With that, I present to you the best natural deodorant currently on the market, in my humble opinion. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream is vegan and made of gluten-free and organic ingredients. It's also the only natural deodorant I've ever used that didn't stop working after a few hours … or a few months of use. It even keeps you reasonably dry, which as natural deodorant enthusiasts know, is the unicorn of green anti-stink products.
Does It Work?
Texture, Feel, and Smell:
The cream absorbs quickly and feels more like a skin cream than a deodorant. It smells light and clean and won't overpower any other perfumes or lotions.
I have really sensitive skin, so I'm always a little apprehensive when trying a new product, but my skin loved Soapwalla. The only time I ran into any problem at all was when I used it right after shaving (which Soapwalla owner and chef Rachel Winard specifically advises you not to do on her site). Then, my armpit was a little red for a day. Once I switched to shaving in the evening and applying the cream in the morning, I had no trouble at all.
On the other hand, if you do give it a go and find that some ingredient isn't agreeing with your pits, it's worth it to contact Rachel and see if decreasing one or more ingredients will make it a better fit for you. Rachel mix custom batches for just a few bucks more and work with clients to identify sensitivities and possible irritants.
Ease of Use:
Bang for Your Buck:
Price: $12 for the standard formula; $15 for custom blends.
Is It Worth It?
Totally. This product works just as well for me as the chemical-heavy, store-bought deodorants I used to use. Heck, it works just about as well as most of the antiperspirants I used to wear. All of that, plus it's all-natural and made with love by a small businesswoman. I'd give this product its own holiday if I could.