Do Natural Deodorants Really Work? We Put 8 Different Brands to the Test

Do Natural Deodorants <em>Really</em> Work? We Put 8 Different Brands to the Test
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Nothing says summer quite like sweating profusely in record-breaking high temps. To help you beat the sweltering heat, we’ve pieced together a no-sweat survival guide that answers, explores, and solves every issue you might encounter this summer. Welcome to our Sweat Series.

To be perfectly honest, I don't sweat excessively, and my most strenuous workout is when I walk my Chihuahuas around the block. Yet, somehow at the end of each day (even on the laziest Netflix-binging Sundays), my underarms smell like I ran a marathon in 90-degree weather. OK, it’s not nearly that bad, but for years, every deodorant I’ve tried has given up on me long before lunchtime. When I was asked to test a bunch of all-natural formulas for a story, assuming my situation was hopeless, my first thought was, “How can I get out of this?”

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For the last month, I’ve been slathering my pits with all kinds of gels, creams, and earthy aromas that are packed with organic ingredients (as in, no traces of aluminum, parabens, or other harsh chemicals). While I wasn't expecting to see results, I’m happy to say that some of these actually did the impossible by making me not smell, even after weeks of stepping out in scorching hot temperatures.

I ranked the formulas in order of effectiveness. Keep scrolling to see how they worked.

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