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15 Top-Rated Natural Deodorants That ACTUALLY Work

There’s no avoiding it: finding the best natural deodorant is a trial-and-error process. Since all bodies react differently to different formulas and ingredients, it’s hard to know which will be right for you until you try it. So why take the chance? Because typical antiperspirants contain aluminum and other icky chemicals that we definitely don’t want on our skin—nontoxic is always the safer choice. To make the switch easier, we curated a list of the best top-rated, harm-free (and aluminum-free) natural deodorants across several stores and sites, from luxury beauty shops to Amazon. You still might have to try a few before you fall in love, but when you do, it’ll be so worth it.

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Kopari Coconut Deodorant

One common issue with natural deodorant is that it can be irritating, often due to ingredients like baking soda, which reduces smell but at the expense of smooth skin. Kopari’s deodorant, however, is totally free of baking soda and gluten, in addition to the major no-nos (like aluminum, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and petrochemicals). The result? A moisturizing, non-sticky product that soaks up any bad scents with sage and coconut oils.

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Living Libations Poetic Pits

Living Libations is known for its approach to all-natural, pure botanic beauty. It makes sense, then, that the brand’s Poetic Pits deodorant is a combination of 100% concentrated organic essential oils, containing no chemicals or extra ingredients. While the scent is formulated to make underarms smell fantastic, we recommend a patch test first, since some skin reacts negatively to pure essential oils.

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Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant

Formulated with sage and green tea and without baking soda, Megababe’s Rosy Pits deodorant is great for sensitive skin. It also goes on clear, so you don’t have to worry about it getting all over your clothes. Reviewers recommend this one for ladies who love a rosy, perfumy scent.

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Native Deodorant

One of the most popular natural deodorants on Amazon and one of the most affordable, Native Deodorants are designed with strength for men and women, and they come in plenty of scent options to please anyone. The brand uses baking soda to counteract body odor, but also includes soothing ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter to prevent irritation.

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Freedom Lavender Citrus Deodorant

Freedom’s stick deodorants are scented with pure essential oils, rather than artificial fragrances, to keep you smelling fresh the natural way. The brand also makes an unscented version for sensitive skin, which is great for those switching from antiperspirant to natural deodorant for the first time.

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Soapwalla Original Deodorant Cream

This whipped-texture cream deodorant from Soapwalla is top-rated on The Detox Market for a few reasons: it’s unisex, it’s stain-free, and it expertly controls odor with its blend of vegetable powders, clays, and essential oils. If that’s not enough to convince you, just look at the enthusiasm all over the reviews page—shoppers are nothing short of obsessed with the product.

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Little Seed Farm Natural Deodorant Cream: Activated Charcoal

Another Amazon favorite, Little Seed Farm’s cream deodorant with activated charcoal earns pages of praise, thanks to its baking soda-free formula, high-quality organic ingredients, and recyclable packaging. It’s also all handmade on a family farm in Tennessee, so you can feel good knowing that every purchase supports a small U.S. business.

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Corpus Natural Deodorant: Santalum

Corpus Natural Deodorant has earned acclaim in the industry for its marketing as a chic luxury beauty product, with its elegant packaging and elevated natural fragrance notes. The product is also free of baking soda and synthetic ingredients, making it effective for sensitive skin.

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Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant

Made from hops, aloe vera, baking soda, kaolin clay, and eucalyptus, Ursa Major’s Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant neutralizes odors and absorbs moisture while soothing skin. This invigorating deodorant also provides a cooling sensation with its aromatic blend of ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon.

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Schmidt's Natural Deodorant: Rose and Vanilla

One of the key players in the natural deodorant game, Schmidt’s is an affordable classic. This version uses baking soda and has a rougher texture, so some with sensitive skin may want to stay away, but for those who can handle it, the scent is heavenly and truly neutralizes all odor.

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Agent Nateur holi(rose) No4 Deodorant

Deodorant with sex appeal? Yep, you heard that correctly. Agent Nateur’s holi(Rose) formula contains a blend of rose and sandalwood that acts as both a natural deodorant and a pheromone, according to the brand’s site, which also describes the scent as “loving” and “intoxicating.”

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Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

Also in the “looks beautiful in the bathroom” category, this chic deodorant from Malin + Goetz uses antiseptic eucalyptus extract and odor-neutralizing citronellyl to keep you smell-free all day. The product goes on clear and leaves no residue, and it’s loved by both men and women for its subtle yet refreshing scent.

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Qhemet Biologics Sedge & Bee Natural Deodorant

The Sedge & Bee Deodorant from Qhemet Biologics earns top ratings at Sephora for its simple yet effective formula of coconut oil, baking soda, and cornstarch. Some reviewers recommend dabbing it on rather than sliding it on, since the formula can be a bit creamy or sticky, but once you have that down, it’s smooth, smell-free sailing from there.

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Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick

Ah, the deodorant crystal. The slightly more time-consuming process may not be for everyone (you have to wet the product or your underarms first, apply it, and then allow your pits to dry before getting dressed), but for those who make the commitment, it’s worthy of a 4.5/5-star Amazon rating for its amazing efficacy.

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Underarmed Natural Active Botanical Deodorant

Under-the-radar brand Underarmed may not be sold in any fancy stores, but don’t let that deter you. The deodorants are produced in small batches as a family business and sold on Amazon to the delight of a few hundred reviewers, who praise the product for its organic ingredients and potent formula. If it doesn’t work for you, the brand offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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