Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry Antiperspirant

Tom’s of Maine makes natural health and beauty aids like toothpaste, floss, and deodorant. And until recently, deodorant was your only option for underarm sweat detail from Tom’s. But (happily for all of us who want to fight both the stink AND the wetness of underarm sweat) it has just released an antiperspirant: Naturally Dry Antiperspirant. This stuff really is all natural, including the active ingredient of aluminum chlorohydrate, which is

made from recycled aluminum (which was originally derived from natural mineral bauxite ore)

That’s good enough reasoning for me! I am thrilled to find a cruelty-free antiperspirant that actually works. I’ve been using it for about two weeks, and I have absolutely no complaints. It comes in stick form and goes on smoothly. I haven’t noticed it balling into little clumps or leaving residue on my clothes. The powder smell is very pleasant but not overpowering. And it seems to wash away completely in the shower (which is important to me despite evidence that there’s no causal link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s).

Granted, it hasn’t gotten above 70 degrees yet, so I haven’t tested it in the heat of summer. But even if it falters (like most antiperspirants do), I think I’ll be a lifelong user.