These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

From Le Labo to Floris, some of the biggest, most fragrant names in grooming have uncapped roll-on deodorants. These are the best…

Roll up, roll up! It’s the roll-on revolution; a twisty-turny deodorising wave of sustainable sticks-and-stones. It’s a delicately-scented, lightly-formulated uprising, where aerosols aren’t deigned to spray and the soft touch wins out. From Le Labo to Floris, some of the biggest, most fragrant names in grooming have uncapped roll-on deodorants — and we’ve discovered the best below.

There’s an ozone-friendly offering from Salt & Stone; packaged in a tube itself created from recycled ocean plastic. There’s an aluminium-free alternative deodorant from Baxter of California, packed with calming ingredients from chamomile to yarrow. And there’s a non-polluting, eucalyptus-infused roll-on from Malin + Goetz; the brand’s best-selling product of the last ten years. So shirts off, roll-up and let’s see what all the eco-forward fuss is about…

Grown Alchemist Roll On Deodorant

If you’re looking for eco-friendliness, the clue’s in the natural name. Grown Alchemist is as green as grooming brands come, and this roll-on uses an aluminium-free formulation to bind and blend together a handful of super-sustainable ingredients. Think ‘Icelandic moss extract’, ‘Tamanu seed oil’ and ‘Glycyrrhizinic acid’; a potent compound found in liquorice.

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Grown Alchemist Roll On Deodorant

£23.00

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Baxter of California Deodorant

Another aluminium-free offering, Baxter of California’s ‘Citrus and Herbal Musk’ deodorant is formulated specifically for sensitive skin. Packed with calming ingredients including chamomile and yarrow, it also employs refreshing, natural extracts such as tea tree and witch hazel. And, unlike many drying deodorants, this one actually keeps your skin hydrated. It sounds counter-intuitive — but it works. 

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Baxter of California Deodorant

£15.00

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Aesop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On

We’ve featured the roll-on here so it fits with our smooth, deodorising theme, but you could just as easily and effectively pick up Aesop’s spray version of this ‘Herbal Deodorant’. Like the Baster of California roll-on above, it features a couple of eyebrow-raising ingredients (Wasabi? In a deodorant?), but the left-field oils and compounds pair perfectly with zinc, sage leaf and lavender to create a protective, potent product.

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Aesop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On

£23.00

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Le Labo Deodorant

While most deodorants can stuff in a sage leaf here, or some geranium extract there, the real challenge is delivering these ingredients in a sustainable, safe way. That’s why roll-ons are greener than aerosols; and it’s why Le Labo’s deodorant stick is perhaps the best of this bunch. Created with plant-derived glycerin, the active mineral salts, tonic bean and bergamot are suspended in a lightweight, long-lasting and eco-friendly delivery system.

Floris 'Cefiro' Deodorant Stick

From Floris, the heritage British grooming brand, the aromatic credentials of this deodorant were never in doubt. And, indeed, it sings with scents of mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg and sandalwood. But it’s also incredibly effective; no alcohol or aluminium ensures your pores won’t be blocked, and added Vitamin E works to maintain the elasticity and suppleness of your underarm skin.

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Floris 'Cefiro' Deodorant Stick

£22.00

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Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

There’s a reason that this ‘Eucalyptus Deodorant’ has been Malin + Goetz‘s best-selling product for over a decade. Few roll-ons come close to its versatility; working as it does on practically every skin type. That’s down to odour-neutralising citronellyl; a compound that synthesises with the natural eucalyptus extract and probiotic enzymes to create a clean, cruelty-free, vegan — and utterly efficient — deodorant.

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

£19.00

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Salt & Stone Formula Nº 2 Natural Deodorant

It would probably be quicker to list everything that’s not in Salt & Stone’s bio-based roll-on. Free from baking soda, aluminium, alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes, this is a deodorant packed with probiotics, shea butter and tons of other sustainably-sourced goodness. Designed for sensitive skin, it’ll work for anyone looking to reduce their sweat marks and/or carbon footprint (even the packaging is recyclable, and made from reclaimed ocean plastic).

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

Salt & Stone Formula Nº 2 Natural Deodorant

£15.00

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D. R. Harris Alcohol-Free 'Twenty Nine' Deodorant

For a final, fragrant flourish, we turn to royal-warranted chemists D.R. Harris. This scented stick deodorant is infused with the brand’s ‘Twenty Nine’ scent; a heady blend of rose, geranium, cinnamon and clove. It’s a unisex offering, and one that ensures not to aggravate sensitive skin with an alcohol-free formulation. 

These are the most eco-friendly deodorants for men

D. R. Harris Alcohol-Free 'Twenty Nine' Deodorant

£16.00

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