9 Aluminum-Free Deodorants That Actually Work

Real talk: having unprotected underarms during the smoldering summer months stinks. And though it’s been a long time coming, chemical-free options have finally gone mainstream.

The connection between aluminum and serious health issues is debatable, but for those who’d rather be safe than sorry, these sticks, sprays and creams are worth a shot. Still not convinced? Consider this: Another one of aluminum’s pitfalls (pun very much intended) are the unsightly yellow stains it leaves behind, which contrary to popular belief, are the product of aluminum-tinged antiperspirants’ unholy union with laundry detergent.

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Aesop Deodorant

Both guys and gals get to reap the odor-busting benefits of this essential oil-spiked spray.

Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

Like everything Malin+Goetz does, the eucalyptus deodorant is just fragrant enough to pick up the slack if you forget to wear perfume.

Erbaviva Lemon Sage Deodorant

An all-organic formula that fights bacteria without clogging pores.

Dr. Hauschka Deodorant Fresh

Ideal for delicate skin, the witch hazel and sage formula is surprisingly refreshing when mixed with a faint citrusy scent.

Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant

Rosemary acts as a purifier while citrus fruits neutralize unpleasant aromas.

Nourish Organic Fresh & Dry Deodorant

Created specifically for sensitive skin, the soothing cocoa butter stick is a safe bet for organic product rookies.

Clean Original Scent Deodorant

The classic Clean scent is time-released to sustain all-day freshness.

Weleda Wold Rose Deodorant Spray

Organic rose extract – the main ingredient in this non-aerosol spray -- is gentle enough to re-spritz throughout the day for an uplifting whiff of flowers.

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

The powdery scent is noticeable, yet never overpowering.