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  • 23 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

    Maybe you've already made the switch to non-toxic nail polish or organic lipstick and are ready to take the natural next step in the pursuit of a clean beauty routine. Or, maybe you're just tired of using deodorants that smell like a noxious combination of plastic flowers and baby powder. Either way, more and more people have started paying attention to what, exactly, is inside the product that they rub into their pits every single day — and making changes as a result.For years, rumors have swirled that there's a solid link between certain cancers and the aluminum chloride and parabens found in antiperspirants. Although that may not be proven, what is certain is that chemical antiperspirants are made with ingredients that minimize sweating by blocking the sweat glands with aluminum salts, while deodorants allow you to sweat while simply masking any odor.Now, if the switch to natural deodorant is appealing to you, bear in mind that you will notice a difference when you make the change, because chemical antiperspirant and natural deodorant work differently. Your sweat glands, which have been clogged by aluminum salts, will have, well, a bit more freedom to perform their proper bodily functions. Though the floodgates won't necessarily open, there may be a transitional stage when you're more aware of your underarm sweating before your body reaches its natural equilibrium.The natural deodorants ahead are worth sticking it out through that transitional period. Fresh, healthy, paraben-free pits that actually smell like roses and bergamot are waiting on the other side.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Athena Club All Day DeoAthena Club's wellness products span from organic tampons and razors to the excellent plant-based deodorant stick seen here, which comes in three elevated scents for every mood.Athena Club All Day Deo, $, available at Athena ClubBeautycounter The Clean DeoRefillable beauty, but make it deodorant. Beautycounter's new aluminum-free stick costs more upfront, but refills will only set you back $18 if you already own a case (which will instantly make any bathroom look ten times chicer).Beautycounter The Clean Deo, $, available at BeautycounterKosas Chemistry DeodorantOur senior beauty writer was the ultimate natural deo skeptic until she put this skin care-inspired serum formula to the ultimate test: a beach vacay. While the liquid-y texture may be new for people used to a stick, it is a formidable foe to B.O., and even works to improve the appearance of underarm skin over time.Kosas Chemistry Deodorant - Fragrance Free, $, available at KosasBravo Sierra DeodorantThis aluminum- and baking soda-free deo stick holds up to serious sweat, and has the overwhelmingly positive reviews to prove it. (It's field-tested by active-duty service members, so yeah — it works.)Bravo Sierra Deodorant, $, available at Bravo SierraAlleyoop Slow Your RollBetween the dry-touch texture and sweat-fighting power, this deo stick feels and works just as well as any antiperspirant. Bonus: It helps to inhibit hair growth over time.Alleyoop Slow Your Roll, $, available at AlleyoopMyro DeodorantSo maybe you're a tough customer, someone who wants to make the switch to natural deodorant but has found them all too ineffective, too expensive, or too ugly. For you, there is Myro, a new brand that is reimagining the natural-deo category as you know it. (And they have a Beauty Innovator Award to prove it.) Through its website, the direct-to-consumer company lets you pick one of five sleek refillable cases and one of five perfume-worthy scents for a total of $10. Subscribe, and a month later you'll get three new scent cartridges ($10 per) delivered to your door. Beyond being aesthetically pleasing and more sustainable, the formula is free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates, talc, and baking soda, too.Myro Deodorant Kit, $, available at AnthropologieSecret Aluminum Free Coconut DeodorantThis isn't your middle school deo — Secret's beloved clear stick has gotten a 2019 upgrade with an aluminum-free formula and fresh coconutty scent.Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant, Coconut Scent (Pack of 3), $, available at AmazonSchmidt's Lily of the Valley Natural DeodorantWith scents like cedarwood, lavender, and rose, it's hard to pick the best-smelling natural deodorant from Schmidt's — but considering this one smells like a fresh field of flowers and 5% of proceeds go to The Jane Goodall Institute, which works to protect chimpanzees worldwide, it's pretty damn hard to beat.Schmidt's Aluminum Free Natural Deodorant, $, available at AmazonCorpus Natural DeodorantDeodorant has officially reached peak chic with this effective vegan formula, which omits aluminum, talc, parabens, baking soda, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances and comes in a sleek mint-green tube that will look right at home next to your Diptyque candle and Byredo perfume.Corpus Natural Deodorant, $, available at Violet Greytype: A DeodorantAn aluminum-free deodorant that can actually hold up in a 45-minute at-home HIIT class? Count us in. Just in case you're worried your morning sweat will carry on throughout the day, this brand offers a lightly fragranced formula that smells just like a fresh-pressed juice.type: A The Dreamer Deodorant, $, available at FollainFarmacy Freshen UpThis brand-new vegan, cruelty-free option tackles three different underarm-related concerns: sweat, by using kaolin clay to absorb wetness; odor, which is neutralized by a blend of tea-tree oil, peppermint, bergamot, and rosemary; and discoloration, thanks to papaya enzymes, which gently exfoliate and brighten the area. There's no aluminum, baking soda, or synthetic fragrance added, either — just natural botanicals and essential oils in a clear, cooling formula.Farmacy Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant, $, available at SephoraMegababe Beauty Rosy Pits DeodorantFirst, Megababe made anti-chafing kind of chic with the Thigh Rescue anti-friction stick; then, the brand conquered the deodorant category with an aluminum-, alcohol-, paraben-, and baking soda-free formula that can't stop selling out. With a passionate fanbase, a warm, rosy fragrance, and a history of waitlists numbering into the tens of thousands, this is the clean deodorant that could turn even the biggest skeptic into a believer.megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant, $, available at Ulta BeautyMalin+Goetz Eucalyptus deodorantBoth alcohol and aluminum-free, this all-natural deodorant is formulated with antiseptic eucalyptus extract and citronellyl to help keep odor at bay. The unique combination of ingredients leaves no residue or stains, so you'll feel fresh all day and won't find telltale yellow marks on your clothes.MALIN+GOETZ eucalyptus deodorant., $, available at MALIN+GOETZKaia The Takesumi Detox Bamboo Charcoal DeodorantThis detoxifying deodorant is a revelation, particularly for those who are looking to go natural for the first time but don't know where to start. The bamboo charcoal that gives the formula its power — and its dark-gray color — actually absorbs impurities from your sweat glands, including the buildup from prior chemical deodorants, so that you'll actually smell less even if you forget to put it on. (It happens to the best of us.)Kaia Naturals Charcoal Deodorant Juicy Bamboo, $, available at CredoFollain Charcoal DeodorantFollain has always been at the forefront of the clean-beauty charge — now, the eco-conscious retailer is getting into the deodorant game, too, with an aluminum-, paraben-, baking soda-, and cruelty-free formula. What the classic twist-up stick does have is activated charcoal and cornstarch to absorb moisture, and a light, fresh bergamot and tea-tree oil scent.Follain Charcoal Deodorant, $, available at FollainLush The Greeench Deodorant PowderThe thyme, tea tree, and sage in this nifty little bottle combat odor and keep you fresh. Though this doesn't look like your typical roll-on deodorant or spray (and it isn't), the absorbent lycopodium powder will keep your armpits dry. Simply sprinkle onto the palm of your hand and rub into clean skin.Lush The Greeench Deodorant Powder, $, available at LushAesop Deodorant Roll-On This aluminum-free deodorizing roll-on is formulated with eleven essential oils that help to neutralize scents. After cleansing, run the tube under each arm and allow to dry before dressing. Reapply throughout the day as required.Aesop Deodorant Roll-On, $, available at SkinStoreKopari Beauty Coconut DeodorantIf you want your armpits to smell like a piña colada — and why the hell wouldn't you? — this 100% plant-based deodorant is your ticket to smooth, toxin-free pits that smell like sweet coconut milk. Sounds weird, but it works.Kopari Beauty Coconut Beach Deodorant, $, available at Ulta BeautyLavanila The Healthy DeodorantThis dermatologist-recommended deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful antioxidants and beta-glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment — and it smells downright dreamy, too.Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant - Pure Vanilla, $, available at Ulta BeautyUrsa Major Base Layer Deodorant Smelly T-shirt stains are a thing of the past thanks to this fresh deodorant, which uses kaolin clay to vacuum out excess sweat and oil, shea butter for soft-to-the-touch hydration, and aloe-vera leaf juice to soothe irritation — with a completely scent- and baking soda-free formulation, to boot.Ursa Major Base Layer Deodorant, $, available at DermStoreMeow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Citrus Baking Soda Free Deodorant StickLet us count the ways we love Meow Meow Tweet's all-natural deodorant stick: The tube is totally biodegradable, the scents are fresh as heck, and most importantly, it actually works. (Bonus points for cute packaging!)Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick, $, available at The Detox MarketNative Natural DeodorantIf you like to be overwhelmed by choice (in a good way), then Native's paraben- and aluminum-free deodorant is totally for you. In addition to being available in a ton of different scents (including fragrance-free for sensitive types), the solid stick masks B.O. and doesn't irritate skin.Native Natural Deodorant, $, available at AmazonLove Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose DeodorantOur lifestyle market editor name-checks Love Beauty and Planet's Bulgarian rose deo for its gorgeous scent (that smells like real roses, not the artificial stuff), and for its recyclable canisters, which are made from 43% recycled plastic.Love Beauty and Planet Aluminum Free Murumuru Butter & Rose Pampering Deodoran, $, available at TargetDove 0% Aluminum Cucumber & Green Tea DeodorantIf you grew up in the '00s, there's a very good chance you're familiar with Dove's Cucumber & Green Tea scent family, which spans body washes, bar soaps, and yes, deodorants. The new zero-aluminum collection hydrates with the same moisturizers you know and love from their traditional solid sticks, but without any of the scary stuff.Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant Cucumber & Green Tea, $, available at WalmartLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Natural Deodorant Has A Huge Waiting ListThese Mini Deodorants Are Low-Key GeniusWe Put 9 Aluminum-Free Deodorants To The Test

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  • So I tried being a vegetarian…

    I’ll confess: I’m a meat eater. I love a good pork belly, but I consider myself very healthy—I normally eat along the lines of Paleo, and I rar​ely, if ever, eat processed foods. With vegetarian and vegan ​lifestyles ​becoming more prevalent, I sometimes ask myself if I would be healthier if I ​didn’t eat meat​. Would I […]

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