Considering other options for your body odour control? You may want to consider switching to natural deodorants instead.
What are natural deodorants?
Natural deodorants are aluminium-free and plant-based alternatives to traditional deodorants and antiperspirants. These natural deodorants are typically made with baking soda or arrowroot powder (or another type of powder) and nourishing ingredients like coconut oil. This combination helps prevent moisture and dryness, so your ‘pits will be protected and pampered in one go.
However, it’s important to know that your body will go through a “detox phase” upon switching to a natural deodorant. Traditional antiperspirants may contain aluminium that prevents sweating and limits the amount of odour-generating bacteria in the crevices of your underarms. Without constant exposure to aluminium, your body odour will be slightly different or more noticeable as it adjusts to the change.
Now that you know what they are, check out these natural deodorant options in Singapore.
1. Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant
Also known as the quintessential natural deodorant, the Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant is powered by pure virgin coconut oil — so it nourishes the skin too — and essential oils.
Why it’s great: It applies clearly — no hint of colour! — and has a fresh coconut scent.
It’s priced at SGD33 at Sephora.
2. Necessaire The Deodorant Gel
Have you tried gel deodorants? Necessaire has one and it minimises body odour and underarm discolouration. It has two variants — colourless and eucalyptus — so you have options. Plus, it’s vegan, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.
Why it’s great: It’s infused with 5% alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and niacinamide to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs from forming.
It’s priced at SGD24 at Net-A-Porter.
3. Salt & Stone Natural Deodorant
This unisex natural deodorant comes in many variations that work well with your natural scent. Its main base is made of arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and baking soda — a classic combination in busting nasty odour.
Why it’s great: It contains soothing and nourishing ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, as well as jojoba and sunflower seed oils.
It’s priced at SGD29 at Tangs.
4. Coconut Matter Mood Natural Deodorant
This proudly Asian natural deodorant contains a blend of 100% natural ingredients like coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and magnesium hydroxide in addition to pure essential oils. The essential oils create different scent profiles that mask the scent of smelly pits.
Why it’s great: You can choose from five different scents: floral, citrus, minty, woody, and unscented.
It’s priced at SGD26 on the brand’s website.
5. Soul Good Project Himalayan Wilderness Deodorant Balm
If you prefer woody and citrusy notes, this natural deodorant balm from Soul Good Project has a beautiful blend of cedar, bergamot, sweet orange and lemon. It’s formulated with arrowroot flour to absorb sweat as well as magnesium and essential oils to neutralise body odour.
Why it’s great: It’s also infused with shea butter for added moisturisation and coconut oils to hydrate and kill bacteria.
It’s priced at SGD26.90 on the brand’s website.
6. The Sustainability Project Natural Deodorant
Want to go the sustainable route and ditch the excess packaging? The Sustainable Project makes solid natural deodorants that you can pick up. It’s made with baking powder and cassava starch that fight odour-causing bacteria and absorb moisture, so your ‘pits stay dry and good smelling.
Why it’s great: You also enjoy skin-beneficial ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils.
Prices range from SGD2 to SGD48 on the brand’s website.
7. Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream
Did you know that Drunk Elephant’s deodorant cream claims to be a clean formula? It’s actually under Sephora’s Clean category. You will love its plant-based concoction of plant oils — namely marula, baobab and mongongo seed — as well as marula and shea butter that deeply nourish your underarms. It’s also a low-pH product and won’t disrupt the skin’s barrier since it has a pH of 4.0!
Why it’s great: It kills body odour-causing bacteria with mandelic acid and absorbent arrowroot.
It’s priced at SGD25 at Sephora.
8. Lush The Greeench Deodorant Powder
If you tend to sweat through your clothes, Lush’s natural deodorant powder can help. Thyme, tea tree, and sage help contain and mask any foul odour and the addition of rosemary kills any bacteria. Just pour the powder into the palm of your hand and gently rub it into dry and clean ‘pits.
Why it’s great: It’s formulated with lycopodium powder to absorb any sweat.
It’s priced at SGD29 at Zalora.
9. Salt of the Earth Natural Spray Deodorant
Need a no-contact method of application? Then you’ll want this spray-type deodorant from British brand Salt of the Earth. It contains crystallised potassium alum mineral salts, aloe vera, larch tree extract, and sodium bicarbonate that naturally protects from body odour. It won’t stain your clothes either.
Why it’s great: It’s refillable and alcohol-free. Plus, it comes in a travel-friendly format too.
It’s priced at SGD16 on Amazon.
10. Jomingo Grapefruit Aluminium-Free Natural Deodorant Stick
Support local and pick up the Jomingo Grapefruit Aluminium-Free Natural Deodorant Stick. This aluminium-free deodorant has a very refreshing citrus and tangy aroma that can hold up to Singapore’s humidity. You can thank the cold-pressed essential oil made from grapefruit citrus rind for that.
Why it’s great: Tapioca starch, coconut oil, and cocoa butter protect your underarms from bacteria and dryness.
It’s priced at SGD22 on the brand’s website.
You can also exfoliate your underarms to neutralise body odour.
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