As a man, it’s likely that you’ve experienced sweating or discomfort in your testicular area at least a handful of times in your life.
If evolution was kinder, our testes would sit neatly inside our bodies, but as you well know, that’s not the case. Balls dangle down between the legs vulnerable as ever and are usually covered in insulated clothing.
When the weather is warm or you’re constantly on the go, your testes inevitably get hot, sweaty, and irritable. That’s where deodorant for balls comes in. For fellas looking to keep their bags (and their contents) fresh, deodorant for balls helps to fight odors and bacteria and ensure the area stays dry free from pain, itchiness, or irritation.
It’s true that there are many of these magic testicular elixirs out there to buy—but knowing which ones to trust or will work for you can seem like a minefield (we know how precious your balls are, after all).
But, don’t sweat it because we’re going to walk you through some of the best deodorant for balls on the market. Let’s get started—there’s no time to waste.
Crafted with at least 98% fresh organic ingredients including charcoal and arrowroot, this natural powder is an excellent well-rounded deodorant for your balls. Not only are these two scents manly yet moreish—boasting hints of citrus as well as fragrant sage—this long-lasting product also nourishes the skin to keep your scrotum healthy.
Sweat control: 12 – 24hrs | Size: 2 x 2.65 fl. oz | Scent: Alpine Sage + Fresh Falls | Natural Ingredients: Yes
- The natural ingredients and fresh scents
- The awesome branding and handy packaging
- If you’re on a slightly tight budget, other natural alternatives might suit better
Offering powerful talc-free tackle protection, this nifty product from Gold Bond is perfect if you get particularly sweaty down below.
While this isn’t made with entirely natural ingredients, its added vitamins and minerals are kind to the balls and the deodorant’s (don’t use if your scrotum has any cuts, sores, or wounds on it) moisture absorbing properties will keep your junk nice and dry if you’re prone to perspiration.
Sweat control: 12 hrs | Size: 7 fl. oz | Scent: Fresh Nightfall | Natural Ingredients: No
- The fact that this ball deodorant is talc and paraben-free
- The long lasting sweat combatting protection
- If you’re searching for something a little more organic, this may not be for you
This mighty fresh addition from the Man Parts range (created by the brand SweatBlock) is perfect if you work a manual job or you do a lot of exercise. Crafted with a mix of mainly natural, cruelty-free ingredients designed to prevent itch and chafing, this deodorant for your balls offers sensational freshness if you’re one of life’s sporty types.
Sweat control: 12 hrs | Size: 4 fl. oz | Scent: Fresh linen | Natural Ingredients: oat flour, arrowroot, witch hazel, kaolin clay, and organic aloe
- The fact that a little (pea-sized amount) of this ball deodorant goes a long way
- The superior chaffe and itchiness fighting ingredients and long lasting protection
- If you’re less active, a slightly milder alternative might be better suited
If your scrotum is on the sensitive side, this smart deodorant for your balls can help ease the pain of any freshly shaved pair with the addition of aloe vera. The aloe can also help further ease chafing, irritation, or itching. This hydrating lotion is free from nasty chemicals and is applied as a liquid for easy application (dries to a powder). True to the name, we think you might just have some Happy Nuts.
Sweat control: Day-long | Size: 3.4 fl. oz | Scent: Subtle fresh-out-of-the-shower smell | Natural Ingredients: Yes (but not entirely)
- The cooling qualities of this lotion-style ball deodorant
- The fact that it doesn’t contain aluminum and it’s cruelty-free
- The tube is a little on the small side, so it might not last very long
Bursting with soothing hypoallergenic properties, Fresh Body’s deodorant for balls is brilliant if you find yourself getting extra-itchy down there during the day (let’s face it, there’s no convenient time to scratch your nuts in public).
All-natural and cruelty-free, this lovely little product really is a welcome addition to our best deodorant for your balls list.
Sweat control: Up to 12 hrs | Size: 3.4 fl. oz | Scent: Understated botanical aromas | Natural Ingredients: Yes
- The cool and clump-free texture
- The hypoallergenic ingredients and formula
- If you prefer a powder, you might want to try something else
This vibrant deodorant for balls is as fresh as a morning breeze, boasting a balanced tea tree scent that will make your balls come alive (in a good way, of course).
The gel-like texture of the deodorant is not only satisfying to apply, but you only need to use a small amount for maximum results. A soothing, hydrating, and odor-preventing elixir with a friendly price tag.
If you do buy this ball deodorant, here’s a gentle reminder: don’t use this while bathing or showering (apply afterward).
Sweat control: Up to 12 hrs | Size: 3.16 fl. oz | Scent: Tea tree | Natural Ingredients: Yes (but not entirely)
- The easy application container and nice price
- The soothing additions of aloe vera and tea tree oil
- If you don’t like the smell of tea tree oil, this probably isn’t for you
This fast-acting no-nonsense powder is made with a blend of natural ingredients (like fresh menthol and aloe vera) and skin-friendly, cruelty-free processed materials (like corn starch) to fight ball sack and groin odor, even in the most sweaty of conditions.
With ‘Long Lasting Stank Protection’, this is another gem for the slightly more musky, more active gent.
Sweat control: Up to 12 hrs | Size: 4 fl. oz | Scent: Menthol Chill | Natural Ingredients: No
- The, well ‘Long Lasting Stank Protection’
- The fresh hit of menthol and aloe vera
- If you don’t like menthol or powder, this isn’t the best deodorant for your balls
This largely natural and fully vegan ball deodorizing set is anything but double trouble (if anything, it’s double joy).
Made with a blend of fresh paraben-free ingredients and sporting a fresh yet subtle set, this dynamic duo prevents odor and perspiration (the ‘deodorant’) and hydrates the balls while keeping you clean and comfy on the go (spray).
Sweat control: 6 – 12 hrs | Size: 2 & 4 fl. oz | Scent: Fresh | Natural Ingredients: Yes (but not entirely)
- The double threat ball cleansing action
- The deodorant’s natural yet subtle aroma
- Not everyone likes a deodorant for balls set. If you want an all in one product, other additions to this list may be more ideal
Made with a bouquet of bodacious botanicals, Tame the Beast’s Nut Butter not only fights unwanted man musk and offers a solid level of comfort and protection, but it also nourishes the scrotum skin while slowing down the aging process. A creamy dreamy botanical ball lotion that will leave you feeling wonderful down below.
Sweat control: 4 – 6 hrs | Size: 8 fl. oz | Scent: Cocoa and Eucalyptus | Natural Ingredients: Yes
- The luscious creamy-like texture of this lotion-style deodorant
- The natural botanical ingredients and addition of vitamin E
- If you’re particularly sweaty or active, you may need something a little stronger
What to look for in deodorant for balls
Now that you’ve had a good look at our rundown of the best deodorant for balls, it’s time to cement your decision with our three things to look for in a scrotal sanitizing elixir.
As such a delicate (and prized) area, ingredients are essential when choosing a deodorant for your balls.
The general rule of thumb here is: don’t buy any product that contains aluminum, talc or paraben, and go for deodorants made from at least largely natural ingredients.
The more natural the deodorant is, the kinder it will be to your balls. So, read through the ingredients list carefully before hitting the buy button.
When you’re looking to make that big final decision for your balls, it’s important to consider how much you perspire in your genital area.
If you’re active or you sweat more than your average gent, opting for something that specializes more in sweat control is advisable. Generally, natural powders or lotions are good for drying the balls without causing irritation.
If you’re going to commit to a deodorant for your balls, opting for a scent you like (or your partner likes) is a big deal breaker.
You may want something subtle and fragrance-free, but if you’d like something a little more flamboyant in the smell department, check the label as well as the ingredients beforehand. There are so many wonderful scents out there on the market these days—and we’d say the more natural ones are the best, especially if you’ve either shaved or trimmed your balls.
The reason regular deodorant burns your balls is chiefly to the odor neutralizing chemicals and ingredients they contain. Strong synthetic aromas and harsh ingredients like alcohol can prove incredibly irritating to the scrotum, especially as ball skin is sensitive, deicer, and produces sebum.
This concoction of chemicals can dry out the skin and cause the kind of irritation that creates unpleasant burning sensation. As such, opting for a dedicated ball deodorant is the best option if you’re looking for ways to improve your scrotal hygiene.
Essentially, guys use deodorant on their balls for three main reasons: comfort, hygiene, and odor management. As a warm, delicate, and ‘stowed away’ part of the male anatomy, the scrotum (the sack that houses the testicles) can get extremely sweaty, becoming sore and uncomfortable.
Men who are athletic, have physical jobs or have to wear suits to work (in warm weather) are subject to sweating and chaffing, so use dedicated ball deodorants to help keep the area dry, comfortable, fresh, and hygienic throughout the day or evening.
If you put regular deodorant on your balls (aerosol or roll-on products primarily meant for underarm use), you’re more than likely to experience irritation. This irritation can lead to a light burning sensation, dryness, itchiness or general discomfort.
Rather than using traditional underarm products on your balls, you should wash them everyday with soap and water before gently patting them dry with a towel. Using dedicated ball deodorants is also a good idea if you’re looking for extra comfort and protection.