Summer is coming in hot, and with it, dreaded underarm sweat. An average person sweats .8 to 1.4 liters every hour of exercise. That’s a water bottle full of sweat! We try to mask this stench by putting loads of antiperspirant on, but with all these chemicals, could we be doing more harm than good? Most regular antiperspirants contain aluminum, which temporarily blocks sweat glands and in turn prevents you from perspiring.
This sounds great, but applying a chemical that after multiple uses can start to interfere with your health isn’t worth it, especially when there are so many great healthy alternatives.
Enter in: Natural deodorants! These deodorants use essential oils and less harmful minerals to give you the same effect of traditional antiperspirants without the potential harm of aluminum.
We’ve done some digging to figure out what natural deodorants are the best and most effective for women’s bodies, just in time to beat the summer heat!
This easy-to-use deodorant spray is devoid of all unnecessary chemicals. Its main ingredients are sage, tea tree oil, and water. This minimalist combination not only creates an amazing scent but contains antibacterial properties that will keep your underarms happy ($14).
A beauty-editor favorite, Lavanila is for our girls looking for scents like vanilla lavender, vanilla grapefruit, and vanilla lemon. Lavanila believes that sweating is good for you! Their focus is on odor masking over anti-perspiring ($14).
Probably the most natural of all of our picks, Crystal is just a block of mineral salt. The crystal fights your stench by warding off bacteria by creating a bacteria fighting barrier ($7).
Tom’s of Maine Deodorant
Tom’s has been one of Whole Foods bestselling beauty products for a reason. Made with zinc ricinoleate which helps mask odors and aloe which helps to moisturize. Tom’s uses no artificial colors, flavors, or animal testing ($5).
Stank Stop Deodorant
Stank Stop uses coconut oil which naturally antibacterial to help minimize odors. Not only does it minimize odors but it also has moisturizing properties that keep your underarms smooth ($13).
Thinking about not only what you put in your body but also what you put on your body can make all the difference. Being able to get the same results from your deodorant without the nasty side effects is all the reason to make the switch!