Best natural deodorants

by American Provenance

When you’re going through the motions and getting yourself ready for a long day ahead, there’s one step that you probably aren’t skipping no matter what: your deodorant! 

Swiping on some deodorant at the beginning of the day is an indispensable part of your getting ready routine and helps keep you fresh, dry, and smelling clean all day long, no matter how hard you’re working or what physical activities you’re getting into. But recent discoveries about the kinds of ingredients found in standard deodorants mean that more and more of us are making the switch from the standard chemical-laden deodorants to better-for-you natural deodorants. Here’s the deal with natural deodorants -- and how to choose which natural deodorants are the best for you. 

Why you really should switch to a natural deodorant

So why go natural in the first place? 

Simply put, many of the more traditional deodorants and antiperspirants that you’re probably used to are filled with a ton of ingredients that are unnecessary and, quite frankly, kind of alarming, especially when you consider that you’re applying them to a very sensitive skin area. For example: 

  • Aluminum salts, which are the key ingredients in many antiperspirants that “plug up” your pores and prevent sweating, have been linked to some scary health concerns, especially if you have pre-existing kidney issues. 
  • Harsh chemicals like phthalates and parabens 
  • Sulfates, which are common lathering ingredients that have been known to irritate skin 

On the other hand, natural deodorants are often made with simple, all-natural ingredients. So by making the switch to a more natural deodorant brand, you can minimize your exposure to the synthetic chemicals, irritants, and potential health hazards that are making daily contact with your delicate underarm skin, all without sacrificing that fresh-and-clean feeling that your antiperspirant delivers. 

What to look for in a natural deodorant

Going natural is a better choice when it comes to deodorant -- but, not all-natural deodorants are made equal. Some things you should look out for in a natural deodorant include: 

  • 100% natural ingredients: This could include natural deodorizing ingredients like baking soda to neutralize odors, shea butter and/or coconut oil for moisturizing. Ultimately, what this means is no synthetic chemicals with questionable side effects and symptoms!
  • Minimal ingredients: You don’t need a ton of filler ingredients in your deodorant. In fact, the fewer ingredients in your deodorant, the less likely you’ll be to run into issues with allergic reactions or irritants, which is always a good thing. 
  • Sustainability: We can’t talk about natural products without mentioning the impact that these consumer goods have on the planet as a whole! Responsible natural deodorant brands will ideally be made sustainably and cruelty-free so that you can feel even better about your purchase of this daily essential. 

It’s also important to note that your choice in natural deodorants will also come down to your own biology, and everyone’s is going to be a little different.

For example, baking soda is one of the key deodorizing ingredients in many natural deodorant brands, but some people find that they are sensitive to this key ingredient. Similarly, many natural deodorant brands will use essential oils for a pleasant scent, but some people might have issues with certain oils. Ultimately, you may need to experiment with different deodorant brands first to ensure that your natural deodorant brand works well for you. 

Other things you should know about making the switch to natural deodorants: 

  • It might take some time to get used to natural deodorant after the switch from a more traditional brand. The antiperspirant ingredients you’re probably used to are different from the moisture-absorbing ingredients in natural deodorants, which means that you may notice some changes in sweat levels and/or odor for a couple of weeks following the switch. Stick with it -- most people find that they become adjusted within a month or so. 
  • Don’t expect the texture of your natural deodorant to be the exact same as your previous brand. Natural deodorants may not always “slick” on quite as smoothly as others due to the absence of unnecessary chemicals, so it may take some time to get used to. 

The Best Natural Deodorant

If you’re looking for the best natural aluminum-free deodorant that’s hand-crafted in the USA and made with the environment in mind, look no further than American Provenance

American Provenance Deodorants are the perfect solution for anyone looking to keep clean and fresh without compromising. You’ll find that every American Provenance deodorant has zero aluminum, harsh chemicals, and preservatives. Instead, they’re powered by all-natural ingredients like baking soda and essential oils that work just as hard as you do all day long. Each deodorant is also made cruelty-free and transparently, with only the best ingredients so you know exactly what it is that you’re putting on your body. 

And with over ten different and scents available (plus Travel Sizes for the ultimate convenience!), you’re sure to find your new favorite go-to, the aluminum-free way. 

Conclusion

You depend on your deodorant every single day to keep you feeling fresh, clean, and odor-free …. so it’s a good idea to be a little choosy about what exactly it is that you’re applying to your underarms so frequently.

Choosing a natural deodorant is a simple step that can elevate your daily getting-ready routine. With no aluminum, harsh chemicals, artificial scents, or unnecessary fillers, using American Provenance Natural Deodorants instead of an aluminum-laden antiperspirant is a natural and effective way to keep body odor at bay without compromising your health or the health of the planet in the process.

Featured image credit: Photo by Polina Kovaleva