Natural Beauty – The best natural deodorants

Madeleine Shaw Best Natural Deodorants


If you are cleaning up your beauty regime, your deodorant is probably the most important place to start. Yes, natural deodorant isn’t as potent as your usual one but the difference is that it doesn’t poison your beautiful body.

I got quite upset when I started reading into regular V natural. It’s scary just how much toxins we are consuming…especially with deodorant as we (hopefully) use it on such a regular basis.

Sadly your average spray deodorant holds a whole host of toxic chemicals, such as aluminium chlorohydrate, parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan, TEA, DEA, FD&C colors, and Talc!

These are the words you read on back that look like some form of scientific experiment that you cant understand.

Lets talk about the 3 biggies and why we want to get rid of them….

1. Aluminium

The reason it’s added is to block the sweat glands and keep sweat from getting to the skin’s surface. Pretty clever,  but unfortunately when absorbed into the skin it has been linked to changes in oestrogen receptors of breast cells!

2. Parabens

Parabens are artificial preservatives widely used in many cosmetics. Like Aluminium, parabens mimic the activity of oestrogen in the body. Since oestrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer cells and a woman is 8 x more likely to develop breast cancer in the part of the breast closest to the underarm…. spraying that can, doesn’t seem so clean anymore.

3. Propylene Glycol

This addition keeps substances from drying out, originally developed as an anti-freeze agent. It is a neurotoxin and is known to cause dermatitis, kidney damage and liver damage. It has also been linked to eye and skin irritation, gastrointestinal irritation, discomfort, nausea, headaches, vomiting and central nervous depression.

So there is of course a happy ending to this tale… you can switch to a more natural deodorant, free from these baddies!

My top picks for best Natural Deodorant:

1.  Green People Natural Aloe Vera Deodorant

Bottle of Deodrant

This light fresh deodorant is super easy to use and really light. I love green people it has loads of lovely natural products.

2. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

soapwalla deodorant

This is a cream, so you rub it on, (a bit awkward in the locker room) but it delivers the goods. Id say out of all of them this one works the best for me, but you might prefer a roll on or spray instead of a cream.

3. Salt of the Earth Deodorant

Bottle of Deodrant

This stuff is pure as pure can be and works well too!

(You can get this in store and online at Holland and Barrett)

Do you have a favourite natural deodorant? Leave a comment below…


  • Rachel

    not wearing underwires bras is also recommended for good breast health

  • Julia Ashley-Brown

    I have started using Hippy Paste deoderant, very good even on my feet!

  • Madeleine Shaw

    Ahh amazing stuff! Will have to give it a try xx

  • Kelsey

    Hellooo! Just wondering if there are any tips for making the switch? Last time I tried to go natural my underarms went all red and really itchy and just plain uncomfortable! Not sure why but I’d love to go natural :/

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hey babe, oh noo poor you! I think you’ve just got to find the one that works for you and that can take a while playing around with different products xxx

  • Victoria Skeldon

    I am using Salt of the Earth spray at the moment and I am loving it. I think its really working for me!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Oh amazing stuff, you’ve just got to find what works for you xxxx

  • Petra / Be Healthy Now

    My favourite natural deodorant is lime scented deodorant from Lavera, such a lovely fruity scent! I am currently trying Hippy Paste from Earth Conscious which does the job but I prefer Lavera’s deodorant.

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Sounds lovely!! You just have to find what works best for you and what suits your skin best! xxxx

  • Madeleine Blowing

    Hi Madeleine, as a poor student it would be so great if you could recommend any cheaper/less expensive alternatives of natural beauty products etc. I watched your youtube vid on your February favorites (So good btw) but would love it if you had any cheaper products that are worth having? I just wanted to say I absolutely love what you do, and its changed what I eat and how I see myself so thank you, a fellow Madeleine :) X

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hello gorgeous! Thanks so much for this comment going to make this happen sounds like a great idea :) xxxx

  • AmeliaRoseL

    I swear by natural deodorant! I love Salt Of The Earth, I really want to try the spray version.

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger

    • Madeleine Shaw

      You should try it let me know how it goes xxxx

  • Frances Baker

    Thank you so much for this. I have literally just moved to a natural deodorant after many years thinking about it. I find it really hard to work out what is good to use and not especially when there are deodorants out there that say 0% alcohol etc. I’ve just bought a roll on deodorant from Faith in Nature (–Aloe-Vera-Rollon-Deodorant/265893011?from=search&tags=%7C20000&param=faith+in+nature&parentContainer=SEARCHfaith+in+nature_SHELFVIEW) Have you ever used any Faith in Nature products before? Thanks so much!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hey gorgeous, yes it can get confusing – I hope this post helped!!I have heard of Faith in Nature but haven’t used it so much! Let me know how it goes for you babe – would love to know xxxx

  • Miavirgo

    Hi! I have been using the ‘Pitrok’ roll on for a few years now but found over the last few months it has not been quite as effective as it once was! I have ordered the Salt of the earth one to try, hopefully that will keep me feeling fresh especially at the gym!! :)

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Sounds great babe, let me know how it goes! xx

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