The results are in. The best of the best natural deodorants. Thanks to all of your great suggestions, we tried out a lot of different deodorants over the last few weeks. Despite our fears of smelling at the office or of sweating through our clothes, we did it. And you know what? Making the switch isn’t as tough as we thought it would be. Here are our favorites…

Garance…
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream: So it took me a while to decide to try on that deodorant. Because this deodorant comes in a pot, and it’s a lotion.
A LOTION? Seriously? What’s could be worse than applying lotion with your hands on your bo…

Wait no, it’s not lotioning my body that I hate – it’s the idea of applying deodorant on my underarms with my hands. It’s just that the gesture’s weird. Aren’t we super used to not really touch our underarms?

Since I’ve been at an age to use deodorant, I’ve sprayed it, stick it, rolled in on. But never applied it with my hands.

But you know what? In my quest of going natural, I’d do anything.

And the result is perfect. It works for a whole busy day – of course it’s not an anti-perspirant, so you do sweat (I’ve always felt weird about anti-perspirant anyway. Stopping the natural process of sweating? Is that very healthy?) but you feel safe, clean, and it doesn’t stain your clothes. Soapwalla was one of the products that a ton of you recommended to us and I’m super lucky I got to try it – I’m keeping it

Alex…
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant Spray: It took me a few days to get over the feeling that I was basically putting body splash under my arms, but now I’m a definite fan of this deodorant. The wild rose smell isn’t over powering (so you don’t feel like you’ve just left a Bath and Body Works– this is coming from a girl that spent her middle school years covered in Sun Ripened Raspberry body spray…) but it’s enough to keep me feeling fresh throughout the day.

I didn’t feel the need to re-apply, except on days when I added a layer of Heattech to my wardrobe which meant for a hotter than normal body temperature. It also comes in a travel size that you can easily toss into your handbag. Turns out like the smell so much (I’m down for rose everything), I even put it on before bed. I can tell you that I don’t miss all that white residue under my arms.

Lush Aromaco Deodorant: The application of this one is a little odd, it looks like a bar of soap, a soft waxy soap. You rub the block under your arms (it did flake a little bit, which meant I had a little bit of post-application clean up to do) and the instructions recommend also using your fingers to rub it in more. I liked that it felt immediately cooling, and the smell was really clean (patchouli and chamomile). I wore it to the gym and felt that it passed that test, but I was ready to reapply by the time I got home. I think this would be a go to for me in the summer, the cool feeling would defintely keep me happy on humid New York days.

My only minor issue is, I don’t know how to store it! It comes wrapped up in paper (like you got it at the deli) but do I keep wrapping it back up in that paper? My entire drawer started to smell like the deodorant… A plastic bag? Special natural deodorant block carrying case?

Carolyn…
Aubrey E Plus High C Natural Roll-On Deodorant: As someone who sweats a lot, I’ve always been skeptical of natural deodorants. I usually go for a strong-smelling antiperspirant and call it a day (I know, so not good for me). So my hopes weren’t high when I tried this one. I gingerly smelled it, then rolled it on. Fast-forward to late afternoon – my thick wool sweater was making me too warm in the studio. Anxiety set in and I began sniffing to see whether the deodorant had held up. So far, so good, but it definitely wasn’t as strong as when I had applied in the morning.

Final conclusion: Definitely better than the natural deodorants I’ve tried in the past, with a surprisingly strong scent and cool, bubblegum-pink color. Fine for the average day, but consider a second application for longer, warmer situations.

Emily…
Dr. Hauschka Rose Roll-On: I’m not a very sweaty person, but I am totally paranoid about smelling–especially when I have to run between meetings, and in the winter when I’m wearing 24 layers. The Dr. Hauschka is a roll on, which is easy to apply, but if it’s put on while you’re already wearing clothes, I’d worry about the deodorant rubbing off on my shirt right away–so this is best for putting on straight out of the shower. Not a bad thing, considering the rose scent is really nice.

I could feel myself sweating my usual amount, but it didn’t smell–at least for the first few hours. With this stuff, you definitely need to reapply. By 5pm I was worried Erik might abandon our desks due to the stink, so I made a quick trip to the bathroom to roll some more on. (Apparently this was all in my head, he didn’t smell anything.) But that application left me feeling and smelling good for the rest of the day! Overall, success!