Everybody hates sweating, especially underarm sweat. It makes us feel sticky, and smell all funky. So what do we do about it? We buy deodorant. But conventional deodorants on the market are filled to the brim with aluminum and other chemicals that may interfere with our natural body functions. Here are eight all-natural alternatives that won’t harm your skin, and will keep you smelling great while go about your day:
- Aesop Deodorant
Aesop keeps you smelling good the entire day with its wide range of products, without actually stopping your body from sweating. For all intents and purposes, it’s a great deodorant, starting at $35 a bottle, it’s a more luxury option.
- Native Deodorant
Native is all the buzz right now, especially gaining popularity with brand deals in the United States. While it does work wonders in keeping your armpits fresh, the 2-week expected shipping time from the US to Australia is something worth noting when looking at the product.
Srsly has proven itself to be a strong contender on this list, and it’s 100% Aussie-made. The sustainable packaging is well-made and the fomulation is packed with shea butter and vitamin E to soothe the skin. A tube lasts for approx. 2 months, making it a cost effective option.
Combining class with sustainability, it’s no wonder Helmm is one of the most popular natural deodorants in the world. Its range of scents keeps you smelling great without being too much for the nose. Helmm is based in the US, so factor in shipping times when ordering.
- No Pong
If you want a refreshing, citrusy scent, No Pong could be a good natural deodorant option. The product also lasts a long time, keeping you feeling fresh for longer. No Pong is plastic free and comes in an aluminium tin. It needs to be applied by hand, which can get a bit messy and be off-putting for some.
With its customizable scent pods, Myro keeps your pits feeling silky smooth and smelling exactly how you want it. It scores pretty highly across the board; we just wish it was actually available in Australia.
- Real Purity
Real Purity is a great natural deodorant: fragrant, sustainable, and organic. It is also easy to apply and suitable for sensitive skin. However, Real Purity’s potency lies more towards the weaker end of the spectrum; its scent can be a little too subdued at times.
- Black Chicken
Locally-produced Black Chicken boasts a quick-acting deodorant paste for your body odor needs. Mixing organic, vegan-friendly ingredients with essential oils, consumers won’t be left wanting. Unfortunately, being a paste that has to be applied by hand means making it a bit tricky for on-the-go applications.
That’s eight of the best natural deodorants that won’t harm your skin on the market right now! Whether you want your deo to make you smell fun and citrusy or elegant and refined, you won’t be facing a shortage of options anytime soon.