Road Test: 9 Natural Deodorants
Even the most organic-obsessed people generally say "bring on the chemicals" when it comes to deodorant because the natural stuff just doesn't get the job done. Or does it? We did the (sometimes stinky) testing for you and found that these nine natural deodorants really do work
Winner: Lavanila Laboratories Lavanila Healthy Deodorant, $18Of all the deodorants I tried, this is the only one I'd feel comfortable wearing on a hot summer day. In fact, I believe in it so much that I'd wear it to an interview, to give a presentation, or any other highly stressful situation where I'd be prone to sweat. It's that good. I chose the vanilla grapefruit scent because it was the most refreshing, but all of the fragrances are fantastic. As for the formula, it's a solid that glides on beautifully and it's made with aloe, essential oils, and corn starch to help absorb sweat and keep you from smelling like a construction worker. The packaging is also beautiful, unlike just about every other deodorant out there -- natural or otherwise. As for a downside, it does leave behind some white residue, but I think that's a fair tradeoff for a natural deodorant that works this well.
SEE NEXT PAGE: First runner-up: Weleda Citrus Deodorant, $12.99