Want to try a  natural deodorant that is more environmentally friendly and know it is going to be effective?  Want to know if the money you are spending is going to be worth it?   Wait no more.  Here is a review of some natural deodorants.

Before we begin,  you need to know that no natural deodorant will be as effective as its chemical counterparts.  It will not protect your underarms for 48hrs and it will not stop the natural process of sweating.  However, these chemical deodorants are often overkill for what we need and not always that healthy.

Below are natural deodorants that have been personally tested and are effective for the day to day when applied.

Urtekram Roll-on Deodorant

Urtekram Roll-on Deodorant

*Price: £4.89
Materials: Glass bottle and recyclable plastic lid and roll-on
Disposal: Wash out pull apart and put in recycle bin
Packaging: None
Health: Aluminium free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 8/10

This has been a personal favourite for years – my favourite scent being rose. It acts like a normal roll on and leaves no white marks, it is a bit more fluid than your chemical versions but for general day to day wear works well as a natural deodorant.  It comes in several different smells – all of which are subtle yet pleasant. The great thing about this deodorant is the ease of swapping into your day to day routine. The roll-on lasts for about 2 months. This one has the active ingredient potassium alum.

PitRok

 

PitRok Deodorant

*Price: £4.05
Materials: Plastic bottle and spray.
Disposal: Wash out pull apart and put bottle and lid in recycle bin – put spray in general waste
Packaging: None
Health: Aluminium free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 6/10

This one is a spray deodorant (not an aerosol) and is quite fluid. You just squirt a couple of times under your arm and leaves no white marks. This deodorant doesn’t come with any smells – it is a one size fits all.  This one wasn’t quite effective as other deodorants tried and occasionally requires a top up during the day.  It’s active ingredient is potassium alum.

Solid Crystal Deodorant

*Price: £5.15
Materials: Plastic bottle
Disposal: Put bottle and lid in recycle bin
Packaging: None
Health: Aluminium free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 5.5/10

This a roll-on deodorant and is great value for money as it keeps on going – it last for about a year. This deodorant is a little different in that it is a solid crystal of potassium alum.  To use you wet the crystal with water and roll on.  It doesn’t leave any white marks and it doesn’t have any particular smell. This natural deodorant occasionally requires a top up during the day and it’s active ingredient is potassium alum.


Natural Deodorant Company 

Natural Deodorant Company

*Price: £11.00
Materials: Glass pot and plastic lid
Disposal: Wash out glass pot and recycle pot and lid 
Packaging: None
Health: Aluminium free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 8/10

This is the most effective but most expensive deodorant tested.  It comes in several different subtle scents and there are options for day to day, sports and sensitive.  It does have a tendency to leave white marks on your clothes, but it makes your underarms nice and soft.  With this deodorant you take a blueberry sized piece of  the deodorant out of the pot and rub it into your skin. The instructions imply you can easily extract the deodorant with your finger, but I find I need to use a little metal spoon to scoop out a piece.  The pot lasts about a month and a half to 2 months, so it is not the best value for money.  It’s active ingredient is arrowroot and sodium bicarbonate.

*Prices are at time of publishing

I would love to know your experiences of natural deodorants and if there are any you would like me to test out.  If you enjoyed this then Check out our review on Bamboo Toothbrushes.


1 Comment

caroline · 4th May 2019 at 11:56 am

Why not just use a pinch of sodium bicarbonate under your arm ? No hard packaging, no mess.

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