If the mere idea of swapping your reliable antiperspirant for a natural alternative gets you sweating, you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that natural = not as effective. But we’re happy to report that’s not the case.
These days, thanks to brands like Megababe and Schmidt’s, there is no denying the power of a natural option. The only difference is that these alternatives are generally deodorants, not to be confused with antiperspirants.
So, what’s the difference? Well, while antiperspirants work to block your sweat glands using active aluminium-based ingredients to actually stop you from perspiring, deodorants typically soak up the bacteria which causes odour and keep you smelling fresh.
The thing with antiperspirants is that the aluminium aspect is pretty controversial, with some studies suggesting that it’s not so good for us. While we can’t say for sure, these days, we’re generally #teamnatural.
Here are the natural deodorants that the marie claire team can’t live without.
Noosa Basics Deoderants Roll On, $15.50 at Healthylife
Real Purity Roll-On Deodorant, $28.54 at iHerb
LaVanila Deodorant In Vanilla & Coconut, $25; Adore Beauty
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant, $24; Mecca
Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant, $24; Sephora
Aesop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On, $35; Aesop
Asuvi The Refillable Deodorant in Palm Grove, #40; Nourished Life
No Pong Original B.O Buster, $5.99; No Pong
Kind-ly Cypress & Sandalwood Deodorant, $18.95; Kind-ly
Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream, $26; Mecca
Megababy Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant, $19.50 AUD Approx; Mega Babe Beauty
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Deodorant, $35; Mecca
Andalou Naturals Botanical Deodorant in Lavender and Thyme, $14.99; Priceline