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Stinky pits are the pits. This is a list of vegan deodorant options that are non toxic and aluminum-free.
It can be hard to find a vegan deodorant that’s natural and non toxic because many natural deodorants contain beeswax. While I’m not vegan, I can imagine how frustrating it is to read about an amazing natural deodorant that works only to look at the ingredients and see the words “beeswax” or “cera alba” staring back at you.
That’s why I pulled together this list of vegan deodorant options. These are also cruelty free, with most certified either by PETA or Leaping Bunny.
YOU MUST KNOW: A lot of natural deodorant brands, including many listed below, have both vegan and non-vegan options. Make sure that the one you choose is actually vegan.
And if you’re new to natural deodorants, I recommend first reading my blog post Best Natural Deodorant for Women: What To Expect and How To Switch. I explain what natural deodorant is, why you should switch, what to expect, how to detox your armpits, and ingredients that may cause irritation. (But please note that my recommended deodorant in that article is NOT vegan, so ignore that part of the blog post.)
And remember that there’s no one option that will work for every body’s chemistry, so you might need to try several kinds before you find one that works. It’s frustrating, I know. Ugh.
Vegan Deodorant for Your underarms
I’ve separated the vegan deodorant options into two lists: without baking soda; and with baking soda.
Baking soda is used in place of aluminum to absorb excess moisture, but it’s a common irritant for many people. Instead of baking soda, brands might use ingredients like magnesium, arrowroot powder, or tapioca powder/starch.
Also, some people may be allergic to the essential oils used in natural deodorants. Unscented deodorants made without essential oils are available if you have very sensitive armpits.
DEODORANT Without Baking Soda
Prim Botanicals’ deodorants are infused with magnesium and are baking soda free.
Kosas Chemisty Deodorant is a deodorant serum with a blend of AHAs to fight odor. It also soothes skin, visibly brightens, and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
The activated charcoal in Kaia Naturals deodorant helps to neutralize odor.
This is a lightweight spray that neutralizes odor with a blend of plants, minerals, and enzymes. NOTE: The other Ursa Major deodorants are NOT vegan.
Humble Brands Vegan & Sensitive Skin deodorants contain just four ingredients plus essential oils for a variety of irresistible scents (also has unscented). The deodorants are crafted in small batches in the USA in Taos, N.M. NOTE: Only the Vegan & Sensitive line is vegan.
This baking soda free formula has floral and woodsy notes of neroli, patchouli and cedar wood. NOTE: The other Agent Nateur deodorants contain beeswax.
7. All Good
All Good uses arrowroot powder to dry underarms and combat wetness. Aloe vera and calendula help soothe sensitive skin.
Meow Meow Tweet’s deodorants come in roll-up recyclable paper tubes or glass jars. They also have versions with baking soda.
9. Each & Every
Each & Every is an EWG-verified deodorant that uses a base formula of Dead Sea salt, antioxidant salt, coconut oil, earth wax, tapioca starch, and essential oils. Its sustainable packaging is made from sugar cane.
Pretty Frank (formerly Primal Pit Paste) uses zinc and magnesium in its baking soda free deodorants. They also have a deodorant spray that uses witch hazel to neutralize odor. NOTE: Their baking soda deodorants contain beeswax and are NOT vegan.
Soapwalla’s Sensitive Deodorant Cream is made from charcoal, clay, and essential oils to fight odor and inhibit bacteria growth. It’s packaged in a glass jar. Soapwalla also has versions with baking soda.
Erbaviva Deodorant Sprays use essential oils in quickly evaporating organic grain alcohol to fight bacteria and odor. The sprays come in several scents.
Deodorant With Baking Soda
13. Sam’s Natural
Sam’s Natural deodorant comes in a bunch of different scents marketed to men. It has unscented and women’s versions, but women can wear “men’s” scents, too!
Routine has several versions of its deodorant that are vegan: Cat Lady, Lucy in the Sky, Sexy Sadie, and Johnny’s Cash. Make sure you get the vegan versions, because those scents also come in non-vegan versions with beeswax.
15. Madame Lemy
Madame Lemy’s unique powder formula can be used as a deodorant, body powder, and dry shampoo. Its packaging is reusable and refillable, and is made from recycled paper.
16. Blume Hug Me
Blume Hug Me deodorant has no added fragrance.
Habitat by Pela is an all-natural deodorant in plastic-free packaging that is biodegradable and compostable.
18. Booda Butter
Booda Butter Cream Deodorant is made with certified organic butters and oils, and is free of soy, bee, gluten, wax, and added fragrance. (It’s made with coconut oil and has a subtle coconut scent.) The deodorant is handmade and packaged in an eco-friendly glass jar with metal lid that can be recycled or repurposed.
The key ingredient in PiperWai is activated charcoal, which neutralizes odor and absorbs moisture. The deodorant comes in a jar or in a stick.
Acure Deodorant is available in six scents, including unscented. The two charcoal deodorants are baking soda free.
Attitude’s aluminum-free EWG-verified deodorant is made from natural, non-toxic ingredients such as arrowroot powder and cornstarch. It’s also packaged in biodegradable all-paper packaging to reduce single-use plastic.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON vegan deodorant
There’s no one vegan and cruelty free deodorant that’ll work for everyone, so you may need to try a few options from this list.
This is a list of vegan deodorant options that are non toxic and aluminum-free.