Natural deodorants have been around forever, but since antiperspirant came along they've been relegated to the personal care aisle at the hippie grocery co-op nearest you. Now, though, they seem to be gaining back lost ground, with a new wave of effective, beautifully scented, and nicely priced options designed to appeal to those of us who've never driven an old VW bus around the country. Take these cute Mbeze Deodorette sticks ($10), for example. Small enough to put in your pocket and packaged like makeup instead of deodorant, they smell like actual fragrance instead of chemical-y "soft powder" or "spring rain."
We on Team Bella are also big fans of Pit Putty ($10), which uses arrowroot to keep BO bacteria from growing, instead of using scent to mask it, and Lush Aromaco ($7), which utilizes witch hazel and chamomile vinegar to give similar antibacterial properties and a soft scent. There's never been a better time to let you pits go natural, and if you're thinking of making the switch, you definitely won't lack for options.