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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.

There are many (40+) deodorant options from black owned brands 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.  See the following company and product links for more details.

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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.
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Neem Tumeric

Coconut Reishi Charcoal

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

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Sources

  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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3 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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