Best Natural Deodorants Review

natural deodorant review

Welcome to my brand new product review series aka my “HealthNut Product Picks.” This is a new series I’m starting where I will be testing out different healthier natural products to find out what works best and share my thoughts with all of you. In this new series I will be reviewing anything from natural mascaras to creamy vs crunchy peanut butters…

Todays post is all about natural deodorants which I think couldn’t of come at a better time seeing as how the hot weather is finally here. We all know that hotter weather brings the need for deodorants that work and keep you stink free. My goal is to help educate myself and my friends (you guys) about all the cleaner, healthier options out there and find the ones that I can put my HealthNut stamp of approval on. Below I feature the 5 deodorant brands I reviewed along with a rating for ingredients, packaging, usability and effectiveness. I’ve also included comments, discount links and lots of GIVEAWAYS for you to enter into (North America only). I used a new giveaway app called “Rafflecopter” which makes it easy for you to enter into the giveaways and receive multiple entries by tweeting, following, etc. Giveaways will be open for 2 weeks starting today.

Don’t forget to share this post on social media so your friends and family can enter into all the giveaways and comment down below and let me know what product you’d like me to review next!

Click on the video below to hear my final reviews after testing all the brands out. 



Joyous Health


  • Type: Solid
  • Scents: Lovely Lavender & Citrus Bliss
  • Price: $7.85 Cad
  • Ingredients: 5/5
  • Packaging: 3/5
  • Usability: 5/5
  • Effectiveness: 3/5
  • Where to buy? You can find them on my shop here.

Comments: I absolutely love Joy McCarthy and support everything that she does. I know I can trust that a product is clean and good for my health when her stamp of approval is on the product/brand. Joyous Health partnered with Green Beaver for these natural deodorants and created two lovely scents that I think would suit just about everyone. Although I didn’t find that they helped as much as some of the other ones I tried in terms of an antiperspirant, they are great for sensitive skin, odour control and leave your under arms feeling baby soft. I like the fact that they come in the traditional stick form, as it is super user-friendly and easy to bring with you on the go for touch ups. 

Enter into the GIVEAWAY below for a chance to win a prize package from Joyous Health.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Luminance Skincare


  • Type: Spray 
  • Price: $15 USD 
  • Ingredients: 5/5
  • Packaging: 3/5 
  • Usability: 5/5
  • Effectiveness: 4/5
  • Coupon: Use the discount code “healthnut” and click here to receive 20% off your next Luminance purchase. 

Comments: I’ve mentioned Luminance skincare products in my videos before since I absolutely love them! I’ve had the pleasure of Skyping the team and discussing how the ingredients are sourced, how the products are made, etc. Not to mention I feel like I’m back and forth on email with them weekly! Such a lovely group of people who are super passionate about skin health. I was a little hesitant about this deodorant when I first received it, not going to lie… Out of all the natural deodorants I’ve tried this one sure has a unique list of ingredients like “red radish root.” I have to say I was completely blown away. This was by far one of the best natural deodorants I have used and feels like I’m misting my pits with rose-water (minus the roses!). It’s not very strong so I’m not sure if it would work during a gym session or withhold a long summer day, but for me it kept me dry and odour free. To be honest it felt like I was wearing nothing which kind of worked well for me. I feel like I’m definitely turning to the side of the spray deodorants and love the fact that this one doesn’t contain alcohol. You can spray this on right after shaving and it will actually help soothe and calm the skin. Just love it!

Enter into the GIVEAWAY below for a chance to win 1 of 3 full size deodorants from Luminance Skincare.

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Schmidts deodorant

  • Type: Paste
  • Scents: Bergamot Lime & Unscented
  • Price: $9 USD
  • Ingredients: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5
  • Usability: 2/5
  • Effectiveness: 3.5/5
  • Coupon: Use the discount code “HEALTHNUTSCHMIDTS” and click here for an exclusive 15% off your next order. 

Comments: I first contacted Schmidt’s after hearing Summer from “Le Musings of Moi” rave about it on her YouTube channel. I contacted them and they were kind enough to send me a bunch of samples to try out. My favourite was definitely the Lime & Bergamot and more recently the unscented. I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with paste deodorants. They work well because they are usually baking soda based which absorbs sweat and odour very well but they are a pain to use. You have to use a mini spatula or your fingers to get the product out and then washed your hands after you’ve applied it. That being said I do think it’s a great product and if you are vegan its great since pastes usually don’t contain any bees-wax which is usually in other solid deos. I feel like pastes are great for guys since they can control the amount of product they use and really layer it on if needed. I know my boyfriend Matt really enjoyed using this brand as well.

Enter into the GIVEAWAY below for a chance to win 1 of 3 full size deodorants from Schmidt’s.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Primal Pit Paste

Primal pit paste deodorant

  • Type: solid
  • Scent: Orange Creamsicle, Thyme & Lemongrass, and Lemonade
  • Price: 10.95
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Usability: 4/5
  • Effectiveness: 5/5
  • Where to buy? You can purchase it on my shop here.

Comments: I found out about this company through Kassie aka “Cloudy Apples’” over on the YouTubes. I love her channel and passion for health and finding clean wholesome products. She raves about this brand and specifically the orange creamsicle scent. I was very intrigued and had to try it out for myself. I contacted the company and received a variety of their amazing and unique scents. First thing that drew me right in was the packaging! Second thing was the scents… orange creamsicle, lemonade… its like I was back in my preschool days. The lemongrass really got me since it reminds me of my time in Thailand ordering fresh lemongrass tea for breakfast every morning.

Back to the deos.. well they not only look and smell great but they work equally amazing just like Kassie had promised. They are like the clinical strength of the natural deodorants. Seriously.. they are strong and dry up any sweat that tries to make an appearance. If you are sensitive to baking soda then this might not be the one for you but otherwise I would totally give it a try. Even if you wanted you could switch it up and use this one on the days you know your going to sweat more and then switch to something lighter for everyday. Either-way I highly recommend this brand if your looking for a natural deodorant that stands up to the conventional aluminum ones.  


weleda natural deodorant spray

  • Type: Spray 
  • Scent: Citrus
  • Price: $14 USD
  • Ingredients: 2/5
  • Packaging: 3/5
  • Usability: 5/5
  • Effectiveness: 4/5
  • Where to buy? You can find them on my shop here.

Comments: I first discovered this product from my wonderful friend Ashley aka my soon to be my HeathNut Headquarters’ Interior designer. Her and her bf both use this brand/scent and swear by it. I found this spray deodorant to be very effective for eliminating any under arm odour as well as providing a pleasant citrus scent that lingered throughout the day. Although it works great I wouldn’t suggest applying it directly after shaving the pits as it does contain alcohol and will sting if you use it- trust me I’ve tried! After filming my review video I noticed that this product scored a 5/10 on the EWG Skin Deep site which rates products toxicity levels. I usually aim for a 3 or lower when choosing natural, clean products but I still like the fact that this brand doesn’t contain aluminium. Overall it worked really well and did the job. I’ve totally converted to spray deodorants… just saying 🙂

Enter into the GIVEAWAY below for a chance to win 1 of 3 deodorant package prizes from Weleda.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

 All products are available for purchase in my new online shop under the “Skincare” category which you can visit by clicking here.

Good luck with the giveaways and please comment below for more product reviews and giveaways!

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  1. I have been using fresh lemon to replace deodorant. It works well. Just cut the lemon into pieces and put them in container, storage them in fridge. I use it every morning after shower. So far it works magic during hot sunny days in LA!

  2. I am so happy I have found your website! There is so much good information on here 🙂 I have been trying to find a well working natural deodorant for a while so this is great! Can you do a review on natural sunscreens for sensitive skin?


  3. Loved your video!! So helpful. Its been so hard to find a natural deodorant that actually works! So excited to try a couple of these. Thanks for doing this video + post 🙂

  4. Hey I would love to try any of those great review and I would love if you wanted to review your favorite hair care products or hair styling products, or if you have a man in your life or brother mens natural deo would be awesome.

  5. Wow all these deodorants sound amazing! The ones I’m using suck compared to these. Need to try some natural deodorants

  6. Such a great and important review! Natural deodorants are a tricky one to nail so I’m thankful to have your pretty pits testing them out for the rest of us gals. 😉

    Next review I’d like to see is natural eyebrow care, i.e. best brow pencils, shadows, etc. for gorgeous brows!

  7. I’m also trying the Joyous Health Lavender Deo which smells great & applies smoothly. I feel like it leaves my pits super soft too.
    Will definitely keep my eye out for the Primal brand. You should also give the Lavillin & Adama Clay brands a try 🙂

  8. Thank you for the review on the natural deodorants. Looking for a change from the chemical based deodorants that I currently use. Im hoping this is the correct place to enter. If not, just know I appreciate the effort you put into the video reviews.

  9. Would love for you to review some natural oils/treatments for adult acne. I’m 26 years old and can’t seem to get rid of my cystic acne. My dermatologist wants me to go on Accutane, but I don’t want to resort to that. Please help! Thank you!

  10. Great reviews! Would love to see some reviews of facial sunscreens (since they are the bane of my existence right now :))

  11. I love that you did this review! We have been trying to make the switch to a natural deodorant, and these reviews are super helpful!

  12. Loved this review! I’ve had a hard time finding a good natural deodorant so i will have to check some of these out!

  13. i’m esxcirted about these products! Can you do a video about natural makeup? or summer breakfast video? :0

  14. Great picks! I love the Weleda deodorant, especially if I have another deodorant that isn’t cutting it, it’s perfect to just top it up! Would love to see more reviews like this, maybe something makeup or skincare-related next? 🙂

  15. I love Joy’s products! Shipping costs is the only thing that stops me from buying from her more. Love your channel, you have grown as a youtuber 🙂

  16. I’d love to try the primal paste since I’ve heard so many things about It. Also for your next review you could try natural mascaras maybe? Like physicians formulas, red apple lipstick and so on!:)

    • I’ve been really interested in testing out some natural mascaras. I already have some in mind that I might do for a review.

    • Ive been wearing that one the last few days and just love it. It lasts pretty much all day 🙂