If you know me, you know I’m always on the hunt to replace my day-to-day beauty products with natural ones. One that has proved difficult to find is a natural and aluminum-free deodorant that actually works. I stopped using “regular” deodorant a couple of years ago since I read aluminum is linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s -ah! It’s important to understand we use deodorant everyday and all that aluminum is being absorbed by your skin right next to your breast tissue — terrifying thought, I know. This is why I’ve spent a lot time, research, and money trying to find the perfect one. After wanting to give up, I decided to do another round of testing and am happy to say… I think I finally found it!
I’ve tested out 7 natural deodorants and here are my results:
1. Magnesium Deodorant, $12.90 – Love!
This is the latest one I’ve tried and I gotta say I love it! It does a great job of keeping me dry, which is very important for me. It’s been a great odor protecter too! It rolls on clear. I highly recommend letting it dry before putting your arms down after applying it. If you’re in a rush, just point your blow dryer to it for 5-10 seconds. It’s small enough to keep in your bag just in case you need to reapply – I haven’t had to so far. If you prefer a non-scented deodorant, I recommend this guy.
2. Bali Secrets, $12.99 – Love!
Bali Secrets is a great deodorant as well! It has a slight scent to it, but it went away after a while. If you don’t have a huge wetness problem, this one won’t dry you out like the magnesium may. Bali Secrets was great for protecting against odor too. It’s small enough to fit in your purse in case you ever need reapplication (I haven’t had to so far). Remember to let it dry before putting your arms down. Also, a little bit goes a long way.
Update: Bali Secrets does contain Potassium alum, which is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin. They form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. While this is a way better alternative to what you see in stores, it is not completely aluminum-free.
3. Lavanila, $12.81 – Meh!
I didn’t love this one. This deodorant is a white solid. I personally like clear deodorants because my underarms get a little discolored when I apply white deodarants to them. It didn’t help with keeping me dry. The scent isn’t bad, but it didn’t do the trick for me.
4. Tom’s, $3.26 – Nah!
The price is good, but it definitely didn’t work for me. It didn’t help with wetness or odor protection. If you don’t sweat too much or don’t have any odor, I would say it’s good for the price. However, if you work out and need heavier protection, this guy is not for you.
5. Lafe’s Aloe Spray Deodorant, $5.19 + Shipping – Nope!
I initially tried this stuff at a gym and thought it worked, but quickly realized it’s not good for day-to-day use. I applied it at night after showering at the gym and it was fine over night while I was sleeping, but that’s about it. My underarms stayed wet and it wasn’t a great odor protecter during the day.
6. Lush Greeench, $20.89 – So-So!
It will protect you for half the day, but you will need to reapply. The only problem is how do you re-apply loose powder without getting it all over your clothes? I made my own mixture of lush powder, coconut oil, and baking soda and turned it into a solid to fix that, but it just created more work. It somewhat protected from odor, but the wetness was still there. I prefer the magnesium or Bali secrets one over this guy.
7. Vitale 100% Confident, $18 – Ugh!
I’m beginning to think spray deodorants aren’t for me. This guy didn’t protect me from wetness or odor. I had to return it because it was a disappointment. This is alright if you don’t have wetness or don’t need odor protection.
In conclusion, Bali Secrets was my favorite because it protected me from wetness. The magnesium one is a close second if you don’t need a lot of wetness protection. I hope it works for you!
Stay healthy friends! Thanks for tuning in :)