Does shopping for cruelty-free deodorant have you up in arms? When looking for a deodorant product, everyone has different needs. Whether you are shopping at your local health food store, drugstore, mega-mart or online, the world of cruelty-free deodorants has something for everyone. Fortunately, cruelty-free deodorants are popping up all over the place.
The following cruelty-free products are all fairly easy to find and one of them is sure to meet your needs, whether you need a strong antiperspirant, deodorant, a natural deodorant stone, or even if you would like to make your own product:
Antiperspirants are chemical agents that reduce perspiration or sweating.
Deodorants are not antiperspirants—they do not prevent sweating. They work by masking the smell produced by sweat-eating bacteria.
Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant
Greenbody Natural Deodorant
Kiss My Face
Meow Meow Tweet
North Coast Organics
Primal Pit Paste
Tom’s of Maine
If you are feeling ambitious, you can even make your own deodorant. I like the essential oils from Aura Cacia. Some people are sensitive to essential oils, so always do a small test on your skin and wait 24 hours to see if you have an adverse reaction before applying liberally. On a small saucer, mix the following oils with your finger. Once combined, massage a thin layer of the oil under your arms until completely rubbed in:
1 drop essential rose oil
6 drops jojoba oil
2 drops essential lavender oil
1 drop essential vanilla oil
Looking for deodorant specifically for men? Here’s a list of 12 cruelty-free deodorants for men.