With the summer months heating up, staying stink-free is high up on the priority list. Unfortunately one great deodorant definitely does not suit all. So, with this in mind, I’ve put together a list of all the best, most effective natural deodorants so you can find your perfect fit.
There’s no ‘out of 5′ scores here, as these are all 5 star deodorants that I’ve used and found to be effective. No, ‘but it smells pretty’ half-arsed attempts at deodorant here. These are all the real deal.
Best Non-Scented: Woohoo! Deodorant Paste
Perfect for those who prefer their perfume to do the talking, or just sensitive to essential oils. This deodorant paste is new to the market and pretty amazing! Woohoo! Deodorant has been crafted with all natural ingredients that work with your body to stop you having that stinky smell and feeling half way through the day.
For those with more sensitive skin, you will be pleased to know Woohoo have worked on the formula so that it still uses sodium bicarbonate but works for those with sensitive skin who get irritated by the sodium bicarbonate.
Buy now for $17.95 (70g) from Flora and Fauna
Best Finger-free, Deodorant Stick: Schmidt’s Deodorant Stick
Deodorant pastes dominate the natural deodorant market which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Fortunately, Schmidt’s have transferred their great paste formula into an easy to apply stick. It dries quickly without leaving any stickiness but can feel a little grainy when applying (but a lot of natural deodorants are like this). As for it’s performance, well it’s a knock out. Lasts all day in Queensland’s hot, humid summers!
There’s a variety of fragrances to choose from (including unfragranced) and they all linger for quite some time.
Buy now for $19.95 (92g) from Nourished Life.
Runner up: Noosa Basics Deodorant Cream Stick
Full disclosure here, I haven’t tried the Noosa Basics Stick. I have however used their paste and found it to be wonderfully reliable. Because I trust the reliability of their paste and recognize the active ingredients being repeated in their stick, I am confident to assume the stick would also be just as good.
Best Fragrance: Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste
Not only does this one smell amazing, it is 100% effective and my personal favourite.
The Axilla Deodorant Paste by Black Chicken Remedies is an effective natural deodorant which is known to out perform even the mainstream chemical laden brands. It contains a unique blend of natural ingredients including Arrowroot, Sodium Bicarbonate and Organic Coconut Oil which work together to absorb moisture. Check out my earlier review for more info.
It contains a mild, uplifting scent from the essential oils of Peppermint, Lime, Clove and Lavender which also provide an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic effect. To me though it kind of smells like sweet, spiced biscuits. Yum!
Buy now for $18.50 (75g) from Nourished Life.
Best BiCarb-Free, Sensitive Formula: Alaffia Coconut Reishi Activated Deodorant
Bi-carb soda is a super effective deodoriser, however it can have its drawbacks. Some people react to bi-carb soda and it can leave a nasty rash, others develop a resistance to it and need to mix up their deodorants, or perhaps you’re just looking to give your pits a break. This activated deodorant, contains soothing coconut, purifying neem, odor neutralizing charcoal, protective shea, and nourishing reishi, will leave you fresh all day without the use of bi-carb.
Buy now for $11.95 (75g) from Down to Earth Organics. I picked up my stick from About Life in Sydney.
Want to know about any others? Or have a missed a category? Feel free to ask your questions to make comments below.