At one point in time, it was extremely difficult for anyone to find vegan antiperspirants and deodorants. Even when commercial deodorants didn’t explicitly list animal products in their ingredient’s list, there was a good chance that the deodorant either used “hidden” animal products or was tested on animals at some point during its development. This has made it especially difficult for vegans to find a deodorant that was both effective and ethically responsible at the same time.
That has all changed these days, however. Over the past few years, more and more deodorants for vegans have been released. Some of these deodorants are not only cruelty-free and don’t contain animal products or by-products, but they also actually perform very well, too. To prove that point, we’ve listed ten of the best vegan deodorants that are now available and are worth checking out.
Best Vegan Deodorants
10Native Deodorant Cruelty-Free Deodorant
Designed for both men and women, this vegan deodorant is ready to fight underarm odor and do it without harming the environment. This quality product glides on smoothly and is never tested on animals or manufactured with animal-based ingredients. It’s also a product that’s free of talcum powder, parabens, aluminum, and phthalates. The ingredients that can be found in it include capric triglycerides, shea butter, tapioca starch, sodium bicarbonate, coconut oil, and essential oils. And since this product is available with exciting scents such as lavender & rose, coconut & vanilla, or cucumber & mint, there’s a scent for just about anyone.
9Underarmed Lavender-Scented Unisex Deodorant
This lavender-scented deodorant isn’t manufactured with the personal hygiene needs of either men or women in mind, it’s manufactured with the hygiene needs of people in mind. What we mean is that this product is designed to be used by anyone and everyone. That makes it a unisex deodorant that’s healthy enough to be used by children and can also be used by adults, too. It’s made with a blend of organic ingredients that not only fight armpit odor but also help to nourish the skin. These ingredients include organic avocado butter, coconut oil, beeswax, hydrogen peroxide, aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate, and organic sunflower seed oil.
8Beauty By Earth Aluminum-Free Deodorant
Anyone tired of organic deodorants that feel gritty, drippy, or sticky when they’re applied is going to want to try out this product. That’s because it goes on more like a commercial deodorant than many of the other vegan products manufactured nowadays. It glides on smoothly and stays where it’s placed, so it can fight underarm odor all day long. And it feels light and fresh as it sits there. Another thing to like about this vegan product is that its made without the use of harmful chemicals. That means that it’s free of preservatives, parabens, petroleum by-products, and phthalates. All of its ingredients are also rated as organic, so the wearer never has to worry about what they’re applying to their armpits.
7Each & Every Citrus & Vetiver
This PETA-certified product doesn’t need to use animal-based ingredients in its formula or test its products on animals to be an effective deodorant. And anyone who doubts that should take a closer look at this product. It’s free of aluminum, baking soda, and parabens, but it’s capable of providing up to 24-hours of protection against underarm odor. It’s made with 8 very simple ingredients that fight odor and leave the wearer feeling confident all day long. These ingredients include lemon peel oil, tapioca starch, capric triglycerides, magnesium carbonate hydroxide, and Ozokerite. And since it has an EWG rating of 1, it’s a product that’s been classified as safe for everyone.
6Bali Secrets Organic Deodorant
This organic and vegan deodorant is made with care in Bali using only the highest quality natural ingredients. And some of the ingredients in this formula is rare in other types of organic deodorants. It contains ingredients such as distilled water, seaweed extract, mineral salt, coconut oil, and aloe vera gel. What can’t be found in this formula are Aluminum Chlorohydrate, zirconium, baking soda, parabens, triclosan or phthalates. And all of its ingredients have also been rated safe by the EWG. That means that this product is not only free of animal products, and never tested on animals, but is also extremely safe for people to use.
5Primal Life Organics Stick-Up Deodorant
This deodorant used organic natural white coconut as one of its primary ingredients and is never made with any animal products. It’s also a product that’s gluten-free, baking soda free, and made with high-quality zinc oxide. It’s also made with magnesium and hemp seed oil, two ingredients that are not only natural but are good for a person’s skin. Because of its clever formulation, this product won’t cause skin irritation, rashes or red bumps like some vegan deodorants can do. And since it contains quality bentonite clay and arrowroot powder formulation, it not only fights underarm odor but also helps to absorb excess perspiration.
4Just Good Ol Plants & Minerals Deodorant
When we first discovered this vegan deodorant, we thought that the label said everything a person needs to know about this product: Just Good Ol’ Plants & Minerals. And that’s exactly what can be found in this quality deodorant. Consumers won’t find animal products in this product at all, instead, they’ll find quality ingredients such as baking soda, essential oils, vegetable powders, and bamboo silica from the mountains of India. It’s a green and sustainably made product that has a pleasant fragrance and does a great job of eliminating underarm odor. It may cost more than most deodorants, but it is made using quality ingredients.
3Sam’s Cruelty-Free Deodorant Stick
This product from Sam’s Natural is made with such care that the company thinks about how they package their product. They make sure that they use only 100% recyclable plastic tubes that contain recycled kraft labels that are printed using only non-toxic inks. And if they pay that much attention to the outside of their product, you can bet on the fact that they’re paying a lot more attention to the actual deodorant itself. They have made this product to not only be cruelty-free, aluminum-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free. It’s also free of artificial colors and has never been tested on animals.
2Green Tidings Natural Deodorant
This natural deodorant is not only extremely effective and has won awards for its performance and quality standards, but is also a completely vegan product, too. It’s made only with the highest quality plant and mineral additives that include ingredients such as tapioca starch, coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda, fair trade shea butter, magnesium oil, wildcrafted candelilla wax and containment-free essential oils. The quality of these ingredients means that it’s not only vegan but is also free of petroleum products, paraffin, artificial fragrances or perfumes, propylene glycol, aluminum or SLS. And yet, it’s still capable of providing the wearer with 24-hours of odor protection.
1Love Beauty & Planet Deodorant
Love Beauty & Planet is a vegan deodorant that’s made entirely with plant-based ingredients and has never been tested on animals. That makes it a healthy and ethical choice for anyone looking for a deodorant that’s free of animal-based ingredients. However, that’s not the only thing worth mentioning about this product. It’s also extremely effective and does a good job of reducing overall underarm odor. It’s also a product that’s made without using aluminum, so it doesn’t clog pores like many commercial deodorants. And it uses a special butter pressed from the fruit of the murumuru tree that leaves skin feeling smooth and healthy.