19 Of The Best Natural Deodorants for Kids, Tweens + Teens
There comes a time in every parent’s life when your sweet-smelling baby turns a little sour, signalling the time to start researching deodorant for kids.
From baby to preteen, the smell of childhood is pretty good.
All newly washed hair, warm sleepy bodies in soft pyjamas, jammy breath and biscuity napes.
But these fragranced halcyon days do not last for long. When the hormones kick in, the sweat starts to run and body odour becomes a thing, you need to get serious about a first deodorant.
What age should a child start using a deodorant, you might ask? Let your nose be your guide.
The market is awash with great choices for kids’ deodorants. No longer do you have the choice of one-speed stick deodorant or one spray-on which burns out your nostrils with one sniff.
The market is chock full of deodorants for girls and deodorants for boys which are full of organic ingredients and free of harmful chemicals: there is something out there for every whiffy child, burgeoning pre-teen and fully-fledged teenager.
Here, we round up the best deodorant for kids, for you.
1. INCOGNITO NATURAL CRYSTAL DEODORANT – £5.65
Crystal deodorants are natural crystals and stones which are better for the body than potentially toxic aluminium counterparts such as aluminium chlorohydrate (which is used in many antiperspirants).
Incognito’s Natural Crystal Deodorant is the first alum crystal to be infused with an essential oil and is free from both potassium alum and ammonium alum.
The deodorant is not tested or derived from animals and is registered with The Vegan Society. It is suitable for all the family, including babies from three months old.
Perfect, then, for a first deodorant for toddlers as well as a baby deodorant for those days when they need a citrussy freshening up.
As an added bonus, incognito donate 10% of their profits to charity.
2. THE NATURAL DEODORANT CO – £11
At Natural Deodorant Co., you’ll find 100% natural, palm free, chemical-free, aluminium-free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly deodorants, balms and creams.
These are perfect for the whole family, not just for the children. Ticking all the woke boxes, these kid-friendly deodorants are sustainable and plastic-free.
As such, they are the only deodorant to be stocked in Selfridges’ Project Ocean.
Made from a soothing and super effective blend of coconut oil and shea butter to hydrate, with sodium bicarbonate and magnesium oxide to protect from odour, they are free from palm oil, parabens, aluminium, alcohol and SLS.
The Natural Deodorant Co. balms and creams are available in four formulas (Gentle, Active, Clean and Unscented).
Six all-natural fragrances include Orange + Bergamot, Tangerine, Mint + Eucalyptus, Lemon + Geranium and soothing Lavender.
They are also proud supporters of the charity CoppaFeel.
3. 31st STATE ROLL ON – £5.99
31st State is a Californian brand created by a mum who was looking for natural, cool and useful skin products for her teenage boys that were free of harsh chemicals.
She found none, and so made her own. 31st State’s roll-on deodorant actively fights the microbes that cause unwanted body odour using the properties of zinc, silver and other natural ingredients.
This kid-friendly deodorant is both anti-inflammatory and a natural disinfectant.
It’s also paraben-free, cruelty-free, suitable for vegans and offers long-lasting protection, all day, every day.
4. AL!VE – £2.50
AL!VE’s antiperspirant, sold exclusively at Sainsbury’s, uses the hero ingredient magnesium to help boost energy. It also includes aloe vera to smooth skin.
The newly launched brand is built on the three pillars of bath, shower and body, so there are plenty of other products in the range that will work for all the family.
Magnesium, in particular, has been proven to deliver therapeutic benefits to the body and boost the skin’s natural health, combating fatigue and maintaining 24-hour protection.
Each formula is boosted with potent natural, bespoke scents.
5. SCHMIDT’S NATURALS – £7.85
US cult personal care range Schmidt’s Naturals, the creation of self-made entrepreneur Jaime Schmidt, is available on UK soil for the first time.
The range includes Schmidt’s award-winning stick formula Signature Deodorants.
These are scented in rose + vanilla, lime + bergamot and cedarwood + juniper.
The founder Jamie had always dreamt of building Schmidt’s as the new natural normal in the deodorant and personal care space.
Today, Schmidt’s Naturals’ plant and mineral-based personal body and skin products are available all around the world – and are finally here.
6. PROCOAL – £7.99
Procoal is a natural activated charcoal deodorant balm packed with non-irritating natural odour neutralizers and skin conditioners.
It is also 100% aluminium free and vegan.
Made in the UK, Procoal are pioneers of plastic-free natural deodorants, containing no paragons, silicons or phthalates.
Its ingredients are designed to work without interfering with the natural perspiration of your body.
Not only does it protect, but it also smells glorious, featuring a unisex fragrance perfect for boys and girls.
7. HOLY LAMA NATURALS – £6
Kind to the planet and to your kid’s skin, Holy Lama Naturals is a family business based in Kerala. The products are handmade by disadvantaged women.
For over 70 years the brand has extracted essential oils from the finest herbs, flowers and spices for its body care range.
Based on ancient Ayurvedic principles, these are known to help balance mind, body and soul.
The products contain no SLS, parabens, harsh chemicals, or animal fats, is ethically sourced and vegan-friendly.
The deodorant’s key ingredient is potash alum – a naturally-occurring antiseptic mineral used to inhibit the growth of odour-generating bacteria.
This deodorant offers a healthy alternative to many other products, as skin does not absorb this mineral.
The fragrance is a botanical blend of pure vanilla, ylang-ylang, petitgrain and rosemary.
8. ECOOKING – £17
Ecooking launched in the UK last year and contains over 40 products made up of 100% organic oils, peptides and vitamins.
Everything is produced in Denmark and the formulations are almost 100% paraben-free and vegan.
Sustainability is key to the brand; no product comes in outer packaging and recyclable materials are used as much as possible.
The Ecooking roll-on deodorant contains ingredients that chemically trap and absorb the odour molecules that form during the bacterial breakdown of sweat.
Anti-inflammatory properties used are gentle on the skin. The fragrance is a zingy citrus, violet and white pepper.
9. GREEN PEOPLE – £10
Green People’s Organic Young certified organic roll-on deodorant uses natural rock crystal ammonium alum for its strong impact on germs, without inhibiting normal perspiration.
Salt from the castor oil plant acts as an effective natural deodorant by trapping odour molecules.
This plant-based deodorant is pH balanced to be gentle on sensitive underarm skin and contains prebiotics to kill off bad bacteria.
This deodorant is specially formulated for young skin and has a gentle scent of orange and vanilla.
If you want a deodorant for kids that packs a little more punch, Green People also have a certified organic Quinoa & Prebiotics Deodorant that provides natural protection against odour.
The roll-on deodorant contains prebiotics to promote the skins own healthy natural bacterial flora, thereby restricting the odour-forming bacteria. In tests, 93% reported 24 hours of protection.
Rosemary, aloe vera and shea butter soften, soothe and calm the underarm to prevent irritation and help to regulate the skin’s acid balance.
The fragrance isn’t too overpowering; skin is left with a gentle fresh citrus aroma.
10. AURELIA BOTANICAL CREAM DEODORANT – £18 (PRICY, BUT IT LASTS AGES)
A multi-award-winning, natural, aluminium free deodorant with a cream-to-powder consistency which you apply with your fingertips.
Superfine powdered plant-based botanicals including antimicrobial Arrowroot and pure Kaolin sit invisibly on the skin and absorb your natural perspiration throughout the day; retaining dryness and inhibiting bacteria.
Shea butter gently hydrates the underarm area, essential oils Tea tree, Eucalyptus and Peppermint, with their antiseptic and antibacterial properties, blend with distilled Lavender and Bergamot lightly fragrance and deodorise.
A charcoal-based vegan deodorant that’s free of baking soda and aluminium and doesn’t leave a white cast on your clothes or skin.
With a sweet scent of rose and citrus, the deodorant absorbs moisture and neutralises odour.
A little goes a long way so no need to apply loads.
12. MALIN + GOETZ EUCALYPTUS DEODORANT – from £12
Made with refreshing natural eucalyptus extract and odour-neutralizing citronellyl so appropriate for all skin types, especially sensitive younger skins.
13. DR. HAUSCHKA SAGE MINT DEODORANT – £13.50
The non-oily Sage Mint Deodorant helps prevent the formation of odours without constricting your pores or staining your clothes.
It works entirely without aluminium salts and its natural herbal scent accompanies you subtly throughout the day.
More than just typical deodorant, as the activated charcoal doubles as both a deodorant and detox that draws out impurities from the skin, which supports the body’s detoxing system and helps to prevent body odour in the future.
The 11 therapeutic essential oils mean that it’s great for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema.
15. HAOMA FLORAL ORGANIC DEODORANT – £20
Although it looks like a perfume bottle (and has the price of one too) this organic deodorant is handmade from pure plant ingredients with 10 essential oils including ylang ylang, geranium and grapefruit oil.
Only a small amount is needed to provide effective anti-odour protection.
There are no parabens, synthetic fragrances or added preservatives in this product and with these delicate oils, you’re guaranteed to be smelling sweet.
16. SCRUBBINGTONS CHILDREN’S NATURAL DEODORANT – £6.49
Especially made for kids who are using deodorant for the first time, there are no traces of alcohol, artificial colours or parabens in this deodorant and it contains 98% natural ingredients.
It’s never tested on animals and is approved for those with even very sensitive skin.
17. BALI SECRETS NATURAL DEODORANT – £9.99
An exotic natural formula that’s made from organic ingredients grown in Bali.
All the ingredients are rated safe by the Environmental Working Group, so you can be assured that there are no nasties in this product.
The seven ingredients in the deodorant include seaweed extract and aloe vera gel which help to reduce the number of bacteria on underarm skin to stay fresh all day long.
18. EARTH CONSCIOUS NATURAL DEODORANT – £7
An environmentally-friendly anti-bacterial deodorant. The cream paste formula is made with 100% natural ingredients including organic essential oils and Shea butter.
The packaging is fully recyclable and 10p from every sale goes to the Marine Conservation Society to protect shores, wildlife and seas.
19. KUTIS NATURAL DEODORANT – £6.50
Handmade in Wales with all-natural ingredients from ethical suppliers, there are six varieties of this deodorant available, from rose and grapefruit to patchouli and frankincense.
All of which are made with essential oils that are kind to the skin and they never test on animals. Unlike many deodorants, the packaging is biodegradable, which is great for the environment.
Who do you think makes the best deodorant for kids?