When it comes to clean beauty, one of the biggest questions is, “but which clean deodorant actually works?!” The struggle to find a non-toxic deodorant can be very real and that’s because so many of the non-toxic deodorants, truth be told, are not great. Even the good ones, relative to the chemical filled anti-antiperspirants, are an adjustment as well.
I personally have tried dozens – Tom’s, Schmidt’s, Agent Nateur, Ursa Major, etc. – you name it, I’ve probably applied it. Through my trial and error, I’ve narrowed down my favorites to these three (albeit I’m always open to finding anything else that’s excellent so please share if you have one you love!):
A girlfriend was adamant that I give this one a try, so I did, and I’ve been using it regularly every since. Primally Pure is not an antiperspirant – sweat is a healthy and normal and it’ll still happen here – but it does mask body odor with its pleasant fragrance. It also glides on beautifully, has never irritated my skin and I’m quite fond of the lavender vibes.
I had a meeting with someone who works in the vitamin business so naturally I asked her about all of her favorite wellness and clean beauty products. Real Purity was one of them. She swore by it! So, being the clean beauty junky that I am, I ordered it. Given that soooo many of the other non-toxic deodorants I tried were sticks, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Real Purity is a wet roll-on. Created with the most sensitive skin in mind, it’s a quick-drying formula that helps fight sweat-inducing activity. The pure essential oils provide a long-lasting, clean scent, while organic aloe and kosher vegetable glycerin keep your skin dry.
Vapour AER Deodorant
This was recently sent my way and I was eager to try it since I’m a fan of many of Vapour’s products (plus, Tara from How You Glow raved about it and I fully trust her). AER glides on easily, transforming from a gel to powder and the effect is a light-as-air barrier, allowing skin to breathe while confronting odor-causing bacteria in a lasting way.