In an effort to go green, people are switching to natural deodorants that are free of aluminum and other artificial ingredients. Some natural deodorants feel a little chalky or too sticky when applied, making people return to their old brands. Several new companies as well as long-time favorites are producing natural deodorants to fill the needs of those trying to avoid unnatural products. Natural deodorants cost anywhere from a few dollars to more than $20.
Deodorant Floral by Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products contain natural organic ingredients. Deodorant Floral consists of zinc ricinoleate, which reduces odor without clogging pores, sage extracts, essential oils and neef leaf. This deodorant leaves a light scent and doesn’t irritate skin. It is available on the company website and costs $22.95 for a 1.7-ounce roll-on container. Deodorant Floral works for men and women and comes in recyclable glass containers.
Terressentials Organic Super Protection Deodorant
Terressentials Organic Super Protection Deodorant comes in a selection of four – Fragrance-Free Aloe Vera, Zen Spice, Lavender Fresh and Zesty Citrus. The products are certified organic by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. They don’t contain synthetic ingredients like parabens, xanthan gum and propylene glycol. Ingredients include mineral blends, baking soda, organic extracts and essential oils. A three-ounce container cost $10.
Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant
Lots of people remember seeing the box of Arm & Hammer baking soda in mothers, grandmothers or aunts refrigerators. Baking soda has the reputation for naturally absorbing and eliminating odors. Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant contains baking soda as well as essential oils to create a light scent. It doesn’t contain parabens, animal products, colorants or aluminum. If you live in an extremely hot climate, it absorbs well but it’s a little powdery at first. Practically any retails store and drugstore carry this product; it costs $2-$4.
Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine has six natural deodorants in sticks or roll-ons, even one for sensitive skin. Tom’s uses hops to absorb odors. Other ingredients include witch hazel water, ascorbic acid, water, essential oils, chamomile flower aqueous extract, other extracts and vegetable oils. Tom’s deodorants are available at the company’s online store, Drugstore.com and retail stores. The deodorant costs $3-$5, depending on where you purchase it.
Burt’s Bee Herbal Deodorant
Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant contains water, sage, spices, lemon peel oil and other herbs. The herbs don’t prohibit sweating. Instead, the herbs let the body go through its natural cleansing process. The herbs and spices emit a light pleasant odor. This deodorant comes in a mist that is sprayed directly under the arm. A four-ounce bottle costs $8 on Burt’s Bees website. Burt’s Bee is also sold at national drugstore chains and online drugstores.
These are a few of the best natural deodorants on the market that don’t contain additives. Although these deodorants contain natural ingredients, select people may develop an allergic reaction to different herbs or essential oils. You also may not enjoy the different cents. All in all, natural deodorants absorb odor and keep you dry naturally.