Natural deodorants are becoming more and more prominent in the everyday person’s list of skin care products. They are made up of simple, pleasant ingredients, where the focus is not to block sweat glands but to allow the body to sweat while reducing odor-causing bacteria.
Sweat on its own has no smell until it mingles with bacteria, so the way to get rid of odor naturally is to control it by creating a clean, bacteria-free zone.
Many people have boycotted conventional antiperspirants due to claims that they could lead to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, while others are just turned off by the harsh chemicals used to block the sweat glands in attempts to control odor.
Whatever your reasoning, we’re here to help steer you towards the best natural deodorants on the market.
MooGoo Fresh Cream Deodorant
Their Fresh Cream Deodorant is a refreshing, lemony-scented roll-on that looks a lot like a standard antiperspirant, but with a thicker and creamier feel.
It does roll on quite wet, but on the plus side it dries pretty quickly and will leave you smelling fresh and clean throughout the day.
Reapplying after an intense workout will be necessary, but MooGoo’s Fresh Cream Deodorant is a winner and perfect for everyday wear.
It is currently available at MooGoo’s online store for purchase and is a decent, mid-range cost for a high-quality product.
Schmidt's Natural Deodorant
Schmidt’s is another company that started small – out of the creator’s kitchen to be exact – that has since grown into a nation-wide company with a big following.
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant is more upmarket and expensive and is readily available in health stores and through online retailers.
Available in both jars and as a stick for normal and sensitive skin, it’s perfect for those who prefer their deodorants to go on drier than standard roll-ons. It’s a non-sticky or greasy deodorant that comes in many refreshing scents.
If you have sensitive skin (i.e. your underarms become irritated with standard deodorant use) or prefer the smell of the main ingredient, shea butter rather than essential oils, then you can even opt for the scent-free version.
Schmidt's is great for those who are happy to pay a little more for a drier deodorant.
Crystal Essence Roll-On
Crystal’s deodorants use mineral salts as their primary ingredient, due to the salts’ natural purifying and hypoallergenic properties.
The Crystal Essence roll-on in the lavender and white tea scent is a pleasant smelling product, that is subtle enough to not be too overpowering.
As the most cost-effective product on the list, this roll-on is a great way to introduce yourself to natural deodorants. Not only is the price good, Crystal deodorants are also available in most health and grocery stores, and online at a number of retailers.
The Crystal Essence roll-on may need to be applied a few times in one day, especially if an intensive workout is on the cards, but if you’re looking to make the switch to a natural deodorant, this one is a great choice and won’t put a strain on your wallet.