Soapwalla Lavender + Tea Tree Deodorant Cream
We'd heard from multiple green-beauty veterans that this is the one deodorant they trust, and once we got over the weirdness of smearing the slightly gritty clay-and-starch paste into our armpits, we fell for it, too. Unlike most natural deodorants, the moisture-battling powders in this one saved us from telltale wet spots on our blouses—even when we were trapped for several sweat-inducing minutes in a lobby with no air-conditioning.
Buy now: $19, amazon.com
Living Libations Poetic Pits: Lavender
Rolling on this blend of pure sandalwood and lavender essential oils will leave you smelling like a lovely lavender field—and nothing else—all day long. And into the night, too. We were so confident in its staying power we didn't even consider reapplying before hosting friends for al fresco drinks 12 hours after we first put it on.
Buy now: $30, amazon.com
Greenbody Natural Deodorant Herbal Detox
Roll on this twist-up balm formula (jam-packed with clay, seed oils, waxes, and essential oils like tea tree, clary sage, and peppermint), and you'll smell like a ripe vegetable garden on a muggy day. In fact, it smelled so earthy we kept checking to see if we were starting to smell a little too ripe. False alarm—it fended off underarm funkiness even when we started sweating so profusely at the hairline a passerby offered us a paper towel to dry off. (We accepted, for the record.)
Buy now: $12, greenbodydeo.com
Fat & The Moon Deodorant Cream
We were nervous this soft, handmade coconut oil and clary sage paste would ruin our clothes and, honestly, maybe not work at all. Wrong on both counts: It had our back during a sweat-running-into-your-eyes kind of morning run and high-pressure meetings later that day.
Buy now: $18.50, amazon.com
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant
At first spritz, you'll smell like a drunk rose (it's a blend of alcohol, rose leaf and petal extract, and glycerin), but it quickly dries to a light floral scent that's undetectable unless you actually sniff your pits. Which, by the way, though they were damp, didn't get stinky, even while lugging suitcases and boxes on a too-warm summer morning.
Buy now: $11.53 amazon.com
Thinksport Currant & Grapefruit Deodorant
This lightly scented deodorant is made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, arrowroot, and baking soda. Even after a long car drive, followed by a leisurely walk and lunch outside, we were stink-free.
Buy now: $8.99, amazon.com
Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick
The silly cat logo definitely made us skeptical of this floral-scented deodorant stick. But it wound up providing all-day protection from odor and sweat.
Buy now: $26, amazon.com