Deodorants hide body odour by blocking the growth of odour-causing bacteria.

Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
All GoodDeodorant
Coastal Classic CreationsWave Crest Deodorant Powder
Each and EveryDeodorant
FreedomNatural Deodorant
Green BeaverUnscented Natural Deodorant
Honestly pHreshPhree Unscented Prebiotic Deodorant
KinkoMicrobiomix Balancing Deodorant
Kiss My FaceActive Life Stick Deodorant
MiessenceAroma Free Deodorant
PurelygreatCream Deodorant
Real PurityCertified Organic Stick Deodorant, fragrance-free
Rocky Mountain Soap CompanyLiquid Crystal Deodorant
TerressentialsSuper Protection Deodorant
ThinksportNatural Deodorant
Tom’s of MaineUnscented Long Lasting Deodorant

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
Anarres Natural HealthDetoxifying Cream Deodorant
AttitudeSuper Leaves Deodorant
Be Well CompanyThe Best Deodorant
Cleo and CocoCharcoal Deodorant
DruideDeodorant Pur and Pure
EarthwiseNatural Deodorant
Honeybee GardensDeodorant Powder
Jusu BodyNatural Deodorant
Madame LemyAll-Natural Deodorant
Prep UNatural Deodorant
Primally PureDeodorant, Charcoal
Qet BotanicalsDry Putty Deodorant
Thirsty NaturalsDeodorant

DIY

For a natural and effective deodorant, opt for a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)

Pour the liquid coconut oil into a container, and add the baking soda and starch while whisking the mixture (this will prevent lumps from forming). Store in a cool place until the deodorant firms up. There you go!

For more details on this recipe, go to Simple Green Smoothies.

For more homemade recipes, you can consult Wellness Mama or The Healthy Maven.


Ingredients to avoid

  • Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer

Aluminium is also the subject of many debates in cosmetics. Although its effect is not fully confirmed, it is suspected of having a carcinogenic effect. A 2003 study showed that girls who started shaving their armpits and using aluminium-based deodorants developed breast cancer earlier than other girls. In addition, researchers at the University of Reading in England have found aluminium in breast cancer tumours. It is therefore an ingredient to be monitored and avoided.

  • Benzyl alcohol: irritant to eyes and upper respiratory tract
  • BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disrupter
  • Ceteareth: possible carcinogen
  • Isobutane: neurotoxic
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Triclosan: endocrine disruptor