These are the best non toxic deodorants that actually work! Deodorants that are aluminum free, fragrance free, paraben free and phthalate free. You can still smell good while using safe, clean deodorants that are made with natural, healthy ingredients.
Non Toxic Deodorant Brands
Most of us use deodorant every day. It's one of those products that almost everyone starts using at a young age to keep you smelling good. However, most people don't consider that when we apply deodorant, the ingredients don't stay on the surface of the skin. In fact, many of the ingredients get absorbed through our skin, into our blood stream and can thus impact our internal organs. This would be fine if all the ingredients used in deodorants were good for our health, but unfortunately, many conventional deodorants contain ingredients that can have negative health effects.
Conventional deodorants and antiperspirants can contain many different ingredients including aluminum, triclosan, phthalates, parabens and fragrances that are linked to a number of negative health effects including breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, impaired fetal development, hormone imbalances, infertility, allergies, neurological effects, decreased sperm counts and more. If you are interested in further reading around these issues please see the reference list at the end of this post, or read this article on my favourite safe deodorant or this article which discusses pregnancy safe deodorants where I talk more about them in detail. Some of the ingredients used in conventional deodorant are also bad for the environment. That's why it's so important to choose non toxic deodorants, or organic deodorants, which are both good for our health, and good for the environment. And to help you find the best non toxic deodorant brands and organic deodorants I am sharing a round up of my favourite brands that offer non toxic deodorants.
15 Non Toxic Deodorant Brands
The Beautycounter Clean Deo is my personal favourite safe deodorant stick. It neutralizes body odors, goes on clear with no white cast, absorbs sweat, smells amazing, comes in refillable containers (so it’s also better for the environment) and doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients or harmful chemicals. Beautycounter also checks every batch of their products for contaminants to ensure they are truly safe and that unwanted contaminants like benzene don't end up in the product by mistake. Plus it actually works! It can be hard to find non toxic deodorants that are not only safe but also work well.
Beautycounter deodorant is free from parabens, phthalates, triclosan and fragrances and is also scented with essential oils.
This deodorant is made with corn starch, coconut oil, baking soda, candelilla wax, castor seed oil, jojoba esters, beeswax and shea butter so it helps nourish and hydrate that sensitive underarm skin.
My personal favourite scents of the Beautycounter deodorant are the Coconut and Lavender ones. It also comes in a Clean Rose scent.
Beautycounter has been kind enough to give me a 20% discount code for my readers! Simply shop through this link and use the code CLEANFORALL20 at checkout to get 20% off your order (this will work for other products on the site too so if there is anything else you are interested in add it to your cart at the same time).
Primally Pure Deodorant
My second favourite non toxic deodorant! The Primally Pure deodorant is also a great option because it’s made with all natural ingredients, is paraben free and is only scented with essential oils and contains no artificial or synthetic fragrances.
It also comes in many different scents including lavender, blue tansy, charcoal, geranium, lemongrass, tea tree and unscented. My favourite scents are the lavender and blue tansy. And if you are sensitive to baking soda or have sensitive skin, their baking soda free options are a great choice.
Ingredients in the Primally Pure deodorant include grass-fed tallow, fair trade coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, kaolin clay (to help detoxify and non-nano zinc oxide (to help soothe irritation).
This is a deodorant brand that is locally produced in Calgary where I live, so of course, I had to include them!.
Routine is an all-natural deodorant that comes in glass jars or sticks. The glass jars are refillable. So they are great for the environment as they don't produce any waste.
Routine deodorant ingredients include: coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide, corn starch, kaolin clay, beeswax, essential oils, cacao seed butter, shea butter, tocopherol, and olive fruit oil. They also offer baking soda free options so if you are sensitive to baking soda the Routine deodorant is a great choice.
Routine deodorant comes in over 20 different scents so no matter what smells you like you are sure to find a formula you like.
I don’t have a discount code for Routine deodorant but you can shop for it here.
Ursa Major Deodorant
Another popular natural deodorant brand, Ursa Major deodorant, comes in many different formulas including deodorant sticks and also deodorant sprays.
This award-winning natural deodorant eliminates underarm odor causing bacteria, while absorbing excess moisture and also soothing the skin.
Ursa Major deodorant is formulated without petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs.
The ingredients in the Ursa Major deodorant includes: water, propanediol, sodium stearate, tapioca starch, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, silica, kaolin clay, glyceryl caprylate, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cellulose gum, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, glyceryl undecylenate, mentha piperita oil, shea butter, tocopheryl acetate, hops extract, royal jelly extract, citrus limon peel extract, geranium maculatum oil, mentha arvensis leaf oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, matricaria flower extract, panax quinquefolium root extract, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, limonene, linalool.
Acure Fragrance Free Deodorant
The Acure fragrance free deodorant is another great clean option. It is aluminum free and great for those with sensitive skin. This deodorant stick is made with organic ingredients and is also vegan, certified cruelty-free, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free and formaldehyde free.
BeNat All Natural Deodorant
The BeNat All Natural Deodorant is a great clean deodorant option. It is aluminum free and plastic free and made with all natural ingredients. It is formulated without parabens, phthalates, and talc. This deodorant is scented with essential oils and has long lasting odor protection. This natural deodorant is also eco-friendly and biodegradable. It's formulated for men, women and teens.
Desert Essence Deodorant
Another deodorant brand that is easily found in drug stores and grocery stores is the Desert Essence Deodorant. This deodorant is free of chemicals like propylene glycol and aluminum that can irritate the skin and this formula is also cruelty free and vegan. The Desert Essence deodorant is also one of the more affordable safe deodorant options.
Each & Every Deodorant
The Each & Every Deodorant is one of the highest rated natural deodorants I have come across. It is made with 6 clean ingredients and essential oils and uses dead sea salt instead of baking soda so it's great for sensitive skin. Since it's made with no baking soda it's great for all skin types and comes in a variety of scents. Each & Every deodorant is EWG verified and made recyclable plant-based packaging made from sugarcane.
Earth Mama Deodorant
Earth Mama makes many great natural products including a clean deodorant. The Earth Mama deodorant is made with baking soda and magnesium yet is still great for those with sensitive skin. It is dermatologist tested for irritation and this cruelty-free deodorant stick contains organic lavender, calendula and coconut oil, and is formulated especially for sensitive skin, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Schmidt's is another very popular brand that is easily found in most drug stores and grocery stores. In fact, they were one of the first natural deodorant brands and have been making natural deodorant since 2010!
Schmidt's deodorant is another deodorant stick that comes in many different scents and they also have a sensitive skin formula as well.
Some of the ingredients in Schmidt's deodorant include: Magnesium Hydroxide, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Baking Soda, Candelilla Wax, and Vitamin E. They also use essential oils to scent their deodorants meaning that they are free from synthetic fragrances and are a great clean beauty option.
In addition, they make many different deodorants including vegan formulas and formulas with CBD.
Some of the natural ingredients in the Humble deodorant include: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Non-GMO Corn Starch, Baking Soda, Beeswax, Essential Oils & Botanical Extracts.
Another great thing about Humble deodorant is that the deodorant containers are made from recycled plastic (75% PCR).
Piper Wai Deodorant
The Piper Wai Deodorant comes in both a stick and a jar format depending on your preference. This deodorant is formulated with clean ingredients that absorb moisture, and provide long-lasting odor protection. It is formulated with activated charcoal to help absorb even more moisture and uses a proprietary blend of 11 therapeutic-grade essential oils to give PiperWai deodorant its signature spa-like scent of citrus and mint.
Pretty Frank Deodorant
The Pretty Frank Deodorant is another brand that offers natural deodorant in both sticks and jars depending on your preference. Pretty Frank deodorant is made with natural and organic ingredients and is free from harsh chemicals or harsh ingredients. This deodorant uses ingredients that are safe enough to eat, cruelty-free, vegan, sulfate-free, gluten-free, and without parabens or GMOs.
Native deodorant is one of the more popular and readily available natural deodorant brands on the market. In fact, many grocery stores and drug stores carry the Native deodorant. It’s aluminum free, paraben free, synthetic fragrance free and also free of other harmful chemicals.
They offer a regular deodorant stick, a plastic free deodorant (that comes in a paperboard container so it's better for the environment), and a sensitive skin deodorant. The Native deodorant comes in many difference scents including: Coconut and Vanilla, Eucalyptus and Mint, Cucumber and Mint, Citrus and Herbal Musk, Lavender and Rose, Unscented, and Charcoal. I would personally only recommend using their unscented option, as they don't disclose the ingredients in their fragrances which always makes me a little hesitant because we don't know exactly what ingredients they are using.
Some of the ingredients in the Native deodorant include: shea butter, coconut oil, baking soda, magnesium hydroxide and they are also aluminum free, phthalate free and talc free.
Rocky Mountain Soap Deodorant
Rocky Mountain Soap makes both deodorant creams and deodorant sticks that also come in many different scents including tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, unscented, citron, geranium, vanilla sage, neroli and spruce.
Some of the ingredients in the Rocky Mountain Soap deodorant include: coconut oil, abyssinian seed oil, kaolin clay, magnesium hydroxide, and arrowroot powder. It's also vegan and GMO free.
Another great thing about their jar deodorant (the cream deodorant) is that the jar made from 100% repurposed plastic and is returnable so it's better for the environment and the stick deodorant container is 100% recyclable.
Frequently asked questions:
Dove’s deodorants and antiperspirants are not safe or non toxic. Moreover, some of their products contain aluminum which is a big no-no. And in fact, all of them contain fragrances (even the ones labelled as “fragrance free”). Fragrances often contain ingredients that are hormone disruptors. And can also have other negative health effects.
Baking soda itself isn't bad, but some people are sensitive to it. Baking soda is very alkaline with a pH of around 8.3, so when it's used in deodorant, especially in larger concentrations, a reaction can occur with your slightly acidic skin where you may develop a rash or redness.
Detoxing your armpits is where you mask your armpits using a charcoal mask or clay mask. In addition, this can help with the transition from switching from conventional deodorant to natural or non toxic deodorant.
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