From Bradley Cooper to Cameron Diaz: 8 celebs who shared why they don't wear deodorant

From Bradley Cooper to Cameron Diaz: 8 celebs who shared why they don't wear deodorant
Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, and Matthew McConaughey do not wear deodorant (Getty Images)

8 celebrities revealed why they quit wearing deodorant

Kourtney Kardashian and Cameron Diaz revealed not wearing deodorant (Getty Images)
Kourtney Kardashian and Cameron Diaz disclosed that they don't like deodorants (Getty Images)

While most individuals can't go a day without using a deodorant, certain people, including celebrities, have ditched it completely. There are several reasons to ultimately give up deodorants, including the belief that they can worsen body odor or disturb the natural microbiome of the skin. Here are eight celebrities who openly talked about why they stopped using deodorants: 

1. Bradley Cooper

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Bradley Cooper attends the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards a
Bradley Cooper believes taking a shower is more than enough (Getty Images)

Bradley Cooper thinks showering is sufficient to prevent an offensive body odor. "I don’t use deodorant really anymore. I do take a lot of showers, so maybe that helps. In the morning and then at night. And after I work out, I’ll take a shower. So maybe three a day," told the 'Maestro' star to Esquire in 2012.

2. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz thinks antiperspirants make people more stinky (Getty Images)

In a 2014 interview with E! News, Cameron Diaz revealed her opinions on deodorants and antiperspirants, stating that she hadn't used any in 20 years. She refuses to wear deodorants as a lot of them contain harmful ingredients. "I don’t believe in antiperspirants. It’s really bad for you. I haven’t used it for almost 20 years. You’re stinky because you use antiperspirant. It keeps all the stink in," remarked Diaz at the time.

3. Matthew McConaughey

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Matthew McConaughey attends the premiere of Illumination's
Matthew McConaughey thinks a man ought to smell like a man (Getty Images)

For a long time, Matthew McConaughey has been upfront about forgoing deodorant. In a 2005 interview for People's Sexiest Man Alive, the 53-year-old actor declared, "I haven’t worn deodorant in 20 years" and that a man ought to smell like "a man." Yvette Nicole Brown, who worked alongside McConaughey in 'Tropic Thunder', stated in 2021, "I believe he bathes because he smells delicious. He just didn’t have deodorant on."

4. Julia Roberts

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28:  Actor Julia Roberts of 'Homecoming' speaks onstage during the Amazon S
Julia Roberts never really cared about wearing deodorants (Getty Images)

The 'Pretty Woman' actress prefers not to wear deodorant. In a 2008 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts shared, "I don’t actually use deodorant. I don’t like to share that with a lot of people. It’s just never been my thing."

5. Kourtney Kardashian

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 15:  Kourtney Kardashian attends the TAO Chicago Grand Opening Celebration a
Kourtney Kardashian gave up wearing deodorants while breastfeeding her children (Getty Images)

In a 2013 episode of 'Kourtney & Kim Take Miami', Kourtney Kardashian's ex-partner, Scott Disick, revealed that she had given up wearing deodorant while breastfeeding her two children. Following medical experts' warnings, Kardashian decided to stop using deodorants and antiperspirants that contain aluminum to protect her children's health. "She doesn’t believe in wearing deodorant because she thinks it’s bad for her breastfeeding," said Disick Scott, at the time.

6. Marc Maron

Marc Maron uses patchouli instead of deodorant (@marcmaron/Instagram)

Marc Maron revealed he doesn't wear deodorant at all. In 2015, the stand-up comedian told Us Weekly that he feels applying patchouli is enough to take care of his underarm region.

7. Diane Kruger

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 14: Diane Kruger attends the 2021 The Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefi
Diane Kruger is allergic to deodorants (Getty Images)

The 'Troy' actress prefers perfumes over deodorants due to health reasons. "I wear it [perfume] every day. In the morning, the bottle is right there next to my toothbrush. I’m allergic to deodorant, so I even spritz it on my underarms. I like to share my imperfections and vulnerabilities. This impossible pursuit of youth and perfection is not for me," revealed Kruger to In Style in 2010.

8. Kendra Wilkinson

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Kendra Wilkinson went deodorant-free during her pregnancy (Kendra Wilkinson/Facebook)

Kendra Wilkinson is strict about the products she uses. "While I’ve been watching what goes into my body this pregnancy, I’m also looking at what is on my body. I’ve also been drinking a lot of water and even trying to go deodorant-free," told the reality TV star to PEOPLE Magazine in 2020.

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