Many deodorants are packed with irritants and potentially harmful ingredients such as aluminium, chemical fragrances, parabens, triclosan and phthalates and they are not cruelty free. These are not only kind to the skin, but they are also vegan, hardworking and ideal for everyone, including kids.
Aside from being vegan and nasties-free, for me a good deodorant has to do four things: 1 - Keep me fresh, odour-free and dry all day; 2 - Absolutely, a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y not leave any white marks on my clothes; 3 - Have a light fragrance or none at all, I can’t deal with overpowering scents; 4 - Not cost a third of my monthly salary. The stick ZionHealth Clay Dry Bold Deodorant ticks all the boxes. You can count on it being hardworking, it comes in several scents (I’ve tested the fresh Charcoal Mint, and the feminine Sweet Amber, both of which I loved and didn’t overpower), leaves no marks, it’s aluminium-free, affordable and if that wasn’t enough it comes in full and travel size, perfect for when you are travelling light and for carrying in your handbag. Full size $7.99 (£6.30), travel size $3.49 (£2.74).
Free from aluminium, colorants, parabens and chemical fragrances, this lemon, sage and rosemary scented deodorant is unisex and will see you from day to night. On the pricier side at £19.95 but worth every penny.
Created for kids and teens, but really, perfect for everybody. This is a an organic cream based deodorant that keeps sweat and smells at bay whilst moisturising the armpits. It can be applied with your fingers or with the bamboo stick it comes with. Great for travelling thanks to its compact size and it comes in a variety of lovely scents, including sweet clementine, lemon ice and ocean. Brilliant if you are cutting down on plastic as it comes in a tin. £9.60
Certified by Ecocert Greenlife, this is a lightly and sweet scented deodorant thanks to the orange oil and a hardworking one at that. Apply, go about your day and still smell fresh by the end of it. £5.50.