I Tried 5 Natural Deodorants Training for a 10K—Here's the One I Recommend

Confession: Up until a month ago, I was still using an aluminum-laden antiperspirant. I know, I know, studies have drawn links between aluminum and breast cancer and Alzheimer's, but for some reason, I found it difficult to toss the product I'd been using for over 10 years in the trash. Despite everything I knew about the potentially harmful effects of the top ingredient listed on my go-to antiperspirant's product label, I had an on-again, off-again relationship with natural deodorant at best.

After every well-intentioned attempt I made to switch to an aluminum-, sulfate-, paraben-, phthalate-free formula, I'd find myself under my bathroom sink reaching for a stick of the clinical strength antiperspirant I'd stored away "just in case." When I told natural deodorant diehards that I was convinced strong, clean formulas were a myth, the resounding reply was, "You just haven't found the right one for you."

So when the opportunity to train for a 10K race with Nike landed in my inbox, I figured what better opportunity to put the best natural deodorants on the market to the test and find out, once and for all, which formula is The One for me? Here, I'm breaking down what happened when I put five all-natural formulas to the test (because there was a clear favorite).



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