1. Primal Pit Paste
This brand mainly specializes in deodorant using baking soda, but it’s nice to see they offer a baking-soda free option. You can find the deodorants with baking soda in a 2.4 oz. glass jar or a compostable cardboard tube (pictured to the upper right). All the ingredients are organic and vegan, always.
I love the fact they offer some of their deodorants in a compostable cardboard tube because it makes for easy application. It feels similar to applying deodorant as you conventionally would.
All their glass jar deodorants have a metal lid, making the whole product plastic-free and easy to recycle. I recommend reusing the jars before recycling them though.
Ingredients (for baking soda free deodorant): Arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide, organic/fair trade coconut oil, organic/fair trade shea fruit butter, organic jojoba seed oil, organic sweet orange peel oil, organic grapefruit peel oil, organic lemon peel oil, organic bergamot FCF peel oil.
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Ingredients (for deodorant cream): Organic coconut oil, baking soda (aluminum free), organic arrowroot starch, beeswax, organic essential oils of black pepper, organic clary sage, organic bergamot, organic tea tree, organic grapefruit.
Ingredients: Organic cocos nucifera (virgin coconut) oil, organic manihot esculenta (arrowroot) root powder, Zinc Oxide (non-nano), euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) Wax, organic cannabis sativa (hemp) Seed Oil, bentonite, magnesium hydroxide.
This handcrafted zero waste deodorant is free of parabens, aluminum, phthalates and GMOs. Pretty impressive right?
It’s also one of the only deodorants on the market that utilizes activated charcoal, magnesium oil, vodka, and colloidal silver. All these ingredients combined together really make odor vanish in the blink of an eye. It does contain some baking soda, but just a little, so sensitive skin types should be okay wearing it.
All you have to do is smear some onto your armpits.
I love how it comes in two scents: tea tree (pictured above) or lavender. Nice and simple, just the way I like it.
The glass jar is accompanied by a metal lid, making it completely plastic-free. You can reuse the jar to house some of your own DIYs when it’s empty.
Ingredients: Organic coconut oil (cocos nucefera), organic arrowroot powder (maranta arundinacea), natural baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), colloidal silver, vodka, candelilla wax, 100% pure magnesium oil (magnesium chloride brine), organic charcoal powder (activated), organic tea tree essential oil.
Made from vegan, cruelty free ingredients, it’s free of palm oil and baking soda, making it suitable for sensitive skin types. Aloe vera is one of the ingredients featured in this product, which gives a soothing feeling as you apply the deodorant. Bamboo is yet another unique ingredient, but it’s great for mopping up sweat and reducing odor.
This solid deodorant comes in a compostable paper wrapper, also making it completely plastic-free.
To use, simply unwrap the deodorant bar (you can leave half the bar in paper to use as a handle) and apply to underarms. Reapply after exercise or as needed.
To store this unique deodorant, you can keep it wrapped up in the original wrapper it came in (so don’t compost it right away), or store it in an airtight container of your choice.
Ingredients: Propanediol (from corn), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) juice, tapioca starch, polymethylsilsesquioxane, sodium stearate, saccharomyces ferment, equisetum arvense extract, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) stem extract, lavandula augustifolia (lavender) oil, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) oleoresin, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, tocopherol (vitamin e), citric acid.
I get that not everyone has time on their hands to make DIY deodorant. That’s one of the reasons I crafted this list. That being said, for those who do prefer DIYs, here are a few options for you to consider.
- My zero waste deodorant recipe: The one I use works like a charm for me. I love whipping it up and actually need to make more as I type this.
- Going Zero Waste’s spray on deodorant: Kathryn is one of my favorite zero waste bloggers. She’s got an amazing zero waste deodorant spray worth checking out too.
- Green Indy Blog’s zero waste deodorant: According to Polly, it only takes 3 minutes to make. The ingredients are also easy to find plastic-free!
- Other DIY deodorant options: When you’re pinched for time, try simply dusting baking soda onto your armpits, swiping half a lime on your underarm, or dabbing some white vinegar onto your pits. Whatever works for you and gets the job done, right?
Will you be giving any of these zero waste deodorant alternatives a try? What do you like to use to stay stink free?
For more zero waste skincare tips, be sure to check out my zero waste bug spray recipe or my zero waste sunscreen roundup.
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