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The Best Natural Deodorant: A Cheat Sheet

Safer Naturala Deodorant cheat sheet

Deodorants. It’s one of those products that you use everyday without giving it much thought. But you’re applying synthetic and potentially toxic ingredients to the sensitive skin on your underarms, so you really do need to stop and think about what’s in the products you’re using.

No one wants to smell bad. But smelling good doesn’t mean that you need to use ingredients that have been linked to developing Alzheimer’s, cancer, hormone disruption, or skin irritants and allergens.

When you start to research what’s in mainstream deodorants, the first ingredient that jumps out is usually aluminium. Aluminium compounds are commonly used in mainstream deodorants because they stop you sweating.

But then there are other ingredients that are often used: the perfumes and fragrances that mask BO and make you smell nice; the triclosan that’s supposed to kill bacteria; the formaldehyde releasing preservatives; and the propellants that get the spray out of the can and onto your skin. Every time you apply deodorant, you’re putting all of these on to your skin.

So how do you wade through the greenwash and misinformation to find out which are the best natural deodorants? Not the ones that say ‘all natural’ and then turn out to be made with aluminium compounds, but the ones which are truly non toxic?

Well, that’s where I come in. I’ve spent months finding all the ingredients, researching them and reviewing them so that I can recommend nothing but the best natural deodorants to you.

There are so many deodorants available in Australia. I’ve researched 87 different products from 68 different brands! With some of them, you just know they’re going to be chock full of toxic ingredients, so I skipped most of them. I’ve tried to include all the ‘natural’ ones, so that I can help you work through the greenwash. And I included a few mainstream ones, too, so that you can compare! The ones that I’ve reviewed are all in alphabetical order, below.

Contents

Introduction

Here’s a topic close to my heart (or my armpit!) – natural deodorants. This is one product that people have lots of qualms about going natural with. You really don’t want to be stinky in your quest for a safer deodorant! The good news is that there are some great natural options out there, that really work.

Ingredients

Ingredients to avoid in deodorants:

Here’s the ingredients that you really need to avoid when you’re choosing a deodorant. If any of these are on the back of the pack, put it down and go choose another!

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Aluminium compounds (and ‘mineral salts’ and potassium alum)

Prevents sweating
Problem: prevents sweating; clogs pores; has been linked to Alzheimers; possible endocrine disrupter; possible carcinogen

BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) & BHA

Preservatives
Problem: BHT – respiratory irritant; possible organ system toxicity BHA – endocrine disruptor and a possible carcinogen

Butane, Propane, Isobutane

Propellants
Problem: irritants to skin, eyes and lungs; linked to organic toxicity

DEA, TEA and MEA (Ethanolamine compounds):

Ethanolamine compounds
Problem: carcinogenic nitrosamine contamination; DEA is banned in the EU

Fragrance or perfume

Problem: unknown ingredients. May contain phthalates.

Parabens

Preservatives.
Problem: endocrine (hormone) disrupter.

PEG’s (polyethylene glycols)

Humectant (keeps things moist).
Problem: penetration enhancer, contamination concerns.

Petrochemicals

Problem: environmental issues; may be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane (probable carcinogen)

Phthalates

Plasticizers, softeners.
Problem: endocrine (hormone) disrupter.

Phenoxyethanol

Preservative.
Problem: irritant, can depress the central nervous system in infants.

Propylene Glycol

Humectant (keeps things moist). Problem: irritant, penetration enhancer.

Polysorbate 20, 60 and 80

Surfactant (cleansing agent) and emulsifier.
Problem: contamination concerns (ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane).

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)

Preservative. Problem: irritant.

Triclosan

Antibacterial.
Problem: endocrine (hormone) disrupter, contributing to the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Top Five Natural Deodorant Favourites

I get questions all the time about which products I actually use. So I thought I’d share my top five all time favourites with you. These are the deodorants I’ve used and loved, and keep coming back to. And they’re the ones that I recommend to friends when they ask me what I love. Just so you know, they’re not in any particular order. I love them all!

Weleda deodorant: roll ons or spray, I love them. My favourite scents are citrus, although my husband likes the men’s roll on, too. I use the citrus spray as a body spray, too, as it’s just so refreshing!

Earths Purities Roll On Deodorant: I love the roll on Amalfi Coast. Neutrally scented, perfect for both women and men.

808 Dude deodorant: because it’s just so hard to find non toxic deodorants for teens. I’ve used this myself, and I like it. And it smells good, too. My sons use this.

Lavera Basis 24 hour deodorant: the Lavera basis 24 hour roll on was what finally got my husband across the line with natural deodorants. It doesn’t irritate, he doesn’t smell, and he’s more than happy with it.

Miessence Roll On Deodorant: Ancient Spice roll on. This was the one that got me using natural deodorants, too many years ago to remember! I still love the warm, earthy smell, and it works really well.

Best of Deodorants, Reviewed A-Z

hello natural living lovesComments: I love this one. It’s certified organic, eventhough the packaging is quiet about it, and the ingredients are good. What I really love, though, is that it’s such a great option for teen boys who would otherwise only have those super toxic body sprays to use. And teen boys love it. (It works, too – both my husband and I have tested it out).

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Organic, Heptyl Glucoside, Zinc Gluconate, GlycerylCaprylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Dehydroxyacetate (Sodium Dehydroacetate), Juniperus Virginiana(Cedarwood) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil Organic, Cupressussempervirens (Cypress) Leaf/Stem Oil Organic, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil Organic, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Oil Organic, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil Organic, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil Organic, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Oil Organic, Vanilla Planifolia CO2 Extract Organic, Citronellol,* Geraniol,* Linalool,* Limonene

A Bit Hippy Natural Cream Deodorant

A Bit Hippy Natural Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to be concerned about here. A nice list of ingredients, with magnesium as the odour buster.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk Of Magnesia), Zea Mays (Corn) Seed Flour, Xanthan Gum (Food Grade), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil.

 

A'kin Cedarwood & Geranium Natural Deodorant

A'kin Cedarwood & Geranium Natural Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to be concerned about with this one, either. This one is using alcohol to combat body odour.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Ethanol*, Water (Aqua), Glycerin*, Triethyl Citrate*, Glucose*, Rapeseed Acid*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Wood Oil*, Benzyl alcohol, Limonene^, Linalool^. *from Botanical Source, ^Natural Component of Essential Oil.

Agent Nateur No.3 Deodorant

Agent Nateur No.3 Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good one. This time we’ve got bicarb soda to kill smells.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Organic CocosNucifera, (Coconut Oil)  CeraAlba, (Beeswax) Sodium Bicarbonate, (Baking Soda) PerseaGratissima, (Avocado Butter) Helianthus Annuus, (Sunflower Butter) RicinusCommunis, (Castor Oil) Organic Honey, Organic Lavendin(Lavender), Organic Eucalyptus Globulus, AcidumCitricum, (Citric Acid) Love

Alaffia Coconut Reishi Activated Coconut Deodorant

Alaffia Coconut Reishi Activated Coconut Deodorant

Comments: Everything looks okay in this one, until you get to the phenoxyethanol.It’s an ingredient I avoid, and it’s why I won’t stock this at Hello Charlie.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Sodium Stearate, Aromatic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Zinc Ricinoleate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Sodium Chloride, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil*, Activated Charcoal. *Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient.

Alba Botanical Clear Enzyme Deodorant Stick - Unscented

Alba Botanical Clear Enzyme Deodorant Stick Unscented

Comments: There’s nothing too troubling in this, but the Steareth-100 (which is a PEG) does have contamination concerns.It’s a polyethylene glycol ether of stearic acid, and as with other PEG’s, there areconcerns that it could be contaminated with ethyelene dioxide or 1,4 dioxane.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) and Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extracts, Sodium Stearate, Steareth-100, Sodium Bicarbonate, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Glyceryl Stearate, Oleic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Extract and Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Essential Oil.

Aubrey Organics Calendula Blossom Natural Deodorant Spray

Aubrey Organics Calendula Blossom Natural Deodorant Spray

hello natural living lovesComments: This looks pretty good. It’s an alcohol based one, with lots of essential oils for pretty smells.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol Denat. (38b, Lavender*), Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calamine, Rosa Damascena Flower Water* (Rose Water), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Abies Sibirica (Fir) Leaf Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower (Rose)oil. *Organic.

Aubrey Organics E Plus High C Original Roll On Deodorant

Aubrey Organics E Plus High C Original Roll-On Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Again, alcohol based with lots of essential oils, and a fragrance made from essential oils. Looks good.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Alcohol Denat. (38b, Lavender*), Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance+, Glyceryl Linoleate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water* (Rose Water), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Glyceryl Linolenate, Tocopherol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Beta-carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract. *Organic + from essential oils

Babs Tea Tree Deodorant

Babs Tea Tree Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another one that looks good, using bicarb soda to kill smells.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: *Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), *Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), (Naturally Mined) Sodium Bicarbonate, Arrowroot, *Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Beeswax (Cera Flavia), *Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Terntifolia). *Certified Organic Ingredients.

hello natural living lovesComments: There’s nothing scary in this, either (unless lemon is an irritant for you) and this has good antibacterial essential oils plus sodium bicarbto neutralize smells.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Purified Water, Organic Ethanol, Lemon Essential Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Lemon Tea Tree Oil, Xanthan Gum, Organic Avocado Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Bitter Orange Extract, Organic Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Calendula Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Lavender Extract, Rosehips Extract, Kakadu Plum Extract, Organic Jojoba Oil.

Biologika Topical Delight Deodorant Spray

Biologika Topical Delight Deodorant Spray

hello natural living lovesComments: Again, nothing scary. Lots of organic ingredients, and essential oils to kill smells and bacteria.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Purified Water, Organic Sugar Cane Ethanol, Xantham Gum, Organic Coconut Oil, Lemon Essential oil, Vanilla Absolute Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract (and) Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract (and) Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract (and) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (and) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract (and) Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract (and) Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract (and) Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract (and) Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract.

hello natural living lovesComments: This looks great. Coconut oil and shea butter are awesome in natural deodorants, and so are the sodium bicarb and kaolin clay. Lots of essential oils, so check to make sure you don’t have issues with any of them. If you haven’t used a deodorant paste before, they can take some getting used to, but they sure do work.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Vitellaria Paradoxa* (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera* (Coconut oil), Camellia Oleifera seed oil* (Camellia Tea oil), Sodium Bicarbonate, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot), Kaolin Clay, Vegetable Glycerin* – not derived from palm oil, Mentha Piperita* (Peppermint essential oil), Melaleuca Cajeputi* (Cajaput essential oil), Citrus Reticulata* (Mandarin essential oil), Eugenia Caryophyllata Thunb (Clove essential oil), Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium essential oil), Citrus Aurantifolia* (Lime essential oil), Lavandula Angustifolia* (Lavender essential oil) and Cedrus Atlantica* (Cedarwood essential oil), Mixed Tocopherols – from non-GMO soy sources (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic ingredients.

hello natural living lovesComments: Magnesium hydroxide is the stink buster here, as well as some diatomaceous earth. Good ingredients, no concerns.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera* (Coconut Oil), Borago Officinalis* (Borage Seed Oil), Camellia Oleifera* (Cemellia Tea Oil), Mixed Tocopherols From Non-gmo Soy Sources (Vitamin E Oil), Vegetable Glycerine* Not Derived From Palm Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Magnesium Hydroxide, Amorphous Silica (Diatomaceous Earth Powder), Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca). With Essential Oils Of: Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil), Citrus Reticula (Mandarin Essential Oil), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil). *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Roll On - Chamomile & Green Tea

Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Roll On - Chamomile & Green Tea

Comments: Here’s where it gets tricky. This scores low on EWG, but it contains Potassium Alum. We choose not to use crystal deodorants – here’s why.

EWG Ratings: 3 (Moderate Hazard)

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Potassium Alum (Mineral Salts), Polysorbate-20 , *Fragrance/Parfum, Cellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Benzoic Acid, Zinc Gluconate. (*Natural fragrance made with essentials oils and extracts).

Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Spray - Unscented

Crystal Body Deodorant Spray - Unscented

Comments: If you’re looking for a natural deodorant so that you can avoid aluminium, crystal deodorants are not the way to go.

See my article on crystal deodorants here.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Potassium Alum (Mineral Salts), Sodium Bicarbonate, Benzoic Acid, Zinc Gluconate

Crystal Essence Body Spray Chamomile

Crystal Essence Body Spray Chamomile & Green Tea

Comments: The natural mineral salts are potassium alum, which I don’t recommend. The higher score on this one is because of the fragrance.

EWG Ratings: 3 Moderate Hazard

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Potassium Alum (Natural Mineral Salts), Natural Fragrance made with essential oils and extracts, Sodium Bicarbonate, Benzoic Acid (natural preservative), Zinc Gluconate (natural preservative)

Crystal Invisible Solid Stick Deodorant - Lavender & White Tea

Crystal Invisible Solid Stick Deodorant - Lavender & White Tea

Comments: Although the branding on this is crystal, there’s actually no potassium alum crystals in this one. Which is good! But the sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) is irritating, and the hydroxycetronellal is a synthetic perfume ingredient that is a known allergen. So that’s still a no from me.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Propanediol, Water/Aqua, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Hydroxycitronellal, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora Leaf Extract, Viola Odorata Flower/Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Blossom), Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Fragrance (parfum)* (*Natural fragrance made with essentials oils and extracts)

Crystal Rock Deodorant Stick

Crystal Rock Deodorant Stick

Comments: This one is a crystal rock, made of potassium alumsalts. So there’s aluminium there, which I don’t recommend. Here’s why.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Potassium Alum (Mineral Salts)

Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant

Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant

Comments: Not so keen on this one. There’s triclosan, and PEGs. There’s also clove flower extract, which although natural, is an irritant. Butylene glycol is also an irritant. All in all, there are better choices out there.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butylene Glycol, Water (Aqua), Isosteareth-20, Sodium Stearate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil; PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triclosan, Farnesol, Dimethyl Phenylpropanol, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Silica, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil.

Divine By Therese Kerr Grapefruit & Rose Deodorant

Divine By Therese Kerr Grapefruit & Rose Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to be concerned about here. A good list of ingredients, with bicarb soda as the smell buster, with lots of essential oils as well.

EWG Ratings2 (Low hazard)

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Bicarbonate, Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) Extract*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract*, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Jasminum officinale Flower Extract*, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood Australian) Oil*, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citral^, Limonene^.

Dove Clinical Protection Original Anti Perspirant Deodorant Stick

Dove Clinical Protection Original Anti Perspirant Deodorant Stick

Comments: Fragrance, BHT, aluminium, petrochemicals (paraffin) and dimethicone – no thank you.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex gly, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Cera Microcrystallina, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Silica, BHT, Fragrance.

Dr. Hauschka Roll On Deodorant - Sage Mint

Dr. Hauschka Roll On Deodorant - Sage Mint

hello natural living lovesComments: The fragrance is made from essential oils, and this is an alcohol based deodorant. Nothing to worry about here.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Manihot Utilissima (Tapioca) Starch, Triethyl Citrate, Glycerin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Coumarin*, Sodium Silicate, Sucrose Laurate, Algin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum.*Component of Natural Essential Oils.

Dr. Organic Pomegranate Deodorant

Dr. Organic Pomegranate Deodorant

Comments: The biggest killer here is the fragrance and the fragrance ingredients, otherwise there’s nothing too alarming. Greenwash alert: there’s nothing organic either, Dr Organic. There’s better options available.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aqua, Zinc Ricinoleate, Triethyl Citrate, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glycerin, Parfum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Isocetyl Palmitate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Cetraria Islandica (Icelandic Moss) Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

Natural Deodorant Cheat Sheet - draft

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to worry about here. Great ingredients, and bicarb free, too, if you find bicarb irritates you.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: *Organic Coconut Oil, *Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot, Candelilla Wax, Zinc Salt, Cocos Nucifera Extract (Coconut), Mangifera Indica Extract (Mango) *Certified Organic

hello natural living lovesComments: Another one that looks good, and bicarb free if you find bicarb irritating.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Organic Local Bees Wax, Carnauba Wax, Organic Arrow Root, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, Australian Food Grade Bentonite Clay, Bicarbonate Soda, Peru Balsam, Tangerine, Lemon Myrtle And Lavender Essential Oils

Earth Purities Mens Natural Deodorant Paste

Earth Purities Mens Natural Deodorant Paste copy

hello natural living lovesComments: Another great ingredients list, with nothing to worry about.

EWG Ratings: 1 (Low hazard)

Ingredients: Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Organic Local Bees Wax, Carnauba Wax, Organic Arrow Root, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, Australian Food Grade Bentonite Clay, Bicarbonate Soda, Peru Balsam, Tangerine, Lemon Myrtle And Lavender Essential Oils

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good ingredients list. My husband uses and likes this.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: *Organic Witch Hazel Extract, *Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Arrowroot, Aluminium Free Bicarbonate Soda, Natural Vitamin E, *Organic Vegetable Glycerine, *Aloe Vera Concentrate, *Organic Jojoba Oil, *Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Macadamia Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Ruit Extract, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Petit Grain Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum. *Certified Organic

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing too scary in this one, and the coconut flavour is ACO approved. It is an ACO certified organic product, too. Personally,I don’t like coconut scented products, but this does work, and it’s good for blokes, too.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate, Coconut Flavour, Glycerine, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilia Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

Eco. Rose & Geranium Deodorant

Eco. Rose & Geranium Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Nice ingredients list, with nothing to be concerned about. Alcohol based to kill smells.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract (and) Alcohol, Magnesium Chloride Flakes, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

Ego QV Naked Deodorant

Ego QV Naked Deodorant

Comments: It might be aluminium free and fragrance free, but there’s still parabens, PEGs, silicones and BHT. No thanks.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane (And) Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Bicarbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (And) Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (And) Hexyl Laurate, Magnesium Sulfate, Butylene Glycol,Disodium EDTA, BiosorbTM Crystals, Mica, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, BHT.

Erbaviva Organic Deodorant - Lemon & Sage

Erbaviva Organic Deodorant - Lemon & Sage

hello natural living lovesComments: Good ingredients – essential oils in an alcohol base. Nothing to worry about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: *Alcohol, *Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, *Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, *Pogostemon Cablin Oil. *Denotes Certified Organic Ingredient.

Erica Brooke Natural Deodorant Creme - Neroli & Vanilla

Erica Brooke Natural Deodorant Creme - Neroli & Vanilla

hello natural living lovesComments: Looks great. Good ingredients, and they’re ingredients thatwill do the job. Another good choice.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*+, Arrowroot*+, Sodium Bicarbonate+, Natural Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia CO2 Extract, Essential Oils Of: Sweet Orange*, Neroli, and Rosemary*. (*organic, + food grade)

Fresca Natural Deodorant - Citrus Fresh

Fresca Natural Deodorant - Citrus Fresh

hello natural living lovesComments: Saleratus is another name for bicarb soda, which is a great deodoriser. It’s convenient in a roll on, the ingredients are good, and I can tell you from experience that it works. The oils in this are suitable for pregnancy, too.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Aerated Salt (Saleratus), Vegetable Gum, Essential Oils Of Grapefruit Peel, Lime Fruit Peel, Tangerine, Mandarin, Neroli, Verbena, Chamomile And Geranium. *Contains No Emmenogogue Oils And Is Suitable for Pregnancy.

Garnier Calm Mineral Anti Perspirant Roll On Deodorant

Garnier Calm Mineral Anti Perspirant Roll On Deodorant

Comments: Aluminium, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, and methylisothiazolinone jump out straight away. No thanks on this one!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: 724754 1 – Aqua / Water, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-33, Parfum / Fragrance, Perlite, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Bisabolol, Citronellol, Methylisothiazolinone (F.I.L C44365/1)

hello natural living lovesComments: Here’s another one aimed at teens/tweens and it’s another good one. Sogreat to see better choices for this age group! Good ingredients, certified organic, packaging that appeals. I love it.

NOTE: The ‘parfum’ in this relates to an Ecocert and COSMOS approved preservative with the commercial Naticide, but the INCI name is parfum. Confusing, I know, but that’s why I ask the questions!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: De-ionized Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Guar Gum, Zinc Oxide, Parfum, Lime Oil, Orange Sweet Oil, Lavender Flower Oil, Geranium Oil, Frankincense Oil, Sweet Fennel Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Aloe Vera Powder, Potassium Sorbate.

Herbon Deodorant Roll On

Herbon Deodorant Roll On

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to be concerned about in this. Water and glycerine based, with essential oils for fragrance and antibacterial properties.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerine, Xanthan Gum and Extracts of Lichen, Rose, Orange and Violet.

Honestly pHresh Men's Active Sea Mineral Prebiotic Deodorant

Honestly pHresh Men's Active Sea Mineral Prebiotic Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good list of ingredients. Nothing to worry about here.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Fair Trade Certified Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter)*, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder*, Fair Trade Certified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Magnesium Hydroxide, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, Vegetable Glycerin*(NON-Palm), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla ) Wax, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Essential Oil Blend , Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Caproyl/Lactylate, Vitamin E. *Certified Organic.

Honestly pHresh Natural Deodorant Stick - Barely Sweet

Honestly pHresh Natural Deodorant Stick - Barely Sweet

hello natural living lovesComments: Nice ingredients list, with magnesium if you’re looking to avoid bicarb soda.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Fair Trade Certified Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter)*, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder*, Fair Trade Certified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Magnesium Hydroxide, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, Vegetable Glycerin*(NON-Palm), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla )Wax, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Caproyl/Lactylate, Vitamin E. *Certified Organic.

Jason Fragrance Free Deodorant Stick

Jason Fragrance Free Deodorant Stick

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to worry about too much. Do be aware that propanediol, if it’s from natural sources, is usually from GMO corn, if that’s something you’re concerned about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Zinc Ricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sucrose Cocoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

Lady Speed Stick Cool & Fresh

Lady Speed Stick Cool & Fresh

Comments: Aluminium, fragrance, PEG’s,silicones, and the main ingredient is palm oil. So another no from me.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, PEG-8 Distearate, Parfum, Behenyl Alcohol, Aqua, Citric Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di- t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

Lafe's Natural Deodorant Roll On - Fresh

Lafe's Natural Deodorant Roll On - Fresh

Comments: Yes, it’s propylene glycol free,but there are potassium alum salts, which is aluminium by another name. If you’re trying to avoid aluminium, give this a miss.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Potassium Alum (Mineral Salts), Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba* (Guar Gum), Aloe Barbadensis* (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis* (Sage) Extract, Coriadrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus* (Clove Bud) Essential Oil, Eletteria Cardamomum (Cardamom), Citrus Arantifolia (Lime), Root Iris Florentina (Orris Root), Cedrus Libani (Cedar), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla). *Certified Organic.

Lariese Euphoria Argan Roll On Organic Deodorant

Lariese Euphoria Argan Roll On Organic Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to worry about here. Alcohol and bicarb soda to kill smells, with lots of essential oils as well.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Organic Aloe vera juice, Organic Ethanol, Purified water, Euphoria essential oil blend (Bergamot Calibrian, Rose Geranium, Organic Mandarin Red & Neroli), Aluminium Free Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, Bitter Orange, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Calendula Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Lavender Extract, Organic Rosehip Extract, Australian Extract of Kakadu Plum.

LaVanila The Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla Blackberry

LaVanilla The Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla Blackberry

Comments: It’s the fragrance that pushes this up. Theother one is the lemon peel oil – it’s an irritant formany people, so it pushes the EWG score up, too.Otherwise it’s a good product, but why not usefragrance made from essential oils and then let usknow which ones they are? I wouldn’t use this simply because of the fragrance, so it’s shame.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Juice, Water/Aqua), Propanediol (Corn Derived), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Stearate (Coconut Derived), Silica, Carrageenan (Seaweed Derived), Stearyl Behenate (Coconut Derived), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel Oil), Inulin (Artichoke Derived), Saccharomyces Ferment, Alpha-glucan Oligosaccharide (Sugar Derived), Yeast Beta Glucan, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Valeriana Officinalis Root Extract (Valerian), Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji Berry), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Botanical Fragrance Blend.

hello natural living lovesComments: It’s good to see a natural deodorant that doesn’t contain sodium bicarbonate, as many people (including my husband) find that it can be irritating. Instead, zinc oxide is used as a deodorizing agent. We’ve used this at home for ages, and it’s very effective. All the other ingredients are good, too.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Zinc Oxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Zinc Ricinoleate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water*, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Benzyl Benzoate**. *Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture. **Natural Essential Oils.

hello natural living lovesComments: An alcohol based deodorant spray, which is scented with essential oils. Like all alcohol based deodorants, this can sting onnewly shaven skin, but I like this one. It’s freshand works well, and the ingredients are all good, too.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Alcohol*, Water (Aqua), Triethyl Citrate, Verbena Officinalis Leaf Water*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract*, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Caproyl Lactylate, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Limonene**, Citral**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Benzyl Benzoate**.*Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture. **Natural Essential Oils. ***Fair Trade.

Lemon Myrtle Fragances Natural Antibacterial Spray Deodorant

Lemon Myrtle Fragances Natural Antibacterial Spray Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Alcohol and zinc based stink busters in this one, along with some essential oils. Looks good.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Zinc Phenolsulphonate, Triethyl Citrate, Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil*, Eucalyptus Citrodora (Lemon Eucalyptus) Oil, Limonene, Linalool. *Certified Organic, ^Constituents of Essential Oils.

Lush T'eo Solid Deodorant

Lush T'eo Solid Deodorant

Comments: This is okay, except for the perfume and the blue wax (which they use so you can hold on to the wax to apply the product as it doesn’t come packaged).

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Apricot Kernel Oil, Blue Wax, Tea Tree Oil, Magnesium Carbonate, Lemon Oil, Juniperberry Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Fresh Green Grapes, Blue Cornflower Petals, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, **Perfume. *occurs naturally in essential oils, **Safe Synthetics

Lush The Guv'ner Deodorant Powder

Lush The Guv'ner Deodorant Powder

Comments: It’s the perfume that I don’t like in this. Otherwise, it’s fine.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Lycopodium Powder, Magnesium Trisilicate, Powdered Charcoal, Calamine Powder, Powdered Sage, Lavender Powder, **Perfume, Patchouli Powder, Rose Absolute, Vetivert Oil, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool. *occurs naturally in essential oils. **Safe Synthetics

Lynx Africa Antiperspirant Deodorant

Lynx Africa Antiperspirant Deodorant

Comments: Nothing to like in this one: aluminiums, propylene glycol, butane, propane, isobutane, fragrance – a definite no.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butane and Isobutane and Propane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene carbonate, Propylene glycol.

Madara Deodorant Bio-Active

Madara Deodorant Bio-Active

hello natural living lovesComments: It’s the aroma (fragrance) that stands out in this. But it’s Ecocert certified,and the fragrance is natural, not synthetic. Nothing to be worried about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Aroma, Triethyl Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Pullan, Sodium phytate, Tocopherol Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene

hello natural living lovesComments: This looks great, as well. I love Miessence products, and I know this works. The citrus oils can be irritants, which is what pushes the score up on this. But if you have no problem with citrus oils, give it a go.

EWG Ratings: 3 (Moderate Hazard)

Ingredients: Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Non-gmo Xanthan Gum, Certified Organic Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oil, Certified Organic Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Essential Oil, Certified Organic Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil, Certified Organic Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Essential Oil,certified Organic Syzygium Aromatica (Clove) Bud Essential Oil, Certified Organic Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good one, this time with magnesium as the stink buster.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Magnesium Hydroxide, Non-gmo Xanthan Gum, Certified Organic Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract.

Mitchum Powder Fresh Anti Perspirant Roll On Deodorant For Women

Mitchum Powder Fresh Anti Perspirant Roll On Deodorant For Women

Comments: Aluminiums, silicones, polysorbate-20 and synthetic fragrance are enough for me to give this one a miss.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua ((Water) Eau), Aluminum Zirconium Tetra Chloro Hydroxy Stearate, Laureth-23, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogen Peroxide, Silica Dimethicone Silylate, Laureth-4, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Citronellol, Geraniol 23140.

Moogoo Fresh Cream Deodorant

Moogoo Fresh Cream Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: This is a good choice if you react to bicarb soda under your arms. Being low in magnesium is one of the reasons that you get B.O. in the first place, so it makes sense to include it in a deodorant. The ingredients are good, too, so a good one to try.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua (H2O’s Fancy Name),Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia), Xantham Gum (Food Grade Thickener), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract., Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract.

Mukti Botanique Deodorant

Mukti Botanique Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another nice one, with bicarb soda.Can’t see anything to be concerned about with this one.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Hydrosol*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin (Vegetarian)*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage)*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage)*, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli)*,santalum Album (Sandalwood)*, Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)*, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic Ingredient. Certified By The Organic Food Chain (OFC).Accredited Organic Processor #0484. Organically Produced To 95% Of Product. Naturally Occurring Constituents In Essential Oils: Citral, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

My Aura Organic Deodorant - Bergamot Lime and Coconut

My Aura Organic Deodorant - Bergamot Lime and Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good one, with nothing to worry about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil (Soy Wax), Sodium Bicarbonate (Bi-Carb Soda), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia prunifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Tocopherol Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) See Oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot)Fruit Oil, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract* & Rosa eglanteria (Rosehip) Seed Oil*. (*Organic).

Nasanta Magnesium Deodorant

Nasanta Magnesium Deodorant

Comments: I don’t like the phenoxyethanol as apreservative, but the other ingredients are fine.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water, Magnesium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Preservative: 0.35% w/w Phenoxyethanol and 0.15% w/w Caprylyl Glycol

Natio Aluminium Free Roll On Deodorant

Natio Aluminium Free Roll On Deodorant

Comments: The first things that jump out at me are fragrance and triclosan – that’s enough for me not to want to use this.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat, Zinc Phenolsulfonate, (Zinc 4-hydroxy benzene sulphonate), Ceteth-20, Triclosan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Fragrance (Parfum).

Natural Scents Exotic Spice Roll On Deodorant

Natural Scents Exotic Spice Roll On Deodorant

Comments: It looks okay, except for the mineral salts, which are potassium alum. If you’re trying to avoid aluminium, this isn’t the deodorant for you.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Naturally Occurring Mineral Salts, Almond and Coconut Oil Based Solubilizer, Xanthan Gum, Citricidal, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Clove Bud, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Cinnamon Bark

Natural Scents Exotic Spice Deodorant Spray

Natural Scents Exotic Spice Deodorant Spray

Comments: Again with the mineral salts and the potash (potassium) alum. Not one to choose if you’re trying to avoid aluminium.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua Pura), Naturally Occuring Mineral Salts (Potash Alum), Almond & Coconut Oil Based Solubilizer. Criticidal (Grapefruit Extract). Essential Oils Of Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin), Olianum (Boswellia Carterii), Australian Sandlewood (Santalum Spicatum), Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans), Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum), Clove Bud (Syzygium Aromaticum).

Nivea Protect & Care Anti-Perspirant Roll On Deodorant

Nivea Protect & Care Anti-Perspirant Roll On Deodorant

Comments: Aluminium, fragrance and synthetic fragrance ingredients, and there are contamination concerns with the Steareths. Another one I’d avoid.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Glycerin, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Parfum, Panthenol, Octyldodecanol, Persea Gratissima Oil, Trisodium EDTA, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool

No Pong All-Natural Anti-Odourant - Original

No Pong All-Natural Anti-Odourant - Original

hello natural living lovesComments: Nice ingredients. No concerns here.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Corn Starch, Beeswax, and a proprietary blend of 100% pure, Australian certified organic essential oils of Orange Sweet, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Cedarwood Atlas, Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium.

hello natural living lovesComments: Another deodorant cream with good ingredients. Recommended.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Shea Butter*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Tapioca Starch*, Bi-Carb Soda*, Candelilla Wax, Australian Kaolin Clay, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Essential Oil Blend of Rosemary*, Eucalyptus*, Peppermint*, Tea Tree*, and Lemon Myrtle*. *Certified Organic

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to be concerned about with this one, either.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice*, Sunflower Oil*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Tapioca Starch*, Bi-Carb Soda*, Witch Hazel*, Kaolin Clay, Radish Root Ferment, Citric Acid, Xanthan Vegetable Gum, Essential Oil Blend of Rosemary*, Eucalyptus*, Peppermint*, Tea Tree*. *Certified Organic

hello natural living lovesComments: And another good one. No concerns here, either.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Shea Butter*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Tapioca Starch*, Bi-Carb Soda*, Candelilla Wax, Australian Kaolin Clay, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Essential Oil Blend of Rosemary*, Eucalyptus*, Peppermint*, Tea Tree*, Organic Flavours of Coconut and Vanilla*. *Certified Organic.

Norsca Forest Fresh Roll On

Norsca Forest Fresh Roll On

Comments: I used to use this, back when I didn’t know any better. And I always had to reapply after playing sport. Now I know better, choose natural products, and avoid the alumimium, fragrance, BHT, etc. And funnily enough, I never have to reapply my deodorant now!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Fragrance, Steareth-21, EDTA, BHT

NutriBiotic Lavender Deodorant

NturiBiotic Lavender Deodorant

Comments: You lost me at propylene glycol. And palm oil, if that’s one of your choices. I’ll be avoiding this one.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate (From Palm Oil), Witch Hazel Distillate, Aloe Vera Gel, Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE), Lavender Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Lemon Oil, And Eucalyptus Oil.

ReFresh Byron Bay Natural Lemon Myrtle Deodorant

ReFresh Byron Bay Natural Lemon Myrtle Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: This one used to contain phenoxyethanol and polysorbate 20, andI’m glad to see they these ingredients have been removed. Good ingredients now, nothing to be concerned about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Ethanol (Plant Derived), Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Plant Derived), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), , Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (Plant Derived), Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) Oil, Citric Acid And Silver Citrate (Silver Ions).

Rexona Men Moisturising Anti Perspirant Aerosol Deodorant

Rexona Men Moisturising Anti Perspirant Aerosol Deodorant

Comments: You don’t have to read far down the list to know that this is one I’m going to suggest you avoid. Butane, isobutane, propane, aluminium, fragrance, BHT. No. Just no.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ppg-14 Butyl Ether, Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Hydrated Silica, Gelatin Crosspolymer, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydrolysed Corn Starch, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Water, Propylene Carbonate, Silica.

Sanctum Men's Natural Deodorant

Sanctum Men's Natural Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good ingredients list, and another bicarb free option for those sensitive armpits.

EWG Ratings: 1 (Low Hazard)

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf Extract*, Decyl Glucoside, Triethyl Citrate, Aqua, Myrrh (Commiphora abyssinica) Extract, Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) Bark Oil, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil*, Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) Flower Extract, Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia) Oil*, Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Oil, Geranium maculatum Oil, Sandalwood (Santalum album) Oil, linalool, limonene. *Certified organic

Sanctum Women's Natural Deodorant

Sanctum Women's Natural Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good ingredients list, and another choice that’s free from bicarb soda, too.

EWG Ratings: 2 (Low Hazard)

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf Extract*, Decyl Glucoside, Triethyl Citrate, Myrrh (Commiphora abyssinica) Extract, Aqua, Silver Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) Oil*, Grapefruit (Citrus grandis) Oil, Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis) Oil, citral. * Certified organic

Schmidt's Deodorant Stick Sensitive Skin - Coconut Pineapple

Schmidt's Deodorant Stick Sensitive Skin - Coconut Pineapple

Comments: Another bicarb free choice, this one using magnesium. I don’t love the ‘natural fragrance’ in this, as I’d rather see the essential oils listed. But it is natural, and there’s nothing else to be concerned about.

NOTE: Schmidt’s has recently been bought bymultinational Unilever, who tests on animals and is less-than-transparent.

Although I love the product, I won’t be selling iton Hello Charlie any longer.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Natural fragrance, Tocopherol (vitamin E; sunflower-derived).

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant - Bergamot & Lime Stick

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant - Bergamot & Lime Stick

hello natural living lovesComments: This is a little easier to use than the jar, and it’s certainly easier to throw into a gym bag. Great ingredients, and it works well, too.My favourite scent in the Schmidt’s range.

NOTE: Schmidt’s has recently been bought bymultinational Unilever, who tests on animals and is less-than-transparent.

Although I love the product, I won’t be selling iton Hello Charlie any longer.

EWG Ratings: 2 (Low Hazard)

Ingredients: Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E; Sunflower-derived).

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Fragrance Free Jar

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Fragrance Free Jar

hello natural living lovesComments: I love a cream deodorant, and this is no exception. Great ingredients, great choice.

NOTE: Schmidt’s has recently been bought by multinational Unilever, who tests onanimals and is less-than-transparent.

Although I love the product, I won’t be selling it on Hello Charlie any longer.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E; Sunflower-derived).

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing to worry about here, either. Bicarb soda and zinc oxide to bust the stinks.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients:  *Coconut Oil, *Shea Butter, Tapioca Root, Sodium Bicarbonate, Kaolin Clay, Isoamyl Laurate, Candelilla Wax, Zinc Oxide, Desert Jasmin, Olive, Kakadu Plum, Safflower, *Lemon Myrtle Oil, Lime Oil, Vitamin E. *Denotes Certified Organic

Speick Men Active Deodorant - Roll On

Speick Men Active Deodorant - Roll On

hello natural living lovesComments: It looks good until you come to the perfume. Again, this is an Ecocert and COSMOS approved preservative, with theINCI name of ‘parfum’. It’s natural, not synthetic, and I’m happy with this.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol, Triethyl Citrate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Glycerin, Parfum, Glyceryl, Caprate, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed, Corn Starch, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Valeriana Celtica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Phragmites Kharka Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hectorite, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol.

Sukin Natural Deodorant Spray

Sukin Natural Deodorant Spray

Comments: There are contamination concerns with the Ceteareth-20, but otherwise this is an okay ingredients list.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alcohol Denat., Zinc Phenolsulfonate, Ceteareth-20, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract (Burdock), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*. * Natural component of essential oils.

The Bearded Chap Deodorant - Spice

The Bearded Chap Deodorant - Spice

hello natural living lovesComments: Another good ingredients list with nothing to be too concerned about.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Guar gum, Glycerin, Zinc Phenol Sulfonate, Lactamide, Cocoglycerides, Vanilla Extract, Chamomile Extract, Cucumber Extract, Citric Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Australia Native Flower Essences. Organic Oils include Black Pepper, Vanilla CO2.

The Body Crystal Botanica Roll On Deodorant

The Body Crystal Botanica Roll On Deodorant

Comments: Even if you’re okay with potassium alum, the perfume and thePEG’s should tell you to look elsewhere.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water, Potassium Alum, Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Hydroxyethylcellulose (Cellulose Derived), Natural Benzoic Acid (Plant Derived), Perfume, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.

hello natural living lovesComments: Lovely ingredients! Recommended.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Shea Butter*, Bi-Carb Soda, Arrowroot Powder*, Olive Oil Infused with Calendula*, Candelilla Wax, Essential Oils (Lemon Myrtle, Rosemary & Tea Tree) (*Certified Organic Ingredient)

The Whole Boodies Roll On Deodorant

The Whole Boodies Roll On Deodorant

hello natural living lovesComments: The ingredients list is good until you get to the parfum. However, the parfum is an ACO allowed preservative, with no synthetics. But theINCI name is parfum, so it’s confusing. It’s certified organic, and the ingredients are good, so I’m happy!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Juice, Purified Water, Organic Ethanol, Xanthan Gum, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Essential Oil, Parfum (Natural Preservative), Organic Avocado (Pesea Gratissima) Oil, Organic Olive Leaf (Olea Europaea) Extract, Organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Extract, Organic Chamomile (Chamimilla Recutita) Extract, Organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustufolia) Extract, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Extract, Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) Extract, Organic Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil.

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Deodorant

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Deodorant

Comments: Polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, fragrance and triethanolamine (TEA). Not for me.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Fragrance, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ethoxydiglycol, Glucose, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Trifolium Pfa1Eflse (Clover) Flower Extract, Betula Alba Bark / Leaf Extract.

Vanessa Megan Certified Organic Deodorant - Citrus Grove

Vanessa Megan Certified Organic Deodorant - Citrus Grove

hello natural living lovesComments: This looks good, too, and it’s ACO certified organic.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: 100% Natural / 92.02% Certified Organic: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, * Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate, *Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, *Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice Root) Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Xanthan Gum, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Coco Glucoside, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf) Extract, *Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, *Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Essential Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree) Essential Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Vrindavan Deodorant Mist Majestic Rose

Vrindavan Deodorant Mist Majestic Rose

Comments: It looks okay, until you realise that the mineral salts are potassium alum. So if you’re looking to avoid aluminium, you’ll want to avoid this one.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Certified Organic Rose Hydrosol, Mineral Salts, Guar Gum, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Vrindavan Deodorant Roll On - Mystic Nature

Vrindavan Deodorant Roll On - Mystic Nature

Comments: Once again, this is okay except for the mineral salts – aka potassium alum or aluminium compounds.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Certified Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Mineral Salts, Guar Gum, Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Certified Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract.

hello natural living lovesComments: Weleda products are all organic, NaTrue certified and all their perfumes are essential oil based. Nothing to worry abouthere. I’ve used this one at home and love it.

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: INCI: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Triethyl Citrate, Glycerin, Limonene*, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Coumarin*, Farnesol*. *From essential oils.

hello natural living lovesComments: The fragrance is essential oil based, and the ingredients are good. It’s organic and NaTrue certified, too. I use the citrus based deodorant spray as a body spray for a spritz of citrussy freshness. Lovely!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Alcohol, Water (Aqua), Triethyl Citrate, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Sodium Caproyl/ Lauroyl Lactylate, Salvia Officinalis(Sage) Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*. *from natural essential oils.

hello natural living lovesComments: Nothing nasty in here. Another good paste deodorant with good ingredients.

EWG Ratings: 1 (Low Hazard)

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Kaolin Clay, Isoamyl Laurate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla) Wax, Triethyl Citrate, Zinc Oxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Wood (Cedarwood Atlas) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil and Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Extract * Certified Organic Ingredient.