Dove VS Secret – Aluminum Free Deodorant

Photo May 23, 2 40 15 PM

About 4 years ago, I made the decision to ditch antiperspirants for all natural deodorants. Not gonna lie, it was pretty hard. I live in Texas and the summers are brutal here.

Antiperspirants contain aluminum – the aluminum forms little plugs in your sweat glands which slows down your sweat production.

Now, I have tried A LOT of different all natural deodorants. After putting many to the test, I have found one by JASON that I really love. Its a dry spray in fresh cucumber (I stay away from deodorants with baking soda – I’m sensitive to it). Until recently, you had to go whole food stores to find aluminum free deodorants. FINALLY bigger brands, found at most stores, have created deodorants FREE FROM ALUMINUM. I put Dove and Secret to the test.


I picked up the Daylilly scent which is, I think, is their signature scent. Its clear, solid and smells great when you first open it. BUT there’s a slight moldy scent that I started smelling once it warms up on the skin. It’s a very faint smell. It almost smells like clothes that have been left wet in the washer.

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This is a white, solid bar but it goes on clear. I opted for the cucumber & green tea scent – it reminded me of Bath and Body Work’s cucumber melon lol. I love this scent. It’s very fresh.

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Both feel great on the skin – they don’t leave residue behind. You will sweat because again, its not an antiperspirant. They both do a GREAT job of masking odors BUT I find that the DOVE 0% Aluminum Free keeps me smelling fresh, longer. I can’t get over the mildew scent from the Secret deo. After trying them both for about a month, I find the Dove deo performs better. I am so excited that big brands like Dove and Secret are now offering their consumers ALUMINUM FREE options.

XO, Em

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9 thoughts on “Dove VS Secret – Aluminum Free Deodorant

  1. I have been thinking about making the switch to a new, all natural deodorant. I may have to do a little test like you did to find which one is right for me.

    xoxo Sarah

  2. This is great to hear about all the aluminum free options out there! I will have to try them out. Thanks for the reviews!


  3. I didn’t know these brands made alternative aluminum free options! Thanks for sharing love

  4. Thanks so much for your review of these two aluminum free options! I’m personally a big fan of Dove and love the cucumber scent.

    xo, Laura

  5. I have been using natural deodorant lately and although I still sweat a lot, I love not putting harmful chemicals into my body.

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