There is a common misconception that natural deodorants don’t work. We get it, no one wants to stink! Sadly, this fallacy means that you are missing out on some awesome, effective natural deodorants. But before we get to those, you have to understand why most deodorants on the market are so dangerous.
Let’s start with the fragrance in many of these products, brands use the term fragrance as a catch all to avoid listing the many harmful chemicals that are in their deodorant. The other major harmful ingredient found in most popular brands is Talc which is a possible carcinogen and can cause respiratory and skin irritation. In fact, Johnson & Johnson has recently has to pay out millions to people whose cancer has been linked to use of their products containing Talc. There are however, many brands that do make effective deodorants that are clean rated on Think Dirty.
Now that we all know why switching to natural deodorant is so important, here are our favorite brands:
Jusu Body Ginger Citrus Deodorant
Jusu body’s natural ginger citrus deodorant has 3 key ways it stops the stink
- Acidophilus probiotic neutralizes bad bacteria.
- Tapioca starch helps minimize and absorb moisture.
- Light and easily absorbed, coconut oil is a natural antibacterial
Simply put, you can sweat it out at the gym and still come up smelling like roses… or ginger and citrus.
Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant
Despite being black, Primally Pure’s deodorant goes on clean and won’t stain your clothes (hooray for no deodorant marks!) The trendy activated coconut charcoal in this deodorant serves a really important purpose. It contains detoxifying benefits while also deodorizing and disinfecting. It is also formulated with some baking soda for an extra deodorizing boost!
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Lemongrass Deodorant
Little known fact, lemongrass is a fantastic essential oil because it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It smells like a fresh alpine day which is an awesome bonus! This deodorant has 5 stars from tons of reviews and is sure to keep you smelling fresh for 6 hours.