unscented deodorant cream
Consider your search finally over. This is not any ordinary natural deodorant. This is perfect plastic-free, vegan, clean, and effective alternative to conventional deodorant. It may not be a stick, but soon you'll learn that deo creams are superior. Get to know your body and try a deodorant cream for a change!
Our formula is baking soda free (a common irritant in natural deos) and is handcrafted in small batches using gentle ingredients that effectively battle odor, while keeping your pits soft, dry, and rash-free.
*Our unscented deodorant cream does not contain added essential oils for fragrance, but smells like pure, unrefined shea butter. Take a look at our small, yet mighty, ingredients list below! We source our ingredients sustainably and ethically, and focus on supporting small, local businesses.
We recommend pairing our Deodorant Cream with our Armpit Detox if you’re a newbie to natural deodorant OR if you just need the extra help. Check out our Armpit Detoxing 101 blog post to learn more about what the heck that is. Save 10% when you purchase our deodorant & detox bundle rather than purchasing each product individually!
If scooping deo cream with your finger just isn't your thing, we offer mini bamboo spoons that can help!
*arrowroot powder, *+raw shea butter, *+coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (food grade)
+certified fair trade
Arrowroot powder: absorbs moisture
Shea butter: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, calming
Coconut oil: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial
Magnesium hydroxide (food grade): a gentle, toxic-free deodorizer, most commonly used as a dietary supplement
How to use
- Scoop a pea size amount of deo using your fingertip, the back of your fingernail, or one of our bamboo spoons. (use one pea size amount per pit, or one for both)
- Rub between fingers to smooth, then apply like you would lotion, onto clean and dry pits (after showering), and rub until fully absorbed.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel.
How to store
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
12+ months if kept in ideal conditions.
Glass jar. Metal lid. Biodegradable label.
End of life
Reuse or recycle jar and lid, compost label. Or you can return your empties for store credit.
Please note: Our products are handcrafted in small batches. Due to the nature of natural and organic ingredients, changes in color, consistency and scent are expected. This does not impact the quality or efficacy of our products. Since we like to keep it natural, and don't add any harmful additives or stabilizers in our products, our deo can get a little melty in the summer. When it melts, it can turn grainy if it cools too slowly, but don't fret! The texture won't get in the way of its effectiveness and will melt right into your skin upon contact. And if melty deo isn't for you, just stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to help it resolidify.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have tried so many natural deodorants, how can I trust that this one will actually work?
We hear you. And we’ve tried basically all of them too before we created our own formula. We tested different recipes for about 2 years before finding one that actually worked! We can confidently say that our deodorant is one of the most effective formulas on the market. Just read our reviews! In the unlikely event that it doesn’t work for you right away, we highly recommend doing an armpit detox and trying again. You won’t regret it ;)
I have really sensitive skin, is this gentle enough for me?
Yes! Our deodorant cream doesn't contain any common irritants. We use magnesium hydroxide instead of baking soda because it is super gentle and non-abrasive. All of our other ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin as well. If you experience irritation, you may have an allergy or sensitivity to essential oils, in this case we recommend switching to our Unscented Deodorant Cream or trying a different scent. Doing an armpit detox can also reduce skin sensitivity!
Which deodorant scent is the most effective?
We consider all of our deodorant scents equally effective. However, since essential oils have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, our citrus scented deodorants may be considered “stronger”, like our Grapefruit, Lemon Lavender, and Cedarwood. Our scented deodorants may also act like a perfume, leaving a fresh lingering scent. But our formula is effective enough on its own at neutralizing BO, without the help of essential oils, so don’t let this effect your scent preference!
Do I need to do an armpit detox before using your deodorant?
No. We recommend detoxing if our deodorant doesn’t last 24 hours for you, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for years. Our formula is very effective, most of our customers report not needing to detox at all, even those who just made the switch from an antiperspirant to our deodorant. But our armpits are very porous and when these pores get clogged up with excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and years deodorant residue (there's only so much a sponge can do), deodorant may not be as effective because your skin can't absorb it. Clear your pores and watch our deodorant magically work for you!
Is your deodorant an antiperspirant?
No. Our bodies are designed to sweat! It is an essential function of the human body. Antiperspirants actively block sweat glands in the armpits to prevent sweating. So when you switch from an antiperspirant to natural deodorant, it’s possible you’ll go through a little transition period and experience more sweating. This transition period depends on person to person. We recommend doing an armpit detox if yours lasts more than a week.
Will your deodorant stain my clothes?
No. Our deodorant won’t stain your clothes or leave oil residue behind. Just make sure to rub it in well after a warm shower to prevent white streaks.
How long does one jar last?
This really depends on person to person- how much you apply, if you use it every day, or several times a day. But with customer feedback and personal experience, we estimate:
1 oz Travel Mini: 1 month
2 oz: 2-3 months
4 oz: 4-6 months
8 oz Bulk Refill: 8-12+ months
How often do I have to reapply?
Our formula is strong enough to last an average of 24 hours. But everyone is different! So this can depend on person to person, especially when looking at lifestyle, stress, and diet. Most of our customers report being odor-free for 24+ hours with one application, especially those who have done an armpit detox at least once.
Does it work for men?
This is one of the most frequent questions we receive. The answer is YES. Our deodorant works for everyone, regardless of gender. It is strong enough for the sweatiest, stinkiest pits out there.
Does it work if I have armpit hair?
Absolutely! If you have armpit hair, we recommend rubbing the deodorant cream between your fingers to get it all nice and smooth for an easier application, and rubbing the deo well into your skin, through the hair.
Does it still work if it melted?
Yes! Just make sure the ingredients haven’t/don’t separate. Give it a good mix with a chop stick and put it in the fridge (optional) to resolidify. If you don’t have AC and the consistency stays melty at room temp, keep it in the coldest spot possible (cool, dark, and dry) and make sure the ingredients don’t separate.
What are the dark specks at the bottom of my jar?
Not to worry! Some products may have sediment from the shea nut through filtration. Since we use pure, unrefined shea butter, specks are normal (and harmless) and only go to show how natural our ingredients are! Yay!
Do you have a refill/jar return program?
We do! We will accept all of our containers and packaging to be responsibly reused or recycled. Anything from we give you, from containers, boxes, peanuts, tape, and more can be returned to us. Learn more about our program on our Jar Returns page to see if you're eligible for store credit.
This deo is unscented and baking soda free! I’ve tried many other natural deodorants that they are irritating to my skin. But this one really works! l enjoyed smoothing it onto my underarm with my fingers. Also my husband loves the grapefruit one. Will repurchase again and again!
I am a repeat customer simply because it works. My go to product is the sensitive skin and I thought I would get the Unscented … IT WORKS!! My daughter has been using the pit detox for 2 months and coupled with these fabulous baking soda free deodorants we are living our best lives overseas. Thank you for such a wonderful product that works.
I have a hard time with my bath routine due to skin allergies and a desire to live sustainably. I also sweat a lot! This deodorant hits all three bases and has made it to my home.
I’ve struggled with finding a good deodorant since high school. All deodorants end up giving me a rash - even other non toxic ones. I’m 27 now and I found this deodorant about 2 years ago now & will never use anything else. The large jars last you so long, it is not irritating AT ALL and it works!! I don’t feel smelly & my pits don’t itch! 20/10!!!
Love the consistency and I feel like I would love this if it wasn’t unscented. I’m aware things can’t be completely unscented but the unscented scent smells kind of funky before I even apply it to my armpits. :(
I have sensitive skin idk if the scented deos y’all have will rash me up or not. This did not rash me up and I only have to reapply once after the morning so I apply twice a day.
Thanks for your honest feedback! We are so happy you like the consistency and that it works well for you.
Our unscented deodorant cream is 'unscented' due to the lack of added essential oils. The scent you are referring to is pure, unrefined shea butter. We understand the smell may not be for everyone, but we will make it more clear in the description that our unscented deodorant cream smells like the pure ingredients it contains. Thank you!
I have always had sensitive under arms and almost always would have some type of rash from using deodorant. I tried another brand that has a deodorant cream similar to this one but it included baking soda which irritated my skin and left it so red, especially when I needed to use it right after I shaved. I wanted to keep using a natural deo so I originally tried cedar wood from sustain yourself! I used all of it and enjoyed the consistency but was curious about the other scents so I ordered unscented in a 2 oz and lemon lav in the 1 oz travel size. I really enjoy both but I think unscented is my favorite because I have never noticed my skin getting irritated and it feels so smooth going on! The owners are so sweet and I love supporting small businesses :)