For many people wearing deodorant is part of our everyday beauty routines. But a lot of brands have ingredients such as aluminium and other harsh chemicals that could potentially cause reactions for many, especially those with sensitive skin. Then there are people who simply just prefer to opt for natural beauty products. As the natural beauty movement gains momentum, more and more brands are producing natural alternatives to our beauty staples and one of those alternatives are natural deodorants. Because we are all about a good natural product (and even better if it is sustainable) we have rounded up some of the best natural deodorants below so you too can jump on the natural beauty bandwagon.
New Zealand beauty brand, Essano has just released a range of natural, aluminium-free deodorants with scents, Mandarin and Aloe Vera, Lily Flower and Chamomile and Freedom Fragrance-free. They also come in recycled plastic packaging – even better!
Australian natural beauty brand Aesop has two beautiful smelling natural deodorants. The Herbal deodorant is alcohol-free and has a herbal scent to it, while their second deodorant is also alcohol-free and has a more woody scent.
Black Chicken Remedies Axilla
This is something a little different and comes in a paste-form that you can rub on with your fingers. It contains only natural and certified organic ingredients. It is aluminium-free, alcohol-free and paraben-free and is blended with essential oils.
This is a bi-carb free alternative (baking soda) this is one of the ingredients you may find in natural deodorants that could give people with sensitive skin a reaction. The No Pong deodorant is designed for those with sensitive skin but without skimping on keeping you fresh and clean.
New Zealand beauty brand, Ethique has three natural deodorant bars made without baking soda and aluminium. Instead, using other ingredients such as bamboo, which absorbs 200% of its own weight in sweat and oil. The scents available are Lavender and Vanilla, Lime and Eucalyptus and an unscented option.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop has a range of natural deodorants, such as the Maca Root and Aloe Fresh Kick deodorant which is great for men and is free from aluminium and the Aloe caring roll-on, which is a long-lasting roll-on deodorant with Community Trade organic Aloe Vera.
International sustainable beauty giant, Lush has a solid deodorant bar option with the Aromaco bar. It contains ingredients such as Witch Hazel, Chamomile Vinegar and Patchouli Oil.
Our final pick is by New Zealand brand, Ultrella. Ultrella has a range of natural deodorants in plastic pouch packaging and although the plastic packaging might not seem suitable for a sustainable option, the brand has a recycling program to make sure they do not end up in the landfill. Their options include a Sunshine Lime scent, Manuka Meadow and a Vanilla Bean.