Whether you spend your summer dutifully sweating it out at the yoga studio or reluctantly in your tiny, un-air-conditioned apartment, it’s necessary to have a trustworthy deodorant at hand to keep B.O. at bay. Yet while extra-strength antiperspirants may keep you dry and fresh all day, they may not contain the kinds of ingredients that you want to put into your body. But that doesn’t mean that you have to offend your office mates with eau de summer sweat—there are some natural options here that get the job done.
Organic and naturally based deodorants may not have the same antiperspirant power as clinical-strength options, but that’s not such a bad thing. Sweating is natural, after all, and a couple natural ingredients make it easy to fight off odor-causing bacteria. Cruelty-free deodorants that contain things like coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils will make a major difference in your medicine cabinet, and make sure that you smell great on the hottest days of the year. Processed, aluminum-based deodorants are the pits. Flip through the gallery to find the natural options keeping us fresh.