Best Natural Deodorant for Men

Looking for the best natural deodorant for men? We've not just got brand names, but also have some recipes of our own. Keep reading to find out more...
While shopping, how do you evaluate one deodorant from another? What, according to you, is the best deodorant for men? This can be a tough decision and the final answer literally varies from one person to another. We all know that men perspire more than women, and hence, they require a stronger, more "manly" deodorant. But nowadays, as we are getting more and more educated about the use of certain chemicals present in commercial deodorants, finding a safe deodorant can be tough. In the end, you are left with 2 choices:
  1. Buy a deodorant that don't contain harmful chemicals, or...
  2. Make a deodorant with fresh ingredients at home.
Keeping these options in mind, we have put together this article on finding the best natural deodorant for men. In the article, you will not only find different deodorants available in market which claim to be 100% natural and aluminum-free, but will also get some recipes you can make from the comforts of your home. So let's not waste any time and get right to it.

Deodorants that Men Will Love

Body odor is never appealing, whether it's men or women. One whiff from your armpits and the person standing next to you is wishing he/she could rush towards the exit. Which is why, the use of a strong deodorant is very important. But when you say "Natural Deodorant", this usually means products that are organic and aluminum-free.

Aluminum-Free Deodorants

Many deodorants which have aluminum in their ingredients, their purpose is to clog the sweat ducts. What this does is, it puts a halt on the perspiration process without actually doing something significant. And this plug is only temporary. Another concern raised by the National Cancer Institute states that by using deodorants with aluminum can also have similar effects like estrogen. This in turn affects our normal hormone levels.

With such serious concerns, it is important that you check the label printed at the back of the products to make sure it doesn't include aluminum. Even companies that make these deodorants are keeping this in mind and launching newer, more safe deodorants in market. So, here are the top brands you should keep in mind for aluminum free deodorants:
  • Old Spice Classic Deodorant Stick
  • Arm & Hammer Ultramax Deodorant
  • Speed Stick Classic Scent Deodorant
Organic Deodorants

Now when you say organic deodorants, what does that actually mean? Do you believe that the deodorant is made with 100% organic ingredients? The fact of the matter is, even though the label may say "Organic", in reality, it isn't 100%. Sometimes, you will also find labels such as "USDA Organic" or "Made with Organic Ingredients". This gives you a vague description and can contain maybe 95% or less organic ingredients. Which is why, the guarantee that these deodorants are effective and natural can be questionable. Now if you still believe that the products are completely natural and can be helpful to you, here's a list which you can go over:
  • Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant
  • Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy
  • Aubrey Organics Deodorant Spray
  • Burt's Bees Men's Natural Deodorant
To make sure that these deodorants are reliable and safe, you can also research on a few reviews. This way, you can be completely sure as to which products are worth trusting on. Besides the products we discussed above, there are many more natural, aluminum-free, basically considered as one of the best deodorant for men available in market. In order to find them, I'd advise you to search in the natural food stores and drugstores.

Deodorant Recipes

We are all, at one point or another, are searching for effective body odor remedies. It's true that by taking a shower every day, you eliminate maximum amount of germs and dirt form your body. However, underarm sweating can be a rebellious occurrence and needs extra precautions to calm it down. So if you feel that instead of purchasing a deodorant from the stores, you'd rather make one of your own, then this section is for you. Here are some recipes on deodorants that work. Take a look.

Spray Deodorant
  • To make this deodorant, we need - 10 drops bergamot, 8 drops Clary sage essential oil, 7 drops thyme essential oil, 5 drops rosewood and lemon essential oil each, 3 drops lavender essential oil, 4 tablespoons witch hazel, 2 tablespoons linden flower water and orange flower water each, and 1 tablespoon proof vodka.
  • In a small spray bottle, add the vodka first. Next, one by one, you will add all the essential oils.
  • Place the cover on top and shake the bottle thoroughly.
  • Open the bottle again to add witch hazel inside. Use a funnel to make it easier.
  • In the end, add linden and orange flower waters and place the cover again.
  • Shake properly one more time and your deodorant is ready. You need to shake the bottle properly before every use.
Stick Deodorant
  • To make this deodorant, we need - 25 drops lavender essential oil, 15 drops white thyme and rosemary essential oil each, 3 drops castor oil, 1½ tablespoons yellow beeswax, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and ½ tablespoon cocoa butter.
  • First, take a pot of boiling water. In it, you will place a glass jar that has yellow beeswax in it.
  • You need to melt the beeswax once the water is hot (not while it's still on the stove).
  • When the wax melts, add cocoa butter in. Even that requires to melt thoroughly.
  • In the end, you will add all the oils in the glass jar and use a spoon to mix properly.
  • Once the ingredients are mixed, you need to pour it inside a clean, sanitized stick case.
  • Leave the stick to cool down completely and set on its own. Then, your deodorant will be ready for use.
So, wasn't finding the best deodorant for men easy? When you shop for a deodorant next time, keep the essential points we discussed in this article in mind and proceed further. As you already know by now, finding or even making the deodorant is not as difficult as it seemed.
By Sheetal Mandora
Published: 1/8/2011
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