The 7 Best Natural Deodorants To Keep You Stink-Free All Day

These *really* work.

Daley Quinn |

Looking to switch to a natural deodorant? First, some background: Natural deodorants are free of aluminium salts, the active ingredient in antiperspirant that stops your body from sweating. Instead, natural deodorants use other ingredients — like baking soda, clays, or zinc salts — to soak up the oils, bacteria, and sweat that can develop in your armpits and lead to odour.

Fair warning: For some people, natural deodorants can cause irritation and itchiness, so finding the best natural deodorant that doesn’t irritate your skin but does neutralise odour can be tricky.

Since deodorant doesn’t actually stop the production of sweat like an antiperspirant does, you’ll still sweat a bit (a feeling that will take avid antiperspirant users a bit to get used to). But once you accept a little sweat, you’ll love that these best natural deodorants keep your pits happy and healthy.

1/ Simply Bee All-Natural Roll-On Deodorant

This deo is ideal for those with sensitive skin, and it uses antibacterial tea tree, neem and lavender to neutralise the bacteria which cause your sweat to smell bad.

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Simply Bee All-Natural Roll-On Deodorant

R 78

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READ MORE: Here’s All The Reasons Your Armpits Itch And Exactly What To Do About It

2/ Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant

This earth-friendly deodorising power, is super gentle, and naturally scented with real rose extract for a delicate, clean, feel and smell. It’s also free of baking soda, which can cause irritation in some people.

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Dr. Haushka Rose Deodorant

R 296

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3/ Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant Stick

This deodorant stick is totally free of harmful heavy metals, petro-chemicals, and plastics (yay!). It also has a light, citrus-y scent that will keep you feeling and smelling fresh.

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Schmidt Bergamot + Lime Deodorant Stick

R 159

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4/ Ben & Anna Natural Soda Deodorant Pure

The ultra lux, vegan formulation of shea butter, arrowroot and other plant ingredients controls odour, wetness and moisturises the skin (without irritating it).

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Ben & Anna Natural Soda Deodorant Pure

R 165

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5/ Earthsap Tea-Tree & Lemon Roll-On

This roll-on contains essential oils like lemon oil which won’t harm or irritate the skin.

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Earthsap Tea-Tree & Lemon Roll-On

R 59

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READ MORE: 4 Reasons Why You’ve Suddenly Developed Dark Armpits

6/ Jozi Organic Fragrance Free Roll-on

If you’re looking for something that’s fragrance-free then try the Jozi Organic Fragrance Free Roll-on — it’s made from plant derived organic ingredients with absolutely no nasties.

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Jozi Organic Fragrance Free Roll-on

R 92

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7/ LUSH T’eo Solid Deodorant

This solid deodorant bar contains juniperberry, tea tree and lemon oil which limits bacterial growth and helps keep you fresh.

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LUSH T'eo Solid Deodorant

R 105

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