7 Natural Deodorants for a Cool Summer

There is something for everyone.


Natural deodorants can be roll-on, stick or creams.

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The summer heat makes wearing deodorant an absolute must.  If you have sensitivities to aluminum then using antiperspirants are a no go. While natural aluminum-free or unscented products have been around for decades, new brands that are natural, safe, and can actually stop odor are proliferating.

There are deodorants that are aluminum-free but use fragrances, ones that do not contain baking soda but may contain scented and unscented varieties. Finding the right one for you may take some experimenting. Mind Body Green suggests that you should spot-test deodorants if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

Using this guide can take some of the guesswork out of the equation and help you choose which product is the best for you.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

This classic natural deodorant is perfect for people who like the feel of a regular deodorant stick but without all the chemicals. Schmidt’s is the first Ecocert certified 100 percent natural deodorant and it is fragrance free, contains no baking soda, and will keep you fresh for 24 hours. Schmidt’s also has naturally scented deodorants like ylang-ylang + calendula, if you do not need to use an unscented one. Available in pharmacies and online.

Native Coconut & Vanilla  Deodorant

Native is safe for sensitive skin because it doesn’t contain  baking soda. What it does contain is coconut oil to keep your underarms moisturized and tapioca starch to keep them sweat free all day long. The coconut and vanilla deodorant won the 2020 and 2021 Allure reader’s choice award. The brand also releases seasonal scents. There are refillable varieties available online.

type:A Deodoran

This unique and innovative brand comes in a squeezable tube but don’t worry, it’s a hands-free application according to Mind Body Green. type:A Deodorant works via a blend of spirulina and charcoal and is sweat activated. You can purchase any of these all-natural formulas: rain and bergamot, vanilla and almond milk, citron, white floral linen, ocean mint, forest green, and fragrance free.

Routine Cream Deodorant

This cream uses magnesium instead of baking soda to keep you dry and a blend of essential oilsrose geranium, eucalyptus, patchouli, cocoa, and black spruce – for a natural scent. There are four scents to choose from. One jar of Routine deodorant last 3-6 months and there is a refill program online.


Tom's of Maine, Unscented Natural Deodorant

This long-lasting deodorant stick uses odor-fighting hops to fight odor for 24-hour protection. Tom’s doesn’t use any artificial fragrances, preservatives or animal ingredients in their products. There are several aluminum and paraben free deodorants in the company’s product line and now the company offers 100 percent plastic-free packaging. You can find them at your local supermarket or pharmacy.


nakd Thai Crystal Deodorant

This natural deodorant contains natural mineral salt, no added fragrances and comes with strict application instructions according to Goop. Just wet the stone, rub it on your skin, and let it dry for 60 seconds. One application lasts for 24-hours. nakdt from Varsari works by applying a thin layer of salt on your skin that neutralizes odor and prevents the growth of bacteria.


Hoppin Fresh Deodorant

This effective aluminum and baking soda free stick deodorant that uses a crisp blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary is just one of Ursa Majors natural line. There is also an unscented deodorant for people who are fragrance sensitive.