Stinkbug Naturals Deodorant Review

So far, my quest to rid my life of toxic products has been smooth sailing. I have easily swapped out all of my makeup, skin care, self-tanners, and perfumes, but one product that seemed to be the hardest to replace was my deodorant. After scanning my current Secret deodorant on the Think Dirty app and learning it was a filthy 9/10, I knew it had to go.

What’s Hiding in Secret Deodorant?

  • Fragrances- A combination of over 3,000 fragrances are added to deodorants to give them a pleasant smell, however, these harsh synthetic fragrances can cause hormone disruption and severe allergic reactions.
  • Talc- This is a hydrated magnesium silicate made to absorb, with ties to respiratory problems, skin allergies, and possible ovarian cancer. While the FDA claims Talc is safe, because deodorant enters into your sweat glands quickly, I do not want to risk using Talc in this area.
  • Petrolatum- This is a mineral jelly used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin, but because it comes from crude oil, it can be known to cause mild irritation, itchiness and is considered a possible carcinogen.
  • Aluminum- This is in almost all deodorants, serving as an antiperspirant, astringent, and deodorant. The aluminum compound forms a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like hormonal effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer.
  • Behenyl Alcohol- This is added to keep formulas from separating while also keeping moisture locked into the skin. This is not a carcinogen, but it has been linked to skin irritation.

Results from scanning my Secret deodorant on the Think Dirty app.

think dirty app

As you can see all of the above is not the best for your skin and knowing that my deodorant could possibly be giving me breast cancer is enough to get me to quit it forever. While I was committed to dumping the bad, I still wanted to make sure that I was able to find a decent replacement, as one of the biggest complaints people have when dumping their toxic deodorants for more natural deodorants is that the natural ones do not perform as well.

While this is a valid argument, and I do agree that natural deodorants will probably never work as flawlessly as the chemical infested ones do, I have accepted that I may smell a tiny bit more in exchange for my health. Luckily, there are a handful of great options out there that do give the bad guys a run for their money, so to really put some of these to the test, I rounded up a handful of popular brands to have my boyfriend and I try them out.

The deodorant that I currently am using and have forced convinced my boyfriend to use as well is from a line called Stinkbug Naturals. To give you a better idea of our experience with this brand, I have highlighted a few key questions below to answer.


What is Stinkbug Naturals Deodorant made of?

Stinkbug Naturals is a 100% organic, non-GMO, natural deodorant free of aluminum and all other yucky toxins. Stinkbug Naturals has minimal ingredients in each deodorant:

  • Organic Shea Butter
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Cornstarch
  • Organic Essential Oils for scent
  • Baking Soda

How do you Apply Stinkbug Naturals?

Stinkbug Naturals deodorant comes in two forms, stick bar or cream pot. While you may think you need a lot to get it to work, you actually only need a small amount of this product to work, 1-2 swipes are plenty! The coconut oil can be a bit hard to apply so hold it to your underarm for 2-3 seconds and then it should glide right on

How long does Stinkbug Naturals Deodorant Last?

I would say mine lasts about 5 hours before needing to reapply, and my boyfriend’s lasts about 4-5 hours with normal activity but if he is extra active or working out he needs to reapply after 4 hours. If you are currently using a toxic deodorant, you may need to detox your pits before switching to a natural one to really get it to work well. Learn how to detox your armpits for a fresh start here.

What Scents Does it Come in?

Pine Cone, Lavender, Atomic, Tea Tree, Floral Lime, Tangerine Spice, Patchouli, and Unscented. I personally like the Floral Lime pot {The pots are the strongest} and my boyfriend likes the Atomic scent.

How Much Are They?

$7.99 each, however, you can take 20% off all orders over $20 on their website with code organicbunny.

Where is Stinkbug Naturals Sold?

Stinkbug Naturals can be found online here, at select Whole Foods or a retail store near you! Check here to find the closest location to you.

Any Coupon Codes?

As I mentioned above, all Organic Bunny readers can take 20% off all orders over $20 with code: organicbunny at checkout.

Overall Thoughts?

Overall, I think this deodorant is an awesome alternative to the toxic brands I am used to, I really love that it’s organic and free of all harsh chemicals and toxins. I also really love the unisex packaging and the fact that my boyfriend will actually use this and not complain. If you are looking to swap your boyfriend or husband’s toxic deodorant out, this would certainly be a great one to try.