Over the past few years I’ve slowly been swapping out products in my bathroom for better, cleaner ones. I’ve found makeup, lotions, shampoo and conditioner that I love even more than what I was using before—more on all of those later. But the one thing I put off the longest was switching to clean deodorant. Sure, I knew whatever I was using probably wasn’t clear of any harmful ingredients and yet I continued using it because I was convinced there wasn’t a way to get around that stinky situation. Side note: I’m pretty sure I did a trial and error many many years back which instilled this anti natural deodorant mindset. So what got me to budge? A sample size of No Tox Life in Cello that came in a wellness package. I loved the way it smelled so I gave it a whirl. No sweat, no smell! That was the beginning of my quest for the best clean deodorant. So here it goes, the 4 I’ve tried and loved, and the one that won me over.

#1 No Tox Life Deodorant $20. As I mentioned this was the first crack at clean deodorant that I tried. I whipped through the sample and ordered myself a full size. I loved it. My only complaint was it balled up throughout the day, but it worked.

#2 Susanne Kaufmann $60. Once I started telling people I was trying (and liking) a new clean deodorant, everyone had a suggestion for one they were loving. This one came up a lot with a few friends so I wanted to give it a try. I love the smell, it’s got a citrus note to it that makes you feel fresh. However the obvious setback is the hefty price tag, which could be justified with the size—I still haven’t gotten through it.

#3 Agent Nateur $21. I saw this brand mentioned a few times on social media as a favorite so I tried the N.3 scent. Again, loved the scent but the crystal-like stick application wasn’t my favorite, too much came off with one swipe. And odor wise, I had to keep reapplying throughout the day.

#4 AER Deodorant $24. My blue ribbon pick of the bunch and it’s brand spanking new on the shelves. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and can’t stop telling my friends to run out and buy it. The subtle smell, easy application and protection throughout the day is the best I’ve tried, and clearly I’ve become the goldilocks of clean deodorants lately.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been using and loving these days, leave me a comment below with any favorites!

Allyse |

Any suggestions if you can’t do smells? My migraines are triggered by perfumey smells…

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Ellie |

I’ve used Schmidts and think the Geranium scent for sensitive skin works pretty well. Available at Whole Foods and under $10

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Charlotte |

I’m in love with Ursa Major’s deodorant! I love that it has a creamy application and a unisex scent/look/feel. I doesn’t leave behind big white marks either. I’m wondering if AER leaves any white residue on clothes?

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