Summer will be here before we know it, and as excited as we may be for the beach, rooftop margaritas, and Summer Fridays, it’s inevitable that we’ll find ourselves miserable and melting in sweltering heat at one point or another. This means it’s pretty crucial to go into summer equipped with a hardworking, long-lasting deodorant to combat any potential bad body odor and keep us fresh all day long (because who has time to reapply?).
Luckily for us, fans of all-natural everything, the natural deodorant market has been growing in a major way, making it much easier—and more affordable—to jump on the natural personal care bandwagon.
We put some of the newest natural deodorant sticks, creams, sprays, and more to the test, and, we must say, we’re pretty pleased with the results. Rather than preventing our bodies from sweating (which is a completely normal and healthy body function, by the way) like traditional antiperspirants or using harsh chemicals to keep the stink at bay, these formulas use all sorts of nature-based ingredients such as arrowroot powder and essential oils to deodorize, absorb, and keep you feeling fresh. Some even have hydrating goodness, such as coconut oil or shea butter, making your anti-B.O. experience a luxurious and nourishing one. Why wouldn’t you treat your deodorant application as a feel-good self-care ritual?
Read on to get the lowdown on 13 no-fail products to stick in your medicine cabinet before it gets too hot.
Boscia, Charcoal Deodorant, $20, available at Boscia.
This charcoal deodorant's formula is a unique powder spray with a lovely fresh scent. Not only does it keep you feeling dry and smelling good all day long, but the charcoal base also works to draw out impurities.
Schmidt’s, Charcoal And Magnesium Mineral-Enriched Deodorant, $9.99, available at Schmidt’s.
This natural stick deodorant is enriched with magnesium, baking soda, and plant-based powders to absorb wetness and neutralize odor. The selling point here? The non-greasy and non-sticky formula leaves no residue and smells incredible (like “freshly fallen rain”), making it a must.
Ursa Major, No B.S. Deodorant, $18, available at Ursa Major.
While we’ve long been fans of Ursa Major’s Hoppin' Fresh deodorant, the new “No B.S.” formula is a godsend for anyone with extra-sensitive pits. This new unscented, baking soda-free formula still eliminates odor, absorbs moisture, and lasts as long as the original, but won’t cause any irritation on sensitive skin.
Milk Makeup, Natural Deodorant, $14, available at Sephora.
Milk Makeup’s deodorant glides on clear, using natural and organic ingredients such as lavender oil to sooth and nourish your pits while keeping you smelling fresh.
Venus In Leo, Classic Deodorant Balm in ‘Rosemary Grapefruit,’ $9, available at Venus In Leo.
This deodorant cream smells incredible—especially the Rosemary Grapefruit scent. The base consists of coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, making for an ultra-nourishing and moisturizing experience.
Pacifica, Coconut Milk And Gardenia Deodorant Wipes, $9, available at Pacifica.
These nifty wipes are a true lifesaver. Throw them in your bag or a desk drawer whenever you need a quick midday refresher. Oh, and they smell beyond amazing,
Freedom, Lavender Citrus Deodorant, $16, available at Freedom.
This completely natural formula is chock-full of great ingredients, from healing and moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil to detoxifying coriander and cypress.
Agent Nateur, holi(Rose) Deodorant, $26, available at Agent Nateur.
These handmade deodorant sticks are safe for even the most sensitive skin, scented with both rose and sandalwood—a natural pheromone and deodorant.
Lather, Lavender and Bergamot Deodorant Crème, $14, available at Lather.
This cream dries quickly into a powdery, non-sticky finish with a fresh, herbal scent, working to neutralize odor while still allowing your body to naturally perspire.
E.O., Certified Organic Deodorant Spray Tea Tree, $6.99, available at E.O.
This spray-on formula uses organic ethanol to wipe out odor immediately and tea tree for a fresh and cooling scent.
Tarte, Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, $14, available at Sephora.
This natural deodorant stick has a heavenly vanilla scent and uses natural plant starches to keep odors neutralized all day long. While the formula looks creamy, it leaves behind no white marks, streaking, or wetness.
Native, Deodorant in ‘Grapefruit And Bergamot,’ $12, available at Native.
This natural stick formula uses extremely nourishing and simple ingredients with a natural oil-blended scent that’s light and refreshing.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, Botanical Cream Deodorant, $29, available at Credo Beauty.
This cream-to-powder formula invisibly absorbs natural perspiration throughout the day, keeping you dry and fresh while also deodorizing and hydrating your underarms.