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Deodorant is necessary all year long, but especially in the hot summer days! No one wants to smell bad and then have to sit awkwardly and uncomfortably avoiding lifting their arms. Deodorants keep us smelling pleasant despite the heat and sweat, which is totally natural and necessary.  Most deodorants found in drug stores and sold by popular brands have dangerous ingredients. The aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants specifically has been linked to cancer. Other chemicals typically used in deodorants have also been linked to allergies, irritation, and toxicity issues. But you can avoid these chemicals by opting for a natural deodorant.

You can protect your pits from smelling terrible, while still avoiding dangerous ingredients that could potentially cause harm to your health. Check out these 15 natural deodorants that are all available on Amazon and are all cruelty-free!

1. Primal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant

Jar of primal pit paste deodorant

Source: Primal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant

Primal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant works with your body to neutralize odor-causing bacteria. It’s free of aluminum, parabens, toxins, chemicals, and propylene-glycol. It’s also cruelty-free, earth-friendly, and comes in a glass jar with a BPA-free plastic cap. The natural ingredients include organic shea butter, organic arrowroot powder, coconut oil, vitamin E, and more! It’s available in seven scents: Jasmine, Coconut Lime, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange Creamsicle, Royal & Rogue, and Unscented. The price is $8.95.

An Amazon customer says, “I have been searching for a natural, aluminum-free antiperspirant and deodorant for a long time. I’ve tried all the natural brands and while some smelled good, they did nothing to combat wetness. Primal pit paste is incredible! It is gentle with no irritation, even after shaving. I have not felt the least bit sweaty and still smell good between applications. I have only needed to apply it once a day, though I’ve opted for twice a few times because that was my usual routine and breaking habits of the bad aluminum-filled underarm products will take awhile.”

2. Each & Every Deodorant

Each + Every deodorant

Source: Each & Every Deodorant

Each & Every Deodorant has no aluminum, no baking soda, or parabens. There are only 8 simple, natural ingredients like coconut and essential oils. It’s PETA certified cruelty-free. It’s available in 3 scents: Cedarwood, Citrus Vetivert, and Lavender Lemon. It costs $15.00.

An Amazon customer says, “This is absolutely THE BEST natural deodorant I’ve ever used. I’m the type of person that buys a million natural products searching for the best one and this is it. Others I’ve tried will have me smelling bad once I start to sweat, but not this one. I got the lavender scent and it smells amazing! It also glides on easily and I haven’t gotten any irritation like I did with the brand I used to use.”

3. Explore Naturals All-Day Performance Deodorant

Explore Naturals vegan deodorant

Source: Explore Naturals All-Day Performance Deodorant

Explore Naturals All-Day Performance Deodorant fights odor all day long. It has a reduced amount of baking soda for those who get redness or rashes when using baking soda deodorants. Explore Naturals says the entire team wears it in Austin, their very hot hometown. It’s available in six scents: Coconut Delight, Cyprus Breeze, Rose Garden, Sea Sage, Vanilla Clementine, and Unscented. It costs $12.00.

Janelle says, “So happy about this natural deodorant! It works amazingly and the rose garden scent is just lovely! For several years, I was using another natural brand and had just accepted that I’d have to re-apply deodorant four times a day for it to semi-work but with this one, I’m only applying once a day! I’ve already recommended it to several friends and considering giving it as Christmas gifts. Haha! Is that weird? I just love it and the packaging is so pretty!”

4. Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant

Bali Secrets natural deodorant

Source: Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant

Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant is free of baking soda, parabens, aluminum, GMOs, phthalates, triclosan, and synthetic preservatives. There are five scents available: Aloe Delight, Delicate Rose, Original Essence, Sandalwood, and Unscented. It costs $13.99.

Chelle says, “This is the BEST deodorant I’ve used since switching to natural deodorants.”

5. Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Kopari deodorant

Source: Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant glides on smooth without leaving a sticky, white residue. It’s completely plant-based and non-toxic. There are two scents available: Lightly Coconut Scented and Sensitive Skin. The price is $14.00.

Ciara says, “Love this product. Having been diagnosed with a thyroid issue a few years back I’ve become very conscious about using non-chemical / endocrine disrupter body products and perfumes etc. I’m in remission and staying this way is critical. Deodorant is a necessity so I bought this to give it a try and I have to say I love it. No aluminum is a huge comfort factor but this deodorant gives a lovely fresh scent when it’s working and it works hard – does what it says on the bottle! Feels very moisturizing going on and NO WHITE STREAKS or stains on my clothes.”

6. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

Schmidt's natural deodorant

Source: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant is free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. The formula is certified vegan and cruelty-free. It’s available in six scents: Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-free, Rose + Vanilla, Lavendar + Sage, and Ylang-Ylang + Calendula.

Heather says, “I didn’t set very high expectations for this product because I have tried natural deodorants in the past to no avail, BUT THIS ONE REALLY IS DIFFERENT!! I am actually amazed at how well it works. It smells INCREDIBLE. It’s like a mix of roses and baby powder–so fresh smelling!”

7. Green Tidings Deodorant

Green Tidings natural deodorant

Source: Green Tidings Deodorant

Green Tidings Deodorant is made with clean, pure, vegan ingredients like organic shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils, and more. It’s non-toxic, organic, vegan, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, paraben-free, and aluminum-free. It costs $14.99.

An Amazon customer says, “I’ve been using the unscented for years now and it is hands down the best deodorant for me – I love it. If I’m being honest, I am one stinky person without it. I’ve tried all the main brands “clinical protection” and several other natural deodorants and NONE measured up.”

8. Raw Earth Organic All Natural Vegan Magnesium Deodorant

Raw Earth natural deodorant

Source: Raw Earth Organic All Natural Vegan Magnesium Deodorant

Raw Earth Organic All Natural Vegan Magnesium Deodorant is made with just vegan, edible ingredients. It doesn’t contain any toxins. It’s organic, gluten-free, aluminum-free, soy-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, and BPA-free. It costs $10.40.

Jane says, “I have been using natural deodorants for the past few years and this is the only brand that I can use daily with no angry red rash. It’s magnesium base instead of baking soda really makes a difference. Other natural baking soda free brands don’t seem to be effective against odor and only last a couple hours. I have tried all the scents and they are all great.”

9. Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick

Crystal natural deodorant

Source: Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick

Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick is free of aluminum chloride, chlorohydrate, zirconium, parabens, and fragrances. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and leaves no residue, staining, or white marks. The price is $5.51.

An Amazon customer says, “I never imagined that I would be excited to write a review for deodorant. What’s happened to my life…. But really, this crystal thing actually works GREAT! I’ll never go back to a regular stick.”

10. Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant

Ursa Major natural deodorant

Source: Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant

Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant is made with just 25 natural, odor-fighting ingredients like aloe vera, baking soda, kaolin clay, and more. It’s 100 percent naturally derived and non-toxic. This deodorant stick is non-staining and has a smooth, gliding texture. The price is $18.00.

Cara says, “This is my favorite deodorant. I only shop cruelty free, and I’ve been disappointed in a lot of the CF deodorants out there. I’ve been using this one for nearly a week in the humid summer heat and I love it! Since this is a new product for me I’ve been really mindful of how it applies, how long it lasts, etc. And no lie, I sniff my pits every night before a shower for the formal assessment and this has passed every night!”

11. Weleda Deodorant Spray

Weleda deodorant spray

Source: Weleda Deodorant Spray

Weleda Deodorant Spray is free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, and colorants. It’s made without aluminum salts and is available in three scents: Wild Rose, Citrus, and Sage. The price varies by scent from $8.00 to $14.00.

An Amazon customer says, “Aluminium and heavy chemicals in deodorants frighten me to death. I’ve seen first hand what alzheimers does to a person. No thank you, I’m going to do anything and everything to reduce that risk. I’ve been trying natural deodorants for a long time now, with mixed results. This is the best of the bunch by far. Users need to bear in mind that this is a natural product. It won’t work exactly the same as a chemically heavy drugstore antiperspirant, you may need to reapply mid-day or in the evening. I have a bottle in my bathroom and a small travel one that goes in my purse.”

12. Botanik Natural Deodorant

Botanik wild lavender deodorant

Source: Botanik Natural Deodorant

Botanik Natural Deodorant has certified organic ingredients, and is free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances, toxins and propylene glycol. It’s certified vegan and cruelty-free, and is handmade in small batches. The packaging is also recyclable, BPA free, and the label is tree-free. It costs $12.99.

Lee says, “LOVE THIS!! I have tried many natural deodorants, many of which were disappointing. Many either smell good and do not work, or do work and do not smell great. This is the best of both worlds. The lavender is very calming and not at all overwhelming.You can not beat that you can count the amount of ingredients on one hand, and that you can pronounce every one. I buy USA made, cruelty and chemical free products when I can, and this has definitely made it to my regular purchase list.”

13. Humble All Natural Deodorant

Humble deodorant

Source: Humble All Natural Deodorant

Humble deodorant contains only 4-5 natural and organic ingredients. This deodorant does not contain any aluminum, alcohol, dyes, parabens, or artificial bactericides. It’s also Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. There are seven scents available: Lavender, Unscented, Bergamot and Ginger, Copal & Frankincense, Essential Lavender & Holy Basil, Palo Santo, and Texas Cedarwood & Grapefruit.

An Amazon customer says, “I don’t think I’ve ever been excited to put on deodorant in my entire life…except for now. I literally LOVE this smell and whenever I get a whiff of it I smile because it’s so refreshing and I know it’s working. I live in Texas so it’s over 100 right now and have only used this product for 2 weeks and I haven’t sweated a lot with it but would need to wear tops with sleeves to really validate. I honestly want to give this to everyone in my family as it’s life changing.”

14. Love Beauty And Planet Aluminum-free Deodorant

Love, Beauty, and Planet vegan deodorant

Source: Love Beauty And Planet Aluminum-free Deodorant

Love Beauty And Planet Deodorant is vegan, cruelty-free, free of aluminum, and made with plant-based deodorizers for all day odor protection. The French lavender is ethically sourced and provides a fresh, soft floral scent. Another ingredient in this deodorant is Moroccan Argan oil. The canisters are also recyclable and made from 43 percent recycled plastic. It costs $6.94.

Jaci says, “I love this deodorant. I’ve been trying fora year to find a good aluminum free deodorant, but every brand I’ve tried so far doesn’t hold up. They all have very strong scents when you apply them and by evening you need to reapply. Forget trying to sleep without waking up smelling like a barn. THIS product however! The scent is gentle and not overpowering and it actually works. You can work up a sweat and still feel comfortable. Best aluminum free product I’ve tried yet.”

15. Sam’s Natural Deodorant Stick

Sam's deodorant stick

Source: Sam’s Natural Deodorant Stick

Sam’s Natural Deodorant Stick is certified vegan and cruelty-free, and is free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and propylene-glycol. It’s also packaged in 100 percent recyclable plastic tubes with a recycled kraft label which has non-toxic wax inks. There are seventeen scents available including Aloe, Cedar, Sandalwood, Chestnut, Wilderness, and more! Each one costs $9.95.

Rob says, “I’ve tried at least 7 different brands of “natural” deodorants to find something that works as well as the old Triclosan-based deodorant that I’ve been using for years. This is the first “natural”-style deodorant that has actually worked for me. Others either leave you smelling like you did before but with additional fragrance (meaning, they didn’t do anything better than perfume), or they don’t last more than an hour, or they leave visible stains. I did try another brand that worked well, having charcoal as one of the main ingredients, but it left highly visible stains on black or white shirts after sweating. This DEO stuff goes on like any typical popular stick deodorant and has worked as well as the old deodorant I wanted to replace, seeming to have ingredients that work as well as Triclosan (which is supposedly not good for you) to stop bad smells. I’ve had no stained shirts, and this stuff seems to last a long time. I will definitely be buying this again!”

If you’re interested in trying to make your own deodorant, see How to Make Your Own DIY Deodorant and DIY ‘Keep-It-Dry’ Deodorant Paste.

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