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15 Aluminum-Free Deodorants That Will Actually Keep You Stink-Free

May 16 2019 - 1:00pm

You can't talk about natural deodorants [1] without a quick lesson in BO 101 [2]. First you need to know the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. An antiperspirant has chemicals [3] like aluminum to stop sweating altogether. The aluminum salts plug the sweat glands, preventing perspiration. On the other hand, a deodorant masks and neutralizes odor. But where does the stink come from in the first place? When the glands in your armpits emit sweat, the liquid interacts with the bacteria in the area to emit unsavory smells.

Natural deodorants use essential oils like tea tree and witch hazel to curb the bacteria. Some also have other less harmful minerals like zinc ricinoleate and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to keep the underarm area dry without stopping sweat altogether. In addition to getting rid of aluminum, most are also paraben-free and safe for sensitive skin. If you're thinking about giving up antiperspirant, start with these 15 formulas that actually keep the stink at bay.

— Additional reporting by Rayna Rossitto

Vapour Aer Next-Level Deodorant

The Vapour Aer Next-Level Deodorant [4] ($24) comes in three different scents. Its unique texture glides on like a gel, then transforms into a powder on your skin. The highly concentrated formula will keep you feeling fresh from day to night.

Ursa Major No B.S. Deodorant

If you prefer an unscented option, reach for this Ursa Major No B.S. Deodorant [5] ($18).

Blume Hug Me Deodorant

This Blume Hug Me Deodorant [6] ($12) is all-natural, organic, and effective. Blume's formula is infused with probiotics that will make it last all day, every day.

Blume Hug Me Deodorant

This Blume Hug Me Deodorant [7] ($12) is all-natural, organic, and effective. Blume's formula is infused with probiotics that will make it last all day, every day.

Vichy 24-Hour Dry-Touch Aluminum Free Deodorant

The Vichy 24-Hour Dry-Touch Aluminum Free Deodorant [8] ($17) comes in a roll-on formula that glides on clear so you can wear your darkest clothes without hesitation. Its mineral formula is compatible with acne-prone and sensitive skin for a worry-free wear.

Kopari Beauty Coconut Beach Deodorant

The Kopari Beauty Coconut Beach Deodorant [9] ($14) is vegan, nontoxic, aluminum-free, and baking-soda-free. Kopari's deodorant works with your body to reduce its natural odors and will last all day long.

Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant

The Megababe Rosy Pits [10] ($18) uses a blend of all-natural ingredients to block sweat and body odor. And unlike most natural deodorants that need a second swipe, Megababe's long-lasting formula doesn't require an afternoon refresh.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant

The first thing you'll notice about the Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant [11] ($18, originally $22) is that it tingles when you apply. It has ingredients like witch hazel and spearmint to refresh underarms without leaving any white flakes. In fact, it rolls on completely clear. Hello, LBD.

Schmidt's Jasmine Tea Sensitive Skin Formula

The Schmidt's deodorant sensitive skin formula [12] ($11) is a natural deodorant with an amazing aroma that will smell fresh [13] through a tennis match or even a Barry's Bootcamp.

Lavanila Healthy Deodorant

If you want a natural deodorant that nearly smells like perfume (natural doesn't have to mean boring), turn to Lavanila Healthy Deodorant [14] ($14). This beauty-editor favorite comes in scents like vanilla blackberry, vanilla grapefruit, and vanilla coconut. Plus, there are also miniature versions for travel.

Weleda Sage Deodorant

The thing we love about traditional antiperspirant is that you can use it anywhere to curb sweat. The spray form of the Weleda Sage Deodorant [15] ($14) makes it easy to apply to sweaty armpits, feet, and even inner thighs. The aromatic scent of sage and tea-tree oil is one that men will love, and the oils also have antibacterial properties.

Tom's of Maine Apricot Deodorant

Tom's of Maine Deodorant [16] ($7) is one of the bestselling body products at Whole Foods [17] for a reason: it works! Zinc ricinoleate helps to mask odor, while aloe helps to moisturize. Tom's natural deodorant comes in stick, roll-on, and crystal form.

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick, Apricot, 2.25 Ounce Stick, Pack of 6

Tom's of Maine Apricot Deodorant [18] ($29 for 6) is one of the bestselling body products at Whole Foods [19] for a reason: it works! Zinc ricinoleate helps to mask odor, while aloe helps to moisturize. Tom's natural deodorant comes in stick, roll-on, and crystal form.

Aesop Deodorant

Eucalyptus, tea tree, coriander, vetiver, lavender, and lemongrass are just a few of the essential oils that scent the Aesop Deodorant [20] ($35). The other benefit is that all these oils are also antimicrobal to halt the growth of pungent bacteria. The active ingredient list also includes zinc ricinoleate to eliminate odor.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes [21] ($9) are a game changer. The easy-to-pack wipes are perfect for the post-bootcamp freshen-up. There's no need to carry a bulky stick or aerosol can in your gym bag. This formula has coconut milk to hydrate and witch hazel to blast stinky bacteria.

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream [22] ($19) incorporates kaolin clay, cornstarch, and baking soda into the formula to help stanch sweat. The frosting-like formula also has shea butter, rose-hip oil, and jojoba to moisturize the underarm area. The Soapwalla company prides itself on creating a cruelty-free, chemical-free, and vegan deodorant.

Agent Nateur holi(rose) No4 Deodorant

This Agent Nateur holi(rose) No4 Deodorant [23] ($26) lasts all day long without me having to reapply and doesn't irritate my skin. Plus, it smells like a rose garden.


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