Not all pits are created equal. That’s why we offer 5 different deodorant formulas in 10 different scents. Many folks find our Baking Soda Deodorant to be the only natural deodorant that works for them, but others find it leaves them with red, itchy, irritated pits. It’s all about finding the right fit for your unique body chemistry.

If your pits require baking soda free deodorant, we’ve got what you need – not 1 but 4 baking soda free deodorant formulas. We have so many options for sensitive skin that we get asked all the time what on earth the differences are. It’s fairly easy to differentiate our Charcoal & Spray Deodorants from the others, but our Magnesium and Zinc formulas can be a bit more confusing. Here’s what you need to know to figure out which is right for you.

Magnesium Formula

Because it’s safe and widely available, some call magnesium the “mighty mineral.” There are different types of magnesium, including magnesium hydroxide (an inorganic salt), magnesium oxide (Milk of Magnesia), magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) and magnesium citrate (one of the most highly recommended as a supplement).

Magnesium hydroxide, the active ingredient in Pretty Frank Magnesium Deodorant, neutralizes body odor. When used alongside other naturally good-for-you ingredients like arrowroot powder, shea butter or coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide provides long-lasting freshness — without the risk of skin irritation.

Why Choose Magnesium?

Zinc Formula

You may already know zinc oxide as a safe, nontoxic sunscreen, but this natural mineral is also an effective way to eliminate body odor. Its antimicrobial and skin-soothing properties deliver powerful pit protection without irritating sensitive skin. Pretty Frank Zinc Deodorant uses non-nano zinc oxide, arrowroot powder, shea butter and coconut oil to keep you fresh while nourishing skin.

Why Choose Zinc?

Magnesium v. Zinc Deodorant Comparison Chart

Still not sure which one to choose? Pick up a mini of each. You can find Zinc here and Magnesium here. If you’re new around here, we recommend you start with an unscented version, as some people can have sensitivities to essential oils. Once you find your perfect formula, you can get a few minis in different scents to find your favorite.

Our goal is to help you find the best natural deodorant for you. So if you’re still left with lingering questions, just drop us a line in the comments below.