7 Natural Deodorants That ACTUALLY Work

Because chemicals are the pits!

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With what seems to be a new article every week linking chemical products to cancer, it’s no wonder so many of us are on a mission to go natural. It’s easy enough to do when it comes to things like beauty and household cleaning products, as there are so many great alternatives on the market these days. But there’s one area where even the greenest gals struggle to make the switch— deodorant.

It’s not like there aren’t any natural, aluminum-free deodorants out there. In fact, there are heaps. The issue is, so many of them don’t work and some even make you smell worse than you did to begin with. Also, those ones that come in the little pots that you have to swipe under your pits are incredibly impractical.

The good news is, while natural deodorants that actually keep you stink-free are hard to come by, they do exist. One thing that’s important to remember is that organic deos aren’t anti-perspirants so they won’t actually stop you from sweating (which you don’t want anyway, because sweat is perfectly natural and normal.) What they will do is harness natural ingredients to neutralise odor and keep you dry. Here are 7 great natural deodorants that fit the bill.

1. Rohr Remedy Australian Wildflower Deodorant

This natural, aluminum-free deodorant uses Australian wildflower essential oils like Rosalina, Kunzea and Fragonia to keep you dry and fresh all day.

Shop the Rohr Remedy Australian Wildflower Deodorant.

2. tarte Clean Queen

Apart from being the prettiest deo we’ve ever seen, tarte’s Clean Queen uses a hypoallergenic cream-to-powder formula to provide long-lasting defense against odor.

Shop the tarte Clean Queen deodorant.

3. Jason Dry Spray Deodorant

Can’t bear to part with your spray deo? No worries! Jason’s game-changing dry spray deodorant uses compressed air, not chemical propellants, to provide 24-hour protection against odor.

Shop the Jason Dry Spray Deodorant.

4. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

You’d be hard-pressed to find a deo that smells better than this one — the vanilla coconut scent makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island. It’s super natural and effective, too.

Shop the Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant.

5. Korres Equisetem Deodorant

Not only does this natural, hypoallergenic deodorant from Korres use plant extracts to keep odor at bay, it also leaves your skin hydrated and soft.

Shop the Korres Equisetum Deodorant.

6. Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

The citronellyl in this refreshing deodorant combats odor while the eucalyptus extracts impart their natural antibacterial properties.

Shop the Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant.

7. Schmidt’s Earth + Wood Natural Deodorant Stick

This new addition to Schmidt’s range of natural deo sticks smell so amazing, it’s almost like wearing perfume. But make no mistake — it’s one seriously hard-working deodorant!

Shop the Schmidt’s Earth + Wood Natural Deodorant Stick.