Charcoal Deodorant


Charcoal Deodorant

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Size: 3.25 oz

  • Charcoal helps detoxify
  • Cornstarch absorbs moisture
  • Tea tree oil fights odor-causing bacteria
Pit stop

Finally, a natural deodorant that doesn’t leave sensitive underarms angry. We created this charcoal-based deodorant without baking soda to keep pits feeling dry, fresh, and free from uncomfortable irritation. Essential oils not only smell good, they also help fight odor-causing bacteria without the use of harmful chemicals. Happy pits only.

Rub into underarms until completely clear to help absorb odor and wetness.


If you’re new to natural deodorant, know that your system needs time to detox. It may take a few weeks before you start to notice this deodorant’s full potential (and that’s completely normal).

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Customer Reviews

  • Decent Deodorant

    Meghan October 04, 2020

    I LOVE the smell of this deodorant. I still notice after having used it for a couple months now. I did notice during the detox period, or a really stressful day I smell a little funky – so it needs reapplying at times. I would also say this isn’t for someone who sweats heavily. I live in a very hot and humid environment and I am really active – during my workouts I noticed the deodorant would clump up or even run with my sweat from the humidity. Overall its a good deodorant for normal days, would not recommend if you are a heavy sweater.

  • you've got to exfoliate during detox

    Hannah J. April 13, 2020

    I’ve been trying out this deodorant for a little over a month now and the first few weeks were rough.. I’d smell fine after applying, but later in the day I’d smell a bit funky – even on days I didn’t do much. I was self-conscious about how I smelled around my new bf and I’d wear light cotton materials bc some materials just made the smell worse. I’d keep my arms down at all costs. BUT after listening to an Instagram live talk with follain about clean deodorants, I learned that exfoliating your armpits during the detox phase is a MUST to get all of the clogged gunk out. Immediately after the first exfoliation (with the Follain sugar scrub) the smell changed entirely and I couldn’t smell myself. I smelled fresh and clean. Giving only 4 stars bc of the length of detox time and I’m still optimisticly cautious about any sudden smell changes, but thought I’d still give it a shout out! I still might try out other brands here after I finish this stick.

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  • Really wish it worked for me

    Devina January 20, 2020

    welp…. I was pretty upset that this didn’t work out for me. I had really high hopes when the ladies at the shop said it’s amazing…. yea no, I’ve used tons of baking soda free deodorants & this by far was the WORST!!! I couldn’t stop sweating & it made me smell horrible. also it just leaves your underarms sticky…. it’s so uncomfortable. I do love the Follain line in general though, but this just did not work. Sticking with Meow Meow Tweet! The best!!

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  • Great

    Vicki D. January 05, 2020

    I love this deodorant. It smells really good. I’ve tried a bunch and this one works the best for me.

  • didn’t work for me

    Amy November 13, 2019

    I wanted this to work so badly, but it did nothing to eliminate odor (made it worse if anything).

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  • I love this deodorant!

    Zoe M. July 24, 2019

    This deodorant works really well for me! I love the charcoal smell and I find it actually stops me from stinking. I like this more than powder charcoal deodorants. As a caveat: I’m not a super smelly person overall and don’t wear deodorant everyday.

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  • Still Smelly

    Amy July 22, 2019

    Unfortunately, this deodorant did nothing for me. I think it’s just trial and error with natural deodorant and not a one size fits all.

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  • Earthy, but the smell grows on you

    Courtney H. June 21, 2019

    At first, this earthy smell was not something i liked on my body. After a couple weeks, it grew on me. The deoderant lasts about half the day, then needs a refresher. Overall a good product.

  • Smells great - didn't work for me

    Abby L. June 11, 2019

    It smells great, has great packaging, and a great feel – but, it doesn’t work for me. It worked the first 24 hours, but the following days it only worked the first 4 hours of each day. My body odor came through each day by lunch time. So bummed. (And, yes, it was applied to clean underarms every day. Specifically washed them each morning.)

  • Not great

    Lydia H. June 09, 2019

    It smelled awful after just a few hours and did nothing to stop the sweat. I would have been better off if I hadn’t even used it.

  • Good, but not perfect

    Phoebe B. June 06, 2019

    I really like this deodorant because it is easy to apply and goes on very smoothly. The one down side is that it doesn’t totally mask the smell of body odor. If you’re okay with a more natural smell then this is fine, but it doesn’t completely hide all scents.

  • One of the best natural deodorants

    Inu May 19, 2019

    I’ve tried a ton of natural aluminum free deodorants, and this one is at the top of the list. The smell is wonderful, with just a hint of bergamot that really stays throughout the day. My boyfriend and I both have used it, and I give it 4 stars because it worked a lot better for him than it did for me. He didn’t have to reapply throughout the day, but I would need to reapply at least once. I have a very high stress job, so I’m guessing the stress sweat is the hardest to combat with the natural brands, but that said, this one performed great. I would suggest that if you get this to be careful because of the essential oils, you don’t need to apply too much. Otherwise, it will transfer to clothes. I wouldn’t wear with any silks, for instance.

  • Works well but heads up it's not vegan

    Kaitlyn F. March 10, 2019

    Unfortunately, after I purchased it, I realized that it contains beeswax. That’s on me, so I won’t detract a star. I’m pretty active and this works really well for the most part. The reason that I can’t rate this a five is because it doesn’t hold up well to cardio-based fitness (ie: OrangeTheory/Barry’s) as well as I’d like; I’ve definitely smelled myself while working out.

  • not for me

    Bryanne March 04, 2019

    Still searching for the perfect natural deodorant that doesn’t make me break out, works to absorb odor, doesn’t ruin my clothes, and doesn’t break the bank. Pros: I love the packaging on this one- easy to swipe on, doesn’t take much to warm it up on my skin, didn’t leave terrible marks on my clothes (although did leave some residue on darker silk shirts). Cons: Made me break out a little if I had just shaved (but not as bad as other baking soda heavy products), but overall just didn’t work with my body’s chemistry. I smelled terrible by the end of the day- worse than if I didn’t use deodorant at all. Cannot recommend- if I could return I would but it’s been far too long. Still searching!

  • Made me smell bad.

    Camille C. February 27, 2019

    I don’t know if it is my body’s chemistry or the actual product but I smelled terrible when I put it on. I don’t think the deodorant smells bad until I put it on so that makes me think it’s my body chemistry with this product. Oh, and I’m not new to natural deodorants either.

  • Disappointed

    Ann P. February 03, 2019

    I always use a natural deodorant. This one did not work for me. Used it one day and will not use it again, don’t want to subject myself or anyone else to the odor it did not mask!

  • It was okay.

    Jennifer T. January 29, 2019

    This deodorant worked fine, as far as natural deodorants go. I chose not to repurchase because I wanted to find something a little gentler on my sensitive skin, and because I did not like the oily film it left on my clothes.

  • Works!

    Kyle K. January 02, 2019

    I’ve tried various natural deodorants which have given me skin rashes. Tried this and am so excited to finally find a natural deodorant that works and does not give me a rash! Highly recommend- plus i love the smell!

  • Might work for some

    Whitney H. December 20, 2018

    I found that this stayed “wet” for me and ended up transferring to all my clothes. If it was a regular day, it worked, but if I was working out or stressed, it didn’t stand up to the challenge.

  • Love this deodorant

    Charlotte December 18, 2018

    I’m in love with Follain’s deodorant. I’ve tried pretty much all options on the market and have always found issues with smell, consistency, delivery method and stains on clothing. For me, Follain’s deodorant delivers on all of those fronts. Knowing that clean deodorants are not going to stop you from sweating, which is a good thing, this is the best formula I’ve found!

  • Best Natural Deodorant (So Far)

    Oana A. December 16, 2018

    This deodorant is not exactly perfect, but after trying several other natural deodorants, and even making my own, this is the best so far. Before this I was using Piper Wei and it was great for about three months, until suddenly my pits started reacting to the baking soda and I had a painful rash. That’s when I made the switch. The moisturizing element in the Follain deodorant actually helped heal my rash, which shows that a lot of thought was put into this product. I would, however, like to point out that the combination of coconut oil and charcoal can stain your clothes, so be careful not to put a shirt on immediately after application. But all that said, I think it’s a stellar product because it: 1) smells great 2) is gentle for sensitive skin 3) rolls on instead of having to apply with fingers 4) keeps BO at bay for a reasonable amount of time 5) moisturizes your skin

  • Good alternative deodorant

    Kelley C. December 14, 2018

    Works great for daily use. I have noticed when I wear this for activities such as yoga and spin that the deo sort of “melts off” onto my clothes. So far this is the only natural deo that does irritate my skin.

  • love this deodorant!

    Christina December 13, 2018

    I have been obsessed with finding a decent natural deodorant ever since I learned about the really frightening health consequences of using traditional ones (if only I could get my teenage girls as interested in this topic…). The ones that everyone loves with baking soda have left me with awful rashes, and the non-baking soda ones just haven’t for me. This one from Follain is the best I have found. It goes on really smoothly and I have not had a single stinkubus moment since trying it. I’m not sure if it stains clothes as some people have suggested in their notes, but if it does, I haven’t noticed that at all (but I also don’t wear a lot of white). High recommend this product – such a pleasant surprise!

  • Doesn’t irritate

    Susan B. December 10, 2018

    While this deodorant doesn’t irritate it was just okay as far as odor prevention. My main complaint is that it tends to leave dark stains on my clothes that don’t wash out.

  • Works great!

    Sasha November 24, 2018

    I have cycled through a few natural deodorants, and I really like this one! I can go pretty much the whole day without any re-application, and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. I also like the scent, and it’s a easy roll on. My only complaint is it *does* leave some residue on clothes. But overall, one of the best natural deodorants I’ve found so far!

  • Another one bites the dust

    Liz November 18, 2018

    Maybe my underarms just can’t be tamed but this one definitely just doesn’t work (for me at least). It’s cool out, I work in an office, and a mostly tethered to a desk and I still end up smelly. I wanted it to be the one :,( No irritation. I can’t use baking soda ones, so I kept trying this one but it’s been over two months. The search continues….

  • trying it out!

    Meghan M. November 12, 2018

    still adjusting to natural deodorant but smells great. and love the packaging.

  • love it!!

    Katherine M. October 18, 2018

    I’ve tried so many deodorants and this is by far the best!!

  • Nope

    Meredith October 18, 2018

    I had high hopes for this deodorant but it did not work at all. I smelled better when I wore no deodorant compared to when I tried this one. The only reason it is getting two stars is because it didn’t irritate my skin.

  • Smells so good!

    Rebecca A. October 17, 2018

    I haven’t used this in hot summer months, but it’s been working well in the cool fall days and it really smells good. I have sensitive skin so I love that it doesn’t have baking soda in it.

  • Wanted to love...

    Meghan S. October 10, 2018

    As someone committed to using natural deodorant…and huge fan of Follain, I wanted to love this deodorant for many reasons including the stick format, promise not to leave white residue and scent. Ultimately, this one isn’t for me – both in wetness protection and odor. I smell halfway through the day and even a reapplication before a spin class doesn’t seem to keep odor or wetness at Bay. Search continues…

  • Smells great but won't get you far

    Lucy October 07, 2018

    I was really excited about this due to the amazing natural lemony smell and thick consistency (and really cute simple package!). Sadly for me it does not do the job. I can (and still do) wear it if I’m doing minimal activity / hanging around the house. But after a long day (or a workout class, which I discovered to my horror) I really stink. I’m going to keep it as I said for occasional use, but sadly it won’t be my go-to.


    Jenna N. September 28, 2018

    This is the best natural deodorant ever. I have tried every.single.brand.ever and spent hundreds of dollars. They picked the best ingredients. It lasts through orangetheory.

  • Not blown away

    Grace E. September 28, 2018

    I wanted to love this but I felt like it wore off pretty quickly. Easy application and great scent on application, but I personally smelled terrible after a 45-minute walk in warm weather. I’ve used a number of natural deodorants and while none will stop you from sweating, they’ve at least done a good job with odor – not so much with this one. I wouldn’t purchase again.

  • Works well

    Caroline P. September 22, 2018

    I use this deodorant daily and I think it works well. I like the smell, and it keeps body odor at bay. I knock it one star because after an intense workout I did have a little stank, but I suppose that’s to be expected. Would recommend.

  • Pros and Cons

    Karen W. September 19, 2018

    I was excited to try this and have been using it daily for about a week. On the plus side, it seems to do well with odor control. On the negative, doesn’t do much for moisture absorption, but about average with how other natural deodorants work, so not terrible. But the big negative is that the oils have stained my clothes. While it doesn’t leave white marks, which is great, the oils in the product come off. It has ruined a nice silk blouse with visible grease marks.

  • Eh...

    Gracie B. September 16, 2018

    I definitely didn’t sweat but I definitely smelled by the end of the day. I’m a pure barre instructor and couldn’t get through an hour class with this… REALLY wanted to love it.

  • Exactly what I was looking for

    Emily R. September 16, 2018

    I had been using Dove original deodorant but was horrified that I couldn’t wash it off in the shower, even with soap. It was like glue to my armpits. Switched to Follain and am SO HAPPY I did. It smells amazing, does just as good of a job keeping me sweat-free and smelling great, and I have peace of mind knowing that it’s made from ingredients I recognize. Doesn’t get on my clothes either, big plus! Also the packaging is pretty.

  • Love it!

    Caroline R. September 16, 2018

    I have very sensitive skin (many natural deodorants give me a rash) and was previously using a natural deodorant for sensitive skin that was unscented but left terrible white marks on all of my dark clothes. So nice to have a deodorant that works, doesn’t leave white marks, smells good, and doesn’t give my sensitive skin any issues.

  • Best Natural Deodorant

    Amanda M. September 06, 2018

    Really impressed with how great this works. Keeps you dry longer and no odor at the end of a long day. I’ve tried a ton of natural deodorants and I feel like I can finally stop searching because this works so well!

  • Lasted through SoulCycle

    Morgan September 04, 2018

    Super impressed! No film on my clothes. It’s a bit creamy at first, but dries down really well. It lasted through a tough SoulCycle class!