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.
Toronto-based Lovefresh creates both stick and cream deodorants. Our test-editor tried a stick in Lemon Verbena, and while she found she needed to reapply once throughout the day, she looked forward to it thanks to the fresh, but not overpowering, scent.
What’s in it: Fair trade shea butter, coconut oil, clay, baking soda, coconut-derived wax and essential oils.