A Few Natural Deodorant Options

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If you grew up using the deodorant from the shelves of most major stores, you may have had to “make the switch” when you decided to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle. This switch can be tricky, wet, smelly, and difficult when it comes to finding a healthy alternative to the more common aluminum deodorant. With so many options, it could be quite a while before you finally find one you like. I’ve compiled a list of the best natural deodorants thatI’ve tried so far. At the end, is a list of the ones I’ve tried that failed me. Hopefully this helps you feel a little less overwhelmed as you search for the best deodorant for you.

Reviews of a few natural deodorant options that actually work. Plus, a list of the ones I've tried that didn't pass the test.

 

  • Homemade Deodorant
  • Cream Deodorant

Create a simple DIY deodorant that works wonderfully, by mixing together one part baking soda with 3 parts coconut oil. This may be too strong of a baking soda concentration for some. Reduce the baking soda if you develop a rash.

What you need to know

Some people have reactions to the baking soda in natural deodorants. It prevents bacteria from growing on your skin. However, once you begin to sweat, you may find it creates a rash under your arms as it mixes with your sweat. If you develop a rash, spraying apple cider vinegar directly onto it will help ease any pain and begin minimizing the rash immediately. Reduce the amount of baking soda in your deodorant, or stop using it and find an alternative without baking soda.

 

Reviews of a few natural deodorant options that actually work. Plus, a list of the ones I've tried that didn't pass the test.I am one of those unlucky people that is both sensitive to baking soda AND particularly stinky (BUT I’m far less stinky since going all natural, and yes, the detox phase is smelly). I first tried their stick deodorant and fell in love with this scent. It’s just the right amount of patchouli, which makes me feel happily earthy, and not at all like the typical patchouli wearing person that overwhelms your nose at the health food store. I gave up the stick and tried the cream instead because there is less baking soda in it. The scent is still lovely, though the cream does irritate my skin if I use it alone. I apply my Jason (see below) deodorant first as a barrier, then I apply this cream and I’m stink free all day. It works FANTASTIC on those pesky smells. I never have an issue with stink when I use this deodorant.

 

Reviews of a few natural deodorant options that actually work. Plus, a list of the ones I've tried that didn't pass the test.This scent is fresh and pleasant, but the patchouli isn’t as lovely as my GreenBeanSoapCo deodorant. This is a very smooth and well made cream deodorant that uses arrowroot, clay, and D.E. instead of baking soda, making it very gentle. It didn’t function as well on me, the scent didn’t agree with my own. The fact that it is so gentle leaves me feeling confident that this is a fantastic deodorant for a young, teenage girl (or boy). I would feel very good about my daughter using this one when the time comes that she needs deodorant.

 

Reviews of a few natural deodorant options that actually work. Plus, a list of the ones I've tried that didn't pass the test.ForĀ  a healthier option deodorant, that doesn’t contain baking soda, this one does a great job. Jason stick deodorants work well when alternating scents, but as I already mentioned, I’m stinkier than most women. I can’t get by using this deodorant alone during any warm day. It also feels sticky on the skin. As part of my routine though, it is perfect. I haven’t yet found that one simple deodorant that does it all (for me anyway).

 

  • Crystal Stick @ Most Health Food Store
  • Solid Mineral Stone (get wet then rub on skin)

Reviews of a few natural deodorant options that actually work. Plus, a list of the ones I've tried that didn't pass the test.This solid stick of the mineral salt, potassium alum, is supposed to prevent bacteria on your skin from growing and therefore, prevent smell. There is no way this would ever keep me smell free, all by itself, all day long. However, there is no way I feel comfortable NOT using it as part of my regular armpit routine. I think everyone should have one of these around. It’s supposed to work well on your feet too. For that I think it would be great because there is no residue like any other deodorant would have.

 

My routine may sound extensive, but it’s what I have figured out works, and I’m still able to be all natural. I’m more than happy to use a few healthy products (and actually be stink free) than any other alternative. My arm pits are more high maintenance than others. That’s OK. Find what works for you.

 

I use the crystal stick fresh out of the shower to use the water already under my arms. Then I use my Jason deodorant (alternating scents each day) and go to bed. When I wake up, I use Jason again, and then apply my GreenBeanSoapCo cream deodorant. I do not reapply throughout the day unless I shower again (such as after the gym). Fresh all day!

 

Deodorants that did nothing for me…

If you haven’t made the switch to healthier deodorants, I hope this post encourages you to do so. Don’t let me tell you why… do your own research and you’ll quickly find out why it will be a much better choice for you. Information is power.

 

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