After 18 hours of research evaluating 85 products, we picked Native Deodorant as our top choice.
Let’s be brutally honest: Sometimes natural deodorant makes your pits smell more like fresh sewage than fresh fruit or flowers.
It’s not your fault, though. Sometimes a deodorant’s odor-masking magic fails because the formula simply isn’t a good fit for your body chemistry. You may need a different scent or a deodorant packed with bacteria-banishing baking soda or moisture-absorbing clay instead.
Wait, deodorants don’t stop you from sweating?
Nope, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be drenched in your own perspiration. The best natural deodorants absorb sweat without plugging your ducts. As an added bonus, they’re aluminum free, which may lower your risk of getting breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease.
But natural deodorants aren’t for everyone. If you’re not ready to swap your conventional antiperspirant for an all natural deodorant just yet, check out our other deodorant faves for men and women instead! We’ve got odor-fighting formulas for every lifestyle, whether you run 5Ks for fun or regularly power through 12-hour shifts at work.
Awesome! Keep scrolling for the best natural deodorant and organic deodorant options below. We’ve compiled an impressive list of sticks, jars and everything in between to help you find a natural deodorant you love.
Tom’s is a trusted drugstore brand that makes everything from toothpaste to body wash, so it's great for natural deodorant newbies. There are aluminum free, cruelty free formulas available in a variety of scents.
Naturalists aren't a fan of some of the ingredients, including propylene glycol. It's derived from vegetables, but some deodorant users prefer products with fewer ingredients, like DeodoMom and the THAI crystal stick.
Smooth and fairly easy to apply, though not as smooth as other sticks on our list. If you have trouble gliding it across your pits, let it sit under your arm for a minute or so. This softens the deodorant enough to make application a cinch.
There are plenty of natural and organic ingredients in Tom's products, and they're aluminum free and cruelty free. However, some users dislike the propylene glycol even though it's derived from veggies.
Expect to reapply this deodorant frequently even though it claims to offer 24-hour protection. It lasts a while, yes - but don't expect to get a full day out of it unless you're just lounging on the sofa from dusk to dawn.
Tom's offers unisex scents plus woodsy fragrances geared toward manly men and floral scents intended for ladies.
At $5 a stick, this is easily the cheapest deodorant on our list.
Performs like an antiperspirant, minus the dangerous chemicals and artificial fragrance. There are no parabens, propyls, oils, or emulsifiers, and it's also talc free and aluminum free.
It's tricky to apply at first, especially if you're used to smooth sticks or creams. You have to get it wet prior to applying, so it's not great for on-the-go touchups.
Mineral salts - that's it. No fragrance, no aluminum, no parabens, propyls, oils, or emulsifiers. This is a great option for men and women who want a simple, frill-free deodorant.
Application is a bit tricky at first, but it's not uncomfortable. Simply wet the crystal, swipe it over your armpits, and carry on with your day.
Protect your pits from odor-causing bacteria for up to 24 hours with THAI crystal deodorant. The hypoallergenic formula won't stain your clothes - or your pits - even if you sweat heavily or often.
You can also use it to keep your feet dry and odor free.
This crystal deodorant has no fragrance. That's a good thing if you're not a fan of scented deodorants, but some reviewers wish it had a hint of herbs or citrus.
Expect to spend $8 to $10 on this crystal deodorant. That's an average price when compared to other natural deodorants on our list of faves.
Naturally neutralizes odors by promoting a pH-balanced environment that drives away bacteria. Smooth formula is easy to apply and feels light against your skin.
It can get a bit messy if you apply it with your fingers. Can stain light-colored tees if you aren't careful while applying it.
This deodorant goes on smooth and gray, but don't panic - it dries clear. It gets a bit messy, so apply it slowly until you're a pro at using this deodorant jar.
Organic coconut oil and vitamin E help offset irritation that's often linked to baking soda. The first ingredient is tapioca starch, which is generally tolerated well by people with sensitive skin or eczema. You can even apply it right after shaving instead of waiting 24 hours like some other brands require.
You probably won't make it 24 hours with this natural deodorant from PiperWai, but it should last most of the day. It captures moisture with charcoal powder, which absorbs up to 1,000x its own weight in moisture. Reviewers say it even lasts through grueling workouts and long days at the office.
Unisex, with hints of herbs and citrus. It gets its pleasant scent from a blend of 11 different essential oils, including peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, tea tree oil, and tangerine.
This charcoal deodorant is one of the most expensive deodorants we've researched. Customers either hate it or feel it's worth every penny.
Vegan, fragrance free, dye free, aluminum free, and paraben free. Easy to apply, and offers lasting protection.
It's unscented, which is potentially a pro rather than a con.
Gentle yet effective, even for sensitive skin. It contains no dyes, parabens, alcohol, propylene glycol, beeswax, palm oil, or baking soda. It's also gluten free, BPA free, and GMO free.
So what does it contain? Just one main ingredient: Magnesium hydroxide. It also has water.
We recommend this DeodoMom deodorant or THAI crystal deodorant if you're looking for an unscented deodorant with minimal ingredients.
DeodoMom deodorant protects you all day if you're a light to moderate sweater. Heavy sweaters may need to reapply once or twice, especially after physical activities or stressful situations.
None. That's a good thing if you're looking for an alternative to all the natural deodorants infused with essential oils.
Around $12 for a natural deodorant that lasts approximately 3 months. The company has a 30-day money back guarantee.
No parabens, propylene glycol, aluminum, baking soda, or phthalates. Scented with anti-inflammatory essential oils.
Doesn't work as well as the regular formula from Schmidt's. Some reviewers get good results by layering the regular Schmidt's deodorant over one of the sensitive skin versions, but your mileage may vary if you've got super sensitive skin.
Smooth and creamy, with a texture similar to a traditional stick of deodorant. Because it's made for sensitive skin, it lacks the grittiness often found in other natural deodorants.
There's no baking soda, so it's gentle on pits. Schmidt's uses odor-neutralizing magnesium instead.
Schmidt's sensitive skin formula doesn't work quite as well as regular Schmidt's products, but it generally still gets the job done. Expect to reapply it frequently, though, especially if you're a heavy sweater.
Clean, flirty, or invigorating based on which scent you choose. We love the Coconut and Pineapple, Lavender Tips, and Jasmine Tea, but there's also an unscented formula available.
Depending on where you shop, the sensitive formula costs a dollar or two more than regular Schmidt's deodorant. Still worth the price, though.
The creamy formula is easy to apply, and it gets absorbed into your pits quickly. A combination of essential oils, veggie powders, and clay help thwart odors and keep you dry.
The baking soda sometimes irritates sensitive skin, so you may want to try Schmidt's or another brand if you experience discoloration or itching.
Smooth and creamy. It glides easily over your pits and doesn't leave behind a caked-on residue.
If you're used to stick deodorants, you may initially be a bit intimidated by the thought of smearing cream under your arms. You'll get used to the application process quickly, though.
Reviewers love that this deodorant is made with organic, vegan, food-grade ingredients. You could probably eat it and be okay, but we don't recommend trying.
Soapwalla deodorant doesn't stop sweating, which is fine - after all, it's not an antiperspirant. However, it does keep you dry throughout the day thanks to baking soda, veggie powders, and clay. These ingredients absorb sweat while masking odor at the same time.
Fresh and clean, with hints of mint and citrus. This cream deodorant gets its unisex fragrance from tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil.
This is one of the priciest natural deodorants we've tested, but reviewers say it's worth the $15 to $20 you'll spend. Check out Tom's of Maine or Schmidt's natural deodorant if you need something cheaper.
Lasts up to 24 hours, even in hot, humid environments. Fragranced with pure essential oils for a spa-like experience each time you get a whiff of your underarms.
This formula isn't always strong enough for heavy sweaters; expect to reapply it often if you sweat profusely. Also, it can be a bit tricky to apply if you aren't used to spritzing your underarms with a liquid deodorant.
This is a natural deodorant, but it's not the cleanest product on our list. It has a lengthy list of ingredients, some of which may irritate sensitive skin. Reviewers typically blame the tea tree oil and benzyl alcohol when they experience itchy armpits or mild rashes.
This scent goes strong for up to 24 hours, masking stench-causing bacteria with the pleasant scent of wild roses. However, you may need to reapply throughout the day if you sweat heavily. Users often reapply after gardening, workouts, or any type of manual labor.
This liquid deodorant won't stain your pits or your clothing, but try to avoid getting dressed until it's dry. If you get dressed too quickly, you might smear the deodorant on your shirt instead of keeping it on your pits.
Alluring and pleasant. Women typically prefer it to the sage variety, but numerous men confess they love it as well.
We specifically listed the wild rose scent on our list of faves rather than mentioning Weleda's other scents. That's because reviewers swear this formula works better than the citrus and sage scents.
This spray deodorant has an average price - not too high, not too low - when compared with our other faves.
Like the sensitive skin formula, regular Schmidt's deodorant contains no aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens or phthalates. It's also cruelty free and vegan.
Baking soda isn't kind to sensitive skin, so you may end up with a wicked rash if you use too much of this deodorant. Try layering it over lotion, coconut oil, or a sensitive skin deodorant if you want to continue using it.
Schmidt's almost scored the number one slot on our list of faves, but it lost points for its formula. It's often gritty, even after you hold it under your armpit to soften it. Many reviewers report that it breaks off in clumps during the application process.
It's also a nightmare for sensitive skin thanks to its heavy use of baking soda. Baking soda neutralizes odor-causing bacteria, but it also turns some armpits brown or gray. It may even leave a raw red rash that takes weeks to treat.
If you experience irritation from this product, discontinue use immediately. You may be able to treat it at home with coconut oil or over-the-counter creams, but let your medical provider know if symptoms don't improve quickly.
This is truly a 24-hour deodorant as long as your pits can handle the ingredients in this natural deodorant stick. It lasts through nearly every adventure life throws your way, from a fun day at the beach to a never-ending day at work. Many users admit they're surprised when they wake up smelling fresh, and some say they even sweat less with this deodorant than they do with an antiperspirant.
Baking soda neutralizes odors, as we mentioned earlier, and it also helps absorb wetness. Arrowroot powder, the primary ingredient in most Schmidt's deodorants, does the same. These ingredients combine with essential oils to keep you feeling fresh and smelling incredible all day long.
Schmidt's truly has a scent for every personality, whether you appreciate soft florals or enjoy an invigorating burst of fresh citrus and herbs. Popular scents include Bergamot and Lime, Lavender and Sage, Cedarwood and Juniper, and Rose and Vanilla. Seasonal scents are often available during the winter and fall.
Around $9 for a stick of deodorant. That's twice as much as the cheapest deodorant on our list but more than half the price of the most expensive one.
This lightweight formula glides easily over your armpits - it's so light you may even forget you're wearing this deodorant. Native products are cruelty free, which means they're tested on willing humans instead of animals.
The baking soda may irritate your skin, though we've found fewer reports of irritation with this deodorant than other natural deodorants. That's one reason why it scored the number one spot on our list.
Native deodorant is an excellent option for naturalists, animal lovers, and anyone who hates smelling like B.O. It's paraben free, aluminum free, phthalate free, cruelty free...we could go on and on.
Deodorant users who aren't fond of creams or sprays like that Native deodorant comes in a classic stick formula. It's lightweight and smooth, so it glides easily over shaved or hairy pits.
Baking soda and tapioca starch absorb wetness, keeping you dry no matter where life takes you. Some users experience a reaction to the baking soda; if you can relate, try Schmidt's sensitive skin deodorant or another brand.
Stay fresh for up to 16 hours with Native deodorant. Sure, there are other deodorants out there that offer 24-hour protection, but many of them are hard to apply or harsh on skin.
Pleasant, but not overbearing. This is the kind of deodorant you can wear to work or school without smelling like you got attacked by one of those perfume spritzers at the mall. There are several scents available, and they're all unisex.
This is an average-priced natural deodorant.