13 New Natural Deodorants That Don’t Suck


The latest in aluminum-free hygiene

Summer will be here before we know it, and as excited as we may be for the beach, rooftop margaritas, and Summer Fridays, it’s inevitable that we’ll find ourselves miserable and melting in sweltering heat at one point or another. This means it’s pretty crucial to go into summer equipped with a hardworking, long-lasting deodorant to combat any potential bad body odor and keep us fresh all day long (because who has time to reapply?).

Luckily for us, fans of all-natural everything, the natural deodorant market has been growing in a major way, making it much easier—and more affordable—to jump on the natural personal care bandwagon.

We put some of the newest natural deodorant sticks, creams, sprays, and more to the test, and, we must say, we’re pretty pleased with the results. Rather than preventing our bodies from sweating (which is a completely normal and healthy body function, by the way) like traditional antiperspirants or using harsh chemicals to keep the stink at bay, these formulas use all sorts of nature-based ingredients such as arrowroot powder and essential oils to deodorize, absorb, and keep you feeling fresh. Some even have hydrating goodness, such as coconut oil or shea butter, making your anti-B.O. experience a luxurious and nourishing one. Why wouldn’t you treat your deodorant application as a feel-good self-care ritual?

Read on to get the lowdown on 13 no-fail products to stick in your medicine cabinet before it gets too hot.

Photo courtesy of Boscia

Boscia, Charcoal Deodorant, $20, available at Boscia.

This charcoal deodorant's formula is a unique powder spray with a lovely fresh scent. Not only does it keep you feeling dry and smelling good all day long, but the charcoal base also works to draw out impurities.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.