Finding cruelty-free vegan deodorant that actually works was once a challenge. But today there are so many brands and varieties on the market that you are bound to find one that works for you.
But first, it’s important to distinguish deodorants from anti-perspirants. Human sweat is odorless until it is fermented by bacteria. Deodorants inhibit bacterial growth and mask the smell ensuring that you don’t stink, while anti-perspirants use chemical agents to constrict sweat ducts and block perspiration altogether.
There are unsubstantiated claims that by blocking sweat glands antiperspirants are associated with cancer. This is currently a sketchy claim but regardless, intuitively it would seem for most people that deodorants are a more prudent choice.
Here are several highly rated vegan deodorant brands:
- LaVanila “The Healthy Deodorant” (Top Pick!)
- Crystal Deodorant Stick
- Herban Cowboy
- North Coast Organics
- Primal Pit Paste
- Schmidt’s Organic Deodorant
- Tea Tree Oil
Here is a vegan anti-perspirant:
Tip: Keep in mind that every individual has a unique body chemistry so deodorant products that work perfectly for one person may fail horrendously for the next. It is important to try several brands so that you can discover your favorite.