Deodorants and antiperspirants that simply nix aluminum will often call themselves all-natural. Sure, it’s a good start. The metal can clog pores, irritate skin, and cause those unappealing shirt stains. But sweat sticks and sprays can sneak in lab-made ingredients such as stabilizers, synthetics, and petrochemicals like those in windshield washer fluid.
Think your deodorant is the real deal? To be truly all-natural, the main components should be baking soda or arrowroot, lotion or oil, an antiseptic, and maybe a natural scent.
If your new deodorant isn’t as effective, give your body a few days to adjust and you’ll smell just fine.