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Use This, Not That: Deodorant Swaps

The many of the ingredients that go into our every day, run-of-the-mill products are a little bit terrifying.  Worst of all, when it comes finding out just how unhealthy a product really is, the burden of proof falls on the consumer. It shouldn’t be that way, but unfortunately, if we want to stay healthy, we can’t completely trust the FDA or consumer reports.

There’s a huge chance you’re using a hazardous product right now.

Aluminum is directly linked to Alzheimers and a slew of other health problems, but guess what we put directly into our lymph nodes every day? Yup. Aluminum, brought to you by way of your trusty deodorant. I don’t know about you, but this makes me mad AF. All I want in life is to smell fresh as a goddamn daisy, without risking putting my husband through a Notebook type of scenario. My memory is pretty sketchy as it is, so I need all the help I can get.

Since it’s approximately a million degrees outside right now (depending on the sun’s sinister positioning in the sky) now is the time for uber deodorant use. Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered. I’ve done a lot of research of products out there, and I thought I’d share some of my findings. To be frank, I’ve not come across any reliable homemade products, and I’ve found them to be messy and such a time consuming task that I have no interest in exploring that route any further. If you have any tried and true natural DIY deodorant options that work (and don’t make me feel like my kitchen has exploded in a kindergarten arts and crafts project), definitely let me know!

Here are my top favorite deodorants which contain No Aluminum. No Parabens. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.

Native Deodorant is my favorite. The company uses natural, non-toxic ingredients and lasts all day. It’s paraben free and has no ingredients that will It’s affordable and comes in a variety of pleasant smells.

Lavanilla Deodorant smells bright and clean, and I never had any issues with oder when using it. It’s non-toxic, natural, and paragon free.

Schmidt’s Deodorant does have the annoying feature of coming in a jar. However, super effective and comes with a little spatula. It’s 100% vegan and natural AF, so that’s a huge plus. It’s a little bit of a switch over from using a stick of deodorant, but the people who adapt swear by it. They also have a stick version, which I haven’t tried yet, but I’d be willing to give it a go.

These are the deodorants I’ve tried personally, and for the record, they hold up pretty well to my hot yoga/Crossfit/HIIT fitness routine. I’ve noticed a significant difference in my own health after cutting out deodorants containing aluminum, so give it a try and see what you think. Switching out your deodorant is an easy way you can look out for your body.



  1. Phoenix in Paris says

    I’ve been meaning to comment for ages that I loved this post! I started using Schmidt’s stick deodorant shortly after I read it (mainly because I could get it on Amazon) and it WORKS! I’ve had trouble with deodorants consistently working for me and had never found a natural one I liked (I haven’t tried the others you mentioned) – until Schmidt’s! Thank you so much for introducing me to it!


    • Thank you so much for taking the time to post such kind words! I appreciate it. I’m always on the lookout for ways to supplement natural items for the not-so-natural, and so I enjoy sharing it with others 🙂 Also, your blog posts are just exquisite and read like gorgeous prose. I love the depth and perspective you weave throughout each post!


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