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I Tried 10 Organic Deodorants So You Don't Have To

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A while back, I wrote about natural deodorants and set a goal to try out as many I could. I said I was going to do it, so I did.  What once was eight deodorants turned into ten.  Each week, I tried a new chemical-free deodorant for a week or more. The reason being, I really wanted to actually try these products out. At the gym, at a concert, on dates, and yes, hot yoga, I tried them all to note the differences in each and here's what I liked.

Lavilin 72 HR Roll-On Deodorant  If I had to choose my top three of the 10, this roll-on deodorant would be in it. As a roll-on, it’s probably the most convenient to use. It also happens to be the longest lasting. With just one application, it claims to protect you for 72 hours. While I didn’t wait it out that long, it’s a great deodorant for those who might forget to apply every now and then.  I also liked that it was light on my skin and the fragrance wasn't overpowering. The deodorant cream works fabulously as well. ($16)

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream This deodorant was great for my 4th of July weekend to the lake.  I wore it on some pretty warm days getting some rays on the dock.  Typically the sweat from sunbathing would leave me feeling sticky but even after jumping in the water a few times, this deodorant held up. ($18)

Windecker Farms Deodorant  I wholeheartedly love this product and this brand. Similarly suspicious of the dangerous chemicals in many beauty products, founder and owner, Kimberli Windecker started this line when she lost her dear friend to breast cancer.  She and her friend had grievances with not being able to find a good store-bought natural deodorant that worked, so Kimberli made her own.  I love using a product that actually worked and was made by someone who truly cares. Bonus: it held up incredibly during my 95-minute hot yoga class.  I’m also dying to try the Charcoal Cream Deodorant. ($10) 

Nourish Organic Deodorant Cream Stick  While I found myself naturally drawn to using stick deodorants (old habits) I actually loved this deodorant for its scent and obviously beautiful packaging. This is a great deodorant for those who are average on the sweat or smell scale.  It’s a gentler deodorant and most important, it’s “chemical free, cruelty free, concern free.” The price-point was also one of the best. ($7) 

Truly’s Natural Deodorant  Hi, meet your new favorite smelling product. This coconut-based deodorant smells good enough to eat. While I don’t recommend that, I give this product my full stamp of approval.  Just a small pea-sized amount on my underarms kept me smelling great all day.  Highly recommend trying and seems great for teens. ($9)

Primally Pure Deodorant Stick  Another brand I love is Primally Pure.  Their Neroli + Ylang Ylang Complexion Mist is one of my favorite little luxuries. I used this lemongrass deodorant for a week where I was walking to and from work every day and I stayed smelling great even when I got home. Another benefit, it actually healed some razor burn that I had.  If you are sensitive to baking soda however, make sure to check out the sensitive deodorant formula, which contains less baking soda. ($12)

Erbaviva Lemon Sage Spray Deodorant  This spray deodorant might be on the pricier side, but I can assure you the bottle is huge and will last you a year.  The lemon and sage spray fuses quickly evaporating organic grain alcohol with organic extracts of sage, lemon, patchouli and tea tree oils, that kept me smelling great, even in hot yoga. One warning, make sure to give yourself ample time to apply after shaving.  Due to the organic grain alcohol, the spray can burn just a bit at first. Make sure to check out the adorable minis as well, perfect for the gym or traveling! ($20)

PiperWai Natural Deodorant Easily one of the most popular all natural deodorants on the market due to its debut on Shark Tank and it sells out quickly! This deodorant contains activated charcoal to absorb wetness, something that the other deodorants won’t do as well. Great for sensitive skin and those looking to make a difference. ($12)

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream   With all of the natural ingredients listed, you would think that this deodorant cream would feel thick and cakey, but it just the opposite.  The cream is smooth with just the right amount of grit.  I thought I would be more agitated with the idea of using a cream deodorant instead of a stick, but once I got the hang of it, it never bothered me. A few of my friends have tried this product and loved it just as much as I do. ($19)

Schmidt’s Deodorant Stick  If you’re new to the all-natural deodorant world and want to continue using a stick applicator, I highly recommend Schmidt’s. This was the first deodorant I tried and was incredibly impressed by the branding, the quality of the products, and even the mission of the company. It was really the overall package and I love the Bergamot + Lime stick the best.  ($9)

So, will you make the switch? Which will you pick?
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