Natural deodorants are becoming increasingly popular in the beauty world as they shun nasty ingredients, don’t irritate skin and still prevent odour. Traditional antiperspirants (loaded with alcohol and aluminum) prohibit normal body functions by blocking sweat glands, preventing them from working properly. So keep your body happy by swapping your usual deodorant for one of these natural options, which – we promise – work just as effectively.
1. Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant
We’re (coco) nuts for this 100% plant-based deodorant. It works with your body’s natural functions to reduce odour, and its unique blend of coconut water, sage oil and coconut oil (a natural antimicrobial and anti-bacterial agent) hydrates and soothes even the most sensitive of skins. Say aloha to soft, dry underarms in no time.
2. Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant
Not only is this one of the prettiest deodorants we’ve ever seen, it also proves that you don’t need harmful chemicals to make it effective. Without disturbing normal perspiration, it uses natural odour neutralisers and plant starches to absorb excess moisture, and it contains soothing aloe which cools skin. Its sweet vanilla scent will leave you smelling sublime all day long.
3. Real Purity Roll-On Deodorant
Packed full of pure essential oils (lavender, apricot, rosemary and sage, to name a few) and organic aloe and glycerin, this quick-drying natural deodorant is formulated with sensitive skins in mind. It keeps skin dry and residue-free, and it eliminates odour without clogging pores or irritating underarms.
4. Lush Aromaco Solid Deodorant
This solid deodorant bar is infused with calming, antibacterial chamomile vinegar, cooling and relaxing patchouli and toning witch hazel. It uses gentle, natural ingredients to keep underarms dry and odour-free. Simply rub on to clean, dry skin and you’re good to go.
5. Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Natural Deodorant
Whichever scent you choose (there’s everything from bergamot and lime to rose and vanilla and coconut pineapple), these mineral and plant-based deodorants provide long-lasting protection against odour and wetness, as well as a delicate, dreamy scent.