Although summer is coming to a close, it’s never too late to liberate your pits from less than healthy ingredients while still keeping the dreaded B.O. at bay. Here are 4 of our favorite options for stink free living, sans aluminum compounds.
If you have very sensitive skin and just the thought of putting anything on your pits makes you itch, Lovefresh Natural Cream Deodorant was made for you. Although they have a variety of wonderful scents from floral to fruity in their highly effective baking soda base formulas, their Eucalyptus/Spearmint scent is formulated without baking soda, specifically for those with the most sensitive skin who can’t tolerate baking soda deodorants, to keep you rash and odor free all day. Plus, the coconut oil and shea butter will leave your pits so soft you’ll want to snuggle with them.
Free of harmful chemicals and aluminum compounds, Piper Wai’s natural charcoal cream deodorant has you covered. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Charcoal? Isn’t that just for barbeques?” Short answer: No. The activated charcoal can absorb 1,000x its own weight in moisture, making it one of few natural deodorants that also helps to absorb underarm dampness (we can’t actually call it an antiperspirant, as it’s not, but it helps!) The easy to spread cream forms an invisible, absorbent, pH balanced shield that neutralizes odor and actually protects your clothes from wet stains. No more embarrassing yellow and white streaks on your favorite dress. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, even right after shaving, and has a wonderful unisex scent fit for everyone.
If you aren’t quite ready to make the full switch from your conventional deodorant to one you scoop from a jar and apply with your fingertips (honestly, it’s really not that bad…they are your pits after all), Honestly pHresh is a great segue into the natural world without giving up a familiar application device and more conventional product texture. Open to a cream? They have both cream and stick deodorants available and scents for both men and women. The combination of Saccromyces Ferment, a natural antibacterial enzyme, and Calendula, which fights off free radicals, protect the skin against inflammation and odor. All Honestly pHresh deodorants glide on smooth and won’t leave any residue on your clothes.
Primal Pit Paste is all about the options. Their effective formulas come in a wide variety of appealing (natural) scents, for both men and women, including Jasmine, Coconut Lime, Patchoulli, Lavender, Thyme & Lemongrass, Royal & Rogue and Unscented, among others. They also offer multiple strengths, including, Light (for those of you who “glow” instead of sweat), Regular (for the averagely odorous) and Extra Strength (for the seriously damp and stinky). What’s more, they have both an easy to spread cream formula and stick applicator available. Their potent, baking soda based formula neutralizes the bacteria that causes odor and organic arrowroot powder will help you feel drier while still allowing a healthy sweat to release toxins. Organic shea butter and antimicrobial coconut oil nurture skin, preventing irritation.
In the words of one (in)famous deodorant commercial, “Never let them see you sweat”, and if they do, you can at least make sure you smell good when it happens without smearing a variety of potentially health compromising ingredients on to one of the body’s most sensitive, lymph adjacent areas.