Natural Deodorants to Help You Stay Fresh And Stink Free

If you’ve ever tried switching out your regular deodorant for a natural version, you know that not all pit products are created equal.

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Treat your underarms with the same kindness as you do the rest of your body.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

Unlike conventional, aluminum-based products that plug up sweat glands to reduce wetness and odor, natural deodorants use a variety of commonly found ingredients to keep you fresh. Baking soda, corn starch, arrowroot and activated charcoal absorb wetness without clogging your pores, and essential oils help reduce bacteria-causing odor. These ingredients are typically mixed in a base of coconut oil and shea butter, to nourish and soothe skin.

So how do you find the right natural deodorant to keep you fresh and stink free? Don’t sweat it. We have everything you need to know to choose the right product for your needs.

Native Deodorant - Natural Deodorant for Women and Men - Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free - Aluminum Free, Free of Parabens & Sulfates - Coconut & Vanilla

Sweat It Out

With active ingredients tapioca starch and baking soda, this bar comes in sophisticated tropical and floral scents.Native

Natural deodorants won’t help you sweat less the way traditional antiperspirants do. But ingredients like baking soda and arrowroot absorb wetness to help keep you feeling drier.

Lume Natural Deodorant - Underarms and Private Parts - Aluminum-Free, Baking Soda-Free, Hypoallergenic, and Safe For Sensitive Skin - 2.2 Ounce Stick (Jasmine Rose)

Whole-Body Product

Unfortunately, your underarms aren’t the only stinky, sensitive spots on your body. The good news? You can use this anywhere that needs freshening up.Lume

If you have super sensitive skin, baking soda might be irritating for your underarms. So if you’re prone to razor burn, breakouts or eczema, consider looking for a natural deodorant without baking soda.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant for Men and Women, 24 Hour Odor Protection and Freshness Charcoal + Magnesium Aluminum Free, Vegan, Certified Cruelty Free, 3.25 oz

Apply Sparingly

With arrowroot powder to absorb wetness and essential oils for a light, gender-neutral scent.Schmidt's

Making the switch to natural deodorant can take some getting used to. When using a solid bar, it’s important to hold it to your skin for a few seconds to warm it up before swiping it on. This allows the oils that keep it solid at room temp to warm up a little and glide on easily.