It’s no surprise people are going natural, but switching from antiperspirant to aluminum-free deodorant can be nerve racking: You may worry about how your body might react to a natural option, if you’ll sweat more, and — most importantly — how a natural deodorant will make you smell. When switching to natural deodorant, many people have a slight adjustment period for a week or two. You may feel like you’re sweating more than usual, but give your body time to get used to sweating again before writing off the product. You also may need to try a few natural deodorants before you find one that’s right for your body chemistry.
1. Long Lasting Deodorant
Not everyone wants to smell like a flower or a cocktail in their attempts to smell decent, and that’s where a natural deodorant stick like this one comes in. The formula aims to keep B.O. at bay but without layering a new scent on top.
2. Aluminum Free Natural Deodorant
One of the main reasons you may switch away from antiperspirants is the very thing that makes them work: aluminum. This piña-colada-scented stick makes up for it with botanical powders that help absorb wetness, in addition to an odor-fighting formula that’s easy on sensitive skin.
3. Aluminum-Free Deodorant
For a natural deodorant with a slightly tropical scent, go for this coconut oil-based option. Not to mention, it’ll endure almost any workout. Take it from one Elle editor, who made it through her marathon without “getting a whiff of foul smell.”
4. Deodorant Native
With baking soda and tapioca starch to sop up excess moisture, this deodorant helps underarms stay dry. “I never stink, even after a long kickboxing or spin class,” says one reviewer. “Plus, it’s easy on my sensitive skin.”
5. Deodorant For Underarms & Private Parts
If you’ve ever wanted to swipe deodorant all over your body, this innovative pick from Lumé is the perfect choice. In a GH Beauty Lab study, the Lab found the formula to be long-lasting against odor and easy to use. “It seemed very effective, and the tube allowed me to apply liberally and to use it all over my body,” said one tester. “It did not stain my clothing.”
6. Baking Soda Free Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick
f Beauty Director April Franzino reaches for a natural deodorant, this is the one she’ll use. “I’ve been disappointed by most of the “natural” deodorants I’ve tried, but this one has a formula that doesn’t feel overly sticky on skin, isn’t irritating (it’s made without baking soda), and the softly sweet coconut vanilla scent is amazing,” she says. “I especially love the mini travel size and that the brand was founded by a female entrepreneur!”
7. The Clean Deo
BeautyCounter’s new deodorant is the brand’s first foray into reusable packaging — the sleek, chic containers can be easily refilled. The formula contains cornstarch and baking soda to stop sweat in its tracks, but it also has nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter to leave your underarms moisturized and smooth.
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