As we shift into the warmer months, there has been a rise in the sale of deodorants, especially now that we’ve been out post-Circuit Breaker. Slathering on deodorants has been second nature to many, while some lucky few don’t find the need to.
Whatever the case is, you’d know the importance of deodorants: they keep us from stinking and instead, ensure we smell fresh all day long. Besides keeping your body odour at bay, some of these deodorants have also been said to get rid of bacteria from your underarms too! So if you’re looking to go your day without having to worry about smelling bad, here’s a mix of alcohol-free and natural deodorants that will keep your underarms from falling in the pit of despair.
1. Soul Good Project
Some of us might still not be used to the idea of a deodorant that comes in the form of a balm, but Soul Good Project is about to change your minds on that. The local beauty brand first launched last year with their lineup of deodorant balm and sprays that are made from plant-based ingredients to offer a more natural deodorant option for consumers. Take, for instance, their Himalayan Wilderness Deodorant Balm. Not only does it neutralise body odour, the deodorant balm also absorbs sweat, moisturises skin and kills bacteria at the same time, thanks to ingredients like arrowroot flour, shea butter and coconut oils.
Soul Good Project Himalayan Wilderness Deodorant Balm, $26.90. Available at SOULGOODPROJECT.COM.
For a roll-on alternative, check out Aēsop’s Herbal Deodorant Roll-On. The alcohol-free formula contains a potent blend of Zinc Ricinoleate, Wasabi extract, and essential oils — creating a deodorant that reduces and masks body odour with its herbaceous and fresh aroma. Apply it after showering and you’ll be good to go.
Aēsop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On, $45. Available at Aesop.
While deodorant keeps our body odour under control, it doesn’t entirely keep your sweat glands from doing their thing. And while the smell can be off-putting at times, Kopari’s Coconut Oil Deodorant might just be the deodorant that will aid in odour reduction. Made with 100% plant-based active, the deodorant is a non-toxic alternative that’s free from aluminium and baking soda. The deodorant also helps to ward off bacteria while leaving a scent that’s reminiscent of fresh coconut milk.
Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant, $25. Available at SEPHORA.
4. Drunk Elephant
You’ve heard of deodorant balms and sticks, but what about cream-based deodorants? For the unacquainted, Drunk Elephant has launched their very own Sweet Pitti™ Deodorant Cream earlier this year as part of their Body collection. Formulated to soothe and moisturise skin, the deodorant is made with ingredients that calm the skin along with a replenishing mix of plant oils including the cult favourite ingredient, marula, to hydrate and rejuvenate dry, dull and irritable skin. Not to mention, it also comes with a potent mix of mandelic acid and absorbent arrowroot to banish bacteria that cause stubborn odour.
Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti™ Deodorant Cream, $23. Available at SEPHORA.
Infused with tea tree and eucalyptus, the natural deodorant from Briogeo harnesses the power to reduce body odour, while delivering calming properties to your underarm area that may be caused by frequent shaving. One swipe under the arm neutralises odour while it also soothes irritation — perfect for those with dry, normal or combination skin.
Briogeo B. Well Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Natural Deodorant, $25. Available at SEPHORA.
6. Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Deodorant promises to remove body odour caused by wetness and perspiration from your underarms all day long. With a formula containing jojoba oil and alchemilla essence, the roll-on deodorant glides on seamlessly onto the skin leaving a refreshing finish and a delicate rose scent to it.
Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant, $23. Available at LOOKFANTASTIC.