Table 1. Natural deodorants and their mode of action

Table 1. Natural deodorants and their mode of action

Mode of action Functional ingredients
Odor mask/counter-odorant Organic fragrance, essential oils, vanillin, menthol, macrocyclic lactones
Odor eliminate/destroy Clays (kaolin, bentonite), corn starch, arrowroot, absorb,sodium bicarbonate, saccharomyces ferment (enzymes)
Odor prevent/antimicrobial, bacteriostat Antimicrobial essentail oils (tea tree, lemongrass, sage, oregano, savory, peppermint) and fragrance compounds (terpinen-4-ol, isoeugenol, hinokitiol); plant extracts (lichen- Usnea, hops-Humulus, witch hazel); metallic salts (alums, zinc salts); sophorose lipids (antimicrobial biosurfactant); lauric, capric, caprylic, undecylenic fatty acid derivatives; and hydrolyzable esters (triethyl citrate, benzyl salicylate)