream

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Grapefruit Deodorant Cream | Amazon

Price: $18

Speaking of baking soda-free natural deodorants that works, Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Grapefruit Deodorant Cream is another one we swear by. Natural deodorants come in all shapes, sizes, and formulas, and this cream deodorant works like magic. Formulated with mineral powders and plant oils, the non-sticky formula works to absorb moisture, neutralize odor, and leave your body with a fresh, citrusy scent.

3. Jason Natural Products Spray Deodorant

Jason Natural Deodorant Cucumber

Jason Natural Products Spray Deodorant | Jet.com

Price: $10.99

If spray deodorant is more your thing, consider Jason Natural Products Spray Deodorant. Formulated with soothing cucumber, and a variety of natural essential oils, this natural deodorant is great for on-the-go refreshes. Not to mention: The spray on formula doesn’t leave behind that gross, sticky feeling that other spray deodorants do.

4. Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Honeysuckle Rose Natural Deodorant Stick

Tom's Natural Deodorant

Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Honeysuckle Rose Natural Deodorant Stick | Target

Price: $4.49

If you’re skeptical about spending money on natural deodorant, try this more affordable option. Free of aluminum and other chemicals, the long-lasting deodorant has a lightweight feel and natural fragrance to leave your underarms feeling (and smelling) ultra fresh all day long.

5. Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral-Enriched Deodorant

Schmidt's Mineral-Enriched Deodorant

Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral-Enriched Deodorant | Schmidt’s

Price: $9.99

The next time you’re wandering the beauty and hygiene aisle at Whole Foods — and are in need of deodorant— consider adding Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral-Enriched Deodorant into your cart. The award-winning formula nips moisture and odor in the bud and leaves your body feeling fresher than before.

6. Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant

Tarte Natural Deodorant

Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant | Tarte

Price: $14

If you experience dry underarms and are looking for a natural deodorant that neutralizes odor and conditions the skin, look no further than Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant. Formulated with dry, sensitive skin in mind, the streak-free formula helps combat stink while soothing the skin and leaving the skin smelling sweet with natural vanilla fragrance.

7. Fresh Sugar Roll-On Deodorant Antiperspirant

Fresh Roll-On Deodorant

Fresh Sugar Roll-On Deodorant Antiperspirant | Fresh

Price: $19

If roll-on deodorants are your jam, consider the Sugar Roll-On Deodorant Antiperspirant from Fresh. Alcohol-free and formulated with natural extracts that soothe and restore the skin, this natural alternative combines the naturally hydrating properties of sugar to seal in moisture, firming and toning abilities of oat kernel to absorb oil, and soothing properties of aloe to restore the skin. Not to mention: It has a 91% approval rate from Fresh customers.

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