6 Best Natural Deodorants That Work

May 11, 2018  •   2 min read


The sun is shining and summer is around the corner! While the heat may be drying things up, our pits are prone to a dampness that ain’t no body got time for. We’ve rounded up our favourite natural deodorants that actually work. These concoctions are free of the 9 nasties – no Parabens, Aluminum, Silicia, Triclosan, Talc, Proplyene Glycol, TEA/DEA, Steareth, and the ever-elusive Fragrance. Tried and tested, these brands are proven to keep you fresh, dry, smelling great, AND protected against gross chemicals that most mainstream brands are chock-full of. Here are the 6 best natural deodorants that work!


1. Soapwalla

Quickly making its way to the top of natural deodorant lists, this concoction by Soapwalla is a true wonder. Using superfine vegetable powders and clays, mixed in with soothing oils such as lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oil, this natural deodorant isn’t just free of chemicals, but will absorb moisture, discourage bacteria from thriving, and keeps you fresh all-day long. Made with high quality organic ingredients, this deodorant is both vegan and unisex.

2. Routine Deodorant

Canadian-made, this effective deodorant aims to not only keep you fresh and dry but believes in taking care of your pits and those precious lymph nodes. Made without any chemicals, these products are unisex, made with mixes of clay, ethical beeswax, coconut oil, and non-GMO corn, as well as a bunch of delightful essential oils such as geranium, bergamot, rose, citrus, and lavender. Choose from a range of different types – some are formulated without baking soda, and others without beeswax for vegans.


3. Kaia Naturals

With a philosophy centering around natural ingredients and minimalism, Kaia makes their deodorants with non-toxic ingredients intending to aid sensitive skin as well as remove existing toxins and impurities within our skin. Taking a cue from the Japanese culture, these deodorants are formulated from bamboo charcoal, or ta-keh-su-mee. A time honoured Japanese secret for odour control and detoxification, activated charcoal acts like a magnet for bacteria, and draws these toxins out. All products are cruelty-free, vegan and certified natural.

4. Meow Meow Tweet

This skincare line is all about using organic, unrefined plant oils and butters, steam-distilled and cold-pressed essential oils, and organic, wild-crafted botanicals. With no animal-derived ingredients, this vegan brand is Leaping Bunny certified. In addition to their deodorants being effective and natural, their packaging is as sustainable as possible, and they give back to various charities. Products are either kept in glass containers, or hand wrapped in post-consumer waste paper. Choose from baking soda free deodorants, sticks or creams.

5. Saje Mineral Stick

For those who might perspire less than others, the Saje Mineral Stick is a great natural “deodorant”. Made in Canada, this crystal fresh stick is a mineral salt deodorant that is intended to keep you fresh while not clogging pores or staining clothes. Non-sticky, and not scented, the mineral stick fights unwanted smells by naturally neutralizing odour-causing bacteria, instead of just masking them.

6. Pretty Frank

Available in three different levels of intensity, this pit paste (formally called Primal Pit Paste) is great for a range of people, from sensitive to the ultimate stinkers. Naturally made without any of the nasties, you can choose your application type – jars, sticks, or minis for travel. This natural, BPA-free deodorant is handcrafted in Texas, and uses non-aluminum baking soda to neutralize bacteria, arrowroot powder to help you stay dry while allowing your skin to breathe, organic coconut oil and organic shea butter, and essential oils for a light scent. Cruelty-free and unisex, this stuff really works.


There you have it! Now you and your pits can jam all summer long without the fear of pit stains, stinky odours, or nasty chemicals leeching into your skin.


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