Don’t sweat it! Summer has arrived but we’ve got your back (and your pits) with our roundup of the best natural deodorants to keep you fresh—and toxin free—this season and beyond. —Jeanine Gordon
ICYMI, pong is Australian/British slang for a bad smell—something that none of us want to be associated with. No Pong All Natural Anti Odourant is the solution we’ve been looking for to keep our underarms fresh all day long. Promising 12 hours of protection, we love their best-selling Original B.O. Buster ($9) for it’s all-natural formula that’s free of aluminum, triclosan, and parabens.
Keep your pits smelling rosy this summer with Schmidt’s Rose Vanilla natural deodorant ($8 at Shoppers Drug Mart). Even the scent name sounds dreamy, but rest assured that this certified vegan deodorant is free from both artificial fragrances and aluminum. Schmidt’s products are vitamin-rich and designed to nourish even the most sensitive skin types.
We love pretty much anything that Escents does, and their deodorant is right up there on our list. Their Natural Deodorant ($16) offers long-lasting protection using vegetable proteins, aloe and chamomile. Personally, we love the lavender scent that’s every bit as lovely as it is free from nasty toxins. Escents also makes a Crystal Deodorant Body Spray ($16), for those of us like a spritz-and-go option.
Leave it to fan-favourite, Rocky Mountain Soap Co. to deliver the perfect deodorant that works for both you and the man in your life. Their Unscented Liquid Crystal Deodorant ($11) is a winner for people of any gender who wants to banish odour and clogged pores in an all-natural way.
There are plenty of things to love about Attitude Living’s Super Leaves Biodegradable Deodorant ($10). First off, the Lemon Leaves scent is to die for. Secondly, it’s packed with antioxidants to hydrate and smooth your underarms, and last—but not least—the all-paper packaging means you can kiss plastic goodbye, giving you all the good vibes you need to smell fresh this summer.
New from L’Occitane, Verbena the Incredible Deodorant Recipe ($24), enriched with natural-origin ingredients and including essential oils, natural baking soda and organic verbena extract from Provence, offers a creamy and powdery texture that does not clog pores and leaves a non-sticky finish. It is available starting June 24th, 2020.
Swap skin-clogging ingredients—like aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium—for natural, mineral salt-based deodorants that keep you fresh, while letting your skin breathe. From Saje, spray-on deodorants like the award-winning Peaceful Warrior and best-selling Exotic ($12 each) are ideal for use on-the-go and can even be misted over clothes without risk of staining!