The 8 Best Natural Deodorants

These options glide on smooth, keep underarms smelling fresh

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Our Top Picks
"A construction worker said it keeps up with the demand of his job."
"At this price, you can keep one in your bathroom and gym bag."
"This is one you'll want to take a nice, long whiff of."
"Scent-free and made with minimal ingredients."
"Apply it once and stay fresh throughout the day."
"While it’s not an antiperspirant, it'll keep you dry."
Best for Women:
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"Leaves out baking soda, which some find they’re sensitive to."
"This deodorant does the job better than non-sport deodorants."

Best Overall: Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant Stick

The vegan, mineral-based formula stops stink without relying on an overwhelming scent. It's loved for its ability to provide extra-strength protection, even on hot summer days. A construction worker reviewer even said the deodorant keeps up with the demand of his job. Others have even found that this stick can keep you free of body odor for an impressive 24 hours.

Best Budget: Arm & Hammer Essentials Solid Deodorant Fresh Wide Stick

In a market where deodorant can be expensive, this one is extremely well priced, making it a great entry into natural deodorants. Made without aluminum, parabens, or colors, this deodorant is a great performer. It contains baking soda, which is responsible for its anti-odor benefits.

Many people find that natural versions are irritating to their underarms, but people love how gentle this one is. At this price, you can keep one in your bathroom, in your gym bag, and at the office.

Best Smelling: Native Natural Deodorant Coconut and Vanilla

It’s no shock that the just-sweet-enough coconut and vanilla scent is the brand’s most popular, but this is one deodorant you want to take a nice, long whiff of. This deodorant is made of coconut oil, baking soda, and shea butter, and free of aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. Simply smelling good isn’t enough to keep it in the running as one of the best natural options out there—it seriously delivers on its promise to keep you free of stink.

Best for Sensitive Skin: CRYSTAL Deodorant Unscented Natural Deodorant

Crystal deodorant is made from mineral salts, which prevent odor. In other words, it doesn’t need fragrance to keep you sweet-smelling. Because the deodorant is scent-free and made with minimal ingredients (including those like parabens and phthalates, which can cause irritation), it’s great for those who have sensitive skin. What’s more, you’ll love the way that this glides on, leaving a thin layer that isn’t sticky. Simply put: it feels pretty good in your pits.

Best Sweat Preventing: Real Purity Roll-On Natural Deodorant

A true antiperspirant needs aluminum to plug sweat ducts. So, a chief complaint with natural deodorants is that they don’t do much to keep you dry. The company credits apricot oil for keeping skin dry while lavender oil prevents odor.

Another big plus: if you wear white t-shirts (or, for guys, undershirts) often, you know that deodorant leaves a nice yellow pit stain. Real Purity leaves nothing behind—no residue or stain.

Best for Men: Oars + Alps Natural DeodorantFresh Ocean Spalsha

Made without aluminum, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and talc, reviewers say they love the Fresh Ocean Scent. The formula wins major points for gliding on easily—a problem for many natural deodorants on the market—as well as clear, so it doesn’t stain clothes. Cornstarch helps sop up odors, an effect that men report is just as long lasting as traditional deodorants. And while it’s not an antiperspirant, heavy sweaters say it does a number to reduce wetness.

Best for Women: Kopari Deodorant

This pick has a light coconut scent and applies smoothly thanks to the coconut oil base. As a natural deodorant, it contains no aluminum, parabens, or phthalates, and it also leaves out baking soda (which some people find they’re sensitive to). Another plus? Kopari doesn’t leave behind residue or build up—no sticky pits here.

Best for Working Out: LAVANILA Sport Luxe Deodorant Vanilla Breeze

It’s a limited edition, so those interested may have to scoop it up asap. The company credits a botanical blend of rosemary, sage, green tea, as well as baking soda to sop up odors and keep underarms fresh. They also claim that beta glucans from yeast break down sweat so you stay dry.

While some note that it’s effective for 8 to 10 hours, others say that a reapply was a must, but that they were still pleased with the formula’s BO-blocking performance. The gel consistency is also easy to apply and leaves underarms feeling nourished.

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