Updated February 4, 2023 

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.  See the following company and product links below. 

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  • 4 Bella Naturale (advertisement) offers 2 deodorants that are free of aluminum and paraben, and made with probiotics that help to fight odor causing bacteria. 

  • Alaffia also offers deodorants on Amazon (advertisement).

  • Harper’s Naturals (advertisement) offers a natural deodorant that is free of aluminum and made with coconut oil, arrowroot powder, among other healthful ingredients.  It is available in several scents, as well as unscented. 

  • Play Pits @ Target (advertisement) has deodorants for adults and children made with natural ingredients. 

  • PiperWai (advertisement) offers a selection of natural deodorants made with activated charcoal and essential oils.  These include a deodorant cream, several sticks, and an underarm oil.  

  • BLK + GRN (advertisement) offers a wide selection of products from black owned brands.  USE the discount code shopwithleslie to receive your benefits when shopping for aluminum free deodorants

In reviewing these companies and products I hope you find natural and healthful deodorants that work for you!

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  1. Environmental Work Group. “Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.”  https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
  2. 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/
  3. Heid, Markham.  “5 things wrong with your deodorant.”  5 July, 2016.  https://time.com/4394051/deodorant-antiperspirant-toxic/
  4. 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
  5. Severino, Camille.  “11 natural deodorant benefits:  smell fresh with no risks.”  https://bettermindbodysoul.com/natural-deodorant-benefits/
  6. Stoiber, Tasha.  “What are parabens, and why don’t they belong in cosmetics?”  9 April, 2019.  https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics/parabens
  7. Wikipedia. “Deodorant.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodorant

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5 thoughts on “Natural and Healthful Deodorants From Black Owned Brands

  1. I had the hardest time finding a descent natural deodorant over the past year or so. Having a thorough list of Black-owned natural deodorants is a win-win! Thank you for sharing 😊

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