Natural Deodorants We’re Loving! - Greenwich Moms

 This story was contributed by our wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco.

Real talk: We all sweat. It’s a normal bodily function. Although the link between aluminum in anti-perspirants and breast cancer is still being debated, we switched to all-natural, aluminum-free deodorants years ago—and haven’t looked back. Not only is it a more natural way to stay fresh, we’ve found they feel more comfortable and lighter, and don’t stain as much as the traditional anti-perspirants. In a rut with yours and looking for a fresh new scent? Below is a roundup of some highly-rated versions to try. Hint: Try one at a time (as in don’t switch every day) so if you have a sensitivity or allergic reaction to one, you’ll be able to narrow down the culprit (and ingredient).

Credit: Ursa Major

  • Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant
    • Users love the crisp, cool blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary, and the fact that it skips petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones and PEGs.
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  • Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant
    • This sage and green tea-infused deodorant is part of the Megababe line, founded by body positive influencer and model Kate Sturino. Made without baking soda, the stick is also alcohol-free, paraben-free and goes on smoothly.
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Credit: Mario Badescu

  • Mario Badescu Deodorant
    • This luxury product line delivers with this elegantly scented deodorant; sage and cucumber are blended with ginger root oils for a conditioning blend.
    • Find this product locally at Greenwich Pharmacy on Greenwich Avenue!
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Credit: Native

  • Native Deodorant
    • If you love variety, Native offers a ton of different scents. Right now, they have a limited edition collection including rose, key lime & sugar and surf & sea moss.
    • You can buy Native almost anywhere you buy deodorant—CVS, Target and other stores.
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  • EO Deodorant
    • As we head into the sticky, humid days of August, spray deodorants are a perfect way to refresh on the go (keep one in your bag). This citrus version from EO has just three ingredients – organic alcohol, purified water and essential oils.
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About Michelle Calarco: Michelle is a communications expert and a wellness enthusiast. After honing her storytelling craft in media and television, Michelle went on to elevate the profiles of premier brands across the hospitality, healthy living, and better-for-you food spaces. She has always been passionate about living and eating well and became even more immersed in health when she became a mom. On weekends you can find her squeezing in a barre class (during Paw Patrol) and baking healthyish desserts with her little one. Michelle has a consulting business and resides in Greenwich with her husband and 2-year-old son.


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