More & more New Zealanders are detoxing their lives – and their armpits – by making the move to natural deodorants in place of chemical laden, synthetic fragrance heavy, big-brand antiperspirants. They normally contain aluminium, and can even lead to a build up of nasty smelling bacteria in your armpits! It’s great to see people making a change for good, and as you can tell by our Best-Sellers List, natural deodorants are flying out the door at Oh Natural!
Our best natural deodorants; as ranked by our customers
Looking for an effective natural deodorant that really works? If you’re searching for an aluminium free deodorant, the odds are you have tried a range of natural deodorants from herbal deodorants to the various crystal antiperspirant stones, roll-ons and deodorant sticks – and none of them have been as effective as you hoped. We’ve been there! That’s why we went on a mission to find aluminium free, paraben free deodorants that really work – and we’re delighted to share our most effective natural deodorant finds with you!
Long time fav in our best natural deodorants list, Black Chicken Remedies Axilla is hand blended in Australia using essential oils to create a pretty boho style scent that really lasts. Also available in a sensitive blend with less baking soda.
Pretty scents and hard working natural deodorant that delivers the goods for all day freshness! Made right here in New Zealand, we love that Little Mango is vegan, cruelty free and dedicated to a waste free ethos.
Groundbreaking kiwi eco-brand Ethique created this lovely natural deodorant which has swiftly captured hard-core fans across the country. Waste free solid natural deodorant bars? Yes please!
Another amazing homegrown range of natural deodorants in stick, jar, waste-free bar and roll on comes from the Dept of Soul! From husky masculine blends to floral and minty fresh, they have the right one for you!
Woohoo is another excellent Aussie brand, with a sensitive option, waste-free natural deodorant sticks, and the original Woohoo pastes in Wild, Urban and Surf! This natural deodorant isn’t afraid of hard yakka and limey ‘Wild’ is ideal for the gym.
What is the best natural coconut oil deodorant?
Most of our chemical free deodorants are coconut oil based pastes, including our bestseller, Black Chicken Remedies Axilla. Coconut oil deodorant sticks are a good option if you don’t want to apply your deodorant with your fingers, and we have a range of natural deodorant sticks in a variety of yummy scents, ideal for both men and women.
What is the best chemical free deodorant for men?
Guys are buying the Dept of Soul which come in a range of manly and unisex fragrances. Aluminium free, cruelty free, vegan and healthy – that’s good deodorant. The Earth’s Purities chemical free deodorant for blokes has myrtle, lavender, frankincense, bergamot and petitgrain, for a more floral and complex masculine scent.
How to apply natural deodorants
Simply take a pea sized amount, divide in two and smooth into the skin like a moisturiser until it is absorbed. Go ahead and enjoy your day with chemical free freshness!
How to ensure your Natural Deodorant really works!
We’ve gathered a few tips along the way, with help from our amazing Oh Natural customers. Here is what we have learned:
It can help to begin by detoxing your pits. Yes, really! All those years of chemical deodorants mean many people’s armpits are loaded with heavy metals, toxins and impurities… but also nasty bacteria can thrive when you have been using chemical based deodorants for years, leading to increasingly nasty odours. Using Earth’s Purities Detox-a-Pit helps cleanse and purify your armpits, and can neutralise the effects of alcohol, food, stress and pollution.
- Select a scent
Our top selling natural deodorants offer a range of scents from softly feminine (Little Mango Rose Geranium) and girly boho (Black Chicken Remedies Axilla) to limey (Woohoo Wild) and minty fresh or masculine cedar (Dept of Soul) – we can guarantee there’s a natural deodorant scent you’ll love to wear. Maybe choose one hard working fresh scent for sports and a softer fragrance for work and nights out? Either way, you can relax in the knowledge that there are NO synthetic fragrances in our range of natural deodorants.
- Small is beautiful
If you choose a natural deodorant in a pot or jar, use the back of your nail to scoop out a piece just smaller than your nail. Split it in two and apply. Most jars will last for a few months, depending on how often you apply and it’s important to remember that you don’t need much! A little goes a long way and prevents it from staining your clothes.
- Smooth it
Gently smooth the natural deodorant into your skin. If it’s a stick deodorant, just rub it on your skin. Otherwise, using your fingers, gently rub it in with soft circles the way you would a body cream. Stick to the under-arm area and don’t spread it too far and wide. Rubbing it in well means it lasts longer, works better and will leave less on your clothes.
Natural deodorants come away easily with warm water and soap in your normal shower. If you do notice a mark on white shirts, a warm wash should remove this also, it’s likely to be just a smidge of coconut oil from the natural deodorant.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing you smell just great, and your body is free from nasty chemicals. It’s the best of both worlds!
SWITCH TO NATURAL DEODORANT
The best way to find out which one works best for you is to try them out. You can also check out the product reviews to help you figure out which one works best for you. We know you will find the perfect natural deodorant stick, cream, bar or roll on in a fragrance you love and you’ll never look back!
What if you have a reaction to a natural deodorant or it’s not working for you?
1. Choose a natural deodorant for sensitive skin
We have a range of natural deodorants for sensitive skin including Soapwalla, Black Chicken Remedies Barrier Booster, Dept Of Soul #7, and Earth’s Purities Bicarb Free, and Woohoo Wild has good feedback as being gentle on sensitive skin. Sometimes people react to the baking soda in the aluminium free deodorants, so brands with a lower level may be best for you.
2. Use Earth’s Purities Detox-a-Pit
Often the reaction calms when the follicles in your armpit are detoxed. When switching to non toxic deodorants, at first people can encounter odour, excessive sweating, rashes, redness and irritation. This is generally caused by the health of your armpit rather than the deodorant. After using antiperspirants for years, our sweat glands get blocked and our system gets loaded with toxins, heavy metals and impurities which have no way out. Using a natural deodorant can let those toxins escape but they can cause irritation and even pain as they do. Detox-a-Pit does just what it says, quickly clearing up the toxins in your armpit for healthy irritation free pits!
3. Wash before bed
Give your armpits time to breathe and detox by rinsing your deodorant off with gentle soap and cloth, and patting dry before going to bed. Rinse (literally!) and repeat nightly until your deodorant starts working and you have happy armpits!