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  1. Allison says

    Just wondering if you’ve ever reviewed any Poofy Organics products? I definitely think they are good stuff!

  2. Maci says

    Please Do NOT recommend, I implore you, Primal pit paste to any of your readers. While not all, so many people are reactive to their baking soda essential combination After about a month, itching and darkening of the underarm skin appears. The company has neither the decency to warn you this may happen nor the integrity to refund you. These side effects happen so frequently (see reviews in Amazon w/pics -also 5 out of 6 of my family members experienced them) that warrants them being transparent with this fact and offering at that time ways to troubleshoot. Rather, they, in my opinion, act oblivious when you inform, send out a pre-written script of how to possibly deal with it(doesn’t work) along with another script telling you why they can not refund you. It hurts me that they don’t honor their customers mitre. Note they will offer you a different scent in their line but the scent is not the problem. Stay away from primal pit paste.

    • Janelle says

      They DO warn consumers about this (I did extensive research before buying) and the darkness goes away, if that’s how your skin reacts, if you discontinue use. Suggesting she not recommend them doesn’t make sense. You could say that about any product! Not every product works the same way for everybody. In fact, Primal’s sage scented deodorant doesn’t work force, but the lavender and creamsicle Keep me odor free. I’m not going to suggest she not recommend them to people just because they didn’t work for ME. People, make your own choices. There are so many good stuff products you should try it out and see what works best for YOU! Good luck!

      • Melissa M says

        I completely agree with everything you said. It’s absolutely ridiculous to tell someone not to recommend a product because it didn’t work for them or caused irritation. If they find out that this product is actually dangerous then by all means post away but until then it’s not fair to scare other consumers with your “opinions and experiences”. I’ve personally seen their warnings on their site about discoloration and baking soda sensitivities. I for one tried their lavender scented and I love it. Been using for about a year now w no issues.

    • Renee says

      My husband and I LOVE Primal Pit Paste and have been using it for a few years now without any problems. The only thing that has happened is that our shirts get stained from the coconut oil. Other than that, my husband is a fire fighter and sweats and gets super smelly from wearing his fire gear, and it keeps him stink free, even the unscented. I’m not a particularly smelly person, only after I had my son. I became stinky from the hormones, but the PPP kept that stink away. Like Janelle said, I wouldn’t tell her not to recommend it, because it is a great product. Everyone’s body chemistry is different.

  3. Pat says

    Thoughts on the brand “Every Man Jack” fresh scent. The brand itself gets good ratings on EWG, I’m wondering what you happen to think of it. Thanks!

    • Maia James says

      I actually don’t love this brand. They use sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, and a bunch of other chemicals on my Bad Stuff list.

  4. Stephanie says

    What are your thoughts on “DeodoMom”? I used it during my first pregnancy and have started using it again for my second. Thanks!

      • Kaye says

        Hi Maia, I am breastfeeding and have been using their unscented version that has these ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil,Arrowroot Powder,Baking Soda,Raw Unrefined Shea Butter,Raw Beeswax.
        Do you think any of those ingredients are of concern for the milkl?
        Thank you for your responses!

  5. Ferry says

    What brand (s) do you recommend for a breastfeeding mom? I heard that some essential oils and natural ingredients are not compatible with breastfeeding. Thanks

    • Maia James says

      I personally don’t worry about the small amounts of essential oils in any of the recommended brands (and I’m breastfeeding, too). But, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to go with something with an extra short list of ingredients, like this:

    • Amy says

      I was worried about this as well since I really like sage and it seems to be a bad choice for breastfeeding moms (it has been known to reduce milk supply when taken orally).

      If you’re totally freaked out about ruining a perfectly good milk supply there’s a list here of safe and not-so-safe oils

      But I agree, that the small amounts may not be a problem (I’ve accidentally found some of these oils in my products, and nothing has affected my milk supply).

      • Abby Shetler says

        Yes, you must try. I started using it the beginning of July. I love it. I have not been using it long enough to know if it is effecting my clothing ( I don’t think it is). I also try not to use it every day just to give my body a little rest. It does tell you to swipe once or twice and to rub in any excess. I do this and have (in the past) had the aversion to getting gunky deodorant on my fingers, but with Native being all natural, I just rub it into my hands and continue on with my morning. I can not wait to see your review. Thank you for checking it out.

      • Tonya Linderer says

        I’m also interested in learning if the Native brand deodorant is good.
        Have you researched this yet?

        • Julie Stewart says

          I am also interested in your assessment of Native. I used Routine a few times, and then my friend, who was also using it, got cysts and freaked out. So, I won’t use that anymore… Native seems good, but now I’m honestly trying to figure out if I should just go native and not use anything… Here’s what their website says:

          We use caprylic/capric triglyceride (which is a fancy way of saying fractionated coconut oil), arrowroot powder, stearyl alcohol, baking soda, shea butter, coconut oil, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglycerol-3 beeswax (which is a fancy way of saying cera bellina wax), jojoba esters, tocopherol (which is a fancy way of saying Vitamin E), L. acidophilus (which is a natural bacteria found in your body already), maltodextrin, glyceryl caprylate, and glyceryl undecylenate. Our scented deodorants include oils. Due to FDA recommendations, we use the term “fragrance” to refer to these oils.

  6. Kayla says

    I think it’s worth the mention that corn starch shouldn’t used by those sensitive to yeast infections, and some EO’s are best avoided as a regular use produce when hormone sensitive (i.e. most prevalent for women: lavender).

  7. Jana says

    I have been a devoted Dove brand consumer for some years now. I have used only Dove deodorant for more then 10 years now. Thoughts on their deoderant/antiperspirants or other products?

    I am so happy o found your site (only through a google search). This is my go-to place to decide what i am buying for my family.

    I love you for being so obviously dedicated to informing us of your findings. Thank you!!

  8. Sarah says

    I am considering Keep It Kind Fresh Kidz Boys Natural Deodorant for my ten year old son. Is this a safe choice for my son. I am not sure if it is phthalate free. What are some of the kid friendly deodorants?

  9. Claudia says

    Purelygreat is amazing! I used to use the Lafes stick which was good, but while I was sweating I could smell myself, and the mornings, before my shower, was horrendous. But, from day one of using Purelygreat I haven’t smelled bad. Even in the morning! I could go a couple days without showering and my armpits wouldn’t give it away. Purely great stuff!

  10. Lina says

    I currently use Tom’s, and am thinking of switching to local brand called Ursa Major. It’s on the pricier side, but would love to hear what you think.

  11. Brooke Murphy says

    I am breastfeeding and looking into safe stick deodorant. I have heard good things about Native brand but didn’t know if it’s good stuff… Here’s the ingredient list from their website –
    We use arrowroot powder, baking soda, coconut oil, shea butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride (which is a fancy way of saying fractionated coconut oil), beeswax, polyglycerol-3 beeswax (which is a fancy way of saying cera bellina wax), tocopherol (which is a fancy way of saying Vitamin E), and acidophilus (which is a natural bacteria found in your body already). Our scented deodorants include essential oils. Lavender & Rose is made with Lavender Oil and Geranium Oil. Fresh & Clean is made with Eucalyptus Oil and Spearmint Oil.

  12. CherAshley says

    I just switched from secret to schmidts deodorant stick in bergamot + lime yesterday and it’s burning! do you think it’s because my underarms are “detoxing” or maybe my skin is more sensitive than I thought?

    • Maia James says

      Hi there-I actually don’t totally buy into the whole “detoxing” theory. Did you just shave before applying? I would give it a few days but certainly discontinue if it continues to be painful.

  13. SUNNY LA says

    Great list!
    For the lavanila I’m concerned that it has both carrageenan and propandeiol?! There is a lot of literature regarding carrageenan that makes me thing it isn’t safe. Is there a version thats safe I don’t know about?

    • Maia James says

      Not really, and while I am not AS worried about carragenan in skincare as I am in food, I don’t consider it Good Stuff. But I don’t see it on the Lavanila label…where are you seeing it?

  14. Chantelle says

    I recently switched to EO Organic Deodorant in Tea Tree after reading this article. And so far it has been the BEST natural Deodorant for me. I was using another natural one before for over a year and it didn’t do well with keeping me from sweating. The EO Organic has been heavenly and smells amazing.

  15. Sandra says

    The reason I ask is because some people claim that essential oils shouldn’t be used in the first trimester. Based on your research, does this hold true?

  16. Brooke says

    You should look into Bubble and bee organic products. I would love your thoughts on them.
    I use their Lavendar Vanilla Pit Putty stick and don’t sweat or need to reapply like I used to. Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda, organic lavender essential oil, organic vanilla extract. That’s it! No “Bad” Stuff!

  17. Nida says

    Hi, what are you thoughts on Herban Cowboy brand? They have a couple of different scents. Here are the ingredients for the “Blossom” one:

    Propanediol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, aqua, glycerin, sodium stearate, ethylhexylglycerin, oryza sativa (rice) starch, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, carum petroselinum (parsley) extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, allantoin, bisabolol, zinc ricinoleate, mineral salts (potassium alum), hydroxyethylcellulose, fragrance.
    Proprietary Essential Oil Blend (No Phthalates) / No Aluminum Chlorohydrate / 100% Vegan

  18. Melissa says

    I noticed you have the Green Beaver Natural Deodorant as sneaky stuff.

    Have you looked at their new and improved formula?

    Green Beaver Natural Deodorant

    Ingredients: Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate,
    Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactyl Lactate, Triethyl Citrate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Ledum Groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) Water*, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-ylang) Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Laurate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water*

    *Ingredients from organic farming
    100% natural
    29% BIO

    And the Green Beaver Deodorant Spray

    Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Water/Eau, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactyl Lactate, Triethyl Citrate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Ledum Groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) Water*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil* Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Xanthan Gum, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water*

  19. Katie says

    Hi! I was just curious if you have looked into any of the Doterra products. They are making Deoderent, Shampoo, Conditioner, and a bunch of facial products that they deem safe. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  20. Jennifer says

    I used your guide to purchase Schmidt’s from my local Sprouts for my son and myself. After having my fourth baby 8 months ago, my body rebelled and I STUNK. I had switched to the Honest sprays after hearing good things from my neighbor. Did not work for me. But Schmidt’s is amazing. I use the unscented as I’m nursing and not confident enough about the safety of EO’s, and I don’t stink anymore (honestly I think the scents don’t work with my body chemistry.) I went back and bought 6 more sticks since they were b1g1 🙂
    Thanks for helping me find a safe deodorant that WORKS!

  21. rebekah says

    I can’t believe someone hated on Green Tidings! It’s the only natural deo that works for me when I’m pregnant (Schmidts turns my pits black) when all of the other deoderants just leave me stinky

    Green Tidings is PERFECT and isn’t any messier than any other stick deo…. theres nothing messy about it it’s a bar…

  22. LauraG says

    Native deodorant is awesome! I have a strong body order, and this stuff works for me throughout the entire day, I recommend it! Their ingredients are listed on their website, they’re supposed to be
    natural and good on the skin. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it does leave white marks
    on my clothing, but other than that it’s great!

  23. Mat says

    Hi Maia

    Found mention of Earth Conscious on another site. Are you familiar with it and would you consider it The Good stuff?


  24. Caroline says

    I have been using the EO lavender spray deodorant for several months now (after reading about it here). It has been working great! But every morning when I put it on I feel vaguely worried about the cloud of strongly scented droplets that hang in the air after applying it and I breathe it in. I try my best to hold my breath while spraying and for a few seconds after. Do you know if there are risks to breathing this in? I want to love this deodorant but I’m feeling worried. Thanks!

    • Maia James says

      I really wouldn’t worry about this, but of course there are many wonderful non-spray options if you are:).

  25. Morgan says

    As much as I love the idea of natural deodorant, none of them actually make a difference for me. Especially during the summer months, my sweat is out of control. I’ve always had issues with over-sweating my entire life. A few months ago I read an article about different deodorants and junglejuice was listed on there. I was hesitant to stray away from the norm but I knew I needed a deodorant with an extra kick to it. I’ll tell you this stuff is amazing. It stays on even after my outdoor workouts in the summer heat! Now I can work all day and then run to happy hour with the girls without feeling self-conscious the entire time. It’s worth a look into for sure:

  26. Erin says

    I’ve been using the Purely Great Lavender and it works really well- I love it, thanks for the recommendation! I’m wondering if it is safe to continue using during pregnancy?

  27. Lisa Stone says

    I noticed Schmidt’s first ingredient is magnesium hydroxide (in the unscented stick version). Just wanted to make sure that this is a safe ingredient?

  28. Megan says

    I have tried many, many natural deodorants, with zero luck. Then I tried Native deodorant. WOW! Have you tried it? I smell great, I am dry, and I feel confident with it! My mom and my husband have also converted!

  29. Suzannah Raff says

    There’s a new Charcoal Deodorant on the market, Cleo&Coco and it works 100%. People layer it with its Detox Dust, a non-talc healthy dusting powder that also has activated charcoal and bentonite clay, arrowroot and essential oils and it absorbs any additional moisture. Keeps you 100% odor free and dry.

  30. Lovelle says

    Hello, Maia!

    I was wondering if the Schmidt’s Bergamot and Lime is good to use while pregnant? I think I saw that you said it was good during breastfeeding, and I wanted to know your thoughts on the product during pregnancy.

    Ever thanks!

  31. Abisola says

    Hi! I was on the EWG website and noticed that they had a lot of warnings concerning many of the ingredients in Lafes. Are you aware of this?

  32. Christine says

    Primarily Pure deodorant is AWESOME! They have a regular one and sensitive skin version with less baking soda. I find that it works reallly well. I tried lemongrass and lavender. Im typically drawn to Lavender scents but in this case I much prefered the lemongrass! Love it!

  33. Sheri says

    I highly recommend Native. My first day using it, I attended an unplanned outdoor luncheon that was hot and humid. (93 degrees) It worked very well and I did not smell at all. I am very satisfied.

  34. Bard says

    A previous commenter mentioned Jungleman Naturals brand of deodorants. I’ve tried out the unscented and mint versions and wonder about your opinion of them from a good stuff / bad stuff perspective.

  35. Monique Jackson says

    Hi there, thank you for all the research you do. It’s amazing! I was surprised I didn’t see any deodorants with just sea salts. I use a sea salt spray from Sprouts, and that is the only ingredient. I stunk like crazy the first 3 weeks, and now I don’t even smell I forget to put it on. What are your thoughts?

  36. Kathy Brooks says

    Hi Maia, thank you for all your researching and advise!
    I’m currently using a deodrant by an Australian company called MooGoo. Could you please advise me if the deodrant ingredients would be classed as ‘Good Stuff’, as I’ve past one of these to each of my 3 daughter’s, and with one of them being pregnant, and hoping to breastfeed, I’m concerned that this deodrant would be OK for her to use? The ingredients are: Aqua (Water) Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia) Xanthum Gum, (Food Grade Thickener) Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil (Aussie Lemon Myrtle) Zea Mays (Corn) Seed Flour, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
    Thank you.

  37. Jayne says

    Hi Maia! I was wondering if you would consider doing an update to your deodorant recommendations. I know that many more non-toxic options have come to market since 2016 and was wondering if you found any others that were excellent in terms of ingredients, but also effective.

  38. steph says

    Hi! I noticed a lot of people have asked about Native. I recently switch from Smidchts to Native and like it a lot better! Please let us know what you think!

  39. Nydia says

    I react to every “natural” deodorant I’ve used (whether it’s the baking soda type like schmidt’s or the roll-on’s like Kiss My Face) but I just recently started using one named Hola ( and I really, really love it. No irritation at all and it works!

  40. C says

    Ursa Major’s “no- Bs”looks good – correct? Works well for me (might have to reapply on a sweaty day)

    Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, propanediol, sodium stearate, tapioca starch, saccharomyces ferment, silica, kaolin (clay), glyceryl caprylate, microcrystalline cellulose, glycerin, glyceryl undecylenate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter (community trade), tocopheryl acetate, cellulose gum, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, royal jelly extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, calendula officinalis (marigold) flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, panax quinquefolium (ginseng) root extract

  41. Alice says

    I love the Native deidorant. It works the best, bwtter than any “bad stuff.” I was so discouraged before trying this and thought That I had to use one of the toxic one because I wasn’t ready to sacrifice feeling clean. So glad I found it! Highly recommend

  42. Teri Byrne says

    I wish I was reminded of the humidity of the Northeast last summer when I went back to Western NY for my 45th class reunion!
    I have been living in the Northwest for 44 years and only use a good deodorant. WoW. I was super wet and very stinky during the entire weekend. A bit embarrassing to say the least.
    Sorry to say, that yes, I probably would have been saved by your suggestion of BAN.

    It’s all a funny story now, but when I read your suggestions, I was transported to last summer’s surpise!
    By the way, I love your research and products and have been sharing your website to Everybody I know :))


  43. Stephanie T says

    Thank you for this thorough review. I’ve recently discovered Nfuse deodorant and really like it. I’ve used the Lavender scented option so far. Nfuse contains magnesium.

  44. Shelia says

    Hi Maia, thanks for this great guide. My husband and I have been using lemon juice as a deodorant, and it works unbelievably well!! Only issue is stinging, so we apply a Hawaii nut oil first, then the lemon juice. It’s amazing at eliminating odors. Have you tried this?

  45. Tina says

    Hi Maia! Thanks for doing the dirty work! Your guide has been one of my reference go-to sites for transitioning our household to non-toxic. What are your thoughts on Earth Mama’s unscented deodorant? I know you carry some of their products on your shop.

  46. Sarah R Thompson says

    I think recently Native changed their label to list “fragrance.” This was after being bought out by Proctor and Gambel. Makes me wonder what else they changed…..

    • Leslie says

      I noticed the same thing. I thought the Coconut & Vanilla scent was too good to be true, and sure enough, I was disappointed to see “fragrance” listed as an ingredient.

  47. Dawn Heinzman says

    Hi, Maia.

    I noticed another brand you may not have heard about before called Alaffia. (No worries about that — can’t cover all the brands in one go. Right?) Aside from the reassurance the straight-forward ingredients list brings, I appreciate purchasing a product that is as close as you can get to where I love in Oregon (based in Olympia!), and the scent I chose to buy (bergamot (just patchouly-esque enough to enjoy and not be overkill)) smells wonderful and seems to do the trick all day. They also have coconut, lavender, vetiver, lemongrass, and mandarin ginger scented versions too!

    Their website is here:

  48. Erika says

    Hi there!
    I just started using Think sports deodorant line. It works great for me. Have you looked into that one?

  49. Dacia says

    I just wanted to give readers a heads up about the Schmidt’s brand. I was so in love with this deodorant until one day, after about a month of using it, I realized I had a terrible second degree chemical burn on my underarms. I’m still trying to heal after about a month- so just beware if you suspect that you are sensitive to baking soda. Even if you don’t think you are – you can over time still end up with a burn since the baking soda will start to alter the pH of your underarm.
    I’ve just started using a paste of bentonite clay – just the clay with mixed some water to form a paste and this seems to work well on my underarms without the burn of baking soda.
    Just wanted to pass this along so hopefully no one else will have to endure this – ouch!!! Thanks for all the info!

  50. Lindsey says

    As a formulator, I cannot stress this enough: Vitamin E is NOT a preservative. It is, however, an antioxidant, which will help oils from going rancid, but it will NOT prevent mold, yeast, and fungal growth.

    While I also do not care for parabens, they are necessary in all water-based products, or products that may come in contact with water.

    Why are they necessary?

    Because there is no commercially viable all-natural preservative (aka, a substance that prevents baddies from growing). The normal usage rates for preservatives are between 1-3%. Personally, this is a much better alternative (in my opinion) than potentially slathering mold spores all over my body every time I use some type of lotion.

  51. Megan Payne says

    I use Arm & Hammer unscented deodorant and I see that you have listed it contains Triclosan. & synthetic fragrance. I am looking at my deodorant and don’t see this listed. I do see propylene glycol though. Can you check into this? I thought I had looked up every single ingredient on the EWG website and didn’t think it was that bad…

  52. Melody Zimmerman says

    Charcoal deodorant is an all-natural way to stay smelling fresh and dry! The activated charcoal neutralizes odor and absorbs moisture, and creates an environment where bacteria cannot thrive, leaving your sweat odorless. Because they don’t rely on irritating baking soda as the only odor-neutralizing ingredient, these deodorants are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or a baking soda sensitivity.

  53. Nathan says

    I’ve been using the crystal deodorants (the actual rock one) for a few years now because its the only deodorant I have found that I can stand. anything more then a slight fragrance is something I find unpleasant but the feel is the main problem. I have ocd (think the handwashing) and the gritty/oily/slick residue from deodorants drives me up the wall. I’m abit disappointed that it wasn’t as good a stuff I was thinking and was wondering if anyone could suggest a good alternative with minimal tactile impression? (for the record I had tried a scent free crystal roll-on and it didn’t bother me but I didn’t find it effective either)

  54. Ariel W. says

    I love and use Native deodorant on a daily basis. The scent (especially the coconut/vanilla and the lavender) last all day long as well as after a rigorous cardio work out! But, if you are wearing light colored shirt/blouse/dress – it WILL stain your clothes…it turned mine a gross yellow, almost chartreuse color. As soon as I could I would spray the stain with Shout stain remover – a LOT of spray – and washed the stained clothing immediately and each time the stain would completely disappear. I tried 7th Generation stain remover spray once on these stains and it only slightly reduced the stain but it was Shout that got rid of them completely.

  55. Monica P. says

    Any thoughts on Kopari? It’s getting a lot of publicity lately and I’m wondering if it’s really good or just looks good.

    • Clara P. says

      I would also like to know about Kopari. They claim to be a natural deodorant but it has a very long list of ingredients.
      I tried it and it is working really well, but I am not sure if it might be too good to be true.

    • Maia James says

      I’m not a fan of Lume. I like that they don’t use synthetic fragrances, but they do use a ton of synthetics and some others I don’t like, such as phenoxyethanol, PEG chemicals, and Polysorbate 60.

    • Maia James says

      I’m not a fan of Lume. I like that they don’t use synthetic fragrances, but they do use a ton of synthetics and some others I don’t like, such as phenoxyethanol, PEG chemicals, and Polysorbate 60.

      • Stacey Guillory says

        Thank you Maia!! So glad I checked with you. I’ve been using Lyme but will now stop & try several of the “Good Stuff” items to find a replacement. You’re a gem!!

  56. Sarah says

    Hello! And thank you, as always, for such fantastic info. I wanted to mention my new fave brand/scent: Humble Deodorant in Palo Santo, Frankincense, Vanilla scent. It smells amazing (and I usually hate/feel sensitive to the way everything smells). It has only about 5 ingredients, most listed as organic (corn starch, fraccionated coconut oil, EOs, baking soda, beeswax.. and I just saw that they have vegan and no-baking soda options as well.
    When I did a huge body/home/life cleanse about a decade ago, I found it was easier to just shower and eat well than to find a worthwhile natural deodorant, and I usually felt secure with my decision to sometimes stink in the name of health, but then a couple of years ago, I went to a funeral and smelled awful when hugging friends… so I went on a mission to find a usable deodorant to avoid a situation like that happening again. I eventually stumbled on this scent by Humble, and I’ve been hooked since then. I’ve tried their unscented version, too, and it’s great. (It doesn’t have a strong coconut oil smell like so many other “unscented” natural deodorants I’ve tried.) I really highly recommend them! (And if you don’t object to shopping somewhere like TJMaxx or Marshalls, you can often find these deodorants there at a decent discount.) Thanks again, Maia and team, for the great info!

      • Ines says

        I’ve been using Schmidts for a while but it stains my clothes, so I really need an alternative. Has someone used it and is now happy with another brand which also has good results and does not leave stains? Thank you !

  57. DANIELLE says

    I’d been using Arm & Hammer and tried the Poofy Organics brand and it BURNED. The website says it could be from the baking soda, but my last brand also had baking soda and I’ve never had a reaction. I also tried to reach out to Poofy and no luck :/

    It also burned my husband, and neither one of us has ever had a reaction to anything. Sad that I wasted $12 and I don’t know what caused that so I’m discouraged knowing that this will be a costly journey until I find a good one.

  58. James says

    I too have not worn deodorant in around 10 years. However, I recently moved to the southeast and have noticed on warm days in the “winter” that I tend to sweat excessively unlike when I lived up north. I will try some of these deodorants this spring and summer, but I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on men’s deodorant since I am a man. THANKS!

    • Laura Doherty says

      Amendment to my previous comment/question: I just found a california prop. 65 warning on the Amazon listing for the deodorant I am using by Alvera. Eeeek! Maybe I’ve been using sneaky/bad stuff all along?

  59. kathy says

    which product do you recommend for me?
    i know that people who have body odor is because their sweat contain certain fatty acids (which is coded into their genes), and the bacteria on their skin react with those fatty acids and produces the odor. and most deodorants work by making you not sweat and have some anti-bacterial effect. well i don’t have any body odor, but i still use a deodorant for its antiperspirant properties, namely Secret, because my armpits sweat the most, and it makes unsightful wet patches on my clothes, and sometime if i forget to wash the clothes within the few following days, it will leave ugly sweat stains on my clothes. so what’s a product that’s safe to use and is an antiperspirant with lasting effect?

  60. Carol says

    Would the Native unscented make your Good Stuff list since it won’t have the proprietary blend of essential oils?

  61. Laura Doherty says

    Firstly, thank you, I love your product guides. I relied upon your research and knowledge to get me through all my product selections during my first pregnancy (and now beyond). So, I was wondering if I could get your opinion on the deodorant I currently use: Alvera Aloe & Almonds All Natural Roll-On Deodorant. I know it will lose points for not being organic, but I’m hoping there’s not too much else sinister within? P.S. I live in Florida, and I regularly use this deodorant in 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity, and am pretty happy with its performance.

  62. sara says

    “DeodoMom” is an amazingly simple (actually safe enough to eat!) and effective deodorant we’ve been using for the last 8 years, and despite all the other brands that have become available in more recent years, we remain customers for life.
    From amazon’s storefront:
    NO ALUMINUM or aluminum compounds (potassium alum, zirconium alum).
    SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKINS and will not sting your underarms even right after shaving . Contains no irritating ingredients such as dyes, parabens, alcohol, propylene glycol, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), beeswax. essential oils, palm oil, talc, triclosan, nanoparticle, gluten, BPA, or GMO.
    COMPLETELY UNSCENTED with zero fragrance. 100% VEGAN – no animal testing or animal byproducts.
    LASTS ALL DAY with only 1 application and 1 bottle is good for 3 months of typical use.

  63. Dolly says

    I have been using Neal’s Yard Remedies deodorant. It’s an all natural product . Have you heard of the company? It’s a roll on. I really like it. What are your thoughts on it?

  64. Amanda says

    Thank you so much for this guide! I am blown away by some of the things that are truly sneaky. Super appreciate your diligence and integrity.

    I’m currently using Primally Pure Deodorant(Blue Tansy) and wondered your thoughts on this brand.

    Thank you again and will definitely be sharing and trying out your picks from your guides. 😊

  65. Delia Arriola says

    Would you be able to tell me if this deodorant is safe? Bravo Sierra, here are the ingredients.

    Propylene Glycol (BIOBASED), Propanediol, Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Stearate, Glycerin, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate (ORGANIC), Caprylyl/Capryl Gucoside, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Tapioca Starch, Diatomaceous Earth, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panax Quinquefolius Root Extract, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sucrose, Sodium Surfactin, Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid

  66. Jenn says

    I would add Pit Liquor. I struggled to find a natural deodorant that worked and accidentally found this one a few years ago when I met the owners in Boulder doing a live promo for their Kickstarter.

  67. Tierra says

    Have you heard of Pretty Frank? I’m curious to learn of your opinion on their ingredients. They look totally straight forward to me.

  68. Eve says

    Here’s a review from an Amazon customer on the Lafe’s Active Deodorant:

    “This deodorant does not list sodio (sodium?) bicarbonate as an ingredient on the packaging, but does contain sodium stearate.”

    Can you please verify if this is accurate and change it, if it is? My daughter and I are looking for safe deodorant and don’t want to purchase this if it isn’t safe.
    Thank you!

  69. Andi says

    How about Little Seed Farm and Each and Every? I’ve used both of them with great success. My husband loves Each and Every’s cedar and spruce scents.

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