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The Best Women’s Deodorant on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about all-natural deodorants for women and men, the best deodorants according to trainers, and the six products to stop you from sweating altogether, we wanted to take this one to the people and hear what the masses of Amazon had to say. Do note that deodorant is body-specific, so different people will react in different ways to different formulas, meaning that a stellar review might not ring true for you, but if 2,000 reviewers are smashing that five-star approval rating, the odds are probably in your favor. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best non-scented gel deodorant

Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant Gel

4.5 stars, 89 reviews

“This is the only deodorant that I’ve used for the past 20 years. I am a group fitness instructor, so I can definitely tell you that Lady Speed Stick gel works. Once applied in the morning, I don’t have to reapply in the evening when I am getting ready to teach fitness classes. I was beginning to panic when I could not find it in any stores in our area. So glad I looked on Amazon.”

Best scented gel deodorant

Secret Scent Expressions Boho Berry Clear Gel

4.6 stars, 453 reviews

“This is the best deodorant or antiperspirant I’ve ever used. Clear-gel deodorants and antiperspirants are my favorite, and this lavender scent smells fantastic. White marks can appear on dark clothing if you don’t let it dry for a minute or two beforehand, but it’s worth it, since this is a product that actually works at keeping you dry and smelling good all day.”

Best stick deodorant

Degree Women Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick

4.5 stars, 950 reviews

“I know it seems strange to review deodorant, but this is my absolute favorite brand. I embarrassingly sweat quite a bit, and living in Arizona makes it so much worse. For years, I would sweat so much that I would destroy shirts. I find I don’t sweat as much using this brand, and when I do, the transfer onto my shirts isn’t as bad as with other brands. I love the scents, and I don’t have to reapply during the day. One thing I’ve noticed is, when it does transfer, pretreating with vinegar removes deodorant stains.”

Best clinical-strength deodorant

Degree Women Clinical Antiperspirant Deodorant

4.2 stars, 761 reviews

“I’ve been using this for two years now and absolutely love it. I’m a sweater and I’m a runner. Put the two together and you need some serious coverage. Degree clinical strength was a game changer for me. From the start, it worked well and kept me dry in day-to-day normal activities, and greatly reduced perspiration for more strenuous activities. Everybody is different in what they respond best to, and this formulation has worked very well for me for a couple of years now. Amazon prices are much better than store prices in my area, so I’ve even opted for a monthly subscription.”

Best spray deodorant

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant

4.3 stars, 543 reviews

“I’ve struggled to find a deodorant or antiperspirant that keeps me dry during the summer in Texas, especially in those moments when I’m getting into the car after it’s been locked up all day in the sun, or when someone wants to get married in the summer outside, like this is the Pacific Northwest and not Texas. I’ve tried Degree, Secret, and a few other brands that I can’t remember. Anyway, this does the trick. Done experimenting, found the answer, this is perfect! The only thing I’ve found that comes close is whatever prescription the doctor gives you, but I don’t care, this is better.”

Best all-natural spray deodorant

Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Mist Natural Deodorant Spray

4.5 stars, 235 reviews

“Attention! If you are making the switch from conventional deodorant to a natural product, you must detox your pits first. I cannot stress that enough. Now that I have that out of the way; I can’t express how much I love this product. So natural, so easy, so versatile. Sure, it’s odd to spray a wet substance in your pits with the expectation of odor protection, but just get over it and trust the process. Also, this is not an antiperspirant. Your body is designed to sweat, so let it. And let this deodorant spray keep you from getting funky. I’ve used lots of others and nothing holds a candle to this. It doesn’t have fragrance or anything that irritates the skin. I apply it directly after my shower, even if I’ve just shaved, and it never irritates my skin. It works all day for me, which is really important, since I work in cosmetology and have my armpits over people’s faces during shampoos. Bottom line: Detox those pits and use this product.”

Best all-natural roll-on deodorant

Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant

4.4 stars, 2,240 reviews

“I’m here to rave about this natural deodorant. After trying some drugstore brands, I had seriously given up. I did not want to continue spending over $5 for stuff that didn’t work. I have no idea how I came across Bali, but I’m glad I did. I love the smell of this rose-scented one. It’s natural and simple. It’s easy to apply, dries super quick, and, yes, it lasts through my 10-to-12-hour shifts! I must admit that the rose smell fades after a long day. However, I don’t receive any body odor. I’m always checking, too. I’ve been telling everyone about this stuff.”

Best mineral deodorant

CRYSTAL Essence Mineral Deodorant Roll-on

4.3 stars, 1,092 reviews

“My husband and I were both unsure about whether or not the Crystal body deodorant would really hold up to our active lifestyles, but every few years, we get fed up with standard deodorant stains, smells, and chemicals and vow to give the natural products another try. We were very pleasantly surprised when this deodorant held its weight. The first week or so, I think our pits were going through some kind of bacterial detox, because I felt very sweaty and smelly. I was ready to throw in the towel, but by day six or so, my husband said his armpits had ceased all weirdness and became smell-free. So I kept at it for a another few days, and lo and behold, I experienced the same. My armpits neither smell like BO nor like fake scents covering up BO. I experience some wetness when in serious heat situations, but there is literally no smell at all. As an added bonus, there’s no risk of getting stains on all my clothing, and hopefully, we’re less likely to get cancer. We’re thrilled!”

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The Best Women’s Deodorant on Amazon