If you’d like to avoid the ingredients often found in many off-the-shelf deodorants and antiperspirants, making the switch to an aluminum-free variety is a great step, but one that can take a bit of getting used to.
Though these products may reduce your protection against sweat, they will ensure you’re covered for odour and some absorbency.
And while you may have to reapply them more often, the natural ingredients and aluminum-free formulas will give you peace of mind.
This 99-percent natural black-coloured stick (which goes on clear) is charcoal-based and free of parabens, baking soda and propylene glycol. You’re meant to wear it for 30 consecutive days, allowing your body to adjust. Our dedicated tester said her body odour did eventually level out but stresses the deodorant works in “stages” so you may smell along the way.
What’s in it: Charcoal powder, aloe and milk of magnesia.
Takesumi Detox Charcoal Deodorant, $21, kaianaturals.