5 Healthy Non-Toxic Deodorants

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Most days I choose to be deodorant free. This began back in college when I had benign breast lumps and knew wearing deodorant made of chemicals so close to my breasts was not a healthy choice. Not knowing much more than that intuitive/intellectual wisdom, I decided to stop wearing conventional deodorant and started exploring alternative deodorant options then eventually went ‘au naturale’. Surprisingly, my body quickly found its own homeostasis and rarely did I ever actually need deodorant despite being a sweaty athlete. For all these years not wearing deodorant was my normal. Then following delivery to my child when my hormones were changing, I became curious to what alternative deodorant options currently exist. In my investigation I have found a few alternative options that reduce exposure to the chemicals and toxins that are found in conventional deodorants. I’m happy to share my research and recommendations with you here. 

The following deodorants are free of the common chemicals and toxins found in conventional options: Aluminum, Parabens, Triclosan, Propylene Glycol and Phthalates. These harsh ingredients are known to cause cancer, brain damage, hormone disruption, liver abnormalities, and beyond. I’m not much of DIY personality type, I wish I was but it’s not where I find my bliss. Therefore, I lean on these alternative options that are made available by companies that also share a health and wellness mission.

Before switching to a non-toxic deodorant you may want to consider an armpit detox to cleanse your pours of any chemical remnants for an optimal non-toxic deodorant experience ;)

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1. Pronounce Skin Care Deodorant. DIY deodorant done for you with healthy ingredients you can ‘pronounce’. This mama has done the work for us and handcrafted an organic deodorant that is so clean that even baking soda is kept out of the recipes. Stick and glass jar options available.

Pronounce Skin Care Deodorant Perks:

  • Hands on: hand crafted, poured, packaged, shipped
  • Certified organic ingredients, including organic essential oils
  • Non-gmo & food-grade ingredients
  • All deodorants are baking soda free 
  • “Defunkifying” option available for extra oomph
  • Learn how to make your own deodorant on the Pronounce blog
  • Stick pricing, range: $14-17.50 (2.5 oz)
  • Glass jar pricing: $34.00-39.00 (6 oz)

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2. Primal Pit Paste Deodorant. Handcrafted with natural and organic ingredients. Primal Pit Paste is committed to selecting ingredients that are good for your health and for the environment. Cruelty free and no harsh chemicals, synthetics or fragrances. Stick, glass jar and minis available. 

Primal Pit Paste Deodorant Perks:

  • Pure Primal Promise: list of 20 purity standards and product guarantee
  • BPA free plastic container 
  • Baking soda free options available
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • 3 levels of deodorant protection
  • “Pit detox kit” option
  • Stick pricing: $10.95 (2 oz)
  • Glass jar pricing: $8.95 (2 oz)

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3. Schmidt’s Deodorant. Prioritizing ingredients from nature, botanical and mineralized ingredients. Living their mission for quality by prioritizing ingredients derived from nature (including baking soda). Stick, glass jar, and travel sizes available.

Schmidt’s Deodorant Perks:

  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Schmidt’s “Never” list (free of toxins listed on this page)
  • Fragrance free option available
  • Schmidt’s naturals blog
  • Glass jar recycling program
  • Travel size options available
  • Stick pricing, range: $8.99-10.99 (3.25 oz)
  • Glass jar pricing: $8.99 (2 oz)

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4. Vapour Organic Beauty AER Next-Level Deodorant. Luxury deodorant that goes on as a gel and dries on the skin. This product is a potent plant and mineral complex. Unscented and baking soda free options are not available. Stick deodorant only. 

AER Next-Level Deodorant Perks:

  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • 70% organic & 30% natural ingredients
  • Non-gmo soy/vitamin E
  • Cruelty & chemical free
  • Made with wind power
  • Low baking soda levels
  • Stick pricing: $24.00 (1.8 oz), 10% off with scheduled delivery

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5. Native Deodorant. A natural formula free of conventional toxins. Stick deodorant only, with baking soda. 

Native Deodorant Perks:

  • Cruelty free
  • Free of Aluminum, Parabens & Talc
  • Fragrance free option available
  • Sensitive sample pack
  • Free shipping & returns
  • Stick pricing: $12.00 (2.65 oz)

If you’re ready to switch from a conventional deodorant or ready to explore a new non-toxic option, then now you have 5 solid options that don’t require you to DIY. I share baking soda content for each company as baking soda can be an irritant for sensitive skin due to pH levels. If you know you have sensitive skin, then consider trying a deodorant that is baking soda free. Also, consider the armpit detox before switching to a non-toxic option for a more successful transition. Know that your body may need time to adjust to the switch, so give your new deodorant and body some time to find their balance. Remember that sweating is normal and that is your body’s natural way of expelling toxins which are consumed or applied. Reducing our daily toxic load is essential for improving health and vitality.

Now please share with me, what deodorant do you use and why?