Natural Deodorants That Actually Work (And Will Make You Smell Great, Too)

Smell and shop clean.

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

La Vanille Deodorant

LaVanila Deodorant In Vanilla & Coconut, $25; Adore Beauty

Kosas deodorant

Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant, $24; Mecca

Kopari Deodorant

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

No Pong Original B.O Buster, $5.99; No Pong

Kind-Ly Deodorant

Kind-ly Cypress & Sandalwood Deodorant, $18.95; Kind-ly

Drunk elephant deodorant

Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream, $26; Mecca


Megababy Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant, $19.50 AUD Approx; Mega Babe Beauty

Malin + Goetz deodorant

Malin + Goetz Bergamot Deodorant, $35; Mecca

Andalou Deodorant

Andalou Naturals Botanical Deodorant in Lavender and Thyme, $14.99; Priceline

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