Sweating, or perspiring in response to an exercise activity is actually healthy as it secretes a hormone known as endorphins; a chemical that reduces stress, boost self-esteem and improves sleep. With that being said, it is likely to know and notice that endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, thus makes us happy or euphoric.
However, when we sweat, we also release some bacteria that is why sometimes our body-sweat is accompanied by a foul-smelling odor. Some ladies just sweat a lot! I mean literally, excessively sweating; And it’s just too uncomfortable for them while working. In this article we gathered some of the best deodorants that could help with our fellow CrossFitters, and not just that! They are all natural paraben free and no other cell damaging ingredients involved. What’s the best natural deodorant for woking out? let’s just jump right into it to uncover the best natural deodorants that work!
Favorite All Natural Antiperspirant
Native Natural Deodorant : Coconut & Vanilla
✓ Absolutely love the smell of this product.
✓ Isn’t a chemistry experiment, and is made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and talc.
✓ feels light and fresh under your arms, but provides you with effective protection against odor.
This particular deodorant gained rave reviews online. I am not surprised! Just look how moisturizing and gentle the formulation is. They’re paraben-free, leave no residue, and won’t get clumpy under your underarms, so liberating when you raise your arms . One member of our community recommended this and she said,
I also Native. The vanilla coconut smells soooo good. It’s definitely the best aluminum-free deodorant for working out and in my opinion, one of the best non toxic deodorants available.Barbell Beauties member
I love Native. It’s not the cheapest but it is free of chemicals and works for me. And I love the scents.Natalie from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Best Women’s Deodorant for Working Out
Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant, Fresh Powder
✓ sustainable and responsible ingredients like hemp seed oil
✓ 0% aluminum deodorant allows skin to breathe
✓ glides on smooth & lasts for hours
“Our Passion is Natural. Your care is personal”, wow! that one is a good slogan! They are one of the best and most love deo out there! Who wouldn’t? it last for 48 hours odor protection, packed with goodies like zinc oxide to freshen and beeswax to condition skin. So, you can assure a long-lasting protection for 48 hours! Again, 48 hours!
I use Toms. I am currently trying native but it does the same as Toms and Toms is cheaperBarbell Beauties member
The only thing that works for me. I’ve tried Native and so many other natural ones, but this one is the best.Renai from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Best Aluminum Free Deodorant
Kopari Natural Paraben Free Deodorant
✓ No nasty chemicals
✓ made with organic coconut oil
✓ 100% plant based
A coconut-oil based deo, glides on very smooth and clear, non-sticky; Absorbs sweat and neutralizes odor without leaving your body any harm as it is paraben and aluminum free . Such a nice and very friendly to use!
Natural deodorants – Kopari is working well so far. Been using a few months. I shower after I workout and apply again. Nothing else I’ve tried has come close to working. If you’re looking for an aluminum free deodorant for heavy sweaters, I highly recommend this one!Barbell Beauties member
I try to use as much natural stuff on my body as possible, especially deodorant so I use thisLexi from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Most Recommended Natural Deodorant
Lume Aluminum Free Deodorant
✓ Truly lasts all day
✓ NO aluminum, artificial fragrances, baking soda, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, or talc.
✓ Dermatologist recommended for sensitive skin.
✓ Clinical strength antiperspirant without aluminum
If you have loved Tom’s due it’s long lasting odor protection, this one-Lume- is the bomb! As it can offer you a 72-hour (clinically proven) odor protection! Say whhuuuut! Haha! Incredibly impressive! This brand only releases two years ago, 2017 but it is actually giving us reasons to love their product. Paraben and aluminum free, and the first deo that is safe to use in other parts of the body! And if you are concern in having rashes, don’t worry no more!As it has no baking soda ingredient involved! Yuppieee!
LOVE Lume! Honestly the best deodorant I’ve ever used. I didn’t experience any sort of ‘detox’ period’. In my opinion, it’s the best deodorant for athletes.Barbell Beauties member
I really like Lume!! Your body has to adjust a little at first because it has no aluminum in it, but it works great for me. I still sweat, but I don’t smell at all. They have really fun advertisements too.Bekah from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Lume all the way. Only deo that has worked for me in my 34 yrs of life. I really liked Native too but so expensive. This is a deodorant similar to Native at a much better price.Claudia from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Recommended Activated Charcoal Deodorant
Routine Baking Soda Free Deodorant
✓ formulated with activated charcoal and magnesium
✓ touch of baking soda to neutralize odor
Everything in our list is purely natural and safe for our body to use but one thing that this brand caught our attention is that it is one of the deodorants who doesn’t test on animals. So much respect for this brand! Of course, we all want to look good that’s why we all have this beauty products here and there, but being mindful of our whole environment including animals’ safety should be our concern too!
Another thing, they have packaged their deodorant in glass jars, meaning less plastic (plus they’re beautiful and can be reused!). The commitment to the environment is very visible as you can see how they manufacture their products.
I’ve been using Routine. It’s an all-natural charcoal deodorant from Canada. I love it and I sweat a lot as well. Takes time to transition to chemical free but worth it! THE best deodorant for the gym.Barbell Beauties member
I have hyperhydrosis and use this and I’m super impressed. Smell is great and last 24 hours.Nia from the Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
Best Gym Deodorant
Secret, Clinical Strength Native Deodorant
✓ formulated with activated charcoal and magnesium
✓ touch of baking soda for added deodorizing
There’s no secret in secret; Just like any other natural deo, it is aluminum free yet it refreshes you all day long. It defeats both sweat and odor at the same time. Most antiperspirant just minimize the odor of your armpit however; secret minimizes your sweat flow too! Amazing combo!
Clinical Strength Secret….the only thing that works for me! I think it’s the best natural deodorant for athletes.Barbell Beauties member
Best Women’s Antiperspirant Without Aluminum
PiperWai Natural Deodorant w/ Activated Charcoal
✓ provide long-lasting odor protection.
✓ ingredients create a pH-balanced environment where bacteria can’t thrive
✓ I love the hint of essential oils
Famous for their stint on Shark Tank, here comes the original as the PiperWai was one of the first to bring natural deodorant to the masses. For better application this deo comes in a pot, so you’ll need to apply it with your fingers, like you would a face cream. I personally preferred this way!
I started using this and I really like it. Totally the best natural deodorant for gym!Barbell Beauties member
Most Recommended Deodorant Cream
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream
✓ Made with vegetable powder and clay
✓ Made in the USA
✓ It smells wonderful and is easy to use
Made out from the owners’ kitchen herself; this brand makes sure to deliver the best product for our underarms so they even partnered with small farms to ensure that they receive the best materials, without compromising their dedication to the environment. They do not just offer deo’s, but they do also have other organic face and body products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, bath soaking salts, hand and body wash.
It contains superfine vegetable powders and clays to absorb sweat, along with lavender, peppermint, and tea tree essential oils to mask any odors. A good pick for me!
Recommended Natural Deodorant Spray
Weleda Natural Deodorant Spray
✓ Convenient spray application
✓ Free from parabens and phthalates. No synthetic preservatives or fragrances.
✓ Nice scent, not to strong
Compared to the previous suggestions above, Weleda comes in a spray form. It uses pure essential oils to omit bad odors. “It’s free from synthetic preservatives and fragrances, colorants, and raw materials derived from mineral oils.” For its worth, essential oils have been proven to restore and cure certain body concerns; With that being said, Weleda is a real deal here!
I’m a sweater and find Weleda super effective. I also find I have less issues with bo and sweat when I wax rather than shaveElissa from Barbell Beauties Facebook Group
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March is the founder and owner of The Barbell Beauties which she started in 2015. She is from the Philippines and currently lives in beautiful Thailand with her American husband and daughter. She is an avid Crossfitter and has just started her journey into Muay Thai (kickboxing).