Three Things to Know About Natural Deodorants For Men

They’re free of aluminum, so you’re free of irritation and stench.

Natural doesn’t have to mean less effective—and it certainly shouldn’t when it comes to deodorants. Men with sensitive pits or those who prefer to keep their bathroom cabinet stocked with natural products will be happy to swipe on these cruelty-free, aluminum-free and phthalate-free deodorant sticks.

Glides on Anywhere

This bar can be applied anywhere on the body to wick away moisture. LUME

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Arrowroot is a mainstay in the natural deodorant market, thanks to its moisture-absorbing properties. The starch is also a common replacement for baking soda, which can cause a reaction on particularly sensitive skin.

Lightly Scented

Available in a variety of subtle scent hybrids, such as Eucalyptus and Mint, and Citrus and Herbal Musk. Native

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Making the switch to a natural deodorant doesn’t always smell pretty. The porers in your underarms are probably used to being plugged up by aluminum from traditional antiperspirants—so when you start swiping on something without it, you may notice a new and funky scent at first. Look for deodorants with essential oils, which mask B.O. and have antibacterial properties.

Clear and Gentle

Sage reduces bacteria and masks odor. Kopari

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Most natural deodorants have a coconut oil base, because of the ingredient’s antibacterial properties. It’s also very moisturizing, so it won’t further irritate shaved pits or underarms that chafe against clothing.