Wellness Wednesday: Deodorant without the Chemicals

Odochi Ibe, iEG social media coordinator

Looking and smelling fresh is high up on most of our lists, but how can you keep your cool when the sun is bearing down on you? Thankfully, with deodorants and antiperspirants, we’ve found a way to smell good amidst that sweltering subway ride to work.

We’ve all heard the deodorant and chemicals debate. The problem is most commercial deodorants say they’ll keep you fresh, but at what cost?

Check out these deodorants are vegan, organic and will keep you fresh without the (possibly cancer causing) chemicals:


The clean smell of citrus is candy to the nose, and this cheap and easy way to stay deodorized will keep you smelling fresh for less than $1.00.

Baking Soda:

You won’t be using this to cut any illicit substances, but it does make a good base for homemade deodorant.


This natural, organic deodorant, which includes uber-trendy activated charcoal in it’s ingredient list, is said to produce a “pH-balanced environment” that blocks the bacteria which turns into body odor. “Made without yucky stuff like aluminum compounds, parabens, triclosan, and phthalates,” you can purchase online for $11.99 or in stores across the country.

What natural deodorants do you use to keep you fresh all day?

Odochi Ibe, or TheBabyVegan, is the social media coordinator for iEatGrass and recently, her work has appeared on Quartz. She made the switch to a plant-based life after graduating from Howard University and moving back to New York in 2012. Find her on TwitterFacebookInstagram or Tumblr and say, “what’s up?”

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One Response to Wellness Wednesday: Deodorant without the Chemicals

  1. Angie says:

    Pit paste is my favorite!

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