The Most Essential Essentials

Temperatures are on the rise, which means your deodorant is more important than ever. But the smell-good factor is only one thing to consider when choosing the right one. You also need to keep in mind the quality of the ingredients. Read on to find out how to make the best upgrade possible.

Admittedly, deodorant is not a sexy topic. But believe us when we say that it's worth the time to give this overlooked product more consideration.

The two most important things to look for when shopping for the right stick or spray: natural ingredients and modern scents. Smelling like cheap, aluminum-filled, and paraben-laced antiperspirants is not the move for so many reasons. The chemicals used to block pores and keep you from sweating are detrimental to your health, which is a scary price to pay, even for staying nice and fresh throughout the day.

Here, we present 11 all-natural deodorizing sprays and solid sticks to keep you feeling fresh—and healthy, too.

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For Soothing Your Skin

By tapping the wonders of aloe vera, witch hazel, and chamomile, this new deodorant spray by Journeymen gives your skin some added care while keeping you smelling great.

Deodorant Spray by Journeymen, $18, wearejourneymen.com.

For the Most Essential Oils

Aēsop's deodorant spray boasts a whopping 11 essential oils to assist in mellowing out any unpleasant odors. The more the better, we say.

Deodorant by Aēsop, $35, aesop.com.
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This herb-scented spray by Prospector Co. is specifically formulated for sensitive skin. There's no chance of suffering from any irritation with this one.

Forest Herb Scent Deodorant by Prospector Co., $18, prospectorco.com.

For Doubling as Body Spray

Vitaman's hypoallergenic deodorant spray works both under your arms, and everywhere else, too, thanks to its light, skin moisturizing formula containing aloe vera extract, patchouli oil, and cinnamon extract.

Deodorant Earth by Vitaman, $25, vitaman.com.
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For a Designer Scent

Tom Ford translated one of his signature colognes into this splashy deodorant made with citrus oils and just the right amount of floral undertones. Don't worry—it's not overly perfumey (it is, however, $50, so do with that information what you will).

Neroli Portofino Deodorant Stick by Tom Ford, $50, shop.nordstrom.com.

For the Perfect Woodsy Aroma

Sometimes a guy wants the all-natural effect minus the bells and whistles. Every Man Jack's essential sandalwood oil deodorant does just that. Plus, the addition of witch hazel helps absorption.

Sandalwood Deodorant by Every Man Jack, $6, everymanjack.com.

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For a Citrusy Jolt

We love everything Baxter of California makes—but this deodorant might just be our favorite. The clean, herbal musk—citrusy and manly—will keep you feeling confident all day long.

Solid Deodorant by Baxter of California, $19, baxterofcalifornia.com.

For a Calming Effect

Eucalyptus oil is just short of magical. It helps fight bacteria, it helps you breathe easier, and most importantly, it has a wonderful calming effect. Why wouldn't we want to wear it all day long?

Eucalyptus Deodorant by Malin + Goetz, $20, malinandgoetz.com.

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For a Little Bit of Everything

There's a reason skin care professionals swear by Dermalogica's line of products—and their deodorant is no exception. It's formulated for the most sensitive skin using a unique blend of coriander, parsley, clove, and hyssop. It might just be the fastest-absorbing one, too.

Environmental Control Deodorant by Dermalogica, $22, dermalogica.com.

For a Perfect Standby

Anthony's alcohol-free deodorant has one simple objective: be the most approachable deodorant on the market. Its herbal and botanical extracts are kept at a minimum, but the crafty use of calendula helps with all absorption you'll need.

Alcohol-Free Deodorant by Anthony, $18, anthony.com.
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