Your Ultimate Shopping Guide for Best Natural Deodorants In India
Last Updated on June 6, 2023
Summers in India can be a sweaty, smelly affair. So a natural deodorant is super helpful in curbing bad body odour caused by the hot climate and intense physical activities.
Thanks to the growth of the green beauty market, we now have a huge variety of aluminium-free natural deodorant brands in India to choose from. These natural deodorants are cruelty-free and made only using natural ingredients like clays,
- Why Choose Natural Deodorants?
- How To Find Out If A Deodorant Is Truly Natural?
- 12 Best Natural Deodorant Brands in India
- 1. Seer Secrets Lemon, Cypress and Japanese Mint Deodorant
- 2. Nature Mason Natural Deodorant Balm
- 3. Vilvah Natural Deodorant
- 4. Lineal Natural Deodorant
- 5. Treewear Natural Deodorant
- 6. Raw Beauty Underarm Deodorizing Salve
- 7. Myra Veda Unicorn Kisses Natural Deodorant
- 8. Caveman Naturals Natural Deodorant Cream
- 9. Juicy Chemistry Organic Deodorant
- 10. Raw Beauty Prebiotic Natural Gel Deodorant
- 11. Forest Essentials Natural Deodorant
- 12. Ruharoma
Why Choose Natural Deodorants?
There are plenty of good reasons to switch to a natural deodorant from a commercial one.
- They are made with natural ingredients that nourish your armpits
- The fragrances are naturally derived from essential oils.
- They are often packed in sustainable packaging materials like paper, aluminium and glass.
- They do a great job at reducing bad BO and helping your underarms stay fresh.
So I thought I would put together a list of all the natural deodorants in India to help your find the perfect one for your budget and needs. Now, I have chosen only those deodorant brands sold in India that have a complete ingredient list mentioned on the label or website.
This gives a transparent picture of whether the deodorant is actually natural and has no artificial fragrances added. A lot of brands only share key ingredients making it hard to trust if they are natural or not. So you won’t find some popular brands on this list here.
How To Find Out If A Deodorant Is Truly Natural?
There are many deodorants that are falsely marketed as natural. A brand can use the term even if the product has a single natural ingredient. So you need to check the ingredient list of each product to see if the claim of natural deodorant is true.
I have already done this for all the natural deodorants mentioned below. But here is how you can do it too.
- Check if the complete ingredient is shared by the brand and not just the key ingredients.
- Look at the ingredients list to see if the deodorant is free of artificial colours, alcohol, propylene glycol, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, and aluminium.
- Spot the source of fragrance(usually at the end of the list- If it is truly a 100% natural deodorant, the fragrance will be derived from pure essential oils or at least be of natural origin. Avoid if the ingredient list simply says parfum or fragrance, and the brand doesn’t reveal the source. (You may have to write to customer care as many brands simply do not reveal this)
12 Best Natural Deodorant Brands in India
I found 12 amazing natural deodorants in India that fulfil the criteria and have included all their details like packaging type, ingredients, quantity and links to where you can buy them.
They are also formulated without artificial fragrance, colours, silicone, aluminium, parabens and formaldehyde.
1. Seer Secrets Lemon, Cypress and Japanese Mint Deodorant
This is probably the most affordable natural deodorant in India. I used it when it was sold in the jar but they have since changed the packaging from a jar to a tube.
it is lightweight and has a mild lemony scent which keeps my underarms odour free for 6+ hours. You can read my full review here.
Packaging: Plastic squeeze tube with a flip-top cap.
Quantity: 100 grams
Ingredients: Aqua, Phenoxyethanol, Olive oil, Zinc oxide, Lemon essential oil, Cypress essential oil, Japanese Mint essential oil, Cocoa butter, Kaolin clay, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Linalool, Real Silver leaves, Limonene.
2. Nature Mason Natural Deodorant Balm
This is the first queer-owned brand I have come across in India. Their unisex deodorant cream is vegan, cruelty-free and made without baking soda. So even people with sensitive skin can use this.
Made with Shea butter and coconut oil, this is a moisturizing formula suitable for all. Nature Mason’s natural deodorants are available in 4 variants:
- Citrus Tea
- Down To Earth
- Bewitching Hour
Packaging: Aluminium jar
Quantity: 30 and 80 grams
Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Coconut oil. Shea Butter, Magnesium Hydroxide, Grape Seed Oil, Zinc Ricinoleate, Candelilla wax, Vitamin E oil, Essential oils.
3. Vilvah Natural Deodorant
Vilvah is known for its clean and sustainable personal care products and its deodorants are no different. They even offer a trial-sized version of their deodorants known as deo shots.
They are available in 6 variants :
- Rose and Vanilla
- Lavender and Sage
- Lime and Bergamot
- Orange and Cinnamon
- Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang
- Vetiver and Patchouli
Packaging: Cardboard Twist Up sticks and Tin Jars
Quantity: 20 grams(tin jar) and 60grams
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Natural Vit E, Arrow Root Powder, Baking Soda, Kaolin Clay, Beeswax, Essential Oils depending on the variant.
4. Lineal Natural Deodorant
This is one of the best natural deodorant brands in India and was nominated for Harper’s Bazaar Conscious Beauty Awards. It controls bad odour and has a unisex fragrance too.
Even the application is fuss-free and does not leave any stain on clothes either. You can read my detailed review here.
This is available in 2 variants-
- Bergamot and Musk
- Mint and Wood
Packaging: Twist up Stick
Quantity: 15 and 75 grams
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Natural Bees Wax, Vitamin E, Fragrance.
5. Treewear Natural Deodorant
For every product bought from Treewear, a contribution is made by them towards a tree-planting project in India. So you are not only using eco-friendly products but helping the earth become greener too. Treewear has 4 different variants available:
- Citrus Burst
- Spice Infusion
- Forest Fragrant
- Herbal Infusion
Packaging: Cardboard Twist Up stick
Quantity: 33 grams
Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Raw Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Organic Cornstarch, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Wheat Germ ( Vitamin E) Oil, Essential oils depending on the fragrance
6. Raw Beauty Underarm Deodorizing Salve
Raw Beauty is one of the best clean beauty brands in India and makes some amazing aluminium-free natural deodorants. They recently launched 2 baking soda-free variants too for those who are sensitive to it. Raw Beauty offers 4 natural deodorant variants:
- Clove Spruce
- Lemon cedarwood
- Vetiver and Bergamot
- Lemon Cypress
Packaging: Glass Jar
Ingredients: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Pure Beeswax, Pure Baking Soda, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Pure Essential Oils
7. Myra Veda Unicorn Kisses Natural Deodorant
Myra Veda’s natural deodorant is free of aluminium as well as alcohol and is made with vegan, organic ingredients. There is the only variant available so if you are not fussy about the fragrance, pick this up.
Packaging: Glass jar
Quantity: 50 grams
Ingredients: Fruits & flowers infused oils of Jojoba, Coconut & Safflower, Cetol, Zinc Ricinoleate, Arrowroot Powder, Diatomaceous Earth, Magnesium Hydroxide, Fragrance Blend using Essential Oils, Vitamin E
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8. Caveman Naturals Natural Deodorant Cream
This is a gender-neutral vegan deodorant that is quite the best seller on Amazon. The brand uses only recycled materials for shipping and claims to help you stay odour-free for 24 hours.
There are 2 variants available:
Packaging: Glass Jar with metal lid
Quantity: 50 grams
Ingredients: Non-GMO Zea Mays (Corn) Seed Flour, Organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Diatomaceous Earth (food grade mineral), Organic Vitellaria Paradoxa (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Glyceryl Stearate (plant-derived), Magnesium Hydroxide, Vitamin E, Tea Tree & Other Essential Oils
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9. Juicy Chemistry Organic Deodorant
If you are looking for organic deodorant, Juicy Chemistry is one of the best brands in India. The deodorants are certified organic by EcoCert COSMOS and have a balmy texture that spreads easily.
I have the Blood Orange and Geranium version which is a bestseller. The application is not smooth but it keeps my underarm odour-free for a long time and smells amazing too.
Their natural deodorants are available in 2 different variants:
- Blood Orange and Geranium
- Grapefruit and Peppermint
Packaging: Twist-up Cardboard Stick/glass jar
Quantity: 25 and 75 grams
Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tapioca Starch, Sodium BicarboNate, Olive Oil, Argan Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil Vitamin E, Essentials oils based upon the fragrance.
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10. Raw Beauty Prebiotic Natural Gel Deodorant
This lightweight prebiotic deodorant has a gel-like consistency which gets absorbed quickly into the skin without causing any stickiness. It contains a blend of white lily, and bearberry extracts along with zinc lactate and actives served from plant stem cells to fight bad odour and brighten your underarms.
It is available in 3 variants:
- Happy Dance
- Free Spirit
- Earth bound
Packaging: Glass bottle
Ingredients: Aqua, Vegetable Glycerin, Bearberry Leaf Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Callus Culture Lysate, Water (Aqua), Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Organic Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Blend Of Essential Oils, Spectrastat G2N, Zinc Lactate, Xanthan Gum.
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11. Forest Essentials Natural Deodorant
These new launches from Forest essentials are aluminium-free and have mild scents to make your underarms smell good. they won’t disturb the sweating process but rather mask up the odour with their soft, lingering scents.
The deodorants are available in 2 variants:
- Lavender Neem
- Orange Cardamom
Packaging: Glass Bottle
Quantity: 50 ml
Ingredients: Base of Aqua, Glycerin, Zinc ricinoleate, Hydrogen castor oil, Sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, phytic acid.
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This natural deodorant has a blend of plant butter and magnesium hydroxide and is free of aluminium, mineral oil, and baking-soda free.
The magnesium hydroxide helps neutralize odour-causing bacteria to help your underarms smell fresh.
There are two fragrance blends:
- Rose geranium
- Cedarwood patchouli
Packaging: Glass jar
Quantity: 45 and 75 grams.
Ingredients: Arrow Root Powder, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Kokum Butter, Jojoba Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide Powder, Essential oils
With so many options to choose from, you are bound to find something to your liking. Apart from using deodorants, make sure you do an armpit detox 1-2 times a month to refresh your underarm skin and remove any buildup.
Are you looking forward to trying one of these? Let me know what deodorant is your favourite.
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Hey I’m travelling India right now and I can’t find any natural deodrant anywhere!
I’m currently in udaipur but I’m going to Mumbai tomorrow, I can’t wait around to order online so what shops do I need to go to to find this 😭 helpppp
Hey! Unfortunately, most of these brands are sold online only.Both Vilvah and Juicy Chemistry have stores in Coimbatore and Chennai but I doubt these cities would be on your itinerary. Your best bet is Forest Essentials which has several stores across Mumbai so you can pick one up in person. Here is the link to their store locator. https://www.forestessentialsindia.com/retail-store-locator/
Pls suggest best deo cream,deo stick for mens too.undetarm skin is very sensitive.so pls suggest better brand.
Thnks in advance
Hi, many of the brands above are unisex like treewear, caveman naturals and lineal. you can try those.
Hi Rutu ,
How come your list doesn’t feature Lineal Deodorant?
Lineal is a solid deodorant stick that goes on dry and won’t stain your clothes. It’s aluminium, parabens and phthalate free.
Should we send you a sample?
Hey, I wasn’t aware of your brand when I wrote this list. But Lineal deodorant sounds like a product I would like to try.
I don’t sweat much so have never used a deo, but would like to give one of the above a try 😊
I use them while going out since the weather here in Mumbai is too humid.