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10 Natural Zero Waste Deodorants for Sensitive Skin


10 Natural Zero Waste Deodorants for Sensitive Skin

Natural Sustainable Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

In this post I will list out 10 natural deodorants that are suitable for sensitive skin. All deodorant's featured are cruelty-free, vegan, baking soda free, plastic free, aluminum free, have mild or no fragrance and they are all from independently owned brands.


What is Natural Deodorant?

Natural deodorant generally refers to deodorant that does not contain aluminum, it would be more accurate to describe it as simple aluminum free deodorant. There's a lot of fear mongering around aluminum, but deodorants with aluminum is actually perfectly safe to use. In fact aluminum acts as an effective antiperspirant, meaning that it makes you sweat less. Deodorants meanwhile do not make you sweat less, instead their job is to make sure that you don't stink. Which you can even get just from the name de-odorant.

Why use Natural Deodorant?

If deodorant with aluminum is safe and effective, why would you want to use natural, or aluminum free, deodorant? While everyone has their own reasons, one good one is that aluminum in deodorants can cause yellow pit stains. This is due to a chemical reaction between the aluminum and your sweat. These stains can be very difficult to remove. This is actually why I personally switched to natural deodorant some years ago and I've never seen a yellow pit stain on my clothes since!


Is Natural Deodorant more Sustainable?

Natural deodorant is not inherently more sustainable than non natural deodorant. However, natural deodorants are a lot more often packaged sustainably. When it comes to natural deodorants there are tons of completely plastic free options. Out of the 840 Aluminum Free deodorant's in my database 56% of them have completely plastic free packaging. 82% of the plastic free deodorants are in biodegradable paper packaging. I have actually not found a single plastic free deodorant that does have aluminum, which honestly feels like a gap in the market.

Does Natural Deodorant Work for Sensitive Skin?

This is something that I've personally had issues with in my Natural deodorant journey, which I talk about more in this post. One thing that you might want to avoid if you have sensitive skin is Sodium Bicarbonate, also known as baking soda. This is something that I've had a lot of issues with myself, some deodorant's with baking soda have been okay for me, usually when it's lower on the ingredient list, but I tend to avoid it.



Be Careful with Potentially Irritating Fragrances

Another common irritant is essential oils. Several essential oils are known to be potentially irritating to the skin, especially when used in high concentrations or on sensitive skin. The deodorants featured in this post are either fragrance free or use mild scents like Vanilla or Coconut.


Essential oils most likely to cause skin irritation:

  1. Cinnamon Bark Oil: Cinnamon bark oil is a potent essential oil and can be a strong skin irritant.

  2. Oregano Oil: Oregano oil is highly concentrated and contains compounds that can irritate the skin.

  3. Thyme Oil: Thyme oil is another potent essential oil that can cause skin irritation.

  4. Citronella Oil: Citronella is known for its use in insect repellents, but it can be irritating to the skin, especially in high concentrations.

  5. Clove Oil: Clove oil contains eugenol, which can be a skin irritant.

  6. Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil can be irritating to the skin, particularly in higher concentrations.

  7. Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil is a potent essential oil, and its menthol content can cause skin irritation. It should be diluted for topical use.

  8. Bergamot Oil: Bergamot oil is known for its fragrant citrus scent but can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, potentially leading to sunburn or skin discoloration when exposed to the sun.

  9. Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus oil, while widely used for its respiratory benefits, can be irritating to the skin if not properly diluted.

  10. Lavender Oil (in some cases): Although lavender oil is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction in some individuals. It's important to do a patch test if you are unsure about your sensitivity to lavender oil.



10 Natural Zero Waste Deodorants for Sensitive Skin

Deodorant Stick - Vanilla Bean from Meow Meow Tweet

United States

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 14 | 50 g

Scent: Vanilla Bean


Deodorant Stick - Vanilla Bean from Meow Meow Tweet, paper packaging, pale green with an illustration of a cat wearing rollerblades.

Experience subtle and delicately floral underarm freshness with this Vanilla Bean Deodorant Stick. Designed for sensitive skin, it's baking soda-free and eco-friendly in a biodegradable tube. The scent is sweet, soft, and as real as the orchid that vanilla beans come from.


Unscented Deodorant from Pitsy

United States

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 15.00 | 56 g

Fragrance Free

Unscented Deodorant from Pitsy, paper packaging, white with black text

A fragrance-free solution for sensitive skin and noses. Crafted with a clean and effective formula, it's designed to last all day, supporting your active lifestyle.


Natural Deodorant - fragrance free from Miklo

Belgium

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 13.90 | 50 g

Fragrance Free

Natural Deodorant - fragrance free from Miklo, paper packaging with soft pastel colored abstract shapes and black text

Discover the freshness that lasts all day with Miklo's Fragrance-Free Natural Deodorant. Crafted with natural active ingredients, this deodorant without essential oils provides reliable odor protection.


Perfectly suited for those sensitive to perfumes and essential oils, it's the ideal choice for a gentle and effective daily routine.


Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant from Cocooning Love

Canada

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 12.11 | 80 g

Scent: Coconut & Vanilla

Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant from Cocooning Love, paper packaging, beige to white gradient

Indulge in the tropical delight of Cocooning Love's Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant. This vegan deodorant is a perfect match for sensitive skin. It's thoughtfully crafted without essential oils or baking soda.


The delightful coconut and vanilla scent will whisk you away to a heavenly beach, providing a refreshing and odor-neutralizing experience.


Natural Deodorant- Vanilla (No Bicarb) from Raw Nature

New Zealand

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 11.24 | 50 g

Scent: Vanilla

Natural Deodorant- Vanilla (No Bicarb) from Raw Nature, paper packaging in white and a soft shade of grey

Experience the confidence and freshness that comes with Raw Nature's award-winning Natural Deodorant - Vanilla (No Bicarb). This deodorant is specially formulated for sensitive skin, ensuring all-day protection against odors and excessive sweating.


With powerful key ingredients, it's your trusted ally for staying confident and fresh throughout the day.


Coconut All Natural Deodorant from Eco Roots

United States

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 15.97 | 85 g

Scent: Coconut

Coconut All Natural Deodorant from Eco Roots, paper packaging, vanilla white and light brown caramel color

Eco Roots' Coconut All Natural Deodorant offers an eco-friendly choice. It's zero-waste, vegan, and designed to work naturally with your body to reduce odors. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.


Enjoy the soothing scent of coconut while staying fresh throughout the day.


Unscented Natural Deodorant Simple from Alchemy Co

United States

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 18.95 | 70 g

Fragrance Free

Unscented Natural Deodorant Simple from Alchemy Co

This baking soda-free deodorant is made with a blend of organic ingredients, including oils of coconut, castor, sunflower, and olive, Shea Butter, and more.


Hand-poured in small batches, it combines sustainability and performance for a fresh feeling you'll love. Ethically sourced and fragrance-free, it's a pit-friendly choice.


Coco Loco Deo - Sensitive Skin - 48H from Unbottled

France

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 12.90 | 50 g

Scent: Coconut

Coco Loco Deo - Sensitive Skin - 48H from Unbottled, paper packaging

Unbottled's Coco Loco Deo is Specially formulated for sensitive skin, it offers a remarkable 48-hour freshness. Not only is it skin-friendly, but its plastic-free recyclable cardboard packaging also helps you reduce waste by replacing 2 aerosols or roll-ons.


Coconut - Unscented Natural Deodorant from Coconut Matter

Hong Kong

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 19.00 | 30 g

Scent: Coconut

Coconut - Unscented Natural Deodorant from Coconut Matter, paper packaging, baby blue and white

This deodorant blend harnesses the power of 16 plant and mineral ingredients to absorb sweat, combat odor-causing bacteria, and promote healthy underarm skin.


Sensitive Skin Deodorant from Les Petits Prödiges

France

Cruelty-Free | Vegan

Aluminum-Free | Baking Soda Free

Plastic Free

$ 9.90 | 65 g

Fragrance Free

Sensitive Skin Deodorant from Les Petits Prödiges, paper packaging

This solid deodorant is specially crafted without essential oils, perfume, or baking soda. It effectively neutralizes odors and absorbs moisture while maintaining your skin's pH balance. Plus, savor its delicate natural coconut scent.



Thank you for reading! //Jennifer Carlsson

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I'm Jennifer Carlsson, a 30 year old strategy consultant, competitive market researcher, data analyst and designer from Stockholm, Sweden. I know more about more beauty brands than anyone else and I'm an expert in what it takes for beauty brands to succeed.
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