Crunchy Cheats is a ongoing series on The Pistachio Project that will basically supply you with suggestions of better products that you can easily buy. Some of these will be products that you can buy if you are not ready to dive all the way into crunchiness and make everything yourself but some of the Crunchy Cheats will be lists of safer brands to chose from when buying products (that you couldn’t possibly make.)

Crunchy Cheats: Deodorant

Today’s Crunchy Cheat is deodorant!

Perhaps you do not want to try making homemade deodorant. Perhaps for one reason or another homemade just doesn’t work for you. However, you still want a safe deodorant to use. You want to avoid the aluminum, paragons, propylene glycol, and phthalate containing fragrance. Here is a good starting list of some great already made deodorants that you can by. They all rate amazingly well on EWG.

Bella Organics Deodorant

Cost: $11.95/ 2.5oz
Ingredients: Organic shea butter, organic arrowroot powder, organic coca butter, organic beeswax, organic virgin coconut oil, aluminum free baking soda, essential oils
EWG Rating: (Not rated yet but should be a 0)

Bubble and Bee ‘Pit Putty 100% Organic Deodorant

Cost: $9.85/ 2.5oz
Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic lemon essential oil, organic clove essential oil
EWG Rating: 0

Miessence Aroma Free Roll -on Deodorant

Cost: $9.95/ 2.2oz
Ingredients: Certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, Citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract
EWG Rating: 0

Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant 

Cost: $4.90/ 4 oz
Ingredients: SD alcohol 40-B, water, salvia officials (sage) oil, lavandin oil, citrus medic limonum (lemon) peel oil
EWG Rating: 1

Pronounce Skincare Deodorant

Cost: $15.50/ 2.5oz
Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic arrowroot powder, organic almond oil, organic beeswax, organic diatomaceous earth, organic vitamin E, essential oils
EWG Rating: (Not rated yet but should be a 0)

Meow Meow Tweet

Cost: $18.00/ 2.4oz
Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax, essential oils
EWG Rating: (Not rated yet but should be a 0-1)

Crystal Body Deodorant Stick

Cost: $4.39/ 1.5oz
Ingredients: Natural mineral salts, ammonium alum
EWG Rating: 0