Deodorant is an absolute must in your personal care routine! It is a staple that many use every day. Sometimes, people use it multiple times a day to freshen up!
Unfortunately, so many deodorants out there come packaged in plastic which is a big no-no for us eco-friendly people. Plus, there are ingredients in most commercial deodorant brands that leave many questioning their effects!
Never fear though.
Here to save the day (and the Earth) are several zero-waste deodorant brands suited for anyone ready to switch on over!
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Why should I switch to zero-waste deodorant?
This is a good question! Most likely, you have been using the same old deodorant for your entire life. Why would you make the switch to a zero-waste deodorant now? Well, not only did we cover the issue of commercial deodorant brands using plastic packaging but there are specific health-related concerns too!
For example, aluminum. Aluminum can be found in a lot of different antiperspirants due to its role in blocking your underarm sweat ducts which reduces sweat produced. There are some common issues people experience when using deodorant with aluminum and these can include irritation, itching, and tingling of the skin exposed. On the other hand, there have been fierce claims regarding a link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
Typically, if a deodorant brand is willing to produce zero-waste deodorants, odds are they are willing to go the extra mile to ensure the highest-quality natural ingredients as well!
This brand’s zero-waste deodorant is delivered in a cute 2.4 oz. glass jar or a compostable cardboard tube! Meow Meow Tweet jar deodorants are capped off with a metal lid making the whole product plastic-free.
All of the ingredients in these deodorants are organic and vegan. A bonus is that this brand also offers a deodorant that is free of baking soda for those who are more sensitive to this ingredient.
Pretty Frank (formally Primal Pit Paste) is a zero-waste deodorant brand that packages its product in glass containers. The only aspect of this brand’s packaging that isn’t considered zero-waste is the BPA free plastic lid. However, you can continue to use this jar for other uses or even use it to make your own deodorant!
There are many scents available to choose from including coconut lime, orange creamsicle, jasmine, lemongrass, lavender, and unscented. Plus, all ingredients in these products are natural, organic, and vegan!
With two solid deodorant options to choose from, you can’t go wrong! These zero-waste deodorants come wrapped in paper that you can keep the bar in as you use it or recycle. The two options you have with this brand are T’eo and Aromaco.
Both options do use baking soda though and some of the products found at Lush are not considered vegan. Make sure to research which products you would like to use from this company if a vegan lifestyle is one you lead!
Fat and the Moon provides its customers with two options when it comes to zero-waste deodorant. These include a 0.5 oz tin and a 2 oz. glass jar. You will want to make sure to pick which one is more suitable for your needs as the deodorant packaged in the tin is a better match for those with sensitive skin. This is simply due to it not having baking soda as an ingredient.
On the other hand, the glass jar deodorant does contain baking soda and comes in a delicious smell of black pepper, bergamot, citrus, and clary sage!
It is important to note that these zero-waste deodorants are not considered vegan since both deodorants contain beeswax!
Forever Fresh is a brand that offers organic zero-waste deodorant that is also free of aluminum. This brand’s deodorant is not vegan since it contains beeswax so make sure to steer clear if this is important to you! Unfortunately, this brand also uses baking soda as an ingredient. Therefore, sensitive skin types should also consider another option.
If you didn’t know anything about this brand’s deodorant, you would walk right by it thinking it was a bar of soap. Ethique gives people a unique option of a zero-waste deodorant in solid form! This may be greatly beneficial to those just switching over from a more conventional commercial deodorant.
This brand uses vegan, cruelty-free ingredients in its deodorant and is completely free from baking soda. In fact, aloe vera is one of the leading ingredients in these products making it the perfect deodorant for sensitive skin types.
Kaiame is a zero-waste deodorant brand that strives to provide overall natural products for consumers. This deodorant is free of parabens, phthalates, aluminum, and GMOs while also being entirely zero-waste by utilizing a glass jar!
This brand provides simple scents to choose from including lavender and tea tree. Unfortunately, baking soda is an ingredient in this deodorant so those with sensitive skin should be careful. Reports have shown that the amount of baking soda is minimal so many people have great success using it even with sensitive underarms.
No Pong is my absolute favorite natural deodorant! I’m a sweater and No Pong is the absolute best deodorant I’ve ever used, both natural and the chemical variety. And what’s better, they are zero waste.
No Pong use a combination of steel and tin and are 100% recyclable. They don’t use any plastic in their packaging.
As well as being zero waste deodorant, they are also cruelty free and do have a vegan option. No Pong Original does contain beeswax so make sure you chose the vegan option if that’s what you want. Ingredients include coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, beeswax and a blend of essential oils including Orange Sweet, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang and Geranium.
switch & save
Switching to a new deodorant can be intimidating. No one wants to smell gross and when you have found a deodorant that has worked for you thus far, you probably don’t want to switch it! It may be time to consider, though, how your current deodorant is affecting your health and the Earth.
By switching to zero-waste deodorants that you purchase in-store, you are saving the Earth! By switching to zero-waste deodorants that you make from home, you are saving the Earth and money! No matter which you choose, you are making a greater impact in the world by simply switching your deodorant.