Are you worried about harmful chemicals in your deodorant? Check out these 10 natural alternatives to freshen up in the summer heat. Let us know which ones work and which ones stink!
Burt's Bee's Herbal Deodorant: "The Defender"
Burt's Bees Herbal Deodorant spray mixes sage, lemon, and lavender to minimize and neutralize odor while still allowing your body to sweat, an natural toxin-eliminating process.
Arm & Hammer's Essentials Natural Deodorant
With no aluminum or parabens, this stick uses a blend of baking soda, chamomile, geranium and coriander oils to keep you smelling like a spring bouquet.
Dr. Hauschka's Deodorant
Dr. Hauschka's brew of witch hazel, sage, and zinc ricinoleate absorbs odor without disturbing your skin's natural processes. But your pits will pay - it's $20 a pop.
Lavanila's "The Healthy Deodorant"
Lavanila gives your armpits some odor-fighting love with beta-glucan technology. No aluminum, parabens, sulfates, or synthetic dyes. Healthy pits are pricey, though - $18 a stick for this one.
Kiss My Face Liquid Rock
Kiss My Face ... or my armpits. In patchouli, lavender, or summer scent, this aluminum and paraben-free formula with potassium will let you frolic stink-free in the summer sun.
Aloe, bergamot, lime, and ylang-ylang are among the very harmless ingredients in this natural odor-fighter. Ready to roll it on?
Dermalogica's Environmental Control
Aluminum? No. Parsley? Check. Not to mention clove, rosemary, and hyssop. Underarms, under control.
Made by Deodorant Stones of America, Thai Crystals inhibit bacterial growth without aluminum, perfumes, oils, or other harmful chemicals. One stick is said to last up to a year.
Tom's of Maine
Hops fight odor-causing bacteria while calendula, honeysuckle rose, or woodspice scents cover it up. Chamomile and witch hazel sooth your skin.
Bubble and Bee's Pit Putty
Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic lime essential oil, organic geranium essential oil. That's it for this stick - no dangerous chemicals!
Available in a stick, a "Rock," roll-on, or spray, Crystal deodorant is made only from natural mineral salts and ammonium alum.