Let’s be frank, lockdown has made us lazy.
Gone are the days of wearing bras, a full face of makeup, and, we hate to say it, deodorant. I mean, we’re not exactly breaking a sweat by lounging around our living rooms all day...
While the end of lockdown is looking somewhat unpredictable, it may be time to reinstate some of our everyday, pre-Covid routines – wearing underwear and deodorant being at the forefront of that priority list. However, with all of this time to reflect, a lot of us have reconsidered using kinder, more natural products to ease us back in.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to round up a list of the best natural and aluminium-free deodorants worth investing in for both men and women alike…for when you’re ready, of course.
Best Natural Deodorants for Women:
Discover some of the best natural deodorants that boast beautifully feminine accords for a light and floral lift that keeps you smelling your best, even throughout the most compromising of times.
From rose to fresh cotton, our beauty brands have harnessed some of the best natural fragrances to delicately scent your skin.
Acting as a treat to the mind, body and soul, this relaxing natural deodorant helps to nurture sensitive skin while preventing any unwanted odours from emerging throughout the day.
Shea butter and coconut oil work together to appease irritable skin types, while a mix of natural lavender scents, magnesium oxide and white clay provide long-lasting protection.
This cruelty-free and all-vegan formula is the perfect introductory natural deodorant for clean beauty newbies. Adorned with a very affordable price tag, this kind-to-skin formula scents the area in question with a cotton-fresh finish which is made from all-natural fragrances.
Zinc phenolsulfonate slows down the growth of bad bacteria on your skin to keep you smelling delightfully fresh from dusk ‘til dawn.
Banishing the likes of parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances and synthetic chemicals, the Acorelle Organic Fragrance Free Deodorant Balm is your fast-track pass to a natural solution that wards off bad bacteria, sweat and perspiration.
The clever formulation works by neutralising bacteria at the root of body odour, replacing it with a neutral and unoffending scent.
Smell as fresh as a rose garden in summer with this natural roll-on deodorant from the skin care experts behind Dr Hauschka. Protecting against unpleasant body odours and damp skin, this beautifully scented deodorant utilises Mother Nature’s finest properties to impart a delicate and fresh fragrance.
Say yes to a new ‘n’ natural scent!
The Yes To Natural Charcoal Deodorant Tea Tree combines the refreshing and rejuvenating accords of lavender and tea tree oil to delicately scent the skin without causing any unwanted irritation. Charcoal absorbs sweat and neutralises the odour, while the included natural scent leaves you feeling fresh all day.
Best Natural Deodorants for Men:
Guys, it’s time to ditch the lynx deodorant and opt for something a little kinder (and more tasteful).
Men’s deodorant doesn’t always have to be filled with harsh ingredients such as alcohol and synthetic fragrances. Instead, why not try out some of our editor-approved natural deodorants that care specifically for men’s skin whilst adding a lust-worthy scent!
Invigorate your senses with the energising scent of the Bulldog Black Pepper & Vetiver Natural Deodorant. This special deodorant works as an everyday essential and is made using 100% natural ingredients, all of which work together to prevent any unwanted body odours from making an appearance. Peppermint, black pepper, cedarwood and clove lend their earthy accords to delicately scent the skin, neutralising body odours.
Stay fresh with the Weleda Men's Sage Deodorant. This naturally fragranced deodorant banishes the likes of alcohol and aluminium salts, utilising the aromatic properties of lemon juice and a cocktail of essential oils. Sage, rosemary, pine, clary, eucalyptus, lavender, oakmoss, thyme, tea tree, peppermint and ylang-ylang work together to eradicate unwanted body odours for a stimulating scent that lasts all day long.
Arriving in plastic-free packaging, The Natural Deodorant Co Clean Deodorant Balm For Men ditches the likes of all things toxic for a truly clean deodorising experience.
This 100% natural balm lives up to its name, providing a thoroughly clean balm that eradicates the use of toxic ingredients such as SLS, SLES, mineral oil, parabens, microbeads, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and palm oil.
The ManCave Natural Eucalyptus Deodorant is a resounding favourite amongst men everywhere within the UK, thanks to its aluminium and alcohol-free formula that scents the skin with intoxicating acai fruit oil. Natural anti-bacterial actives work on preventing odour creation rather than blocking the pores for a simple yet effective way of preventing unwanted smells.
Containing a breakthrough formula, the MenScience Advanced Deodorant successfully prevents strong body odours from making an appearance to deliver a maximum level of protection.
Abolishing the likes of alcohol and aluminium, this natural deodorant helps to tackle odour-causing bacteria without drying the skin out, making it the perfect solution for those with active lifestyles.
Best Unisex Natural Deodorants:
Not everything needs a label. These gender-neutral deodorants are perfect for those that simply lust after an all-natural scent. From zesty lemon to invigorating eucalyptus, our natural unisex deodorants range is the perfect way to stay fresh in compromising scenarios.
Discover the power of Mother Nature with a unisex natural deodorant that goes the extra mile in delivering comfort and protection.
Drunk Elephant have mastered the art behind creating a natural deodorant that freshly neutralises body odours for up to five days (within reason), which makes the switch from synthetic to natural oh-so inviting.
Refresh and revitalise your skin with the Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant. This long-lasting natural scent helps to impart an uplifting aroma that prevents body odours from making an appearance, all the while ensuring your sweat glands remain unblocked.
This special formula forbids the use of nasty chemicals such as aluminium and alcohol, preventing any unwanted damage to such a sensitive area.
If you’re looking to help out both the environment and your pits, you’re in luck – Nuud Natural Deodorant is here to save the day with its all-natural formulation. This caring deodorant is harmless for both you and the planet, banishing the likes of aluminium, parabens, propellants, alcohol and artificial fragrances.
This cruelty-free alternative is made from a sugar cane tube and arrives in a biodegradable cardboard box, making it totally recyclable.
Offering clinically proven 24-hour protection, this natural and aluminium-free deodorant prevents dampness from occurring around the armpits whilst safe-guarding against unpleasant odours. It works by utilising the properties of cleansing shikimic acid and moisture-absorbing bamboo powder to ensure a clean finish every time.
Get full body confidence with an all-natural deodorant from The Organic Pharmacy.
This gentle and unisex formulation maintains healthy skin with a cocktail of natural ingredients and essential oils that work together to banish the likes of bad bacteria and odours. Clary sage, rosemary, tea tree, lavender and bergamot lightly scent the skin for an invigorating finish.
Best Aluminium-Free Deodorants :
Aluminium-free deodorants hold a lot of the same properties as natural deodorants, with the main aspect being that they both use kinder and less pore-blocking ingredients. Choose between creams, balms, roll-ons and sprays to protect your pits and maintain a comfortable feel!
Protect your underarms the right way with the specially formulated Origins No Offence Alcohol & Aluminium Free Deodorant. Ideal for combatting bad odours, this comfortable deodorant releases the refreshing scent of orange, blackcurrant and jasmine to ensure a high level of protection.
The Merci Handy Namaste Deodorant has been sourced, tried and tested and announced as one of the most new and innovative body care heroes out there, making it an absolute must for those that lust after a natural deodorising experience.
Fight off bad odours the natural way with the squeaky-clean, tried-and-tested formulation that has everyone talking.
Combining together the potency of aloe vera gel, corn starch, vitamin E and lavender oil, this natural deodorant stick fights back against unpleasant odours without the use of aluminium or alcohol. The mild and certified organic properties work together to maintain a long-lasting freshness for that extra boost of confidence when you need it most.
Maintain a naturally fresh feel with a roll-on deodorant that puts your needs first. The Weleda Citrus 24 Hour Roll On Deodorant is free from aluminium salts and synthetic preservatives, which mean that irritation and blocked pores remain a worry from the past!
The dermatologically-tested formulation imparts a refreshing and invigorating scent that neutralises odours, leaving you with the long-lasting coverage you deserve.
This kind-to-skin brand is making their second appearance on our list with another of their epic formulations. The Neal's Yard Remedies Spray On Lavender & Aloe Vera Deodorant is an ideal solution for those with sensitive skin types, as its gentle formula graces the skin with a wash of soothing properties that protect and perfect as they wear.
Looking to clean up the rest of your routine? Why not check out our ultimate guide to clean beauty to check out what all the fuss is about!
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.