There are many (40+) deodorant options linked in this post from black owned brands. They are made with healthful and natural ingredients. These include arrow root, burdock root, baking soda, coconut oil, magnesium oil, charcoal, aloe vera, Shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils. Some of these deodorants are specifically designated for men.
There have been concerns about the chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants for over a decade. Though alerts about the use of aluminum complexes (e.g., aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum-zirconium), and the relationships to cancer and dementia have not panned out amid weak scientific evidence, the Federal Drug Administration has banned triclosan for use in anti-bacterial soaps. Though triclosan may still be used in deodorants/antiperspirants. Other concerns include the ill effects of parabens and phthalates in deodorants and antiperspirants, on health and the environment.
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Sponsor Product Information Bree & Milly Bree & Milly offers a natural deodorant made with Burdock root, coconut oil, and more. Garner's Garden Garner's Garden offers a unisex natural deodorant in two sizes. There are several options (extra or regular strength, and baking soda free). An activated charcoal deodorant is also available in regular and extra strength. Both are safe for adults and children.
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- Alaffia offers a selection of 7 deodorants made with charcoal, neem, lavender, and more.
- Alaffia also offers deodorants on Amazon (advertisement).
- BLK + GRN (advertisement) offers a selection of 10 deodorants which include underarm scrubs and an underarm mask, natural deodorant sticks for children and adults, charcoal and probiotic deodorants, and more.
- Bejia Flor Naturals offers aprobiotic deodorant made with coconut oil, Shea, and more.
- Best Made Organic offers a fresh smell deodorant stick made with sea moss, lavender oil, and coconut oil among others.
- Body Butter Lady offers a magnesium oil deodorant that is available in several scents.
- Bubble Bistro offers a vegan deodorant that is available in several scents.
- Cream & Coco offers a selection of 6 deodorant milk mists made with a variety of natural ingredients.
- Dornee offers naturally fresh and lavender rose deodorants.
- Eternile offers an ever fresh original deodorant made with essential oils.
- Freedom Paper Company offers an all natural, baking soda free shield deodorant, and a charcoal activated extra strength protect deodorant.
- Granny’s Natural Products offers a natural deodorant with activated charcoal that is available scented and unscented.
- Herb ‘N Eden offers a tee tree and lemon deodorant made with natural ingredients.
- Lather & More offers a selection of 7 natural deodorants, including two designated for men, made with coconut oil, Shea butter, and more.
- Luxurious Lathers offers vegetable deodorants in lavender and unscented that are made with coconut oil, Shea butter, and more.
- Naked Bar Soap Co. offers different types of deodorants, including an armpit detox, pit cream options, and twist up selections.
- Oshun Organics offern an aloderent deodorant, scented and unscented made with aloe vera juice and more.
- Oyin Handmade offers a funk butter scented and unscented made with baking soda, Shea butter, and more.
- Oyin Handmade on Amazon (advertisement).
- Pardo Naturals offers a coco shea deodorant, made with coconut oil, Shea butter, and more. A magnesium oil deodorant is also available.
- Play Pits offers a selection of natural deodorants for children, men, and women. Plat Pits is also on Amazon.
- Qhemet Biologics offers a sedge & bee natural deodorant made with coconut oil, beeswax, and more.
- Skinfolk offers an essential coconut clay deodorant made with coconut oil, Kaolin clay, and more.
- Soleil Essentials offers a lavender + sandalwood natural deodorant made with activated charcoal, lavender and sandalwood essential oils.
- The Shea Shack offers a “straight out of the earth” bentonite clay deodorant made with bentonite clay, Shea butter, and more. It comes in vegan and regular.
- Yadain Cultural Solutions offers a natural organic deodorant mist made with 100% Himalayan salt.
- Zandra Beauty offers a selection of probiotic deodorants in several scents made with arrowroot powder, beeswax, and more.
In reviewing these companies and products I hope you find natural and healthful deodorants that work for you!
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- Environmental Work Group. “Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.” https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
- Heid, Markham. “Why your deodorant might be making you tired, flabby, and impotent.” 9 February, 2018. https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19547802/deodorant-health-risks-fragrance-chemicals-phthalates-styrene-0/
- Heid, Markham. “5 things wrong with your deodorant.” 5 July, 2016. https://time.com/4394051/deodorant-antiperspirant-toxic/
- Kodjak, Allison. “FDA bans triclosan and 19 chemicals used in antibacterial soaps.” 2 September, 2016. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/02/492394717/fda-bans-19-chemicals-used-in-antibacterial-soaps
- Severino, Camille. “11 natural deodorant benefits: smell fresh with no risks.” https://bettermindbodysoul.com/natural-deodorant-benefits/
- Stoiber, Tasha. “What are parabens, and why don’t they belong in cosmetics?” 9 April, 2019. https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics/parabens
- Wikipedia. “Deodorant.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodorant