Getting your husband, partner, brother or father to switch to a natural deodorant can be difficult when they don't want to give up their beloved supermarket brand. Men often need more protection than women simply because they generally have more problems with excessive sweat and body odour. In mainstream antiperspirants, Aluminium Salts are often used as the active ingredient to plug sweat glands and control body odour.1 Other ingredients such as Talc are also used to absorb moisture, not to mention the parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances which may be present too.2 Many people, men especially, tend to think that without these toxic ingredients, deodorants just won't work. The great news is that that's simply not true, and guys now have just as much choice when it comes to natural deodorants, with a range of different types and scents to suit their personal tastes!
Which natural men's deodorants do I recommend?
Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste
With over a thousand 5-star reviews, the Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste can outperform mainstream antiperspirants, without the chemicals. With a blend of Arrowroot, Sodium Bicarbonate and Organic Coconut Oil, this hardworking gluten-free and vegan paste works to absorb moisture and neutralise odour without blocking the body's sweat glands. This antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic paste has a mild, uplifting scent from Peppermint, Lime, Clove and Lavender, making it ideal for both men and women.
The Bearded Chap Deodorant Spice
For a classic masculine spice scent, the Bearded Chap Deodorant Spice combines Organic Australian Native Flower Essences, Black Pepper and Vanilla. Tested to military standards, this long lasting formulation protects against excessive sweating and odour, and soothes the skin under the arms thanks to the calming properties of Cucumber, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Sea Buckthorn Oil. Australian made and packaged in a recycled glass container, this alcohol-free roll on provides daily protection with a light, refreshing masculine fragrance.
Fresca Natural Deodorant
The Fresca Natural Deodorant Wooden Spice is scented with essential oils of Sandalwood and Cedarwood for earthy, woody, masculine scent. With a water base, this vegan and palm oil-free roll-on deodorant contains Bi-carb Soda to prevent body odour and provide long lasting protection.
Noosa Basics Alley Oop Deodorant Cream Stick Sandalwood
Effective at neutralising odour, the Noosa Basics Alley Oop Deodorant Cream Stick Sandalwood works by using Kaolin Clay, Arrowroot and Bi-carb to help kill odour causing bacteria and absorb moisture. This handy, easy to use stick has a woody, masculine scent from Rosemary and Sandalwood Essential Oils, and has a skin nourishing base of Shea Butter and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in a vegan formula.
Weleda Men 24h Roll-On Deodorant
The Weleda Men 24h Roll-On Deodorant is a 5 Star rated deodorant roll-on which provides effective, day-long protection for men. This specialised formula contains citric acid from citrus fruits, which helps to kill bacteria which can causes body odour. This deodorant has an earthy, masculine scent with notes of citrus.
Earths Purities Liquid Deodorant Nero for Him
The Earths Purities Liquid Deodorant Nero for Him roll-on helps to absorb sweat and combat body odour, while providing antibacterial protection. With only a low percentage of Bicarbonate Soda, this soothing deodorant is ideal for sensitive skin prone to irritation. Its smoky citrus fragrance is a combination of Frankincense, Bergamot and Lavender for a masculine aroma. Formulated with Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera, this long lasting deodorant is packaged in a glass roll on bottle for easy daily use.
Source: 1The Huffington Post, 2Choice.