The Greatest Pure Deodorants for Ladies [That Work!]


Should you’ve been following The Wholesome Maven for a short time now then you realize I’ve been on a pure deodorant journey for the final yr. As a self-described clear magnificence addict, some of the widespread questions I get is “what’s the very best pure deodorant for girls?” and for the longest time I couldn’t reply it.

There have been some deodorants that stood out to me and others I might by no means use once more however irrespective of how arduous I researched, I couldn’t discover an all pure deodorant evaluate that wasn’t someway tied to a model or sponsored not directly. I needed a non-biased evaluate of the very best pure deodorant by somebody who really makes use of them. So in true Maven vogue I went out to create the answer myself.


  1. Why Use Pure Deodorant? 
  2. Does Pure Deodorant Really Work?
  3. The Greatest Pure Deodorants for Ladies
  4. Methods to Heal Rash from Pure Deodorant

It’s been 10 months since I began out on this journey and I’m not gonna lie, I’m prepared for it to be finished.

I’ve tried over 20 pure deodorants!

I used every for not less than 1 week (normally extra) and examined them in several situations from sweaty exercises to doing completely nothing. I’ve additionally realized an EXCEPTIONAL quantity of details about my armpits – one thing I by no means thought I might deep dive into. And naturally, my spreadsheet loving mind has tracked all of this information alongside the best way. However the time has come for me to share a few of my favorites and a few of the supposed finest pure deodorants that I might by no means attain for ever once more.

I attempted my finest to be as complete as attainable however I’m sure a few of you’ll not discover your favorites on this checklist. I excluded sure merchandise as a result of whereas they had been marketed as “non-toxic”, they weren’t precisely utilizing the cleanest elements OR the product was considerably obscure and tough to search out and/or ship worldwide. Nonetheless, this checklist nonetheless contains over 20 choices so lower yo’ woman some slack – and please take a second to thank my armpits who’ve been put by way of this ringer this previous yr…you’re welcome.


As a result of all of the cool children are doing it…duh. Okay clearly not a ok purpose however I’ll do my finest to make a stable argument for why it is best to use all pure deodorant.

1. The elements

Have you ever seen what’s in standard deodorant? Possible you’ve glanced on the backside not less than as soon as in your life and seen an inventory of elements that seem like written in a unique language. However do you know that many of those elements might be extremely dangerous and poisonous to your physique? Let’s undergo a few them:

aluminum: that is the ingredient that clogs your pores and prevents sweating (extra on this beneath). Aluminum publicity has been linked to Alzheimers in addition to to build-up of estrogen within the physique which will also be correlated with elevated possibilities of breast and prostate most cancers.

parabens: these elements are used as a preservative in deodorants however may mimic estrogen in your physique. This results in hormonal disruptions and can be linked to breast and prostate cancers.

phthalates: these chemical compounds are used to make different elements extra versatile and are additionally used as perfume elements. They primarily have an effect on the endocrine system and publicity can result in early onset puberty in addition to breast most cancers later in life.

-Triclosan: An antibacterial chemical that may additionally disrupt the hormone system and is related to elevated likelihood of breast most cancers. It was really banned by the FDA in hand soaps however for some purpose they nonetheless permit it in deodorants?!

…this checklist might go on however that is only a style of what you discover in standard deodorants.

2. The placement

Your armpits are in a really weak location. They’re the entry factors to the lymphatic system, which protects you from invaders like micro organism, toxins, viruses, fungi, and from cancerous cells. The lymph nodes are the checkpoints, which examine and battle all the pieces that doesn’t belong in a wholesome physique, eradicating it to maintain you protected.

If there are toxins accumulating within the lymph nodes, the lymph system will get clogged and could have a tough time cleansing out dangerous invaders. You’ll be able to think about that your lymphatic system won’t be doing its job when it’s consistently having the above elements utilized on to this space.


Sure and no. Can it assist stop you from smelling out of your underarms? Sure. Will it stop sweating and preserve you smelling contemporary as a rose for twenty-four hours? No.

The most important difficulty with all pure deodorant is our expectation that they carry out like standard ones. Pure deodorants are NOT antiperspirants. Nevertheless, nothing ought to be an antiperspirant. We’re alleged to sweat and regardless of what we could consider, it’s not really sweat that smells. Sweat is among the methods our physique detoxes toxins from our physique (the liver is our major technique). Sweat additionally helps us to manage our temperature – there’s a purpose we sweat extra on scorching days and after a exercise. Switching to pure deodorant first requires you to just accept the truth that sweating is sweet and is one thing to embrace.

So why will we odor? Physique odor is definitely as a result of micro organism that builds up in moist environments in your physique. Sure varieties of “unhealthy” micro organism eat up the proteins in sweat and as a by-product trigger odor. The rationale you don’t odor with standard antiperspirants is two-fold: they stop your physique from sweating and they use aluminium salts to kill the micro organism – good and unhealthy. Like all good biome you want to steadiness your good micro organism so that each one your sweat isn’t being eaten up by “unhealthy” micro organism. I’m simplifying this however hopefully this is smart to you.

Now should you’re going SUPER pure you’ll dedicate your self totally to balancing this micro organism and deodorant wouldn’t be crucial. There are particular merchandise available on the market like Mom Dust’s AO+ Biome mist that work to do that nevertheless it additionally requires you to cease utilizing soaps or any hygiene merchandise all-together and I’m merely not up for that. In case you are – extra energy to you! If not, the pure deodorant which can be obtainable might help to stop build-up of unhealthy micro organism by way of extra pure elements like baking soda, magnesium and even cow tallow. Most significantly, they aren’t stopping you from sweating out toxins and in flip wiping your physique each day with poisonous chemical compounds.

That is my good distance of claiming that sure they do work to *considerably* steadiness the mechanism that causes physique odor AND within the meantime they use pure scents from important oils to cowl up B.O. Will this cover-up final for twenty-four hours? No method. Get used to the likelihood that after a sweaty exercise or a scorching summer time day you’ll possible have to re-apply. I’ll take that over aluminum any day.


To your comfort, my finest pure deodorant evaluate has been narrowed down the 20+ deodorants I attempted to what I consider to be the 5 finest choices available on the market. That is based mostly on efficacy, elements, comfort and choice of software. The remaining I’ve captured on this video additionally shared beneath.

Piperwai Activated Charcoal Deodorant $12

I’d heard nice issues about this deodorant and I’m glad I lastly tried it out. The activated charcoal each absorbs sweat and eliminates physique odor. There’s additionally magnesium which is moisturizing and anti inflammatory to your underarms. That is an particularly good possibility for anybody who’s vegan or doesn’t wish to use cow tallow of their underarms. Subsequent time I might order the stick (sorry I do know it’s not probably the most sustainable) although. You have to to reapply this one on further sweaty or scorching days, nevertheless for these days you don’t have a complete lot occurring this may do the trick. A terrific pure deodorant for girls!

TAOS AER Deodorant (Lavender Myrrh scent) $24

My go-to all-natural deodorant for a really very long time. This one feels probably the most like a traditional deodorant to me and whereas it goes on moist it does dry matte. I really like the scent and its the one deodorant with baking soda that doesn’t require me to do a complete collection of care to stop a rash (see beneath). Nevertheless, it’s costly as hell ($24 {dollars}) and now that I’ve discovered others I like I’m unsure I’d repurchase.

Native Deodorant (varied scents) $12

Should you would not have delicate armpits and wish a simple transition from standard to pure deodorant, Native is your jam. I personally didn’t love the scents (despite the fact that there are tons of choices) and located I reacted to the baking soda variations. Nevertheless I do know many individuals (C included) who’ve discovered nice outcomes with Native and should you sign-up for his or her subscription service you may undoubtedly get monetary savings. Observe: a few of their scents are cleaner than others so verify the elements on the one you order! However all-in-all, Native might be probably the most reasonably priced and accessible on this checklist of the very best pure deodorants.

Saje Wellness Deodorant  (Unique Scent) $13

I’m together with this one not as a result of I take advantage of it incessantly however as a result of I believe there’s most likely a uncommon few of you on the market preferring spray deodorant. To be trustworthy, that is the deodorant I preserve in my bag for emergencies as a result of software is really easy. They do suggest you employ their crystal stick together with this spray however one step is already an excessive amount of for me so I’m undoubtedly not doing each.

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant (Lavender Scent) $14

I believed I would come with one baking soda-free possibility. Should you watch my video you will notice I included many BS-Free choices nevertheless virtually none of them work and plenty of really made me odor worse (maybe feeding the micro organism not directly?). Meow Meow Tweet was the one BS-Free Deodorant that was *somewhat* efficient. So should you’re tremendous delicate to baking soda, even after implementing a few of my ideas beneath, this could possibly be an excellent possibility for you.

To see a full recap of all of the the very best pure deodorants I attempted watch the video I filmed.


Up till starting this experiment I believed underarm care concerned wiping them with some cleaning soap and making use of deodorant. I undoubtedly didn’t understand that there are methods that you may take higher care of your underarms. Turns on the market’s a lot you are able to do to assist your physique to detox (which occurs by way of sweat) by way of your armpits. Now I’m not going to inform you that you need to begin masking your underarms however there are definitely some issues you are able to do to assist stop getting tremendous smelly and/or care for irritations and rashes.

Should you’re something like me, you will have SUPER delicate underarms. There are some individuals who can use nearly any deodorant and be completely nice however I’m not a kind of folks. Just about something with baking soda will give me a rash IF I don’t comply with sure practices to care for them. So listed below are my finest tricks to take higher care of your underarms:

1. DO NOT APPLY AFTER SHAVING!!!! – that is just about a assured rash for anybody with delicate underarms. Should you shave your pits (if no more energy to you!) remember to do it at night time after which let your underarms relaxation in a single day earlier than making use of deodorant the subsequent morning. Generally you may get away with making use of a couple of hours later however I normally react.

2. Exfoliate – I discover utilizing a mild exfoliant or loofa on my underarms to assist take away lifeless pores and skin cells actually helps to stop a rash or irritation. I’ve examined bodily vs. chemical exfoliants and located a mild loofa to be the very best for my delicate pores and skin. I do that within the bathe earlier than I shave.

3.Heat up your deodorant – generally your deodorant could harden as a result of temperature. In that case, the friction could cause irritation to your underarms. One fast option to warmth it up is to position it inside your underarms (if utilizing a stick) for 10 seconds and maintain it there or combine a small quantity between your fingers (if utilizing a jar) after which apply.

4. Reset the surroundings – My woman Jasmina from Mom Dust is the queen of all issues deodorant and whereas it might be objectives to not use deodorant like she does, I’m not fairly there but. What she has taught me is that generally the microbiome of your armpit wants just a little resetting – she recommended thyme oil!

5. Give your self time – each physique is completely different however one factor I’ve realized is that should you’ve been utilizing standard deodorant for years and immediately swap to pure your physique very effectively could freak out. Begin small by switching each different day, each 3 days and many others…and let your physique acclimate.

6. Handle your intestine – I can’t say I’ve seen this to be the case anecdotally, nevertheless there’s proof to counsel that caring for your intestine by way of probiotics and probiotic meals might help steadiness your microbiome internally resulting in much less smells coming out of your underarm. I take a each day probiotic and whereas I typically don’t odor unhealthy I’m unsure I might isolate how a lot of that is attributed to my intestine well being.

Should you’re feeling very further, be at liberty to combine some apple cider vinegar with bentonite clay and apply that to your underarms for five minutes. That is best finished within the bathe. Nevertheless I’ll be trustworthy I hardly ever make time to do that.

…and similar to that I’ve written the longest publish ever all about my armpits. In case you’re questioning which one/ones I’ll proceed to make use of, I’m typically sticking with Piperwai and Taos AER. I’ve discovered these two to be the simplest, finest smelling and usually the very best pure deodorants of the 20+ deodorants I attempted. In fact, that is my expertise and everybody has a unique microbiome, way of life and scent choice so your decisions could look completely different. Nevertheless I do suppose should you’re trying to make the swap any of those listed above are an awesome begin.

Positively preserve me posted should you’re switching to pure deodorant or in case you have a favourite that isn’t listed or included within the video. Would love to listen to why you adore it/use it.

Blissful Sweating!


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