With their health in mind, many people are making the switch to non-toxic and natural deodorant products, some of which are powered by baking soda and others boast baking soda-free deodorant formulas. While baking soda is effective for absorbing moisture, it can sometimes also lead to dryness, discoloration, irritation and disruption of the skin's natural moisture barrier due to the pH imbalance it causes.
Biossance's clean, non-toxic Squalane + Bamboo deodorant is an option that's free from baking soda, as well as synthetic fragrances and other undesirable ingredients. The non-staining formula is free from pore-clogging ingredients and uses bamboo powder to absorb moisture. The product neutralizes odor with grapefruit, geranium and clary sage, while also boasting skincare-like ingredients such as squalane, a fast-absorbing dry oil.