I know at first it is difficult to find THE ONE deodorant under all the natural options out there. But I am sure this post will help you.
I’ve tried all types of deodorant for you: sticks, creams, sprays. In all price categories. From all over the world. All aluminum-free of course. And I’ll show you the most important facts about them so that you find the one that keeps you stink-free all day.
Let’s start with the most expensive one in my collection, the Saal&Co natural deodorant that’s actually designed for men but of course also works for women. It comes in a clean and puristic aluminum packaging (that doesn’t come in contact with the product they say) and is made in Austria.
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Triethyl Citrate, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water*, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Parfum**, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate, Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Citronellol**. * Certified Organic ** Natural Fragrance
It is not the most appealing ingredient-wise (fewer plant extracts, high amount of alcohol in it) but it is Natrue certified.
Result: I don’t dislike the scent but I find others more appealing. It works fine on an average day but not so much during workouts.
The second most expensive deodorant comes from Mukti organics. It comes in a plastic bottle but still looks good in a shelf.
Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Hydrosol*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin (Vegetarian)*,
Sodium Bicarbonate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage)*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage)*, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Pogestemon Cablin (Patchouli)*,
Santalum Album (Sandalwood)*, Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)*, Sodium
Lauroyl Lactylate, Citric Acid.
The ingredients truly look better here, so many plant extracts and nothing that negatively catches my eye. Also, no base of water and alcohol, instead lavender hydrosol.
Result: I also don’t love this scent, but it’s completely different to the Saal&Co one – a heavily botanical scent. For me, it didn’t work out. When I put it on I first smelled the scent of the deodorant and after an hour or so it mixed with more unpleasant scents so I wouldn’t even trust this to work on an easy-going day. So sad, as the ingredients are perfect. Maybe you could use this as a nourishing base under deodorant? Or it might work for people sweating less than me.
The next candidate was this citrus deodorant from Blissoma, made in the US. It comes in a nearly unbreakable aluminum container.
Ingredients: Infusion of Foeniculum vulgare* (fennel) and Camellia sinensis* (green tea), Hamamelis virginiana* (witch hazel), Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Triethyl Citrate (Ecocert approved natural ester of citric acid), Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) Extract*, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Grain Alcohol*+, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Nigella sativa (black cumin seed) Oil*, Essential oils of Citrus reticulata (mandarin), Litsea cubeba, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) FCF, Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), and Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood), Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone essential oils in this product contain: linalool**, limonene**, citronellol**
Result: I like all the infusions/extracts used in this deodorant. Unfortunately, it stained my white shirts and these now have a yellow hue under the arms, altought the packaging stated it wouldn’t stain clothes. Other than that, it worked ok for me.
This stick deodorant from Acorelle France is Ecocert certified and truly the best smelling deodorant of all if you like citrus scents like I do.
Ingredients: SODIUM BICARBONATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER*, ZEA MAYS STARCH*, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL*, SHOREA ROBUSTA KERNEL BUTTER*, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL*, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL, CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL*, BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA (LEMON MYRTLE) LEAF EXTRACT*, LIMONENE, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL
These are very clean ingredients with baking soda as the most abundant ingredient, determining the harsh texture of the stick.
Result: although this deodorant is the winner regarding scent (so fresh and just amazing!) it has such a coarse texture that it can irritate the arm pits when rubbed onto them. The baking soda particles are so huge in comparison to other deodorants, that application of the stick can hurt sometimes, especially if the arm pits are freshly shaved. It doesn’t really melt into the skin so you are rubbing it too harsh too often. I will only use it occasionally when I want this gorgeous scent under my arms, but I won’t use it for workouts or during hot summer days.
Another deodorant in stick form comes from the Netherlands and a new brand called Ben&Anna, a vegan living couple creating vegan and natural… deodorants 😉
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Maranta Arundinacea Root Powder*, Zea Mays Starch, Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limonene**, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Linalool**, Ascorbyl
Palmitate, Citral**, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Geraniol**, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract*
This is also a fine collection of ingredients, but seems to have a better ratio regarding the baking soda: shea butter mixture than the Acorelle one as it melts easier and is distributed onto the skin much better.
Result: This stick doesn’t come close to the intensity of the Acorelle citrus scent, but it let’s itself apply very smoothly and therefore I use it every time I don’t need 100% full protection from the winner of this ranking. Having said this, the product works well on average days and can also let you finish a workout stink-free, but it isn’t 100% safe all the time like the winner product is. All in all, this here is my 2nd winner!
This one here from Baldini by Taoasis, a brand I really trust, is only a travel size but also comes in bigger sizes and two different scents. Shown here is the sage-orange spray.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat**, Aqua, Triethyl Citrate, Glycerin*, Parfum** (natural; contains Limonene**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**), Citric Acid
Many of the ingredients are Demeter certified but somehow I think this INCI list is incomplete. I couldn’t find a list on their website so I took this from a shop selling them.
Result: I always have this in any purse I take with me but mainly because it is so small and not because of the function. It does work fine but more like a refreshing spray during the day and not for heavy exercising or hot summer days.
On to the creamiest under all deodorants: the We Love The Planet cream deodorant in “original orange”.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zea Mays Starch, Cera Alba, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil, Limonene**, Hypericum Perforatum Flower Extract, Linalool**
It is creamier than the others as it contains more oil than baking soda and still works. It melts under your touch and therefore is a delight to put under your arm pits.
Result: The texture here is the best and the scent is dreamy, too, not too intense but orangy enough. Still, it is not the best working deodorant under the tested ones. It might reach the 3rd or 4th place in my ranking.
Drumroll for the winner, please: the handmade natural cream deodorant from Ponyhütchen, a brand with a funny name from Switzerland (= pony hat).
Ingredients: Solanum Tuberosum Starch, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Butysperum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Brassica Camprestris Seed Oil
Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil**, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin, Parfum (GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALYL ACETATE**).
Here’s the baking soda at the 3rd place in the list but you can still feel the particles when applying the cream. Due to the coconut oil is liquidifies quickly when temperatures reach over 20 °C so it is not the perfect deodorant to travel with but you HAVE to have a pot of this at home.
Result: My absolute winner under all the deodorants I ever tested is this cream. It put a tiny amount under my arms every morning and it keeps me stink-free literally the whole day, even if I do the sweatiest workout in the evening. NO SMELL. But of course I am still sweating. This deodorant solved all my problems with not smelling good during the day when sweating a lot but I still put a free day from this in every week as the baking soda can be a little harsh for some people and also for me if I use it without any breaks.
Here’s the full size pricing of all tested deodorants and it for sure doesn’t say anything about the quality.
I really hope this helped you skip the annoying part of trying so many products and fast forward to never worrying about smelling badly again 🙂
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