17 Best Natural Deodorants in 2024: Top Aluminum-Free Deodorants

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Key Ingredients: Mandelic acid, witch hazel water, lactic acid, niacinamide, glycerin | Fragrance-Free: Yes, available in fragrance-free and eucalyptus

Best Drugstore Classic: Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant

Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant

Why It’s Worth It: Consider dropping the 2022 Best of Beauty-winning Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant into your basket during your next drugstore run (online or IRL). This paraben- and talc-free formula comes in eight vibrant scents (like Real Coconut pictured here, and Cherry Blossom) that mask odor, even during the sweatiest workouts, for up to 48 hours.

Editor Tip: Thanks to coconut oil and castor oil, your pits stay soft and moisturized.

Key Ingredients: Coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide, mineral oil, hydrogenated castor oil, corn starch | Fragrance-Free: No

Best Unisex Scent: Agent Nateur Holi(stick) N3 Natural Deodorant

Agent Nateur Holi(stick) N3 Natural Deodorant

Why It’s Worth It: Agent Nateur’s Holi(Stick) N3 deodorant was developed in the founder’s quest to eliminate heavy metals from her beauty routine. Rest assured the ingredient list is 100% organic with hydrators like coconut oil, which contains fatty acids that restore the skin’s natural bacteria levels, and castor oil, which reduces odor-causing bacteria. It also has two forms of French-sourced lavender that smell much more pleasant than your average deodorant and will last all day.

Editor Tip: Ingredients like avocado butter, coconut oil, and honey make this deodorant feel positively luxurious.

Key Ingredients: Coconut oil, lavender essential oils, eucalyptus essential oils, beeswax, castor oil | Fragrance-Free: No

The OG: Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Why It’s Worth It: Lavanila’s The Healthy Deodorant has been on our radar since it first hit the market — believe it or not, it won an Allure Best of Beauty award back in 2013, so you know the love is real. The obsession is still going strong, too, and that’s because it does exactly what it says it will: prevents and protects against odor while soothing the underarm skin.

Editor Tip: It also comes in a variety of lovely scents, such as lavender, grapefruit, and coconut, so if pure vanilla isn’t your jam, you still have other options at your disposal.

Key Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, corn starch, vanilla oil, goji berry, lemon peel oil | Fragrance-Free: No


Frequently Asked Questions

What is natural deodorant, and does it work?

In short, there is no official definition. Much like “clean beauty” and “sustainable beauty,” natural deodorant isn’t a term regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so take any brand marketing lingo with a grain of salt. For what it’s worth, aluminum salts are currently banned in Allure‘s (continuously evolving and updated) clean beauty standards.

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