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8 Natural Deodorants That Are Actually Worth Trying

8 Natural Deodorants That Are Actually Worth Trying

When it comes to natural deodorants, it's important to spend the money on one that actually works! Whether you like a spray or stick, these are the best aluminum free deodorants out there!

It’s summer – yay! But, if you live in London, it also means sticky tube rides and nowhere to escape the heat – not-so-yay! You will probably be reaching for your spray deodorant but have you considered a more natural alternative? Antiperspirants and unnatural, chemical deodorants can be bad for your health and the environment. Often, they clog up pores and do not allow your body to cool down and release sweat in a natural way. There are also more dangerous side effects that have been linked to the average antiperspirant. Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer have both been linked to aluminum compounds found in sprays, and some might even contain infertility-causing toxic chemicals. In fact, a conventional deodorant contains triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens, diethanolamine (DEA), aluminum, aerosol-like chemicals. Why would you want that on your skin? With natural deodorants, you wouldn’t have too.

If used properly, a deodorant can stop you sweating as much and combat bad smells. What actually creates that body odor is sweat coming into contact with the natural bacteria on your skin. But, you can easily change this reaction by opting for natural deodorants. Here’s a list of our favourites!

Salt of the Earth

Work with your body naturally, not against it, using this stick deodorant. The simple but effective formula works without blocking the skin’s pores or leaving behind stains on your clothes. This crystal-stick deodorant lasts for months if used with proper care. Unscented and unisex, it offers 24-hour protection. Apply to damp skin after washing.



Lush offer a range of powder and solid deodorants. A powder deodorant is a great option for those who are more active because it stays on all day long. This highly effective deodorant powder can be used on underarms, on feet, or in trainers. It’s packed with powerful ingredients such as tea tree and thyme oil, sage and rosemary powders to keep BO at bay.


Neal’s Yard Remedies

While Neal’s Yard offers both roll-on and spray deodorants, we love their sprays! Their Lemon & Coriander Deodorant combines eight natural essential oils, giving you a gentle and effective way to face the day with confidence and freshness that truly lasts. The zesty blend of lemon and coriander naturally keeps bacteria away.


Would you consider a deodorant cream? Cowshed’s herbal cream helps you feel dry and confident. Aloe Vera and Shea Butter soothe and condition skin, while Peppermint, Spearmint, and Lemongrass essential oils have antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.


Dr. Hauschka

Dr. Hauschka’s Sage-Mint Deodorant avoids pore-restricting aluminum in favor of sage and witch hazel extracts – two naturally effective ingredients for BO control. The gentle formula helps adjust skin pH to discourage odor production while also offering a light, fresh scent.

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Botanical Cream Deodorant 

With a cream-to-powder consistency that allows for easy, fingertip application, Aurelia’s innovative BioOrganic Botanical Cream Deodorant is comprised of plant-based ingredients – including antimicrobial arrowroot and moisture-absorbing kaolin clay – which stay on the skin to absorb perspiration all day long! This means that you stay dry and smelling fresh for longer!


Kai Deodorant

With Kai’s signature blend of Jasmine, Gardenia, Lily, and Tuberose this clear-coloured deodorant nourishes skin and keeps your under-arms smelling fresh, even when under stress! Suitable for sensitive skin, this aluminium-free stick leaves you under-arms soft, smooth & protected – and it won’t stain your clothes! It’s free from parabens, sulphates and is never tested on animals.

Deodorant by Aesop

“Humans do not produce BO, it’s the bacteria that live in our armpits that generate that characteristically horrid smell.” Good news: the Zinc Ricinoleate in Aesop’s deodorant kills them. This all-natural formula also contains lemongrass, tea tree, coriander, witch hazel, clove, thyme and vetiver root, which are all naturally anti-microbial.


What do you think of these natural deodorants? Have you tried any of them before? Let us know in the comment section below!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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