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14 Best Plastic-Free Deodorants (2024)

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Searching for a plastic-free deodorant that actually works? Keep reading to find my selection with 14 great sustainable options!

While these natural deodorants won’t stop the sweat, they will stop the odor, caused by the bacteria on your armpits. You can find options for both women & men and also for sensitive skin.

If you’re into DIYs, I shared in the end 4 DIY recipes for natural deodorants. Alrighty, now, let’s begin with the list!


14 Of The Best Plastic-Free Deodorants:


1. Bai-li

Packaging and size: Paper tube. 2.37 oz (~67gr)
Ideal for: women
Baking soda: No
Vegan?: Yes
Origin: Los Angeles
Find it at: Eco Roots

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This sustainable & baking-soda-free deodorant is made with organic ingredients, that are ideal for all skin types, including sensitive ones!

Bai-li plastic-free deodorants are made in small batches, and the packaging is 100% compostable paper tube.

Key features: 

  • Choose between 3 different scents
  • Nourishing and moisturizing the skin
  • Even though it looks small, the deodorant can last up to 3 months

2. Fat And The Moon

Packaging and size: glass jar with metal lid. 2oz (56gr) or 6oz (170gr)
Baking soda: No
Vegan?: No – contains beeswax
Ideal for: women
Origin: the US
Find it at: Eco Roots

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Fat And The Moon is a natural & zero waste deodorant cream, with arrowroot powder, and antimicrobial oils. It contains no aluminum or heavy metals and comes in a glass jar.

The plastic-free deodorant contains no baking soda, but it still does an amazing job at keeping your armpits dry and stank-free. 

Key features: 

  • Sustainable, handmade, and ethically crafted 
  • Made in small batches
  • Contains antimicrobial essential oils 

3. Crystal Salt Deodorant

Packaging and size: Cork packaging and paper label. 60 gr
Ideal for: women
Baking soda: No
Vegan?: Yes
Find it at: Live Coco

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This Natural Salt Stone deodorant is natural, safe, and effective at inhibiting the growth of bacteria. This stone fights odor and bacteria naturally, as it doesn’t contain alcohol, perfumes, or aluminum. 

You have to wet the stone and apply it on dry, clean skin. I tried it for the first time while I was traveling and used up my deodorant. The only option I could find on the road was alum stone, and I was truly impressed by how well it works.

Just be careful to not drop it when you use it; speaking from experience 😀 it happened to me, and it broke into pieces.

Key features: 

  • creates a layer of protection, and prevents odor-causing bacteria from forming 
  • leaves a feeling of freshness, without clogging up your pores
  • long-lasting – one stick lasts anywhere from 6-12 months (depending on the frequency of usage)

4. Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick

Packaging and size: plastic-free paper tube. 50g
Baking soda: No
Vegan?: yes
Ideal for: women
Origin: the US
Find it at: Earth Hero

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Meow Meow Tweet deodorant is cruelty-free, aluminum & baking soda free, made with certified organic & fair trade ingredients.

Its creamy, balm-like texture is great for sensitive skin. The plastic-free deodorant contains arrowroot powder, which neutralizes odor. 

Key features:

  • ideal for on-the-go
  • non-irritating 
  • long-lasting

5. Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream

Packaging and size: glass jar with aluminum lid. 2.4 oz (68g)
Baking soda: No
Vegan?: yes
Ideal for: women
Origin: the US
Find at: Earth Hero

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Meow Meow Tweet offers a plastic-free deodorant cream, that’s aluminum-free and sensitive-skin approved!

The powers of magnesium and arrowroot starch absorb excess moisture and keep odors at bay. The scents are providing a sweet and calming smell.

Key features:

  • made with certified organic and fair trade ingredients
  • sometimes it will be necessary to reapply it if you tend to get quite sweaty (and stinky)

7. WILD deodorant

Packaging and size: Aluminum case & compostable refills. A refill is 43 grams 
Baking soda: Yes (small amount)
Vegan?: yes
Ideal for: women and men
Find it at: We Are Wild. Find a discount code for a free case at Wild

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Wild is a sustainable, aluminum-free deodorant, that is 100% plastic-free. It comes in a reusable aluminum case, and once you finish it all up, you can order plastic-free compostable refills.

They have many different scents and you can order packs of either 3, 6, or 9 refills. While they use small amounts of soda bicarbonate, Wild assures that their deodorant is suitable for sensitive skin.

However, people with more acidic sweat may be more susceptible to irritation. The deodorant contains moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and sunflower seed wax, to soothe and nourish the skin. 

Key features: 

  • various scents that you can mix and match
  • keeps you fresh and dry
  • refill system
  • each refill will last around 4-6 weeks with daily use

8. dirty hippie deodorant

Packaging and size: paper tube or metal tin. 80g/95g/145g
Baking soda: Baking soda free option available
Vegan?: yes
Ideal for: women
Origin: Australia
Find it at: Etsy, or Dirty Hippie Cosmetics

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Dirty Hippie is an Etsy store that sells plastic-free deodorants. They have 4 scents, one of which is baking soda-free, ideal for sensitive skin. Their natural & probiotic deodorants are aluminum and toxin-free.

Key features: 

  • organic materials
  • contains vegan probiotics
  • non-irritating bacteria-fighting agents
  • made in small batches 

9. Forever Fresh Deodorant

Packaging and size: Plastic-free metal tin. 48g
Baking soda: Yes
Vegan?: No – contains beeswax
Ideal for: women
Origin: The Netherlands
Find it at: Life Without Plastic

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Forever Fresh is another great plastic-free & organic deodorant, with a refreshing scent, and no synthetic substances, or aluminum.

It has a creamy texture, so during the summer, or high temperatures, the deodorant can melt. To keep it firm – avoid putting it under extreme heat.

Key features: 

  • aluminum & synthetic-free
  • easy to spread
  • long-lasting
  • it may not be the best for sensitive skin (because of the baking soda)

10. Lush Deodorant Bars 

Packaging and size: naked bar. 3.1 oz (87gr) and 3.5 (99gr)
Ideal for: women
Baking soda: Yes
Vegan?: Yes
Ideal for: women
Find at: Lush – T’eo here & Aromaco here

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Images from lushusa.com

Lush has 2 types of solid package-free deodorant bars: T’eo and Aromaco.

T’eo is full of sweat-absorbing powders and odor-neutralizing essential oils. The deodorant combats bacteria and microbes to keep you smelling fresh. 

Aromaco has the most active ingredients that eliminate microbes and odor-causing bacteria, while it also tightens pores and soothes the skin. 

I tried both of these and while I enjoyed the scent of T’eo more, Aromaco worked better for my skin.

Key features: 

  • help keep you naturally fresh 
  • great products as they allow your body to sweat freely without smelling bad
  • may not work for everybody; some people complain that the bars are falling apart after some time (however, I didn’t experience this problem)

11. Ben & Anna Deodorant 

Packaging and size: paper tube. 60gr
Baking soda: Yes
Vegan?: yes
Ideal for: women and men
Origin: Germany
Find it at: Amazon

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Ben and Anna’s plastic-free deodorant works gently against moisture & odor and promotes freshness throughout the day.

It is smooth, easy to apply, and never greasy or sticky! It contains only natural ingredients. It contains baking soda, so it may not be ideal for sensitive skin.

I’ve tried two different ones from them – the Mint and the Coco Mania & both work great.

Key features: 

  • soothing properties and no chemical stabilizers
  • protects against moisture and odor
  • solid consistency

12. Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve 

Packaging and size: cardboard stick or glass jar with metal lid 1.5 oz (44.5 ml) or 2.2 (65 ml)
Vegan?: No – contains beeswax
Origin: the US
Ideal for: women and men
Find it at: Eco Roots

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Chagrin Valley’s organic natural stick deodorant absorbs into your skin to help you stay fresh with a refreshing scent. It contains baking soda so it may feel a bit abrasive at first, especially if your skin is more delicate.

Key features: 

  • cruelty-free 
  • certified organic materials
  • long-lasting with anti-bacterial properties that prevent odor
  • it is a bit hard to apply. For best results, hold the stick on your armpit for a few seconds before applying – this will warm up the deodorant for a smoother application

13. Ethique Deodorant Bars

Packaging and size: paper and cardboard packaging. 2.47oz (70g)
Baking soda: Yes
Vegan?: yes
Origin: New Zealand
Ideal for: women and men
Find it at: Amazon

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Ethique sells one of the best plastic-free & baking soda-free deodorant bars. The products are vegan, non-toxic, and sustainable. 

They have 3 options, and one of them is unscented, suitable for super sensitive skin, and for men, too.

Key features: 

  • deodorant is solid, and doesn’t get mushy when applying it 
  • each year 20% of their profit goes to charities that aim to protect the planet, AND they offset their carbon emissions
  • Cruelty-free & sustainably produced ingredients

14. Pit Stop Deodorant

Packaging and size: compostable cardboard push-up tube. 2.3 oz (65gr)
Baking soda: Baking-soda free version available
Vegan?: No – contains beeswax
Origin: Oregon, the US
Ideal for: women and men
Find it at: Well Earth Goods

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This plastic-free deodorant is aluminum-free, paraben-free, and available WITH or WITHOUT baking soda. It is available in 5 scents, and it is made with organic natural ingredients. 

Key features: 

  • cruelty-free 
  • plastic-free
  • long-lasting and stain-free

DIY zero waste deodorant

There are plenty of simple DIY deodorants that you can try out.

The best part is that to make zero waste deodorant at home, you will need a few basic ingredients, like:

  • coconut oil, baking soda, corn starch, and essential oils.
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Key features: 

  • Affordable
  • Easy to make
  • Adjustable to your preferences
  • You can make a bigger batch that will last you for longer

I have a full article on how to make DIY deodorant at home & video with step-by-step instructions for the 4 different DIY deodorants:

4 DIY Deodorant Recipes (Step-By-Step Tutorial)

Summary


There you have it – 14 plastic-free deodorant options. Before purchasing any of those, you can also try to see what’s available to you locally – you can spot a good product if it consists of just a few ingredients, that are natural & with no additives.

Keep in mind that we all have different body types, so one deodorant may work great for me, but not for you. It depends strongly on your body, how much you sweat, what were you using before, etc.

If you try one that doesn’t work, you may need to experiment a bit more until you find the best for you.

Did I miss out on a cool plastic-free deodorant you would love to see on the list? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. For people living in the north of Europe, I highly recommend Kaurilan Sauna products: https://kaurilansauna.fi/en/collections/deodorants

    I prefer the non-vegan option as the beeswax keeps it from melting (tried the vegan one too but it melted too easily). Love the orange blossom and the scentless one. Haven’t tried the deo bar yet as it’s new, but it sounds wonderful!

  2. Thank you so much for investing the time to scan what’s out on the market against excellent criteria, synthesize everything into a single document, and publish it. And, you created a video with DIY deodorants. Amazing!

    I hope that people will continue to support your efforts in this important work you’re doing to find solid products that are almost-zero-waste and meet other important criteria for a future to be possible for all of us.

    With much gratitude!

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