Switching to an aluminum-free natural deodorant is a great way to avoid some of the most toxic ingredients that are still widespread in the conventional deodorant market. Remember that green apple Lady Speed Stick that flew off shelves in the 90s? Turns out those antiperspirant properties weren’t the best choice when it comes to looking after your endocrine system or skin health. We now know traditional antiperspirants use a whack of chemicals to curb our natural sweat production. But if we’re looking to lessen our toxic intake, is there a natural alternative that actually works? We put some of the best natural sticks in the biz to the test, and here’s what we came up with.

Best Unscented Natural Deodorant

Blume: This is the newest natural deodorant to join the GK Family and it doesn’t disappoint! With a simple formula - you can pronounce every ingredient - this is the perfect fit for someone with sensitive underarms or those wanting an unscented deodorant. The secret to keeping body odor and dampness at bay is Blume’s use of probiotics in their formula. We love this vegan and cruelty-free option.

$16 (Shop Now

Best Feeling Application

Taos Aer: Since this nontoxic deodorant arrived on the market it quickly gained a cult following due in part to its revolutionary formula and feel. Not a fan of natural deodorants because they leave you feeling damp? This organic deodorant starts out as a gel and dries to a powder to ensure you aren’t left with any residue or armpit rash. Taos Aer offers 5 sophisticated, smoky scents derived from essential oils. This option is the best for those who prefer a conventional feel to their deodorant application and are looking for odour protection that lasts all day. 

$16 - $25 (Shop Now

Best Baking Soda-Free Formula

Kaia Naturals Takesumi Detox: If you find baking soda deodorants are giving you armpit rash, consider switching to a charcoal deodorant. Kaia Naturals uses activated bamboo charcoal to gently clarify and purge toxins from the underarm. They’ve coined this process the “Takesumi Detox,” which was inspired by the Japanese secret for odour control and detoxification. If you’re switching over from an antiperspirant, it can take 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust to the use of this product - but it's well worth the wait!

$10 - $35 (Shop Now)

P.S. Still worried about BO throughout the day? Give their ‘Underarm Bar’ a try. With activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar, this soap bar can be used to suds up your underarms in the shower and increase the effectiveness of any natural deodorant. 

$24 (Shop Now)


Best Local Pick

This Canadian-made deodorant is completely carcinogen-free, made without aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, and phthalates, so you can feel great about daily use. This deodorant uses baking soda to neutralize odour and effectively control sweat. Because this stick deodorant is on the firmer side, there is less mess and fewer deodorant stains left behind.

$25-$29 (Shop Now)

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  • Jennifer: November 25, 2021
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    Great blog post! Have you tried Routine deodorant? https://www.routinecream.com/collections/deodorant
    It’s Canadian-made, unscented and baking soda-free formulas. I switched because the deodorant is sold in a recyclable and refillable glass jar! I would love to see this product in your store.

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