14 Aluminum-Free Deodorants That Banish Big Time B.O.
Sweat is a year-round concern, but it kicks into high gear once the weather 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.
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes with Coconut Milk & Essential Oils ($9): 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.
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream ($14): Soapwalla has been beloved by beauty buffs and experts alike for years and with good reason. Aside from ousting odors, the paste also provides protection against sweat thanks to a blend of plant starches and kaolin clay to keep you dry. Pro-tip: a dollop of this will do you for the day.
Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant ($14): Tarte has already taken over our makeup bags, but it’s staking new territory with its first deodorant. It applies like a cream but dries down to a powder to keep you cool with aloe and the sweet smell of vanilla. Plus, the vegan formula not only nixes the aluminum but also alcohol, soy, gluten, parabens, and phthalates.
Schmidt’s Fragrance-Free Natural Deodorant ($9): 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.
Origins No Offense Alcohol and Aluminum Free Deodorant ($19): Alcohol is often added to deodorant formulas to help them absorb faster but can leave the underarm skin feeling particularly parched. But a juicy blend of orange, black currant, and jasmine in this formula work to erase odors and leave your pits feeling lush and smelling lovely. Just give yourself an extra minute or two before tossing on a top to allow it to dry.
FatCo Women's Stank Stop Deodorant In Tube ($12): 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.
Lavilin 72HR Roll-On Deodorant ($16): 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, including Rosé that’s perfectly suited for summer!
Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant ($18): 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.
Arm And Hammer Essentials Natural Protection Aluminum-Free Deodorant ($2): 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.
Agent Nateur & Shiva Rose holi(Rose) No 4 Deodorant ($26): 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).
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Sport Luxe ($14): 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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