The 13 Best Aluminum-Free Deodorants We've Ever Tried

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On the hunt for a new aluminum-free deodorant sweat and body odor won't stand a chance against? Look no further.

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<p><em>Allure</em>'s deputy digital director, Sam Escobar, has long been a fan of Jack Black, and their enthusiasm only grew with the launch of the grooming brand's Pit CTRL "It's vegan, aluminum-free, and, in my opinion, is really effective at neutralizing orders," they say of the 97-percent natural, gel-like formula. One thing they say you should keep in mind, though: It contains baking soda and cornstarch, so it's not ideal for anyone sensitive to those ingredients.</p> <p>$19 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1679044815918610639" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Jack Black Pit CTRL Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Allure's deputy digital director, Sam Escobar, has long been a fan of Jack Black, and their enthusiasm only grew with the launch of the grooming brand's Pit CTRL "It's vegan, aluminum-free, and, in my opinion, is really effective at neutralizing orders," they say of the 97-percent natural, gel-like formula. One thing they say you should keep in mind, though: It contains baking soda and cornstarch, so it's not ideal for anyone sensitive to those ingredients.

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<p>Ever since Megababe's Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant hit shelves, it's been a huge hit, gaining hype from bloggers and beauty editors alike. And, it's <em>not</em> just because of the super-cute retro packaging, either (though that is a nice perk). Instead of using aluminum to block sweat ducts from producing sweat, the brand uses a blend of natural ingredients like sage, green tea, and corn starch, all of which work to prevent odor-inducing bacteria from forming on the skin. It's also free and of alcohol and smells of rosy deliciousness — what more could you ask for?</p> <p>$18 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590394238178063" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant

Ever since Megababe's Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant hit shelves, it's been a huge hit, gaining hype from bloggers and beauty editors alike. And, it's not just because of the super-cute retro packaging, either (though that is a nice perk). Instead of using aluminum to block sweat ducts from producing sweat, the brand uses a blend of natural ingredients like sage, green tea, and corn starch, all of which work to prevent odor-inducing bacteria from forming on the skin. It's also free and of alcohol and smells of rosy deliciousness — what more could you ask for?

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<p><em>Allure's</em> digital deputy director <a href="https://www.allure.com/contributor/sam-escobar?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sam Escobar" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sam Escobar</a> waxes poetic about Pharmacy's Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant. "It smells so damn good and goes on super smooth," they say, referring to the fresh minty scent. "My partner borrowed it and now he doesn’t want to give it back, which is awesome because he used to exclusively use antiperspirants," they add. Even better? It's also vegan and cruelty-free.</p> <p>$15 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675589979131561301" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Pharmacy Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant

Allure's digital deputy director Sam Escobar waxes poetic about Pharmacy's Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant. "It smells so damn good and goes on super smooth," they say, referring to the fresh minty scent. "My partner borrowed it and now he doesn’t want to give it back, which is awesome because he used to exclusively use antiperspirants," they add. Even better? It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

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<p><em>Allure's</em> senior beauty features editor Cotton Codinha swears by Schmidt's Jasmine Tea Sensitive Skin Formula as one of her must-have aluminum-free picks. Its vegan formula contains no aluminum or any other toxins, <em>and</em> it's free of baking soda (a common irritant for folks with sensitive skin). Infused with coconut oil and shea butter, as well as plant-based powders that absorb sweat, it leaves you feeling fresh and dry for hours. Its scent is also light and never overpowering like some deos can be.</p> <p>$8 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590271101480206" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Schmidt's Jasmine Tea Sensitive Skin Formula

Allure's senior beauty features editor Cotton Codinha swears by Schmidt's Jasmine Tea Sensitive Skin Formula as one of her must-have aluminum-free picks. Its vegan formula contains no aluminum or any other toxins, and it's free of baking soda (a common irritant for folks with sensitive skin). Infused with coconut oil and shea butter, as well as plant-based powders that absorb sweat, it leaves you feeling fresh and dry for hours. Its scent is also light and never overpowering like some deos can be.

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<p>From a skin expert's standpoint, dermatologist <a href="http://www.zeichnerdermatology.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Joshua Zeichner" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Joshua Zeichner</a> highly recommends Dove's 0% Aluminum Deodorant, which he says is "ultra gentle and helps to neutralize odor all day." We're personally partial to the cucumber and green tea scent, but word has it the Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena version is equally as lovely.</p> <p>$6 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590175406698256" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant

From a skin expert's standpoint, dermatologist Joshua Zeichner highly recommends Dove's 0% Aluminum Deodorant, which he says is "ultra gentle and helps to neutralize odor all day." We're personally partial to the cucumber and green tea scent, but word has it the Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena version is equally as lovely.

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<p>A favorite of <em>Allure's</em> digital beauty editor <a href="https://www.allure.com/contributor/sable-yong?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sable Yong" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sable Yong</a>, Kopari's Coconut Beach Deodorant smells like a tropical vacation for your underarms. It's also a totally clean formula and contains no harsh chemicals, baking soda, and, of course, aluminum. Rather, it uses skin-soothing ingredients like glycerin, sage oil, and coconut oil to keep sweat and odor at bay.</p> <p>$14 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590061987960443" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Kopari Beauty Coconut Beach Deodorant

A favorite of Allure's digital beauty editor Sable Yong, Kopari's Coconut Beach Deodorant smells like a tropical vacation for your underarms. It's also a totally clean formula and contains no harsh chemicals, baking soda, and, of course, aluminum. Rather, it uses skin-soothing ingredients like glycerin, sage oil, and coconut oil to keep sweat and odor at bay.

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<p>Primally Pure's Blue Tansy Deodorant is another aluminum-free favorite of Escobar's. "Anyone who's a fan of Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Face Mask will absolutely love this," they say, adding that the scent is pretty strong and herbal with a hint of floral. "It also comes in two sizes, which is nice for people who want to transition — or at least test — into natural deodorants but aren’t sure what they’ll like yet." Made with sweat-absorbing kaolin clay and calming zinc oxide, you can't go wrong with this one.</p> <p>$16 (<a href="https://primallypure.com/products/blue-tansy-deodorant" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Primally Pure Blue Tansy Deodorant

Primally Pure's Blue Tansy Deodorant is another aluminum-free favorite of Escobar's. "Anyone who's a fan of Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Face Mask will absolutely love this," they say, adding that the scent is pretty strong and herbal with a hint of floral. "It also comes in two sizes, which is nice for people who want to transition — or at least test — into natural deodorants but aren’t sure what they’ll like yet." Made with sweat-absorbing kaolin clay and calming zinc oxide, you can't go wrong with this one.

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<p>Native is another brand Yong recommends for folks on the hunt for aluminum-free deos. This one, in particular, smells like crisp cucumber and mint, and has amassed over 3,000 five-star reviews on Target. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, it's also void of any other harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances and uses natural ingredients like tapioca starch and milk of magnesia to thwart sweat and odor.</p> <p>$12 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590854707426972" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Native Cucumber & Mint Deodorant

Native is another brand Yong recommends for folks on the hunt for aluminum-free deos. This one, in particular, smells like crisp cucumber and mint, and has amassed over 3,000 five-star reviews on Target. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, it's also void of any other harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances and uses natural ingredients like tapioca starch and milk of magnesia to thwart sweat and odor.

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<p>Corpus Naturals's The Botanist is not only chic-as-all-get-out but happens to work like a charm on sweat and body odor. Its vegan and cruelty-free formula is made up of natural ingredients like tapioca starch and essential oils, and it contains <em>nothing</em> synthetic or potentially irritating. Its herbaceous fragrance is another major selling point, featuring notes of citrus rind, geranium leaf, and vetiver. Escobar says this one never leaves any marks on their clothing, too, which can be a huge frustration for some (i.e. all) people.</p> <p>$22 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675589719397163759" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Corpus Naturals The Botanist

Corpus Naturals's The Botanist is not only chic-as-all-get-out but happens to work like a charm on sweat and body odor. Its vegan and cruelty-free formula is made up of natural ingredients like tapioca starch and essential oils, and it contains nothing synthetic or potentially irritating. Its herbaceous fragrance is another major selling point, featuring notes of citrus rind, geranium leaf, and vetiver. Escobar says this one never leaves any marks on their clothing, too, which can be a huge frustration for some (i.e. all) people.

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<p>Super gentle and safe for all skin types, Secret's Aluminum-Free Deodorant also doesn't contain parabens or dyes. What's more: It goes on clear, smooth, and dry, and keeps your pits feeling fresh all day long.</p> <p>$5 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675589474499278109" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Secret Aluminum-Free Deodorant in Rosewater

Super gentle and safe for all skin types, Secret's Aluminum-Free Deodorant also doesn't contain parabens or dyes. What's more: It goes on clear, smooth, and dry, and keeps your pits feeling fresh all day long.

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<p>Blume's Hug Me Deodorant contains just six organic ingredients: coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda, wildcrafted candelilla wax, jojoba oil, and probiotics. There's no added fragrance <em>and</em> it's also vegan cruelty-free.</p> <p>$12 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675591078073259996" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Blume Hug Me Deodorant

Blume's Hug Me Deodorant contains just six organic ingredients: coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda, wildcrafted candelilla wax, jojoba oil, and probiotics. There's no added fragrance and it's also vegan cruelty-free.

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<p>Housed in a chic amber spray bottle, Aesop's aluminum-free deodorant contains a refreshing and skin-calming blend of coriander, geranium, lavender, and sandalwood oils, as well as uplifting eucalyptus and tea tree oils (the latter of which helps combat bacteria from forming). It's also suited for all skin types and smells of vetiver.</p> <p>$35 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675590970667398622" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Aesop Spray Deodorant

Housed in a chic amber spray bottle, Aesop's aluminum-free deodorant contains a refreshing and skin-calming blend of coriander, geranium, lavender, and sandalwood oils, as well as uplifting eucalyptus and tea tree oils (the latter of which helps combat bacteria from forming). It's also suited for all skin types and smells of vetiver.

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<p>Schmidt’s Water + Wood Deodorant means serious business, despite containing no harsh nasties. Escobar says its lightweight, fresh scent lasted them a full 15-hour travel day — including a three-hour flight and 45 minutes in the car. They explain it smells like a mix of ocean breeze and bonfire, which might sound odd, but simply <em>works.</em></p> <p>$5 (<a href="https://shop-links.co/1675622140674082266" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a>)</p>
Schmidt's Water + Wood Deodorant

Schmidt’s Water + Wood Deodorant means serious business, despite containing no harsh nasties. Escobar says its lightweight, fresh scent lasted them a full 15-hour travel day — including a three-hour flight and 45 minutes in the car. They explain it smells like a mix of ocean breeze and bonfire, which might sound odd, but simply works.

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