Summer is a sweaty couple of months. Actually, because I live in Australia, it's a sweaty nine months. Deodorant is pretty much a necessity.
BUT it's also not the greatest thing for your body. Anti-perspirant has aluminium which can build up under your skin - have you ever noticed little bumps in your armpits? That's why natural deodorants have become a popular alternative lately.
I was low-key scared to try natural deodorants, and kinda fine with plugging my body with chemicals if it means I don't sweat or stink. But I figured I'd try four out to see if any actually work.
Some people swear by doing an armpit detox before switching to natural products, to make sure all the aluminium is out of their pores. I didn't do this, but still had success regardless.
No Pong, $5.95
Black Chicken, $18.50
Earths Purities, $12.95
You're never going to get a natural product that stops you sweating, but switching is better for you and the planet. If you're happy being a little ~damp~ then I definitely would suggest trying to find a brand that works for you.
Some of these products were provided to BuzzFeed free of charge, but with no guarantee of a review.