12 Aluminum-Free Deodorants That Protect Against B.O.
Sweat is a year-round concern, but it kicks into high gear once the summer starts warming up. There are always antiperspirants, but a recent trend of avoiding the formulas' aluminum salts has been gaining momentum. There are plenty of natural alternatives that eliminate body odor with essential oils or stop sweat with less aggressive minerals — all in lieu of aluminum. If you're thinking about making the switch yourself, scroll on.
This deodorant is great for sensitive skin, and with its blend of essential oils, Dead Sea salt, and plant-based packaging, everyone will love it, including Mother Earth.
Witch hazel serves as the key ingredient in these deodorant wipes that also use shea butter and coconut milk to hydrate underarm skin, and they smell delish. Toss these in your gym bag or save a few in your purse to stop stench on the go.
This clean deodorant comes in three scents and uses activated charcoal to soothe your underarms. It also mixes in some coconut oil and 100 Percent Plant-based Active to keep you smelling fresh.
But if you're not into heavy scents, we've still got you covered, or rather Schmidt does. And just because it nixes added fragrance doesn't mean it skips out on stopping sweat, as arrowroot powder and baking soda sop up any moisture that might pop up throughout the day.
A blend of mandolin acid, arrowroot powder, and shea butter work together to keep odor at bay and soothe the skin under your arms. It also absorbs excess moisture without leaving your skin feeling dry or itchy.
Creamy formulas can easily melt in the summer heat, making the application much messier. But this handy tube eliminates all those gripes while also protecting pits from sweat and odor with baking soda and organic coconut oil. Plus it also has some shea butter to keep that skin feeling soft well after you washed it off.
We know Lavilin offers some serious protection, and it's aluminum-free formula is no different. This lightly scented roll-on delivers odor-eradicating protection that lasts for up to three days, no matter how much you sweat or shower. So you won't have to sweat it, so to speak, if you forget to apply before running out the door.
Native Deodorant ($12)
We're sure these sticks have shown up while you've scrolled through Amazon, and it's because they've become quite popular for their formula. It boasts arrowroot powder to wipe out wetness before it starts and comes in a selection of delicious scents that are perfectly suited for summer!
This stick smells like the great outdoors even if you can't leave the city. And that's thanks to its bacteria-killing hops and eucalyptus combined with a citrus twist. But regardless of the setting, no one will see you sweat with the help of kaolin clay to absorb any moisture.
Baking soda is a popular substitute for aluminum salts to stop sweat, and there's no name more synonymous with the powder than Arm & Hammer. The signature ingredient is combined with plant starches to pump up absorption and essential oils like rosemary coriander to kill body odor so you stay feeling fresh.
Talk about pampering your pits! One whiff of the lush scent of lavender and eucalyptus will make you feel like you're at a spa. Not to mention your skin will feel softer and smoother, thanks to the formula's raw honey used to stop the spread of odor-causing bacteria and hold in hydration (along with the blend of avocado and sunflower butters).
It doesn't take a spin class or cross training to work up a sweat in our day to day, especially in the summer heat. But no matter what's on your agenda, you still want to smell good when you show up. Lavanila has your back with this formula that goes on sheer and uses SmartSport� technology to break down sweat and stop B.O. and sweat stains from showing up on your clothes.
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