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Why We're Never Using Antiperspirants Again

The best natural deodorants - including one that has racked up a 5,000 person waitlist...

Aluminium, the active ingredient in most antiperspirant, is potentially harmful, with studies having raised questions about its link to cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Antiperspirant prevents you from perspiring, just as the name suggests, plugging the sweat ducts. Deodorant, on the other hand, work to mask underarm odour. They often contain a fragrance or perfume, along with an active ingredient called triclosan that is commonly used and works to prevent bacteria from growing, which in turn helps prevent odour.

We've picked the top natural deodorants, are vegan-friendly and made with natural ingredients that won’t block the pores. No nasties mean the skin’s normal and healthy sweating processes continue to function properly, whilst knocking out odour causing bacteria.

Salt of the Earth Unscented Natural Deodorant Spray 

For those who are sensitive to essential oils or don’t like the faff factor of using deodorant creams, Salt of the Earth has a fab spray option. Made with just a handful of natural ingredients including moisturising aloe vera, pure water and mineral salts, this offers invisible and long-lasting protection. It is also available in various mouthwatering scents including Melon & Cucumber and Strawberry.
100ml | £3.79


Weleda Citrus 24hr Roll-On Deodorant

Weleda’s new 24-hour roll-on deodorants are easy to use and designed to work with your body’s natural sweating process without any unwanted whiffs. The refreshing Citrus scent has an uplifting lemon zing that will keep you smelling fresh. No synthetic fragrances are used, just essential oils. The all natural formula contains certified organic ingredients including natural liquorice root extract which has soothing, antimicrobial benefits and witch hazel distillate which is a natural astringent that also helps calm the skin. Also available in Pomegranate and in a Men's 'Masculine' scent.
50ml | £7.95


Indigenous Beauty Lavender and Vanilla Natural Deodorant Cream

Indigenous Beauty, based in Surrey, hand makes highly effective all natural deodorant creams. The formula contains a mix of baking soda and arrowroot, alongside organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and organic essential oils.  Arrowroot helps absorb perspiration and has soothing anti-inflammatory properties which work as this doesn’t irritate sensitive skin at all. The cream has a smooth texture that melts into the skin without any gritty feel. Also available in Spearmint & Tea Tree and Orange & Grapefruit.
30ml | £7.99


Soapwalla Lavender Mint Sensitive Deodorant Cream

Most natural deodorants are made with baking soda which is an awesome natural deodoriser. However, if your skin is sensitive to baking soda, finding an effective alternative can be tricky. Soapwalla has nailed it with their Sensitive Deodorant formula. Made with natural, food-grade ingredients, this melts into the skin without any stinging and is quickly absorbed leaving you feeling fresh all day long. Ingredients include club moss and charcoal to absorb excess moisture, shea butter and jojoba to soothe and soften, as well as antibacterial essential oils. Thepeppermint and tea tree is perfectly balanced with lavender for an invigorating scent. Also available in Citrus.
2oz | £16


Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant 

NYC apothecary style Malin + Goetz once again deliver a product that ticks all the boxes. The clear stick deodorant glides on with barely a trace. Ingredients include natural antiseptic and antibacterial eucalyptus. The very subtle eucalyptus scented formula is so gentle you can apply after shaving without it stinging, yet it’s super effective at keeping sweat and smells at bay. Pricey but totally worth it.
28g | £12


Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant

Megababe Deodorant - Best natural deodorant

Some beauty products are so good - so coveted - that high demand for them creates a waitlist. Foundations, lip glosses, and the best of the best serums and skincare are examples of products that have created such a hype. Now, it's natural deodorant! And if there's one product that all beauty lovers can get behind, it's a deodorant that works. According to MegaBabe's Rosy Pits reviews, this is the deodorant. The first launch of the product sold out super fast, and the reviews were so good that the second launch brought a 5,000 person wait list. Made with skin-soothing ingredients like green tea, coconut, and vitamin E, as well as sage, sandalwood and horsetail plant, and without necessary nasties like alcohol and baking soda - which can sometimes irritate sensitive skin. The natural deodorant was previously available on J. Crew's UK website before completely selling out - in only eight minutes, according to the brand on Instagram.
75g | $18


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