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6 Natural Deodorants That Work: Eco-Chick Tested


I’ve reviewed my favorite natural deodorants, from stick to cream to paste and roll-on: Check it out, and let me know if you have one that you love which I’ve missed!

This video only includes natural deodorants that I’ve used and have found effective at deodorizing (none of these are antiperspirants, which I haven’t worn since I was 17). Why? When you block your body from sweating, it just makes you sweat more—I know by the time I was 16, I was using extra-strength Secret and still soaking through sweaters. As soon as I quit using antiperspirants, I stopped sweating so much within a couple weeks. So, I only use deodorants, never antiperspirants, as they end up being useless anyway.

Brands included are:

Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil: $12.79
Schmidt’s Deodorant: $9.00
Tom’s of Maine (Long-lasting deodorant for Men and Women):  $4.99
Fig & Yarrow: $14.00 (for travel size shown)
Dr. Hauschka: $24.00
Weleda: $14.00 (for large bottle)

Main Image via Flickr User Elvert Barnes.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.