Still hesitant on switching over to natural deodorant? Or maybe you even gave the cleaner option a shot a while back and didn’t love the one you tried? Either way, safe deodorant has come a long way over the past few years, and today we’re here to give you a soft push to the non-toxic world of deodorizers for good. Because friendly reminder: aluminum-based antiperspirants have been linked to increasing the risk of major health issues like Alzheimer’s and breast cancer.
We tapped a handful of beauty and wellness gurus to share their go-to picks and why each passed the Poosh test. Consider this your cheat sheet to highly recommended all-natural deodorants. Plus, the packaging happens to be way chicer than traditional options (in case you needed further convincing).
Shop the assortment of clean deo’s that get the job done below.
“My current favorite natural deodorant that actually works.” – Kourt Kardashian
“Their award-winning blend of 100% naturally derived plant actives + mineral powders will keep you smelling and feeling fresh—without the aluminum. My personal favorite is the Palo Santo Blood Orange scent.” – Katie Durko
“A little goes a long way with this luxurious all-natural deodorant from Agent Nateur! The Holi(Stick) is aluminum free and actually works! I also love that the scent isn’t too strong but you get subtle notes of lavender, eucalyptus, and honey.” – Cynthia Lions
“The texture is slightly tacky when applying, but it dries smooth and doesn’t leave your armpits sticky, which was a major game changer for me. The lavender scent is light but so lovely—I’d recommended this safe and soothing option to anyone newly entering the natural deo world.” – Michelle Scanga
“I love the kai rose deodorant because it’s free of aluminum, sulfate, and baking soda, but above all, it smells incredible. The rose scent lasts on me for hours and keeps me feeling fresh. The packaging is beautiful and the formula is hydrating, soothing, and appropriate for sensitive skin.” – Christina Kassi
Rosy Pits Deodorant
“For someone that has sensitive skin, this baking soda-free deodorant is a great choice that lasts all day and smells of roses without being too strong. It feels soothing on application with ingredients like sage and green tea, and I don’t have to worry about irritation or itchiness at all.” – Melanie Graves
“We love this deodorant for its subtle but fresh and rosy scent. Rosy Pits’ scent can last a good 8-10 hours without wearing off or starting to smell musky, which is exactly what we look for in a natural deodorant.” – Mai and Dax of TheGlossary
“Meow Meow Tweet deodorants are vegan, plant-based, and natural. I love that the deodorant packaging is biodegradable and there’s no irritation. It actually works … Also, it’s sold at Target so it’s super convenient to find.” – Matt Woodcox
“From the packaging to the formula (water based, aluminum/baking soda free, alllll of the things) to the variety of fragrance notes—Corpus has found a way to make natural deodorant feel, smell, and look luxurious. And most importantly, it gets the job done.” – Geri Hirsch
“The scent is really amazing while still being a little androgynous, but in a sexy way. Unlike a lot (and I mean a lot) of natural deodorants I’ve tried, the scent doesn’t turn rancid when mixed with the heat and expression of my body. Dare I say it gets even better when mingled with my chemistry.” – Nicole Lesmeister
No. 09 Deodorant
Milk + Honey
“I actually don’t use deodorant regularly, and I feel like my body has adjusted. However, sometimes I will if I’m going to be out all day, or if I know that I will be sweating over a long period of time. This is my favorite—it is aluminum free and baking soda free. It goes on easy, doesn’t leave any residue, and lasts for hours.” – Sam Hyatt
“Sandalwood scent that lasts all day delivered in the most sophisticated yet subtle way possible.” – June Chow
“I rarely use deodorant. In fact, before I did laser hair removal under my arms, I didn’t really even sweat. Then the hair removal made me feel sweaty and a bit smelly, so I started trying the all-natural deodorants and I thought they made me smell worse. My body has since regulated itself so I am back to no deodorant. If I am working out or it’s hot and humid and I’m outside all day, I will turn to a bad-for-you deodorant, but hey, it’s few and far between and I’m only human, so I don’t stress out about it. I am very interested to read the recommendations in this post and try some all-natural ones again.” – Sarah Howard