Mommy Greenest Approved: Weleda Natural Deodorant

natural deodorants lined up against white backgroundI try out as many new natural deodorants that I can find—in the interest of science, of course. And although I’ve even discovered a DIY natural deodorant recipe in the process, there’s one truly natural deodorant that I keep coming back to. Why? Not only does it keep me dry, but it just smells amazing. And for good reason: Weleda has been perfecting their formulas for nearly 100 years. Now they’re giving MG readers 20% off, plus a chance to win a $300 gift basket!

They took 100 years to perfect their natural deodorant formula. Get 20% off and a chance to win an exclusive $300 Mommy Greenest Loves Weleda gift basket!

Before we get to the good stuff, let’s review: Your body is made to sweat. Blocking the pores under your arms by using antiperspirants made with potentially toxic chemicals is not a good thing. Natural deodorants won’t block your pores in the same way, but they do control wetness and odor—especially if you learn my secret to using natural deodorants properly.

But I didn’t know this trick I recently learned from Weleda: You need to detox your pits for at least two weeks when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorants. Apparently, the chemicals that your antiperspirant is formulated with stay trapped in your pores for that long. (Yuck.)

During that two-week period, make sure you keep extra natural deodorant so you can re-apply—Weleda has tiny one-ounce bottles that might come in handy. Afterward—unless you’re faced with some serious hot weather or a nerve-inducing event—apply your natural deodorant in the morning for all-day protection.

And trust me, you’ll want to liberally apply Weleda’s natural deodorants because they smell amazing! Free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates and petroleum-derived ingredients—and never tested on animals—these natural deodorants neutralize odor-causing bacteria with natural ingredients and utilize essential oils for a natural perfume. Lemon peel oil serves as a disinfectant in the Citrus flavor, while Sage also contains tea tree extract. My personal favorite, Wild Rose, also includes geranium essential oil and can also be used as a body spray. Try saying that about your Secret.

Weleda has been developing natural cosmetics since 1921, using certified organic, wild and biodynamic ingredients whenever possible. They put together a gigantic $300 gift basket* for one Mommy Greenest reader. Feeling lucky? Enter below! Plus, now through 11.30.14, get 20% off with “MGLOVESWELEDA” at check out.

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  1. i really don’t have much of a secret as I make sure to drink plenty of water to keep the ol’ system flushed — i have found this keeps the odors at bay…. love this company’s product nonetheless and ty for the chance 🙂

  2. My secret is to apply often!

  3. I’ve never tried it.

  4. I actually don’t use natural deodorants but have been wanting to find a good one to use!

  5. adrienne zedella says

    just trying to find something that works for my son – he sweats so much it drips down his arm and he’s embarrassed about it

  6. I am looking for a great natural deodorant.

  7. I’m a yogi and a TV host, so sweat is a natural part of my life. Once I went green, I stopped using toxic deodorants, which block your lymphs and have been linked to breast cancer. In my line of work, I can tolerate sweat (means I’m healthy) but smelling is not an option! I’ve tried many natural deodorants, but have found few to work 100%. Can’t wait to try your DIY recipe with baking soda, coconut oil + essential oils! Also look forward to giving Weleda a try! Thanks, Rachel. Love my #mommygreenest. xo

  8. Connie Williamson says

    No secret – I’ve never tried natural deodorants. But I got some once for a boyfriend who had a terrible problem with body odor, and he swears by it now.

  9. Adrian Sheepers says

    I love all of the Weleda products I’ve tried. I haven’t tried them all yet!

  10. I have not used natural deodorant previously but am looking forward to trying!

  11. Carrie Conley says

    Have not tried any natural deodorants yet…

  12. Never used a natural deodorant but it sounds like a good idea.

  13. Nancy J Montgomery says

    I have to admit that I don’t have a secret. I’ve never used natural deodorants.

  14. JanPattersonRN says

    I love their natural deodorants. I became allergic to antipersperants in Jr. High [ick] and have used alternatives ever since. I love how their lotions help my hands keep from cracking and drying from all the handwashing I do. A Weleda basket would be a real boon for the winter.

  15. Carrie Smith says

    I haven’t committed to using natural deodorants yet. I bought a crystal stick but don’t use it regularly since it’s not as convenient.

  16. There is a detox process that happens when you see from the chemical laden deodorants. It took me about two weeks because I had tried every industrial strength deodorant you could find but when that process I was done, natural deodorants were the best thing I’ve ever done. The cysts I had in my armpits and breasts disappeared, my sweat stopped smelling and I actually sweat less than I used to. I will never go back to the toxic stuff again.

  17. Thanks for giving us different ideas for natural products to try! What works for some
    may not work for everyone, but it’s always great to learn about different options that
    are available! So, thanks, again! 🙂

  18. I would love to win this one!

  19. karen hunter says

    I use 100% coconut oil and baking soda and after it cooks i use a old deodorant stick to put it in

  20. No secret, just worth it!

  21. I have no idea. I have not tried natural deodorant yet.

  22. I don’t have a secret, but, I’d love to find a good one!

  23. I don’t have a secret to share because I’ve just started my search for the right natural deodorant. This blog post has definitely pointed me in the right direction, and the comments from others who have tried natural deodorants has helped. It would be awesome to win this great prize package, and I’m going to check out the Weleda website.

  24. My secret is to use it only on clean under arms, if its not clean it carries bacteria which can transfer onto your deodorant.

  25. A 2 week detox, and make sure you “dry brush” your armpits in the shower. It’s the bacteria hitting the air that causes odor. My favorite natural deo is Meow Meow Tweet in Lavender. I tried Schmidt’s, because I was hearing a lot of raves on the natural health blogs, but for me, it wasn’t the best choice.

  26. I’d love to not have to reapply, but I guess it’s better than using toxic stuff!

  27. Lamya Bazylak says

    I love the rosemary oil. It’s wonderful to mix with other oils and massage into the scalp

  28. Thanks for the interesting blog and keeping consumers informed of natural products!

  29. My secret is the ROSE WELEDA deodorant. I use it everyday and love it!
    My boyfriend wears the sage. I got him hooked too!

  30. I did the two week detox and started making my own deodorant around the beginning of summer 2014. It has been wonderful!! I didn’t smell great for those weeks, but SO worth it. I make a DIY using Mommypotamus’ Man Stink Killer recipe. I added essential oils to my second batch, which I just made last month 🙂 It works!

  31. I am a huge label reader and buy products that are all natural with all the ingredients.

  32. Bonnie Clyne says

    I’ve used crystal deodorant on the bottoms of my feet…works well.

  33. Laura Wernet says

    Don’t know a secret, except to use as directed

  34. Charity James says

    No secret, just use them!

  35. vanessa martinez says

    try to use only when necessary

  36. No secret, just buy the most natural products you can find to put on and in your body!

  37. Shannon Cooper says

    Thank you for the contest and the chance to win. With using natural deodorants I don’t really have any secrets but I do tend to use a little more and I put it on the back of my neck to help me out as well. I’ve only had a chance to use natural only a few times but I’d love to try the detox one. Thanks again.

  38. I’ll have to give it a try

  39. Heidi Stane says

    I have to be honest and say that I have not been using deodorant!!!! I have a limited budget and I would rather use nothing than buy the affordable toxic ones in the store!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      Wow! Have you tried some of the recommendations in these comments, like coconut oil or baking soda based? Very affordable DIY! Good luck Heidi!

  40. I din’t have a secret… I don’t wear any deodorant on a regular basis! When I do, it’s because I need wetness protection, and I haven’t been able to find a natural formula that keeps away those damp wet spots on my shirts!

  41. apply generously!

  42. Thanks for this great blog post. I am always on the search for great natural deodorants. I have probably gone through 10 natural brands and nothing has really worked so far, so I am excited to try this one!

  43. Neat giveaway Thanks.

  44. Milk Of Magnesianhas been good as long as I bathe enough.

  45. The best I do right now is to look for items that are aluminum free

  46. NO secret to natural deodorant. Just like the “natural” part a lot.

  47. Rachel Sarnoff says

    Ladies, there was a little snafu with the code but it works now! Through 11.30.14, get 20% off with “MGLOVESWELEDA” at check out. Enjoy!

  48. After trying what seems like every natural deodorant out there, except for Weleda, I’ve been using’s DeodoMom (unfortunate name, but good deodorant). I would love to try Weleda’s scented deodorants. Their Skin Food is the best!

  49. I’m using the Crystal Lavender spray now. I try different natural ones to mix it up and see what works. Natural ones work at lot better than you would think. I love them! I really like North Coast Organics Death by Lavender solid.

  50. I’ve never used natural deodorants but would love to try. Always worried they wouldn’t be effective enough.

  51. nathalie dias says

    I have never tried

    • No secret, really, except keep trying until you find one that works. Right now I switch between Lavanila and a liquid “crystal” brand. Weleda has worked for me as well but a bit more pricey…

  52. Ooooooo…..I LOVE Weleda and would LOVE to win this!

  53. Robin Mayerat says

    I’m curious about these products. I wonder if they smell as delightful as promotions say!

  54. I’ve been using naturals for years; Meow Meow Tweet has a type I like, but I have been sadly bereft of a body spray until now. I’m going to buy some tonight!

  55. Josie Ramos says

    Coconut oil works for me 🙂

  56. My secret is that I have not started using natural deodorant yet. But I have been wanting to make the switch.

  57. Sheila Chaffins says

    I use salt.

  58. Natural deodorants are the best “go to” after shaving, when you can actually develop sensitivity to a previously used conventional antiperspirant. I skip the itching and redness and give my skin a non-toxic break for a few days.

  59. I do not use natural deodorant, I have yet to find one that actually works.

  60. Nicole Bowers says

    I keep my underarms freshly shaved at all times and find that by doing so I minimize body odor and wetness without even applying deo – touch-up as need with oure zincfree talc

  61. Linda Lockhart says

    I stopped using antiperspirants years ago. I have not tried Weleda yet. The scents sound so enticing. I love to feel fresh and smell good too.

  62. I don’t have a secret, except not raising my arms on sticky days, but would love to try Weleda Natural Deodorant

  63. Would love to try Weleda natural deodorant. Tried many brands and have yet to find one that has true effectiveness “staying power” to stop wetness.

  64. Connie Williamson says

    I’d really like to give natural deodorant a try, so I’m hoping you choose me! Thanks for the chance!

  65. No secret because I have never used a natural one. Hope to win this so I can try!

  66. Marlene V. (Enelram) says

    I have not tried nature deodorants before but I really want to.

  67. I use them at night and again in the morning.

  68. VAN ELMAYAN says

    i would like to try these products so i hope to win.

  69. I love skin food! it’s always a staple in my purse

  70. Mamavalveeta03 says

    Honestly? No “Secret”! (Get it?!?

  71. I don’t really have a secret. I have just noticed you have to reapply more often. ( The brand I use anyway)

  72. I don’t really have a secret. I have just noticed you have to reapply more often. ( The brand I use anyway)

  73. I don’t really have a secret. I have just noticed you have to reapply more often. ( The brand I use anyway)

  74. Cassandra Eastman says

    My secret it to keep extra in my purse if I need to reapply!

  75. My secret to making natural deodorants work better is to exfoliate my armpits really well. This helps remove some of the bacteria that even soap can leave behind. That way you get a fresher start for applying deodorant. I’ve also occasionally wiped my armpits with a little witch hazel to freshen up.

  76. I don’t have a secret because I have tried approximately 10 different brands and none stop wetness. But I will keep trying until I find one that works.

  77. Alison Bramham says

    I have used the Weleda citrus deo forever. It is my favourite. Don’t need a secret, it just performs so well.

  78. Pamela Lloyd says

    I love Weleda

  79. Julie McDonough says

    I don’t have a secret, I just like to use natural products.

  80. I don’t have a secret because I don’t use them. The ones that I tried didn’t work. I hate having to use a regular deodorant with the dangerous chemicals, it’s one of the few things in my healthy/natural lifestyle that I feel stuck with. I’m very excited for the chance to try these products, they sound incredibly promising.

  81. I usually use one I mix myself out of baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and tea tree oil. I sometimes put on GeoDeo’s detox stick before the diy stuff. It works pretty well but I would love to have one that smells pretty!!

  82. I have yet to use natural deodorants because I haven’t found one that works as well as I’d like.

  83. My secret to natural deodorants is to apply after towel-drying, when skin has just a tiny bit of moisture to help spread it evenly under armpit.

  84. i didn’t know that they made deodorants. the greatest scent i’ve ever smelled was a combination of grapefruit and vanilla that i bought as diffuser oil. i wish some company would create bath and body products with that fragrance

  85. Nicole Acuna says

    My secret to using natural deodarants is to use them right after showering, they absorb better that way and last longer. I also apply at least 2x during the day.

  86. Nicole Acuna says

    Weleda products are one of the best on the market! I adore them and this basket looks awesome <3 thanks so much for giving us the chance

  87. Susan Chapin says

    Have used Weleda deodorant for years. Love it!

  88. Susan Chapin says

    Have used Weleda deodorant for years. Love it

  89. Not sure I have a secret yet to share…still searching for the perfect natural deodorant. I’m getting closer…would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  90. My secret is shower regularly but not too often and use a mild castile soap, and eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise and drink enough water… and you might not need so much deodorant anyway!

  91. I put mine on right after the shower (I am a morning shower-er).

  92. Jennifer Peters says

    My secret is is to reapply when needed 😉

  93. If i post it, it won’t be a secret anymore! 😉

  94. i don’t have a secret! i haven’t had any good experiences with natural deodorant. i’m hoping weleda deodorants will be the answer. they’re a fantastic brand!

  95. Love this brand

  96. Keep a small amount in your purse if you need to reapply throughout the day! All natural sometimes doesn’t last as long, and that is ok with me! Just reapply!

  97. I am all about the natural deodorants! I never felt comfortable with not sweating–it seemed like a good way to keep unwanted toxins around. I love that you’re doing this giveaway. Weleda has such integrity and is so clean. And their products are effective. As the years roll on, my skin gets drier, and I keep a tube of their lovely Skin Food in my purse at all times! #sogood

  98. thanks for the chance

  99. I apply generously in the morning and I’m good to go all day!

  100. I really like Primal Pit Paste. This might sound weird, but since it’s a jar deodorant, I usually try to spend a minute massaging it into my armpits to get any stagnant lymph flowing as well. I have tried Weleda, and really liked the deodorant, except for it always burned my pits after I shaved. But I guess I could use it on non-shave days 🙂

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      Me too, I love Primal! I haven’t experienced the burning. There is alcohol in it, so that might be way. Thanks for sharing Christy!

  101. Tamara Shurling says

    I don’t have a secret, I have not had a chance to try any yet but would love to!

  102. No secret. I am still trying to find a natural deodorant that I really like. This one sounds wonderful.

  103. Barbra Mutchler says

    My secret is to make sure to rub it in well.

  104. Weleda has such great products!

  105. i have never tried any but would love to

  106. wanna believe these will work but NOTHING works so far. in fact i was disappointed and amazed that the first one i tried, of the natural deodorants was a REALLY lousy, disappointing one: scentless version of Tom’s. shame on them. it is awful. in fact i don’t know HOW but it actually made my armpits smell WORSE like sweaty fried onions. i was embarrassed how bad that Tom’s made me smell. until i can afford the Weleda version, i have no choice but to go back to my Secret.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      OH no! Sweaty fried onions is NOT what anyone is going for. Have you tried any of the lower-priced ones from the natural foods stores that aren’t Toms? Good luck Lisa!!

  107. I wish I had a trick, I’ve been looking for a natural deodorant forever!!!!!! I have seen a dermatologist for sweat issues, although he assures me sweating is normal it makes me feel very uncomfortable. I have tried expensive over the counter treatments that don’t work. I have resigned myself to the fact that no matter what I’m going to sweat so I have been searching for a natural deodorant that smells great and is comfortable to wear. Maybe Weleda is the one for me, I love their hand cream!

  108. I haven’t had a ton of success with one yet – but I’d really like to find one that works for me! I appreciate the tip about the 2 week detox.

  109. kathy downey says

    I don’t have a secret to using natural deodorants because I haven’t used them before

  110. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I haven’t been using natural deodorants, but I love Weleda skin care products (especially the Gentle Cleansing Milk and Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion), so I thought I’d enter your giveaway.

  111. No secret…I just use it the same way I would any deodorant…Works for me!

  112. My secret is Milk of Magnesia, and the store brands works fine. I just shake the bottle and apply with my fingers, but you can buy roll on bottles if you want. It works and a bottle lasts a long time.

  113. I wet the product so it goes on easier

  114. Teresa Jones says

    No secret, I haven’t used them. But I have allergies to most all deodorant except Almay Hyper allergenic

  115. I use the stick at my health food store labeled 24 hour protection, it really does work longer than other naturals I have tried. When I have tried a stick that didn’t have any staying power, instead of throwing out, I use it on my feet prior to workouts and it works to stop smelly sneakers.

  116. John Hutchens says

    I use one drop of lemon essential oil as my natural deodorant I have never used any other ones

  117. Carrie Goodin says

    Sorry to say… I have not tried these yet 🙁

  118. Layering. I use the mineral salt crystal deodorant, then use Arm and Hammer naturals on top.

  119. I have good results with a dusting of plain old baking soda. My body and my husbands have “normalized” after we pretty much stopped wearing it years ago. I hear you build up sort of a resistance like with chap stick…

  120. I generally don’t wear deodorant – but I do love a coconut oil concoction that I make

  121. I have only tried the crystal so I have no secrets but I would love to try weledas… I love their products

  122. Laura Breisky says

    I have been using For Pit’s Sake. Works perfectly!

  123. My secret is to use a natural deodorant with strong herbal scents like rosemary, sage, and tea-tree oil. I have tried Tisserand brand, but not Weleda – I’d love to though!

  124. The detox sounds interesting! I had a natural deodorant I really liked, but the extra step of having to put it on with my fingers made me start choosing my traditional stick over it more often than not : ( I know it only took 15 extra seconds but sometimes I need those seconds!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      I know! I go back and forth on the rub on ones, I really like the way they work though! Luckily some brands are also doing a stick now. 🙂

  125. Can’t wait to try the two week detox. then I might have a secret.

  126. I just tried to purchase the Weleda deodorants on their site using the code you provided. I received a “not valid promo code” message 🙁

  127. I’ve used natural deodorants for decades, can’t believe I ever used an antiperspirant, but when I was a teenager I didn’t think it through. Of course it’s a bad idea to stop yourself from perspiring, and once I figured that out in my late teens, I switched and have never felt a need to go back. I did not know that Weleda makes a deodorant, but I loved the other products that I’ve tried, so I’ll be checking it out as soon as I can.

  128. Ooh I didn’t know Weleda made these, I love their skincare though, it’s really great quality!

  129. Haven’t had a chance to try

  130. I wish I had a secret! But I just pick up whatever I find at the health store.
    This product sounds fantastic though. Would love to win it!’

  131. I wish I had a secret! But I just pick up whatever I find at the health store.
    This product sounds fantastic though. Would love to win it!’

  132. I have a hard time with just deodorant but I am going to give Weleda a try. I do know the health dangers and will try the 2 week period suggestion of no antipersperant

  133. For me, the secret to using natural deodorants has been switching it up. I’ve found natural options are more prone to working for a certain amount of time and then stopping, but if you keep rotating through a couple differnt ones, none of them get to that point! Weleda’s Citrus deo is one of my favorites 🙂

  134. Kathleen Gereg says

    I’ve never used a natural deodorant-Maybe it’s time…

  135. Don’t have any secret I use Secret Clinical Strength deodorant but willing to try Weleda Natural Product if I have a chance.

  136. Julia Semans says

    What a great prize, not the usual and so useful and GOOD for you!

  137. Sandra Dennis says

    I always give every new product 3 weeks, before I say yeah or nay. Love Weleda!

  138. I use Arbonne’s natural peppermint deodorant and while it doesn’t keep me smell free, what I like to do is put a little of Degree on to keep the smell away 🙂 Though I would like to find a natural deodorant that truly works for me that way I won’t have to put two on haha

  139. I’ve been looking for a good natural deodorant for a long while. I would really like to try this to see how it works for me.

  140. No secret, Ive tried a couple natural deodorants and do like them. Both Tom’s of Maine and Kiss My Face brands.

  141. doing a two-week detox is important, and make sure you are DRY before applying the natural deodorant. it works! wild rose is my favorite

  142. Dinah Brown says

    Oh man tbese deodorants sound fantastic!!! Thanks for such a great giveawa, MG & Weleda!

  143. Their arnica oil is amazing – works miracles on aches, pains and bruises, I don’t know what we would do without it.

  144. love it ,smells super

  145. Lilia Kharabora says

    Right now I am trying out Tom’s and don’t like it very much. Giving it a chance. I do enjoy Weleda products.. would be ecstatic to try.

  146. Clean diet – no processed foods, vegan, no added salt, oil or sugar. I do notice if I eat a lot of garlic, I can sometimes smell it on my skin though!

  147. Sharon Meagher says

    I love to use Weleda products in my massage practice.

  148. I have not tried natural deodorant yet, but I would like too! I have tried many other weleda products and I like them. I will have to pick up some weleda deodorant soon.

  149. No secret, I have not tried natural deodorants yet.

  150. So far, my secret is using the natural deodorant that my wife makes. (Coconut oil, Baking Soda, essential oil …)

  151. I’ve tried a number of natural deodorants, but keep going back to Dove because it just works so much better. But now I know the secret – the two-week detox (and a little patience)! Thanks for sharing, and I will try it out!

  152. Natural deodorants are tough. I’ve tried several over the years, but it takes a very specific combination of consistency and effectiveness for me to continue using them. Regardless of the deodorant, I try to remember to reapply around lunchtime, just to ensure that I don’t end up smelly when it’s time to head home from the office. And while I’ve never managed it, my goal next time I try one is to buy two full-sized containers so I can keep one at home and one in my purse at all times, so I’m not trying to remember to grab it on the way out the door or remember where I put it while I’m stumbling around in the morning getting ready.

  153. Carrie Duran says

    I wish I had a secret! I’ve tried using Tom’s and it just didn’t work. So back to Secret it is. I wonder if I just needed to load up on Tom’s for the first two weeks? Hmm, interesting.

  154. Christina Ferguson says

    I have never tried natural deodorants before but would love to.

  155. I don’t use any natural deodorant but I also rarely use commercial products. Good old washing lol!

  156. Would love to try these products!

  157. I would love to try Weleda’s products, especially their natural deodorant, because I haven’t found one so far that I really like. I love products with essential oils!

  158. My secret is they just feel more natural.

  159. Ellen DeFrancesco says

    I just try to get through the day without smelling bad. I would love to win and hear all the great comments at school pick up at how great I smell.

  160. I love Weleda products but haven’t used the deodorants yet. I have been using the crystal method. I use coconut oil too which helps with the bacteria hence odors. So excited to try something new.

  161. I don’t have a secret! I have literally tried about 7 or 8 natural deodorants, and haven’t been able to find any that work! I’m willing to give Weleda a try!

  162. I’ve never used a natural deodorant but would be willing to try one.

  163. Kelly Braun says

    I put mine on after I shower… then I don’t have to think about it!

  164. Haven’t had a chance to try natural deodorants yet

  165. My secret is keep trying until you find one that works! Haha. Right now I’m using Herban Cowboy for women. It works well but sometimes it needs to be reapplied midday.


  166. Adina Weinstein says

    naturally smelling all day long

  167. I don’t have a secret to using natural deodorants (because I haven’t used them before) but I reeeeeally want to try these so I can get kick Degree to the curb! Every deodorant I’ve tried clogs my pores! Yuck.

  168. I don’t have a secret, but so far I have a favourite. However, I would like to try these to see how they are.

  169. My favorite spa stocks Weleda in the luxurious post-massage steam shower rooms, and I love that they use glass bottles!


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