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L'Officiel Lab: The 7 Best Natural Deodorants to Clean your Beauty Routine

Trying to make the switch over to natural deodorant, but can't quite find the right product for you? We've rounded up some of the best on the beauty market.
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When it comes to beauty buzzwords, no trend seems to be as sought out this year as clean beauty. With a global climate crisis, the rise of holistic care, and the exponentially expanding wellness market, more and more people are looking for ways to incorporate greener and more environmentally conscious beauty routines at home. One major boom in personal care products is the increasing interest and market options surrounding natural deodorants.

What exactly is natural deodorant and why is it suddenly so popular? Natural deodorants are aluminium-free and use substitute ingredients to neutralize bacteria and absorb moisture. The increasing interest around natural deodorants come from a fear of some widespread health reports implying negative long-term health effects from continual use of aluminium-based antiperspirants. While scientific research confirming those beliefs are still in progress, some benefits of switching over to natural deodorant we can count on is: they can be more gentle for sensitive skin, decrease or eliminate discoloration of clothing, and can even help to decrease the amount you sweat overall.

Yet the biggest question on natural deodorants remain: how do we know they work? One of the biggest mishaps of switching over has been the lack of effectiveness from the natural counterparts. Yet, after some years and some trial error, we have tested and approved seven of the best smelling and effective natural deodorants. Read ahead and add to a virtual shopping cart later. 

by Humankind

The sustainable, innovative company, by Humankind is a relatively new brand, but making waves in eco-conscious care in major ways. The company has a sole mission to produce well-designed and effective products that eliminate the need for single-use plastics. Their solid deodorant comes with a one-time purchase of a container in a color of your choice and stick of deodorant in your desired scent. Once finished, the container can be refilled with one of their deodorant cartridges. Scents include rosemary-mint, coconut and unscented. 

By Humankind Deodorant, $12, By Humankind

Megababe

A deodorant with a cult-following is not something you hear everyday, but body care company Megababe achieved such status when their best-selling natural deodorant sold out and garnered a 13,000 person waitlist. While getting your hands on this beloved product is easier now, customers love the fresh, not heavily perfumed fragrance - despite the name and the formula which is free of parabens, alcohol, baking soda and cruelty free.

Rosy Pits, $14, Megababe

Each & Every

Each & Every has a laser focus on natural deodorant and as a company, only has two product offerings; deodorant and natural-ingredient fragrances. Taking such a specific target, Each & Every's deodorants are not only effective and long-lasting, but their forumlas are also verified by the Environmental Working Group. And if that doesn't impress you yet, we have a feeling their extensive and creative scent combinations will.

Each & Every Citrus & Vetiver, $15, Each & Every

Aesop

Perhaps the most luxe of all-natural deodorants, Aesop's herbal roll-ons smell like premium spa experiences. With key ingredients including sage leaf, wasabi extract, and rosemary leaf oil, this product will turn a mundane daily task of applying deodorant into an addictive ritual you will be eager to get to every morning.

Aesop Herbal Deodorant, $35, Aesop

NĂ©cessaire

Nécessaire makes high-quality body products under their brand ethos belief that one should "Treat your body like your face." With that, their line of perfectly packaged and affordable products have been a beauty-lovers dream. Their newest product is their natural deodorant offered exclusively in their signature eucalyptus scent. The twist-up cream texture makes for easy application, while their dedication to ethical and effective formulations will have you eventually buying all their products.

Nécessaire Eucalyptus Deodorant, $20, Nécessaire

Wildist

Wildist makes natural deodorants and toothpastes that are just as fun to use as they are to see on your shelf. However, don't let the bright colors fool you, this formula is seriously effective and one application can last the duration of a whole day. Customer reviews rave about the gentleness of the formula on sensitve skin, while being the one natural deodorant that finally worked for them.

Wildist Tangello Sensitive Deodorant, $16, Wildist

Milk + Honey

Perhaps the most tactile of natural deodorants, Milk + Honey's cream deodorant comes in a twist-of jar for you to apply the product straight to your skin. Product instructions advise warming up the deodorant on your fingers and applying with the hands. While this may a more hands-on approach than you may be used to, we guarantee their sandalwood, vetiver and cardamom combination makes it worth the try.

Milk + Honey Cream Deodorant, $16, Milk + Honey

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