Searching for a natural deodorant that won't leave your pits smelly? I was, too—and that's why I tested 9 organic and natural deodorants out for a month to see which could keep me (relatively) dry and unoffensive. I also was in search of a stink-blocker that would be made from natural ingredients gentle on the skin, and that that would help me skip the aluminum, too.
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Avoiding aluminum in antiperspirants has been a common reason people turn to natural deodorants, though studies show it's not as dangerous as we once thought. Regardless, if you don't want it on your skin, there are tons of good products to pick from for deodorants, just keep in mind that these won't be anti-perspirants. To solve the natural-deo conundrum, I tested out a bunch for a month just when it was getting hot to see how they fared. (If you want to make your own deodorant, we've got a guide for that, too: 3 ways to make your own deodorant.)
After a month of hard use—which included daily runs and regular workouts—I was surprised at what I learned. Below, my top picks for amazing natural deodorants you can stock up on that actually work.