We spent some time testing the likes of Secret Clinical Strength, Degree Motionsense, and many others so that we could find some deodorants that really work. Here are the five best deodorants we’ve found:
Made from natural ingredients, Native Deodorant blew us away in terms of effectiveness, and was our favorite deodorant by far. It is fantastic at eliminating odors – we wore it to yoga and to the gym multiple times, and never felt worried about our body odor. In addition, Native kept us feeling dry all day long, and didn’t leave behind that sticky or oily feeling that some deodorants gave us.
We were also really happy to hear that Native Deodorant is completely natural, and doesn’t contain chemicals like aluminum or parabens. Most antiperspirants (like Secret, Dove and Degree) have aluminum, which has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, so we wanted to avoid it. Finally, we love all the great reviews that Native has earned, including one from us after the samples we received were really put to the test!
Native comes in a few different scents, including Unscented, Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Eucalyptus & Mint, and Citrus & Herbal Musk. Our favorite is Coconut & Vanilla.
Aēsop is a skin care company that started in Australia and has really begun making a name for itself in the United States. Like the other deodorants on the list, Aēsop Deodorant is aluminum and paraben free. We loved the sophisticated scent (similar to Aēsop soap), but thought that other stick forms of deodorant kept us much drier. In addition, Aēsop is on the pricey side for deodorants, and so it earned our #2 spot.
JASON has a long history of making natural products, and its deodorant is no different. We liked that it came in stick form as opposed to a spray or cream, as we’ve found the stick form to be more effective at keeping us dry. We tried a few scents with Jason’s, and it was hit or miss in terms of whether we liked the scent, and so we gave it our #3 spot.
If you are a parent, you’ve likely experimented with some Honest Co. products. Honest Deodorant comes in a spray format, which isn’t my favorite. We’ve found that natural spray deodorants don’t do a good job at preventing wetness. Honest Co is no different – it has great scents (Bergamont Sage is my favorite) but doesn’t do enough to prevent wetness for us, and so we ranked Honest Co. #4 on our list.
Organic 101 Deodorant is certified organic by the USDA, and I’m not sure if any other deodorants are able to say that. The deodorant smelled a bit manly for our tastes – more like Old Spice or a heavy dose of cinnamon – and so we thought Honest’s scent was superior. It is also a bit dry to roll on, so it earned our #5 spot.
Disclosure: I received samples of Native’s scents. Our tests weren’t scientific. All opinions are my own.