I switched to natural deodorant many years ago (I think about five). I love it and it is VERY economical. I have been using the crystal rock deodorant. It is a natural mineral salt that works by killing the bacteria that cause odor. It is not an antiperspirant, but it's not really healthy to block a natural function anyway. Most deodorants contain aluminum, a known carcinogen (hello--breast cancer!) and is linked to Alzheimer's. The crystal, however, does not contain any chemicals. It is great because it doesn't stain clothing, isn't sticky, and doesn't cake up like typical deodorants. They are so economical because they last forever! The website says it will last up to one year, but I have one I bought a little over four years ago! (It was about $6.00.) You will find this deodorant in health food stores and online. I like vitaminshoppe.com.
Read more about the benefits of the crystal deodorant here.
Stay tuned for more on my personal care products. I have alternatives for toothpaste, facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, eye makeup remover, lip balm, hand and body moisturizer, shampoo, and conditioner.