Though natural beauty products are certainly having their moment, there’s still the (mistaken) belief that they just aren’t as effective—and no other product is questioned more than natural deodorant. Maybe it’s because ineffective deodorant can have disastrous—or at least seriously smelly—results, especially in the middle of summer. Images of sweaty discomfort and, worse yet, pit stains prevent many of us from making the uninformed switch to a natural formula. However, the ingredients in traditional deodorants are being proven questionable at the very least, particularly aluminum. Recent studies question their effects on our health, and they’re not so great for the environment either. Still, going natural can be hard to do if you’re not sure which products will actually keep your BO at bay.
In times like these, why not crowdsource? We turn to our friends over at Rank & Style, a site that uses a powerful, unbiased algorithm to rank beauty and fashion products, drawing from online buzz, user reviews, and best-selling lists all over the internet. According to this algorithm, five natural deodorants get the web’s seal of approval. If you’ve wanted to try a natural deodorant without risking subpar coverage, keep scrolling.
This deodorant ticks all the boxes—it’s vegan, it’s cruelty-free, it’s made in the USA, and its award-winning formula keeps you smelling nice and fresh. The stick is great for convenient application, but the same good stuff also comes in a tub. Best of all, you get a choice of four unique scents, including the popular lavender and sage.
Lavanila’s formula fights odor while giving your underarms a little TLC. Soothing essential oils condition and nourish the delicate skin under your arms while going on clean and feeling lightweight. Every scent, from coconut to lavender, includes the comforting scent of vanilla for a luxurious (and body odor–free) experience.
This deodorant will have you feeling minty fresh. Antimicrobial and astringent sage and witch hazel balance the skin’s pH and, more importantly, won’t clog your pores or leave an oily feeling. Combined with the freshness of mint, your underarms will smell clean all day. Plus, synthetic-free dyes guarantee you’ll never deal with deodorant streaks on your clothes again.
Free from antiperspirants that stop the body’s natural detoxification process, this natural deodorant comes in a convenient, non-aerosol spray. Essential oils like tea tree, sage, and rosemary work to neutralize odor with a distinct sage scent.
Sprays seem to be the way to go when it comes to natural deodorants. This internet fave has gotten major buzz and stellar reviews for its ability to provide long-lasting odor protection with a soft scent that isn’t overpowering. The award-winning, fast-absorbing formula is packed with essential oils and popular among guys and girls alike.
We put a few natural deodorants to the test—here’s what we found.
Will you make the switch to natural deodorant? For even more highly rated options, head over to Rank & Style to see the rest of the top 10! And make sure to check out its lists of the internet’s favorite blue eyeliners and pore-minimizing serums!