Here are the best vegan deodorants that actually work and will soon be your new go-to.
With the vegan revolution in full swing, thankfully it’s easier than ever to find your bare necessities in vegan form. The same goes for deodorant. But is a vegan deodorant actually better for you? Yes, if you’re buying from a trustworthy brand that has your health as one of their top priorities! Here are the best vegan deodorants that actually work and will soon be your new go-to.
How to choose the best vegan deodorant
First off, we want to make it clear that a vegan deodorant doesn’t automatically mean that it’s cruelty-free too. A deodorant that’s free of animal byproducts could still be tested on animals! That’s why you’ll want to make sure that the product you’re selecting is both cruelty-free and vegan.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you steer clear of antiperspirants that reduce sweat. Hey, not to worry, sweat isn’t all so bad! It’s the bacteria on your skin that’s causing that stench. Aluminum-based ingredients are often used in deodorants to reduce sweat by plugging up your sweat glands. While that might mean no more sweat, it can actually easily lead to irritated skin. And while the evidence is still inconclusive, using large amounts of them can possibly harm your organs.
In addition to avoiding aluminum-based ingredients, remember to say no to other harmful ingredients such as propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic fragrances, and triclosan.
Best vegan deodorants
Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream from Meow Meow Tweet
Baking soda is often used as an alternative in aluminum-free formulas, but some of us have dry skin that doesn’t exactly work well with it. Instead, this deodorant relies on dietary magnesium and arrowroot powder to keep your pits happy, while moisturizing delicate skin with coconut oil and shea butter.
Deodorant – Unscented from All Good
Looking for odor protection for sensitive skin? This unscented deodorant contains just 7 ingredients that actively work to fight order and soothe your skin. Saccharomyces ferment (the same yeast often used to make beer and bread!) breaks down odor-causing bacteria, while arrowroot powder absorbs moisture from damp pits.
Ylang Ylang + Calendula Deodorant Stick from Schmidt’s
Hey, we know vegans aren’t boring and still want to be cute. That’s where Schmidt’s deodorant scents come in. This deodorant stick is as soothing to your mind with its light floral scent as it is to your skin. Plus, it’s easily absorbed by skin, without leaving any nasty stickiness or greasiness.
Zinc Mellow Matcha Natural Deodorant Jar from Primal Pit Paste
Not the cutest name for a deodorant brand, but you’ll definitely know that it gets the job done! This deodorant paste smells like a fresh spring bouquet, thanks to jasmine oil. Contains vitamin E (100% derived from sunflowers) too to pamper your pits and reduce irritation!
Coconut Milky & Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes from Pacifica
Next up on our lineup are these handy underarm wipes that fight odor and refresh your sweaty skin. This natural deodorant comes in a convenient wipe form, packed with natural ingredients to deodorize and cleanse your skin. They’re the perfect companion for a post-workout pick-me-up, or even camping trips and music festivals.
Third Rose Natural Deodorant from Corpus
Corpus changes the game with these sleek, chic natural deodorants that boast sophisticated scent notes that are reminiscent of a boutique perfume. And it’s not just pretty. It boasts a natural vegan formula that’s free of toxic no-nos for your skin.
The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Lavender from Lavanila
Besides boasting a natural formula that’s free from harsh synthetic chemicals, this deodorant stick has a powdery finish that’s ultra soft on skin, thanks to ingredients like aloe and lemon peel oil. It’s guaranteed to be non-whitening and won’t stain too.
With any of the vegan deodorant products above, you’ll not only be kinder to all living beings on our planet. You’ll also be treating your skin more gently, while successfully completing the deed of staying fresh all day.