It has been over two years since I last posted about natural alternatives to traditional deodorants. Luckily for you, there are many new and wonderful deodorant options–and all of these are natural and none of these include aluminum (aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex, aluminum chloride, etc…), alum (potassium alum, potassium aluminium sulfate, ammonium alum) or other similar harmful compounds!
Here are 3 of the top selling aluminum-free natural deodorants that you have to try in 2016:
What do you get when you combine aluminum-free, paraben-free, propylene glycol-free, phthalate-free ingredients with natural vegan ingredients and lovely smelling essential oils? You get Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant. Schmitdt’s Natural Deodorant has been produced in Portland, Oregon since 2010 and their award-winning formulas feature only the highest quality ingredients. The plant based powders help protect you against wetness without using the toxic aluminum compounds found in big-name deodorants.
“Schmidt’s Deodorant is stepping up where others have failed, cutting no corners with our award-winning formulas that not only match the effectiveness of the chemical alternatives, but actually outperform them altogether. Change the way you think about deodorant with Schmidt’s!” – Schmidt’s Deodorant founder Jaime Schmidt
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant currently comes in several different fragrances to include Lavender Sage, Cedarwood Juniper, Ylang Ylang Calendula, Bergamot Lime, and Fragrance Free. If you are interested in trying Schmidt’s, it can be easily purchased online for around $10 on Amazon (here).
“Finally! A natural deodorant that lasts all day.” the small green tin claims. Truly’s Natural Deodorant is a simple, yet-effective, organic natural deodorant that is also free of harmful aluminum, parabens and propylene glycol. This deodorant only has four ingredients and does not sting, stain your clothing or flake off on dark colored items.
“Truly’s will keep you smelling fresh even if you sweat a great deal over the course of a day. How does it work? The sugar in our deodorant combines with your own perspiration to create a hyper osmotic solution that prevents odor causing bacterial growth. Our finely milled baking soda works as another natural, powerful odor fighter. In addition, coconut oil has antimicrobial (both antibacterial and antifungal) properties and is skin soothing and moisturizing. We use only the best organic coconut oil which has a wonderful light coconut smell.” – Amazon Product Description
This lovely new product started out on ABC’s Shark Tank TV show and has grown into a company. PiperWai claims that their product simply “works naturally”. PiperWai uses a different approach in their ingredients as the deodorant is primarily a charcoal creme deodorant. Activated charcoal can absorb 1000x its weight in moisture, keeping you dry and stain-free.
PiperWai’s natural ingredients create a pH-balanced environment where bacteria can’t thrive, leaving you and your clothes smelling fresh with a single application – even after workouts! Unlike other baking soda-heavy formulas, PiperWai won’t cause irritation, can be applied immediately after shaving and is even gentle on skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
The best part about PiperWai is the smell. The website for PiperWai claims that it smells “like a spa”. This can be explained by a proprietary blend of 11 therapeutic-grade essential oils that gives PiperWai its signature scent. If you want to utilize the power of activated charcoal and smell heavenly–you can find PiperWai at select retailers and online at Amazon (here) for around $25.
Stay tuned as I review four more natural deodorants soon. As always, please leave comments with your questions or feedback. Have a great day!