This all-natural deodorant feels just like the traditional stuff — and the scents are incredible

No weird paste, no chalky residue.

Athena Club
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If you’ve ever dabbled in the world of all-natural deodorants, you know that they’re not created equal. Rather than play a guessing game with your underarms, you can get odor protection that lasts from morning ‘til night with Athena Club’s All Day Deo. The beauty award-winning deodorant has amassed hundreds of five-star reviews thanks to its aluminum-free formula that still delivers when it comes to preventing body odor and minimizing sweat.

In case you needed a refresher on how natural deodorants work, allow us to explain. To begin with, we tend to use the terms deodorant and antiperspirant interchangeably, but there is a notable difference. Deodorant simply helps to prevent body odor, while antiperspirant is made to limit how much you sweat in the first place. In recent years, deodorant marketing itself as “natural” began to take off as claims that the aluminum found in antiperspirants was linked to breast cancer risk. (Aluminum isn’t typically found in deodorant formulas, FYI, because that’s the active ingredient that helps to prevent sweating.) Medical experts have assured that there is no proof that the aluminum found in antiperspirants can cause breast cancer, however; aluminum could be cause for concern for those with weakened kidney function, as the kidneys are responsible for filtering out excess aluminum. Nonetheless, many people have jumped on the natural deodorant bandwagon, citing health concerns or just a simple preference.

Transparent about the ingredients it does include as well as the ingredients it leaves out, Athena Club’s All Day Deo is a cruelty-free and vegan deodorant that’s primarily made of plant-based ingredients. It’s both aluminum-free and baking soda-free, and instead uses diatomaceous earth (a naturally occurring powder made of fossilized diatoms) and tapioca starch to soak up sweat (without preventing your body from sweating) and reduce the risk of experiencing irritation.

Like all of the brand’s products, there are no drying alcohols in the formula or parabens, a type of preservative that’s thought to potentially affect hormone function and endocrine health. Rather, the deodorant helps to keep your underarms feeling smooth with a blend of moisturizing and calming ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, chamomile extract, and green tea leaf extract — something that’s especially helpful if you ever experience dry, irritated skin due to shaving. In terms of the scents, you can choose from Super Bloom, a blend of lychee, rose water, and vanilla notes; Grapefruit Spritz, which contains grapefruit seed oil and blood orange oil for a hit of citrus; and Solar Disco, a combination of floral and creamy, woodsy notes like orange flower, monoi, and sandalwood.

Despite relying on plant-based ingredients, the All Day Deo still promises to leave you odor-free for up to 48 hours with just one application. And better yet, it doesn’t require slathering on a weird paste or waiting several minutes for the formula to dry down before you get dressed. Part of the secret behind Athena Club’s success is that they’ve still managed to create a solid stick deodorant that you can roll right onto your underarms without any white residue or drying time.

One more thing that’s worth noting is that while most “natural” or prestige deodorants can set you back $20 or more, Athena Club’s All Day Deo is priced at $13 for a one-time purchase. You can also opt to subscribe for an automatic delivery every two months once you’ve tried and decided to commit to the plant-based deodorant, which allows you to save a bit more with a $12 price tag.