Have you ever walked into class ready to crush it and then you realize, you forgot to apply deodorant? That can be a sticky and stinky situation, but life happens and let’s hope that you make it through without letting a little body odor sidetrack your fitness goals. However, if you want to keep your swolemate and fellow fitness friends close, then consider these non-toxic deodorants that will keep you smelling fresh. And remember to apply it!
There has been an influx of non-toxic deodorants on the market that are free of questionable ingredients including aluminum. While no study has yet to prove a direct link between aluminum and breast cancer, there so many new aluminum formulas that get the job done, allowing you to ease chemical load to your body while keeping you dry and stink-free.
From CBD-infused to those with probiotics, we explored the latest in underarm care.
Color Up FRESH Enzymatic Deodorant – Did you know that CBD has anti-bacterial properties and the ability to fight the bad (odor causing) bacteria, while maintaining the healthy strains to support your skin’s microbiome? Well it does, and Color Up has infused it’s CBD derived from organic hemp into this gentle, non-irritating formula keeps you dry and stink free thanks to CBD along with enzymes and Kaolin Clay and Zinc Ricinoleate. We love that this is also free of baking soda, an all natural ingredient yet irritating to some sensitive skin types. The bonus, your underarms will be super soft. Color Up FRESH Enzymatic Deodorant, $24, colorupco.com
Type A – We had to try this brand whose name matches our workout personality. This hybrid formula, has a patent-pending, sweat-activated formula with a time-release effect that kicks into action when you do. A bit skeptical at first, we fell in love with the cream formula that comes in a squeeze tube. It’s easy to use, not messy and it can withstand an intense gym session. Our favorite scent is the Visionary, a clean, crisp, sweet citrus scent (all the fragrance is natural), but there are total of six to choose from.Type A Deodorant, $10, typeadeodorant.com
Freedom – With just six simple ingredients, this formula is aluminum free (all of those that we reviewed are), paraben free and phthalate free, is the brainchild of a single mom of three who had three friends diagnosed with breast cancer. Realizing the importance of non-toxic beauty, she set out to create Freedom and delivered a clean, odor fighting option that you can feel good about putting on your skin. Freedom Natural Deodorant, $17.50, freedomdeodorant.com
Lavanila – Probiotics go beyond the gut and this new formula from Lavanila, The Healthy Probiotic Deodorant, contains Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, a “breakthrough probiotic prized for its unique ability to neutralize the surface bacteria responsible for odor.” Infused with aloe along with traces of fresh eucalyptus and soft Madagascar vanilla the refreshing formula will keep you smelling clean. Lavanila The Healthy Probiotic Deodorant $11.99, exclusively at Target stores.