A Natural Deodorant Review – My 2 Must Haves for that first detox!


For those of you who have tried to use a natural deodorant, you’ll agree that that’s easier said than done – a lot of them don’t work. So, in a bid to preserve the wellbeing of our friends and family; I to set out to create my very own ‘natural deodorant review’. I tested 11 deodorants in total, 2 of which I would consider to be my top picks (yes, I’m that picky).

Before I jump in, I want to let you know that I used the EWG Skin Deep website to rate these products and I have shared their results below. This is a fantastic resource for everyone trying to understand what’s really in their beauty products and what effects it may be having on your health.

#1 Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste

Natural Deodorant Black Chicken An Apple a Day BlogThis is the best natural deodorant on the market. I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant; but once you get over the fact that you have to apply a paste to your underarms (seriously, it’s nowhere near as bad as you might think), you’re good to go. Lasts all day without re-application. Even the husband loves it.

NOTE: This is the ONLY one I recommend to my patients during their transition off store-bought varieties to more natural options. You will sweat, that’s part of the detox reaction, but you won’t smell 🙂 Trust me!

Available from Black Chicken directly. 
RRP: $18.50

Moogoo - AN APPLE A DAY - ALYSE COCLIFF#2 Moogoo Fresh Cream Deodorant 

I was invited by the team at MooGoo to trial their deodorant over the course of 30 days and I was honestly, blown away. For all those looking for more of a ‘traditional’ roll-on, this one is for you. Ranking 1/10 on the EWG Skin Deep website (meaning very low hazard), this product is free from aluminium, parabens and all other nasties. It’s also a lot cheaper than all of the other natural deodorant brands, which is definitely a plus!

You can buy it from all good health food stores or pharmacies. 

I’d personally use this one after you’ve finished your detox on the Black Chicken above 🙂

RRP $8.95.

What’s your favourite natural deodorant? 


  1. Elyse Clark

    Really want to try the black chicken version – do you know anywhere on the Gold Coast that stocks it in store?

  2. Alyse Co-cliff

    Hi Elyse. I haven’t found Black Chicken in stores! I order it online 🙂 Hopefully it will solve your problem 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Laura

    I make my own and it works better than anything I’ve tried (and I’ve now tried 10+ natural deodorants). Raw ingredients are but can be played around with depending if you have a reaction to any of them:
    coconut oil
    shea butter
    bicarb soda
    kaolin clay
    arrowroot powder or corn starch
    essential oils of your choice
    I tend to play around with the amounts of each. Even just bicarb and coconut oil works amazingly well but I find that the beeswax is non-negotiable for me as it keeps me dry all day.
    I find my recipe is much better than the Axilla as I don’t get any smell at all for 24hrs+ whereas with all the commercially available ones I do need to reapply at night.

  4. Alyse

    Hi Laura!
    This sounds like something I would love to try. Where do you source your ingredients from?


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