I've Tried Dozens of Natural Deodorants—These Are the Only Ones Worth Buying
Plus, you can shop them all on Amazon.
These days, there are so many natural beauty brands offering amazing products, but people are still often hesitant to shift over to all-natural products in case they don’t work as well as what they’re already using
When I first started using natural deodorant a few years ago (I made the switch with Alba Botanica’s deodorant), there weren’t many options so it was tough to find a good one that didn’t give me a rash (which can be prompted by baking soda), actually kept the stink away, and was clear so it wouldn’t leave white streaks on clothes. Since then, I’ve tried dozens of natural deodorants, and I can attest that there are plenty of natural alternatives that still reduce odor all day long—some even without a scent!
From Kopari’s coconut oil deodorant (that’s sold out five times!) to Crystal’s mineral-enriched vegan formulas, these deodorants will keep you smelling good all day long. Shop our top seven picks for natural deodorants for women below (and if you’re dead set on sticking with traditional deodorants, we’ve also tested the best deodorants from brands like Secret, Dove, and Almay).
Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant
One of the things I love most about Kopari’s deodorant is how incredibly moisturizing it is. Kopari’s 100 percent plant-based formula is made up of coconut water, sage oil, and coconut oil (and without aluminum, sulfates, parabens, silicone, and phthalates), so your pits not only stay smooth but are also refreshed and soothed. Plus, the rounded shape helps it glide on super easily without leaving behind any white residue. While the original deodorant has a faint coconut smell, you can also choose a driftwood scent or opt for a fragrance-free version.
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
Schmidt's Rose + Vanilla Natural Deodorant
What’s great about Schmidt’s natural formulas is how quickly they absorb. While some natural deodorants I’ve tried seem to just slip around under my arms, Schmidt’s didn’t leave any extra residue. If you think you’ll miss the strong scent of your traditional deodorant, Schmidt’s rose and vanilla option will leave your armpits smelling clean and fresh all day, thanks to its ingredients, including shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and coconut oil. And if you’re a fan of activated charcoal, which helps neutralize odors naturally, Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium stick is one of the brand’s best sellers.
To buy: $24 for three; amazon.com.
MagSol Organics Magnesium Deodorant
Formulated with several natural ingredients, including almond oil, beeswax, and magnesium oxide, this deodorant lasted the longest of those I tried. And if you can't give up super strong fragrances, MagSol’s deodorant comes in six scents, like sandalwood, jasmine, and lavender. Amazon shoppers praise MagSol’s deodorant, which has more than 1,500 five-star reviews, because it’s not made with baking soda, so it's less likely to give you a rash when you make the switch to a natural brand.
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
Love Beauty And Planet Aluminum-free Deodorant, Argan Oil and Lavender
Not only is Love Beauty and Planet’s deodorant good for your skin, it’s good for the environment, too—the container is made from 43 percent recycled plastic. With this natural option, you’re helping to reduce waste while also keeping your armpits odor-free and moisturized, thanks to the formula’s inclusion of Moroccan Argan oil.
To buy: $7; amazon.com.
CRYSTAL Deodorant, Unscented
If you thought you couldn’t get 24-hour protection with a natural deodorant, we’ve got news for you. All of CRYSTAL’s mineral-enriched deodorants are powerful, with odor-fighting formulas that still provide enough moisture so your skin doesn’t get irritated throughout the day. While CRYSTAL’s stick deodorant is its easiest to use, the brand also has a deodorant stone, spray, and roll-on if you’re wanting to try an alternative to regular deodorant application.
To buy: $6; amazon.com.
InstaNatural Natural Deodorant
InstaNatural’s deodorant is different from all others on the list because it contains organic DeoPlex, an ingredient made up of enzymes that helps neutralize odors all day long. (And I can attest, it helps fight off even the sweatiest days.) To ensure it won’t irritate your underarms, InstaNatural’s deodorant is made with soothing extracts, like lavender, sage oil, and orange, that also provide a subtle fresh scent.
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
Native Natural Deodorant, Coconut & Vanilla
For a natural deodorant you know is going to work, Native’s coconut and vanilla is one of the best out there. While it is made with baking soda and tapioca starch, I didn’t get any rashes, and the scent is one of the loveliest subtle coconut smells when compared to other deodorants. The starch and baking soda act together to keep bacteria at bay while also neutralizing odor, keeping you smelling good throughout the entire day.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.