Deodorant seems to be one of the last frontiers of natural beauty. Give us a toxin-free face cream or lip balm any day, but mess with our pits? Let’s just say we’re a little bit more particular (and discriminating) when it comes to the products that claim to keep body odor at bay. The stuff needs to work!

So, rather than just round up a list of new deodorants for you, I decided to consult with some of my savviest friends and the Camille Styles editorial team about the natural deodorants that they rely on to stay fresh, even in the sweatiest of circumstances.

These women don’t mess around, I assure you, so you can be sure that you’re going to hear the true nitty-gritty on clean deodorants that do the trick, minus the nasty chemicals. You may have to troubleshoot a few options when figuring out which formula works best for you, but trust, it’s worth it. What works for one body doesn’t always work for another! But in the end, the search is always worth it. 

Keep scrolling for the best natural deodorants…

Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant

 “Deodorant is typically one of those utilitarian products, like toothpaste, that are staples in your toiletry bag but not necessarily luxurious or exciting. Or, so I thought, until I discovered this heavenly-scented roll-on from Dr. Hauschka. The rose scent is pure and clean, like a charming French fragrance, and the soothing formula makes my pits feel downright pampered. If you’ve doubted whether your deodorant can make you happy…well, you haven’t tried this one.” — Tara Rasmus, beauty writer 

Buy it here.

Schmidt’s Stick Bergamot & Lime Deodorant

“I took a chance on this deodorant after searching for a natural one that was effective and that I didn’t have to reapply during the day, especially because I was pregnant and then nursing (which, by the way, apparently causes body odor). I love that this one is totally natural, non-drying, non-greasy, and smells fresh.” — Liz Teich, fashion stylist and blogger at The New York Stylist

Buy it here.

Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

“I started using this at the tail end of the summer after my boyfriend found it in our medicine cabinet, unopened. He liked it so much that he threw out his old deodorant and promptly made me switch, too. I love the fresh scent—and the fact that none of my T-shirts are stained yellow anymore.”— Lauren Caruso, fashion editor and creative consultant

I’m weirdly addicted to the scent of this deodorant. It’s a little medicinal smelling but in a lovely, soothing way. I’m a pretty sweaty person in general, so I struggle with natural deodorants feeling a little too moist (sorry) under my arms, but this one goes on smooth and stays that way. Unless I’m doing something seriously active, I don’t feel the need to reapply throughout the day, which I typically do with a natural deodorant. — Caitlin Clark, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Herban Cowboy Natural Grooming Deodorant in Dusk

“This lightweight, gentle-on-skin deodorant is a perennial choice. Like all natural deodorants, it doesn’t keep me 100% dry, but it keeps me smelling fresh—and isn’t that what really counts?” — Annie Tomlin, writer and beauty editor

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Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream

“I’m not the kind of woman who perspires delicate dew drops. I’m a heavy sweater and I’ve got the yellow armpit stains to prove it. I’d been looking to switch to a natural deo because I’d heard that they eliminated the whole staining problem thanks to a lack of aluminum. Then this gorgeous little tube of magnesium-and-baking-soda deo arrived on my doorstep and everything changed. It not only controlled my sweat, but also smelled amazing and, as I had hoped, no more yellow. I’ve been wearing light-colored shirts with abandon ever since.” — Megan McIntyre, beauty writer

Buy it here.


Arm & Hammer Essentials Deodorant

“I hate to say it, but I’ve tried a lot of cutely-branded natural deodorants and found that none of them work for me. In fact, I felt like they made me smell worse… ew! When a friend recommended Arm & Hammer Essentials Deodorant, I was skeptical, but willing to give it a try. To my surprise, it works! Literally love this stuff, and feel like it offers the right amount of protection, but with no aluminum and no parabens. Yay!” — Chanel Dror, writer and editor

Buy it here.

Keep reading for our editorial team’s picks!

Corpus Naturals Third Rose Deodorant

This is the only natural deodorant (and I’ve tried almost all of them) that actually works, as in I don’t get sweaty under my armpits (and thus not smelly either) when I use it. And don’t just take my word for it, read the 93 reviews for Third Rose (my fave scent) because they also say the same thing! The other bonus is that it doesn’t run down my arm after sweating during a workout (yes, a lot of other brands have done this and even stained my clothes!), it doesn’t burn my skin, and it doesn’t have an overwhelming scent either.

My husband and teenage son are also huge fans and that’s saying something! My favorite scent is Third Rose with rose, Italian mandarin, violet, and cedar root but my husband prefers the Cedar Flora flavor with cedar, white musk, jasmine, and guaiac wood. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but it lasts a long time and if it works, it’s worth it. It’s also one of the prettiest on the market IMO.  — Sacha Strebe, deputy editor, and seconded by Caitlin Clark, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Crystal Mineral Deodorant

When my sister first recommended this old-school drugstore brand years ago, I was skeptical, to say the least. I had been through the entire natural deodorant roller coaster and found myself with few viable options (thanks to a baking soda and arrowroot powder sensitivity.) But this affordable roll-on deodorant has become my daily go-to. I love the lavender scent, how gentle it is on my skin, and the fact that it actually works. I’ll do a second application midday on a hot and humid summer afternoon, but otherwise, it’s got me covered. — Lourdes Avila Uribe, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Cowshed Deodorant Spray 

f you don’t yet know about Soho House’s apothecary line, allow me to introduce you to your new fave, Cowshed. Years ago during a stay at Soho Beach House in Miami, it was love at first scent. Ever since, I’ve coveted everything from Cowshed’s collection, from body lotions to shower gels. One of my personal faves is their gender-neutral deodorant, which features organic aloe vera, peppermint, and lemongrass for a fresh feeling that lasts for hours. — Anne Campbell, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant Spray

If you’re generally averse to deodorant sprays, then you’ll have to give this one a shot. It smells like perfume without being too overpowering and does an incredible job at keeping BO at bay. I love how accessible it is, I usually just snag it during my Whole Foods run, and that it uses essential oils to rebalance your natural musk. If your skin can tolerate oil-based fragrances, then give this baby a try. And don’t worry, it’s never stained my clothes. I usually keep one tucked away in my bag and another in my desk for a quick spritz on especially gross days. — Lourdes Avila Uribe, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Fat and the Moon Sensitive Pit Cream

I have very sensitive skin and in the summer when I’m shaving my underarms frequently, other natural deodorants have caused crazy outbreaks and rashes. Eep! This cream is lightly scented with vetiver and basil (which I love) and doesn’t have baking soda which can be a big culprit for breakouts with natural deo. It’s moisturizing and never leaves white marks—I’ve tried so many others but always come back to this one. Love! — Lauren Zielinski, contributing editor

Buy it here.

Primally Pure Lavender Deodorant

I have tried countless non-toxic deodorants, and this is my tried-and-true. Not only does it last all day, but the scent is subtle and the ingredients are gentle (and organic!). I only have to apply this once, and it lasts all day—even in the summer. — Edie Horstman, contributing wellness editor

Buy it here.

This post was originally published on January 23, 2018, and has since been updated.

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Comments (11)
  1. 1
    Karin January 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Sorry, but I had some embarrassing moments using Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Deodorant….

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    natalie January 23, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Lafe’s “Active” roll-on deodorant is by far the best, most effective and unobtrusive deodorant I’ve ever tried. Natural ingredients, to boot & made in Austin, TX. LOVE Lafe’s!!

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  3. 3
    Olga Olgitsa (@Olgaolis) January 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I love the Korres deodorant! To me it smells really nice and fresh but very subtly!

    Love,
    Olga from Myme

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  4. 4
    Michelle Louise Love January 24, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Do you know if any of these are cruelty free? I would like to move away from chemical laden products but want to find things that aren’t tested on animals.

    michellelouiselove.com

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    • Sarah October 27, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Try the Dr.Mist deodorant- best I have ever tried and not tested on animals 🙂

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    Dana Kurth January 26, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Whiffcraft (in Canada) crafts fantaaaastic all-natural (and cruelty-free) coconut deodorants. I’ve tried others but this has been the only one I’ve liked that works too. And they have various essential oil blends to choose from. Find their web site, they ship!

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  6. 6
    Natalie March 2, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Love the sound of some of these natural deodorants.

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

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    Rebecca April 27, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    How do we measure up? Lume is clinically proven to control odor for up to 48 hours!
    Lume is also natural – no aluminum, no baking soda, vegan, and cruelty-free.

    Read more about it: https://lumedeodorant.com/blog/9-reasons-organic-deodorants/#.WuP2IIjwY2w

    Let us know if you try us out, we’d love to hear from you.

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    beauties forever August 26, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Just what I was looking for, it’s perfect! Thank you!

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