Ready to switch to an eco-friendly deodorant, but not sure where to start? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of the best deodorants on the market, and exactly who they work for. Whether it’s sensitive skin, an active lifestyle or a penchant for patchouli – whatever your requirements, we’ve got the info you need to find your new fave!
For sensitive skin and length of product life - Live Coco
Live Coco’s natural crystallised potassium salt deodorant might be the most simple of any deodorant on this list. But simple doesn’t mean boring – no siree, not here! This deodorant is super effective at preventing the growth of bacteria (which essentially is what causes odour). One stick can last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on how often you use it, and provides super long-lasting protection. Now that’s what we call value for money!
Ideal if you want: a deodorant designed for sensitive skin, an extra long-lasting product, no fragrance.
For natural soothing - Natural Deodorant Balm
Our natural balms are perfect for anyone wanting their deodorant to be as close to nature as possible, whilst still prioritising skin-friendliness. These balms are designed to work with your body, and be as gentle as possible to skin.
Using a calming blend of pure essential oils, shea butter and coconut oil, they work by neutralising odour from sweat and absorbing moisture, rather than blocking sweat altogether (which is how none-eco deodorants work). This means that our natural toxin elimination system gets to work properly without interference!
Eco benefits: UK made, SLS free, cruelty free, plastic free, BPA free, vegan, low carbon, comes in a glass container.
Ideal if you want: soothed skin, gorgeous scents, lower cost, a more natural formula.
For ethical deodorants that smell great - Kutis
Made from all-natural ingredients, such as bicarbonate of soda, arrowroot powder and coconut oil, Kutis use only the best resources from the most reputable and ethical suppliers. What’s more, all of their deodorants come packaged in 100% biodegradable paper-based materials! Handmade in rural Wales using mainly organic (and always natural) ingredients, including a careful selection of essential oils, this is the perfect brand for anybody wanting to emphasise ethics without skimping on leading brand quality.
Eco benefits: UK made, biodegradable, SLS free, cruelty free, plastic free, BPA free, low carbon.
Ideal if you want: quality and ethically assured ingredients, plastic-free packaging, varied and gorgeous smelling scents.
For long-lasting protection - Nuud
Nuud deodorant uses microsilver to kill germs and seriously target body odour. One application of Nuud can prevent you from smelling for up to seven whole days - yup, you read that right, seven days (and that includes exercising and those who are more prone to sweating!). It’s aluminium-free, and contains no vague chemicals or alcohol.
Nuud is also doctor approved! Dr. Annie, who compares products using scientific methods, tested several deodorants against each other to see which decreased bacterial growth and which stopped BO the best. Dr. Annie found that “Nuud is the natural deodorant that inhibited bacterial growth the most ”. As she explains, "inhibiting bacterial growth is one of the mechanisms by which deodorants keep you from stinking", and that “Nuud prevented BO for days!”.
Eco benefits: vegan, chemical free, cruelty free, bioplastic sugar cane tube & biodegradable box, sustainably produced and sourced.
Ideal if you want: a long-lasting and unscented deodorant that doesn’t clash with your perfume or cologne, protection for whatever life throws at you.
Nuud is coming very soon to Ecovibe - watch this space!