Conventional deodorants contain aluminium which is not good to use near lymph nodes, and anti-perspirants are even worse, as they stop you sweating (an essential bodily function). As long as you drink plenty of water, eat well, shower daily and wear natural loose fibres (organic cotton, hemp, linen), you’ll find that natural deodorants are just as good. If you don’t like to use deodorants, then consider these soaps instead, which are specifically made with refreshing essential oils.
Avoid aromatherapy oils for pregnancy/nursing or affected medical conditions. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies. Keep away from pets due to essential oils, cocoa butter and zinc/titanium oxide.
Battle Green deodorants are sold in cardboard tubes, just warm against the skin and swipe. Made with organic shea and coconut butter in several scents. The company also makes deodorants in tins, including this unscented chamomile version that’s free from baking soda.
Blushberry Botanicals offers an unscented deodorant in a tin, from a qualified botanist in Scotland. There are also scented versions plus mini tins for travel.
Green Planet Beauty is sold in a push-up compostable tube that’s easy to use, and made from natural ingredients. It contains oils of lavender, lemon and tea tree oils.
Your Nature is a Bristol brand, also sold in cardboard tubes. Choose from many scents, including unscented. Made with organic coconut oil, shea butter and arrow root, plus mango butter, candelilla wax and vitamin E.