Best Plastic Free Deodorant Options For 2022
Do you ever have those days where everywhere you look, there's the same thing? We're not talking about something you'd want to see everywhere like... rainbows.
(What? Doesn't everybody love rainbows?) But no, we're talking about something different entirely.
We're talking about plastic. Plastic is everywhere you look nowadays.
And this is nothing new. But once you start to notice just how much waste plastic starts to accumulate, it's hard not to pay attention to its omnipresence.
Of course, the task to eliminate plastic is daunting. But there is a particular product we have in mind that offers you plastic free packaging and keeps you smelling fresh.
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Why plastic free deodorants?
If you haven't guessed it already, we're talking about plastic free deodorant! Conventional deodorants are meant to keep you stank free.
But the deodorant containers that they usually come in end up filling landfill after landfill. In short, traditional deodorant may eliminate your body odor but at the cost of an exorbitant amount of plastic waste.
If you're already reading this post, odds are you're already conscious of how your sweat glands can also contribute to responsibly managed forests. So, let's just get down to it.
Here are the best zero waste deodorants for you to try today. (Pay close attention to #1...)
#1. PAPR Deodorant
Of course, any plastic free deodorant gets a gold star in our book. But we think our PAPR Cosmetics plastic free deodorants should also be here to celebrate you!
That's why with each new subscription to our natural deodorants, we plant a tree in your name. That's right.
If you're ever dreamed of having your own "Forest of [Insert Name Here]" then we're here to deliver that fantasy to life. But we also have lots of other non-self-congratulatory factors that make our zero waste deodorants something to write home about.
We pride ourselves on using only natural ingredients. And that means we're free from a lot of things.
We are cruelty free, aluminum free, paraben free, toxin free. And our natural deodorant for sensitive skin is baking soda free.
Not to mention we're guilt free from our commitment to the planet. So yeah, our plastic free packaging and cruelty-free deodorant formulas allow us to be free from quite a lot. Think can you handle such freedom?
Additionally, we're on a mission to combat the idea that natural equals neutral. And we mean that in the sense of scent.
Our deodorant sticks come in a variety of scents, aptly named to give you a taste of what they're all about. For example, Bright Shiny Morning gives off subtle notes of pink grapefruit essential oils for, well, a bright shiny morning.
So Hot Right Now is all about that woodsey, herbal musk and rugged flannel. From Dusk Till Dawn will remind you of warm summer nights on the Italian Riviera with its spicy bergamot and citrusy lemongrass.
Coastal Forests will parade your senses with cedarwood, Spanish cypress, and Italian bergamot. And The Deep will satiate any laundry-lovers out there who want to be lulled into bliss by salty seagrass, jasmine, lemon, and sweet plumeria.
And just in case scent isn't your jam, our Sensitive - Bare Naked offers you a clean, natural smell. No fragrances, no baking soda, just reliable odor protection.
- One of the best zero waste deodorants that's completely biodegradable
- We offer a baking soda free deodorant for those with sensitive skin
- Our compostable cardboard tubes are carbon neutral
- Our vegan formula is cruelty free
#2. Dirty Hippie
The name may not sound like it can combat odor. But you can feel free to leave those concerns behind.
Dirty Hippie and their eco-friendly deodorants each have a refreshing scent. Not to mention that they are palm oil free, aluminum free, and provide compostable refills.
Like us, they've got plenty of sweet smelling options as well as a "Natural Probiotic Deodorant" scent too. So you can choose between al natural, Active, Fresh, or Earthy.
You'll love the scents of cedar, lime, eucalyptus, rose geranium, mandarin, cypress, patchouli, lavender, and vanilla, respectively. (No, we're not suggesting you'll get all of these scents in one tube - that is, unless you pile them on one after another...)
This plastic free deodorant company gives you a baking soda free option too. And you can choose between a deodorant stick in plastic free packaging or a zero waste deodorant cream that comes in a glass jar with a metal lid.
Either way, their eco-friendly deodorant will help you in your journey towards sustainable living. And you won't even miss those plastic tubes you used to deal with before!
- All products use certified organic ingredients
- Naturally derived ingredients are palm oil free and vegan
- Products come in plastic free glass jars
- They offer baking soda free options
You may have heard of Native as a natural deodorant option before. But their new plastic free deodorant line has earned them a spot on our best zero waste deodorants list!
Their plastic free containers are made entirely out of paperboard. And their aluminum free deodorant does wonders at absorbing excess moisture and eliminating odor causing bacteria.
Not to mention that 1% of their profits go toward 1% For The Planet. So their deodorant stick is one that makes an impact under your pits and in the outside world.
Additionally, they use ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter. So you won't have to worry about any synthetic fragrances or other ingredients you can't pronounce on the back of the label.
In fact, with their recently launched zero waste deodorant line, they've come up with new scents you won't be able to say no to. Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, and Cucumber & Mint just sound too heavenly.
- Natural deodorant with natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil
- Plastic free options to minimize their carbon footprint
- They have sensitive skin options but most still contain baking soda
So far, we've been able to highlight a zero waste deodorant or two that comes in the form of a deodorant cream or deodorant bar. But what about other eco-friendly options?
Erbaviva offers spray on deodorant from a glass bottle. And that's not even the coolest feature.
It can actually double as a hand sanitizer! Essential oils like tea tree essential oil are packed into these formulas for odor and bacteria protection.
Scents of lavender & geranium, jasmine & grapefruit, and lemon & sage will give you peace of mind. And a good smelling body too.
You might not think of natural deodorants as spray on products. But Erbaviva will have you changing that mindset.
- Zero waste deodorant that comes in a glass spray bottle
- Packed with odor and bacteria fighting essential oils
- Can also be used as a hand sanitizer, on fabrics, carpets, and even yoga mats
#5. Fat and the Moon
Here to step up the zero waste deodorant game is Fat and the Moon. Their natural deodorants deliver a fragrance free formula that relies on coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, and antibacterial essential oils.
And for those looking for a deodorant option that's baking soda free, you're in luck! In fact, this zero waste deodorant company offers a bicard-free Sensitive Pit Cream.
So for those whose pits are particularly fickle, this natural deodorant is sure to soothe any concerns away. The fact that their natural deodorants come in reusable jars is simply the cherry on top.
- Natural deodorants with baking soda free options
- Zero waste glass jars that are reusable
- Organic ingredients that are handmade and cruelty-free
Bai-li is one of those companies that feels like a DIY deodorant schtick gone viral. And we mean that in the best way possible!
This relatively new plastic free deodorant company is based in Los Angeles. And they actually make every single product so as not to overproduce and expend meaningless waste.
Now that's a new kind of commitment to sustainability if you ask us. Their deodorant bar comes in compostable tubes and is made with jojoba oil and shea butter.
And they come in a variety of scents for you to choose from. Sift between Lavender & Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Rosemary, Lemon & Bergamot, Cedarwood & Sweet Orange, or simply go Unscented!
So say hi to this new kid on the block! You may just find your new best friend.
- Certified organic ingredients
- Each product is made to order so there is no overproduction
- Materials are 100% biodegradable and compostable
We get it. You can be a little picky, a little choosy sometimes when it comes to your deodorant.
Well, Routine is here to quell those desires. No, seriously, they have an impressive variety of scents for you to choose from!
And super fun names to accompany. After all, have you ever heard of a deodorant with a name like A Girl Named Sue, Bonnie n' Clyde, Dirty Hipster, Like a Boss, or Moon Sisters? Yeah, didn't think so.
Each of their deodorant creams are made with cocoa butter, corn starch, and orange oil among other ingredients. So you can expect smooth application from the jar to your pits.
Additionally, they've decided to trade out baking soda for dietary magnesium. So for those whose pH balance gets thrown off from skin sensitivities, consider this deodorant line your next best bet.
- Comes in a reusable glass jar
- Has a variety of different scents and options for users
- Uses dietary magnesium instead of baking soda
Another company that's remaining conscious of their carbon dioxide output is Wild. Wild gives you a case for life with your first purchase.
Then provides you with compostable refills as needed. But don't worry - if you're a little forgetful, they also offer a subscription service too.
That way, you can have Fresh Cotton & Sea Salt, Jasmine & Mandarin Blossom, Coconut & Vanilla, Orange & Neroli, Sandalwood & Patchouli, or Mint & Eucalyptus follow you around like it's no big deal.
With new scents released regularly, this zero waste deodorant line knows how to keep the hype alive. Not to mention that their products are vegan friendly and cruelty free.
- Aluminum case for life
- Refillable inserts that are also compostable
- Regularly releases new scents
#9. by Humankind
Looking for another refillable zero waste deodorant? Then say hello to the deodorant line by Humankind.
When it comes to sustainability, this brand goes all out. Their deodorant containers are meant to last as you receive refills made from biodegradable paper.
And to make matters even better, they offset their carbon footprint by investing in forest preservation projects. Aside from plastic free deodorant, they also have biodegradable floss and cotton swabs, shampoo and conditioner bars, and mouthwash tablets to add to their roster.
As if the deodorant scents of Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Rosemary-Mint, Lavender-Citrus, and Coconut weren't impressive enough. (It's like, okay, we get it!)
- Naturally derived ingredients
- Aluminum free and paraben free
- Additionally carry other zero waste cosmetics
As if zero waste deodorant couldn't be scaled back any further, Ethique offers deodorant bars. That's right.
They look like any other bar of soap you might keep in your shower. But this bar comes with no additional packaging aside from their compostable box that houses the bar.
They offer plenty of unscented options. But if you're looking for flavor, you can always indulge in their Botanica (lavender and vanilla) or Rustic (lime and eucalyptus) scents.
Be honest, those descriptions alone made you swoon. But we're sure that you were already swooning beforehand anyway.
Oh, and did we mention that they partner with environmental organizations too? Yeah, full swoon ahead.
So if you're looking for a long lasting deodorant bar that's carbon neutral and baking soda free, consider this brand your knight in shining (compostable) armor.
- Long lasting deodorant bar
- No additional packaging aside from compostable box
- Partners with environmental organizations
Waste no more!
Right now, the world may be filled with plastic. But plastic free deodorants make it easier to see the rainbow on the other side.
Even these small adjustments to your routine can make a huge impact on the planet. And at PAPR Cosmetics, that's what we're all about.
So, will you join us on the journey to waste no more? And pamper your pits with some fantastic smelling creams and sticks? Then, go on!
PAPR Cosmetics is on a mission to create conscious beauty products with as little impact on the planet as possible. Our products are fully recyclable, vegan, and cruelty-free. When we take down one tree, we plant a new one. For more information and sustainability tips, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, and Tumblr.