Forget everything you thought you knew about natural deodorant.
Today’s offerings are nothing like the hippie-dippie, earthy-crunchy options of the past. With more and more people looking to go natural (FYI, traditional versions contain some pretty controversial chemicals), there’s now a plethora of clean formulas to choose from that actually work. Keep in mind that since these are deodorants and not anti-perspirants, they won’t stop you from sweating entirely, but these seven will keep you smelling fresh even during the most intense ride or pulse.
Charcoal is having a major moment (you can find it in everything from bottled water to face masks), thanks to its major detoxifying abilities. In this formula, it works to pull out bacteria from your sweat glands, eliminating odor. Available in three, all- natural scents, we’re partial to refreshing lime mint variant.
Spray deodorants are back in a big way, and this is the first natural version to get in on the trend. Not only is the deodorant free of aluminum, artificial fragrance, and parabens, but even the delivery system is natural, using just compressed air (instead of chemical propellants). Bonus points for the quick-drying formula that doesn’t leave behind any residue, ideal when you’re wearing a black tank.
All of the products in this line are handcrafted from natural and organic ingredients, including this popular deodorant cream. The coconut oil base keeps bacteria in check, while arrowroot absorbs moisture. If you’ve never used a deo cream before, don’t stress, all you have to do is scoop some up with your fingertips and rub it in (a little goes a long way).
This totally vegan newbie uses natural plant starches to combat wetness and contains soothing aloe to prevent that dreaded armpit irritation. It also feels fresh and cooling when you swipe it on, always a plus.
Extremely gentle, the star ingredient here is non-irritating magnesium, combined with essential oils that keep you smelling oh-so fresh. Pick up the two-pack; you get one of each of the two scents (lavender bergamot and lemon eucalyptus) in a mini size that’s perfect to keep in your gym bag.
The lemon peel oil in this spray does double-duty; not only is it a purifying disinfectant, but the scent is also super uplifting and energizing, making this the prefect choice to spritz on before a dawn patrol class.
The short list of ingredients is proof positive that sometimes keeping it simple is best. All this cream contains is a blend of baking soda, arrowroot powder, zinc oxide, beeswax, and natural oils, including anti-bacterial tea tree oil to keep you from getting stinky.