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Best Deodorants for Menopause

Best Deodorants for Menopause

In this article, I’ll be recommending my top picks of deodorants for menopause. 

I tested a wide variety of deodorants that claim to offer the best odor protection, long lasting effect, and pleasing fragrances so that I can help you make an informed decision.

Mitchum’s Clinical Soft Solid Powder for women is my favorite deodorant to use during menopause. This deodorant features best in class odor protection, a refreshing scent, and long lasting effect to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day.

Menopause can be a liberating time for women, but it does come with some challenges. Hormonal changes in the body can affect your physiology, resulting in increased body odor, sweating, hot flashes, etc.

Special deodorants utilize ingredients to help you address these problems and start this new era of life with confidence. 

Read on for more details about the best deodorants for menopause.

Women Clinical Soft Menopausal Deodorant
Best Overall
Pros
  • Stronger than regular deodorant
  • Reduces body odor
  • Fresh scent
Cons
  •  Not recommended for sensitive skin
Salt & Stone All Natural Deodorant
Best natural choice
Pros
  • Non sticky
  • Long lasting effect
  • Natural formula
Cons
  • Doesn’t mitigate wetness all that well
Dove Invisible Solid Deodorant
Premium Choice
Pros
  • No irritation
  • Best for heavy sweating
  • Budget friendly
Cons
  • Not the longest lasting

Mitchum Women Clinical Soft Menopausal Deodorant

Mitchum’s Clinical deodorant features powerful odor protection, a pleasing fragrance, and offers a long lasting effect.

Clinical deodorants are a great option to use for menopause as they are stronger and more effective than regular deodorants. This particular one uses special ingredients that noticeably reduce body odor while also masking it with a rich scent.

I liked the fragrance of Mitchum’s deodorant as it vaguely reminded me of baby powder, but more fresh. It is a pleasant scent that is well balanced and perfect for use every day.

Antiperspirants can often cause pore blockage, which leads to sweat build-up. Thankfully, this deodorant does not rely on blocking pores to reduce sweat. Instead, it uses powerful antimicrobial agents that prevent body odor by fighting the bacteria that cause body odor in the first place.

The texture is smooth and non sticky. It does not leave any residue on the skin nor does it have any oil-based ingredients that could cause staining of fabrics. It dries quickly, but not at the cost of drying out your skin.

In fact, it actually moisturizes your skin and nourishes it with essential components that promote skin health. I can report that I did not experience any irritation or redness, as some clinical deodorants can often cause.

Finally, Mitchum offers 48 hour odor protection to keep you feeling fresh for longer.

Pros

  • Moisturizes skin
  • No irritation or redness
  • 48 hour protection



Cons 

  • Not recommended for sensitive skin

Salt & Stone All Natural Deodorant For Menopause

Salt & Stone make an outstanding natural formulation that is supremely effective for use during menopause. This deodorant eliminates harmful chemicals while maintaining a high level of odor prevention and lasting power.

Focused on using natural ingredients, Salt & Stone’s offering combines the utility of deodorant with the skin nourishing capabilities of probiotics and shea butter. These ingredients work to give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and moisturized.

I tested the ‘Eucalyptus and Cedarwood’ version, which has a refreshing, woody scent. It is neither overpowering nor underwhelming, delivering a balanced fragrance that kept me feeling energized throughout the day.

My favorite part about this deodorant is the fact that it eliminates potentially harmful ingredients such as aluminum, alcohol, and parabens, making for a non toxic formula that is mild on skin, while still offering best in class odor protection.

If you hate the ugly discoloration of fabrics that some deodorants cause, rest assured that Salt & Stone’s formula is free from synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes and does not stain your clothes.

Furthermore, the feel of this deodorant is really nice. It dries fairly quickly, without leaving any residue on skin and I didn’t have to deal with uncomfortable stickiness as with some natural options.

Besides that, this natural deodorant is long lasting, with up to 48 hours of odor protection, perfect for use on both light days indoors and busy ones outside.

Pros

  • Probiotics and shea butter used

  • Nourishes skin 

  • Fresh scent 

  • Non toxic

Cons 

  • Doesn’t mitigate wetness all that well

 

Dove Invisible Solid Deodorant for Menopause

Dove’s Invisible Solid Deodorant is a budget-friendly option that is really useful for women who sweat heavily. It has highly effective antiperspirant properties and a fresh scent that masks odors really well. 

This deodorant features antiperspirant elements that reduce sweating, even in the warmest of conditions. These antiperspirant elements help you go about your day without the discomfort of wetness plaguing you.

As for the fragrance, this deodorant has a fresh scent that is light and airy. While I would prefer a slightly stronger fragrance for women who sweat a lot during menopause, this one is still highly efficient for masking body odor.

As the name suggests, this deodorant is invisible. It leaves a clear layer that is completely unnoticeable, allowing you to apply it even on exposed skin and still go under the radar. Moreover, this deodorant does not leave marks or stains on your fabrics, making it a great choice for lighter wardrobes.

Lasting power is also good, though not quite to the level of some other deodorants. Dove claim 24 hours of protection and I can attest to all-day odor mitigation as well. Still, it would have been nice to see a longer lasting version.

Dove’s Invisible Deodorant is non sticky and does not leave any residue on your skin. Texture is smooth and I am happy to report that over the two weeks I used it, I did not experience any irritation or redness with this deodorant.

 

Pros

  • Antiperspirant properties
  • Light and fresh scent
  • Completely imperceptible on skin
  • No staining of fabrics

 

Cons 

  • Not the longest lasting

Each & Every Natural Deodorant for Menopause

When it comes to deodorants specifically formulated for sensitive skin, Each & Every make my favorite one. It utilizes essential oils for a fresh scent, a smooth texture, and long lasting odor protection.

I am a huge fan of natural deodorants that eliminate potentially harmful chemicals and have a mild effect on skin. Each & Every achieve both by infusing their deodorant with 6 essential oils that make it perfect for all skin types.

This deodorant lacks ingredients like aluminum, alcohol, parabens, baking soda, and phthalates. In fact, baking soda is substituted with Dead Sea Salt.

The fragrance comes from natural extracts of citrus and vetiver, making for a subtle scent that masks odor without causing any skin problems. The scent is pleasing and keeps you feeling fresh for longer.

Another plus point of this deodorant is its plant-based, vegan packaging. It is made of sugarcane and is completely recyclable, reducing your carbon footprint.

However, this deodorant does have one slight drawback. As it is oil based, it has a tendency to leave white stains on lighter fabrics.

Other than that, it has a smooth texture that dries quickly and doesn’t block pores, making it the perfect everyday deodorant.

Pros

  • All natural ingredients
  • 6 essential oils used
  • Suitable for all skin types



 

Cons  

  • Leaves marks on white fabrics