"Fair warning, I'm trying out natural deodorants for a while," was the announcement I made to my co-workers two weeks ago. The news was met with mumbled well wishes and some guarded side-eye. If you've ever ditched your favorite drugstore deodorant to dabble in anything natural, you understand why.
Simply put, it's tough to find a natural deodorant—from paste to stick to cream—that actually does its job. My first experience with the non-aluminum stuff was in high school thanks to my mom's health kick. The Crystal kind (the "original natural mineral salt deodorant") was a great idea *in theory*, but in practice, I smelled terrible and felt like everyone around me knew it (and were probably talking about it, because #highschool).
But product technology changes so much—what a time to be alive in the Glossier era—that I thought it was time to reconsider natural deodorants, especially right before prime sweat season. So I tested out everything I could get my hands on to see how far we've come.
The good news? We've come far. Guys, this stuff is *good*. Here, five natural deodorants you should seriously consider.