3 natural deodorants reviewed

Apr 26, 2018

Transitioning from the regular beauty counter to the natural one, isn't always easy. And that sure counts for deodorants. I wish I could say that my armpits naturally smell like fresh spring blossoms, but unfortunately they don't. I have quite a physically intensive job and I tend to sweat easily, so I need a deodorant that can cope. I tried several ones in the past that don't contain aluminium chloride, but none of them did the trick for me. That is why I have been religiously holding on to my Dove classis deo stick, long after I'd switched up all of my other beauty and care products to a (more) natural alternative. But, about a month ago, I decided it was time to grab the deodorant by the armpits - or something like that? - and to keep searching till I found what I needed. So I tried and tested 3 different products, and here's what I discovered:

1. Crystal mineral deodorant

This odorless deo stick is made out of saponite or soap stone. When you wet the stone and rub it against your skin, it releases a film of salt minerals, which are supposed to fight off the bacterias that produce the sometimes quite unagreable sweatty odor.

En bref, this doesn't do a rat's ass for my armpits. Maybe it works for people who harldy ever sweat, or when they do, don't realy smell, but for me, no.

2. Aloe Ever-Shield deodorant

This stick is based on aloe vera, does not contain alcohol, aluminium chloride or parabens, and has the most delicious, soapy, fresh laundry smell.

I use this one right after I have taken a bath or a shower in the evening, just to keep that fresh feeling until the morning, or maybe on a day when I'm staying home and will not be undertaking a lot of phisical activity. I really love it, it feels great on my skin, but it's just not strong enough to keep me fresh during an entire working day.

3. Schmidt's Rose + Vanille deodorant

So, this one must be the winner, you think? Well, yes and no. Yes because it's formula based on baking soda and coconut oil is like, powerful as hell. Even after very long and hard work days I can still stick my nose into my armpits and smell nothing but roses and vanilla. But, the only downside is, it stains. I don't know why, but there is some red pigment in this deo stick and that stains on my white T-shirts. So, no problem wearing it to work (since our uniform is red), or with black T-shirts or looser shirts or blouses, but white or light pink (I don't know about grey, haven't really tested that) are a no-no. I am going to check out some other scents from this brand, to see if they are maybe not pigmentet, and if I do, I will let you know how that works out.

Do you know any great natural deodorant brands? Let me know, down below!