The Healthy Deodorant I Swear By

LaVanila The Healthy Deodorant in Fresh Vanilla Lemon

A good natural deodorant—that smells great and works!

I simply cannot bring myself to use deodorants with aluminum (this cannot be good to apply near underarm lymph nodes and in areas where women shave and wax, exposing open skin to it) and other unhealthy stuff. Enter LaVanila’s The Healthy Deodorant. It comes in amazing scents (my new favorite: Fresh Vanilla Lemon) with soothing essential oils, antioxidants, and no harsh chemicals. ($18 for 2 ounces, which lasts a long time; In warm weather, I apply before going to bed and several times during the day for added protection.

If you’re interested in other natural deodorant options, click here to read this great review of the most effective, aluminum-free natural deodorants on

Valerie LatonaAbout Valerie Latona
As the former editor in chief of Shape (the active lifestyle magazine) for 5 years, I personally spoke with a lot of women (thousands over the years, from around the nation) and what I found is this: it's not easy to stay healthy, to get (and stay) fit, and to stem the weight gain tide (and even the tide of disease) that inevitably happens to us as we get older.