Prefer natural deodorants! The secret of natural deodorants is that they do not block the pores of the skin. This allows the good bacteria to work, helping to minimize and cover odor, even when you're not wearing deodorant! Magic, no? Be aware that eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water can significantly reduce odor. Finally, self-respecting natural deodorants contain plant-based moisturizers like shea butter, coconut oil, and mineral-rich clay to prevent irritation. CAUTION: Avoid antiperspirants that contain many parabens, which are used as preservatives in deodorants: methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl, to name a few. Some of them disrupt the endocrine system and hormonal balance in the body and interfere with the way the body produces and regulates estrogen.