When natural deodorant first came out, we were thrilled to have an alternative to the aluminum based conventional deodorants. A flood of baking soda and arrowroot powder brands popped up, but the other thing that came was a list of people who reacted the the pH changing Baking Soda.
Everything from a slight irritation to large welts under the arms was reported. It turns out a lot of people have a baking soda sensitivity, not to mention the not so sexy shirt stains you can get.
Below we walk through Four alternatives to Baking Soda Natural Deodorants. One amazing alternative ingredient to the baking soda is magnesium oxide which has an Alkaline pH like Baking Soda but also is soothing to the skin and is less likely to cause irritation.
After a few customers came in and shared their traumas and woes of swollen pits and injections from the dermatologist to calm down large welts under their arms, we got serious about finding alternatives.
1. The dreamy, playful, Vegan brand Meow Meow Tweet, came through with their biodegradable tubes filled with baking soda free deo that works! A customer favorite being Rose Geranium is fresh and light along with their recipe for a soothing magnesium and arrowroot powder.
2. Our next super star comes from the Netherlands. NUUD is a paste that you apply once every five to seven days. You can exercise, shower, play, and this stuff keeps working for you. For those who have gone all the way to clinical strength this is the deodorant for you. It controls the stink big time. At $15, NUUD is a super powered biodegradable sugarcane tube filled with Coconut Oil, Zinc, Almond Oil, and Silver, and it lasts up to Seven WEEKS!
3. A deo that has earth clay to absorb moisture and CBD to soothe sore pits. It could be the perfect transitional deo when you are trying to switch to natural. Baking Soda Free, Arrowroot and CBD infused Bohemian Reves has some key ingredients to keep your underarms happy. - $18
4. Our last zero waste deodorant comes with a smooth texture and a biodegradable tube. Verdant is simple, effective and baking soda free, but with beeswax for stay power. The line is full os scents that will keep you coming back for more.- $20
If you went natural, and then snuck back over to conventional because something wasn't working right - give one of these a test. You may go all natural for good.