Natural Deodorants That Actually Work
03/10/16 | KATE PALISAY
There are dozens of articles on the internet that talk about natural deodorants, why we should be using them, and which ones we should use.
Using a product that doesn't intentionally clog the skin's pores and inhibit one of the body's natural functions seems like the way to go, but for those of us who definitely sweat and don't just "glisten," that can be a pretty terrifying commitment to make. And while I'm sure the beauty editors compiling lists of their favorite natural deodorant suggestions have the best of intentions, I personally am more inclined to try out an option that one (or many) of our passersby uses and swears by every day. These are the good-for-you deodorants that passersby have tried, loved, and trusted to keep them dry.
"'I never believed that natural deodorant worked until I met Sunny Shokrae, who swore by it during our shoot. I liked that it was sage—people are always telling me I should burn sage, so this was my compromise. Turns out it's the best deodorant I've ever owned and I've been converting all my friends since." – Clémence
Also RECOMMENDED BY: Zoe Beyer, Sunny Shokrae
The eucalyptus extract in this deodorant provides all-natural antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. According to Malin + Goetz, switching from a traditional antiperspirant to a natural formula may send your pits into overdrive as your pores become unclogged, so give your body two weeks to adjust (and maybe avoid wearing grey in the meantime).
RECOMMENDED BY: Anna Deutsch, Tuesday Bassen, Molly Surno
Aesop's spray deodorant contains eleven essential oils that help neutralize body odor and is scented by earthy vetiver. Fun fact: vetiver is known for its calming and grounding effect on emotions. So instead of literally sweating the small stuff, you can take a quick sniff of your pits and chill out.
Recommended by: Rawan Rihani, Jessie Webster, Ly Ngo
The fresh fragrance of Ursa Major's deodorant is crisp and unique with notes of eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon. Key ingredients include hops and eucalyptus to fight odor, kaolin clay to absorb moisture and neutralize odor, and aloe to soothe skin.
Recommended by: Jeni Ni
Agent Nateur makes their deodorant with food-grade ingredients, which doesn't mean you should eat it, but technically means you could. Each stick is made-to-order by hand, and is lightly scented with honey, lavender, and everyone's favorite natural deodorant ingredient: eucalyptus.
Recommended by: Dasha Faires
Weleda's deodorant is so popular with passersby, it makes this list twice. The Wild Rose version of their much-loved spray contains organic rose leaf extract, which has mildly astringent properties to refresh and tone skin while removing impurities.