Ten of the Best Natural Deodorants without aluminium or parabens

Ten of the Best Natural Deodorants without aluminium or parabens

For many years now, rumours have persisted about a link between a greater risk of cancer and the use of aluminium and parabens found in antiperspirants.

The way antiperspirants work is by blocking the sweat glands with aluminium salts. Deodorants work in a different way as it is not the actual sweat that smells, but the bacteria in the sweat and deodorants contain anti-bacterial ingredients which help to stop odours.

When switching from a chemical antiperspirant to a natural deodorant you might notice a bit more sweating than usual as your sweat glands, no longer clogged by the aluminium salts, can sweat normally. This won’t last forever as your body will reach a natural balance.

Here’s what we recommend if you are thinking about making the change from chemical to natural:

 Bionsen Mineral Protective Deodorant Spray - £3.29

The way this spray works is by using spa minerals to neutralise skin bacteria whilst nourishing the delicate underarm area. Testers say that it has a very strong fragrance that is not altogether unpleasant, just a little overpowering.

From: boots.com

 Salt of the Earth Natural Deodorant - £4.85

This deodorant has won awards in the skincare category and is made from pure potassium alum (not the nasty stuff), a natural deodorant that stops the development of odour causing bacteria.

From: crystalspring.co.uk

 PitRok Crystal Natural Deodorant Stick - £6.59

A great deodorant for sensitive skin by PitRok that gives long-lasting protection against odours thanks to the pure natural mineral salts. The crystal is a natural anti-bacterial agent, which stops the bacteria that causes underarm odours.

From: boots.com

 Lush The Greeench Deodorant Powder - £6.95

A powder in a spray from Lush that contains fresh-smelling ingredients such as thyme, tea tree and sage. To use you spray a little in your hands and then rub in under your arms.  Testers say it has a lovely fresh smell.

From: uk.lush.com

 Lavera Organic Wild Rose Deodorant Roll-On - £7.95

Long-lasting protection from Lavera that includes ingredients such as green tea and organic rose water to stop odours forming whilst nourishing skin at the same time.

From: amazon.co.uk

 Natural Deodorant

This deodorant spray uses essential oils of damask rose and ylang-ylang which stop odours building up and leave a gorgeous scent on the skin.

From: cocooncenter.co.uk

Green People Quinoa and Prebiotics Deodorant Roll-On - £9.95
This deodorant works in 3 ways to combat underarm smells; the prebiotics help support the healthy bacteria under the arm whilst at the same time stopping bacteria forming and the zinc ricinoleate absorbs odour molecules.

From: amazon.co.uk

 Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant In Pure Vanilla - £11.32

This deodorant has developed quite a cult following thanks to its superior long-lasting protection and pure vanilla scent. Soothing vanilla oils leave the skin nourished and super soft.

From: amazon.co.uk

Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant - £18

Malin+Goetz’s all-natural deodorant contains no alcohol or aluminium, instead it uses an antiseptic eucalyptus extract and citronellyl to stop odours forming. Testers loved the fresh lemony smell.

From: malinandgoetz.co.uk

Aesop Spray Deodorant - £23

There are eleven essential oils in Aesop’s deodorant that help to neutralise odour. Testers liked the fresh scent and the long-lasting effects of the spray.

From: aesop.com