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It's 2022, people. And it's time to fight for our planet like there's no tomorrow!
Maybe your New Year's Resolutions included "live a more vegan lifestyle." Or something less drastic like "be the first vegan deodorant user in the family."
(What? There's always a first.)
Either way, you've come to the right place. We've got many natural deodorants for you to choose from and many cruelty free and vegan deodorant brands to introduce you to.
So you can be smelling fresh and feeling good about your choices. That kind of sounds like a win-win to us. So, what are you waiting for?
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#1. PAPR Cosmetics
We don't mean to toot our own horn. But our New Year's Resolutions did include "feeling ourselves."
So, we're here to groove to the beat of our own drum alongside our vegan and cruelty free deodorants. That's right. You heard us. (And no, we don't have a personal favorite because they're all great!)
Our natural vegan deodorants
Not only does our PAPR stick deodorant come in a variety of other scents that will keep you smelling fresh. But our paper tube packaging is biodegradable, so it's zero waste!
So let's go over again just how great we are. (Because why not? Remember - "feeling ourselves.")
We don't do animal testing on any of our vegan products. We don't use harsh chemicals that could cause skin irritation like other deodorants.
Our vegan deodorant options smell amazing. And our cruelty free deodorant helps to neutralize odor according to your unique body chemistry!
Sounds like the best vegan deodorant ever? Maybe even too good to be true? Then you won't even believe the next best thing we have to offer as well.
Our sensitive skin formula
We get that harmful chemicals are only half the battle for those with skin sensitivities. That's why we decided to offer a baking soda free deodorant as a gentler alternative for those with sensitive skin.
Even still, no animal ingredients or harmful aluminum is involved in this stick deodorant. But for those prone to allergic reactions, we wanted to give you a way to stay odor free with our vegan, cruelty free deodorant that's also fragrance free.
(Unless you'd like to sit in your own all natural musk. We're totally not against that if that's you "feeling yourself.")
But just in case, we wanted to make a natural deodorant that caters specifically to your needs. Your baking soda free needs, that is!
#2. Botanik Natural Deodorant
Another vegan and cruelty free deodorant company we love is Botanik Natural Deodorant. Their company uses natural ingredients that are certified organic and super high-quality.
Not to mention that their vegan deodorants are also aluminum free, paraben-free, non-toxic, and contain no additional propylene glycol. And when it comes to their commitment to sustainability?
The containers for their beauty products are all recyclable and BPA-free. The label itself is made from tree-free paper!
So yeah. We're proud to stand beside them in a list of vegan and cruelty free deodorants.
#3. Meow Meow Tweet
If the name alone doesn't tell you how much they love animals, then we don't know what will! Meow Meow Tweet is a fully vegan company.
Their vegan deodorants are made with ingredients like baking soda, lemongrass, and sunflower seed wax. And for those that prefer a cream deodorant over a stick one, you're in luck!
Each of their natural deodorants are offered as stick deodorants or deodorant creams in glass jars. So you can still enjoy their regular formula even in jar form.
#4. Tom's of Maine
There's no doubt you've heard of Tom's of Maine before. But did you know that they offer vegan deodorant that's cruelty-free as well?
Sometimes, it's just the name that gets you hooked. But having this additional information is super empowering.
And their aluminum free formula also makes them a healthy deodorant choice. Besides, they've been making vegan deodorant even before it was cool. Did we hear somebody say icon?
#5. Booda Organics
If you're looking for a minimalist approach to your vegan, cruelty-free deodorants, then Booda Organics is the company for you. Other natural deodorants will come in a variety of scents.
But Booda sticks to one option alone. (So if you're a person who likes having lots of extra choices, this could be seen as the only downside.)
But this hasn't stopped their vegan deodorant from becoming a fan favorite among eco-friendly circles. Not only have they managed to create an effective deodorant.
But their natural deodorant paste can also be used on all parts of the body. Bug bites or bee stings may be soothed by the cruelty-free, unscented formula. So it really is a jar full of possibilities!
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#6. Habitat Botanicals
When it comes to vegan deodorants, Habitat Botanicals is yet another one we would call an icon. Their natural deodorant is packaged in fully recyclable cardboard.
So not only do they earn the title of vegan deodorant. They also earn the title of plastic free deodorant. (Alongside us, of course.)
You may have heard of them from their former name Natural Vegan. But rest assured that the only thing that's changed is their name - not their vegan deodorants or formulas.
#7. Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick
Okay, this one is really interesting. And you want to know why Crystal peaks our interest so much?
It only uses one ingredient. One! Natural mineral salts are at the core of this deodorant's power.
So as it prevents bacterial growth, it also prevents you smelling stinky from odor causing bacteria! If the last deodorant we featured managed to rack up a few titles for itself, then this deodorant might give it a run for its money.
With just one ingredient involved, this deodorant is gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, and aluminium free. That's quite a wrap sheet if you ask us.
Why choose vegan deodorant?
Okay, you might be looking for the best deodorant that simply absorbs moisture. So why should you go the extra mile and look for deodorants that don't rely on animal products?
You may think deodorant is all about your sweat glands and masking body odor. But the process through which deodorants are created is an important part of how you should make your purchasing choice.
There are so many brands that use aluminum salts in their formulas. But extracting this compound involves open pit mining which can strip environments of its natural vegetation.
Not to mention it completely disrupts native creatures' habitats. So vegan antiperspirants aren't just about not using animal testing, they're about finding alternative ingredients that won't disrupt animals everywhere in favor of an aluminum free, cruelty free, vegan roll on deodorant.
You already saw from our vegan deodorant line that we're all about zero waste and eco-friendly deodorants. And plenty of other natural deodorants are about creating sustainable products to combat body odor as well.
It might be opting for vegetable glycerin instead of chemicals that produce non-biodegradable waste today. Then eliminating plastics tomorrow.
Either way, adding a natural deodorant into your everyday care routine is a stepping stone into a more conscious lifestyle. That sounds like a pretty good New Years Resolution to us, don't you think?
Your personal health
Big corporations may have fooled you into thinking that chemical-based deodorants and antiperspirants are the only way for you to smell fresh. But they're lying!
In fact, these kinds of chemicals are particularly harsh on sensitive skin. And may lead to other health concerns.
So sticking to a natural deodorant that's cruelty-free is just as good for you as it is for the planet. It really is a win-win situation.
Call us old fashioned, but we like to be able to pronounce the ingredients on the back of a label. That being said, the world of natural deodorant ingredients varies.
So here are some of the most common heroes you can look out for. And be sure that your deodorant offers only the best for your pits!
(We tried to think of a more loving way to say that. But it didn't really come across... How about, "You're the pits!" Maybe that's better?)
What organic ingredients do vegan deodorants contain?
Of course, not all vegan deodorants will contain every single one of these ingredients. But this is just a guideline for you to know what to look out for.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda is a common ingredient used in cleaning products and toothpastes. It's great at absorbing moisture and neutralizing stank.
Not to mention that it's alkali properties can run bacteria out the door! So you can finally live out your fantasy of saying, "You don't have to go home but you can't stay here!"
Arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
Arrowroot definitely sounds like a fantasy character's name. But in this instance, it's a plant starch that can absorb moisture like nobody's business.
Okay, well maybe like a powdery sponge's business. Both arrowroot powder and tapioca starch are less abrasive than baking soda.
So if you're a member of the sensitive skin club, you can snuggle up with these buddies. They'll make sure you're not sweating your brains out and they'll keep you from getting a rash. Yes, even those who experience excessive sweating too.
Again, this sounds like a fantasy character's name. But alas, this ingredient is simply the product of bark and leaves from a deciduous shrub.
That's not to say that it doesn't come with its own superpowers though. It's filled with antibacterial properties.
And you may also know it as an astringent. When used in deodorant, this can cause the pores to restrict which means that your armpits will allow less sweat to escape.
Maybe you've heard kaolin clay as China clay or white clay before. But either way, this mineral compound is so effective at absorbing moisture, it's been used for centuries to keep skin dry, and all without leaving white marks.
That's right. From foundation to diaper-rash cream, kaolin clay has made its appearance in the form of mineral oil.
And now it gets to add plastic free, cruelty free, vegan deodorant to its list. (Seems like a versatile chap, don't you think?)
Coconut oil is the perfect addition to any deodorant. Not only because it gives you that sweet, tropical scent.
But because coconut oil adds moisture to your pits and arms them with antioxidant properties. Adding moisture might sound counterintuitive when it comes to deodorant.
But do you really want to be walking around with pure baby powder under your arms? (Don't answer that. We'd rather not know.)
You might be wondering how a deodorant line can manage to have so many different scents. And that's thanks to essential oils!
While some deodorants only rely on coconut oil for aroma, others mix and match scents to find the perfect blend of "ahhhh." Other deodorants may focus on ground herbs to get their signature scents.
But essential oils such as tea tree oil also help to eliminate and prevent the growth of bacteria under your arms. (In fact, tea tree is particularly effective due to its antibacterial properties.) So an all natural vegan deodorant isn't just style, it's about substance too.
(Any other Great British Baking Show fans out there? No? Just us? Okay...)
Shea butter or aloe vera
Both of these all natural ingredients are great for adding moisture and hydration in a vegan deodorant. But aloe vera has another trick up its sleeve.
It's particularly good at soothing inflammation. So if you have naturally sensitive skin, consider keeping an eye out for this all natural skin soother.
But that's not to say that shea butter doesn't offer its own set of benefits. It's safe for all skin types, contains anti-inflammatory properties as well, and is antioxidant. So really, between the two, you can't go wrong.
Feeling fresh the eco-friendly way!
Deodorant really is one of those unsung heroes of our everyday life if you think about it. It keeps us from having to endure awkward conversations like, "Excuse me but you smell" and so on.
But more importantly, the way deodorant is being made nowadays makes it even more of a hero. Not only do we not feel the need to comment on others' odors.
We can also invest in a product that's safe for us, for our animal friends, and for the planet. Just think.
If you had each of those items listed on your New Year's Resolution list, you'd be able to cross off all three with one swipe of a deodorant stick. Or a deodorant cream, your choice.
We're not saying you'll absolutely change the world if you do. But we'll be one step closer to a brighter and fresher-smelling future.
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