It’s only recently that I first thought about how wasteful deodorant can be.
Every few months (or less, depending on how much you use it), we throw away the plastic or aluminium packaging that holds our antiperspirant without a second thought.
Like brands have found easy and eco-friendly alternatives for plastic bottles for drinking water, there are now plenty of forward-thinking individuals who have been thinking about better ways to package deodorants that don’t mean tons of plastic dumped in landfill.
I recently tried out Wild, a new refillable deodorant which comes in an aluminium and plastic-free case. It’s so simple, I’m not sure why anyone didn’t think of it before.
It’s changed the way I think about my hygiene and beauty habits. With so many innovative and simple solutions now at our fingertips, there’s really no excuse not to try them out.
If you’re thinking about making the switch too, there are plenty more where that came from. Here are some of the best eco-friendly deodorants you can buy now – and no, they’re not too expensive.
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Best eco-friendly and refillable deodorants
Orange & Neroli Starter Pack, £15 – buy now
If you’re new to refillable deodorants, Wild’s starter pack is a great place to start.
This one contains a coral case and one Orange and Neroli plastic-free refill, so you never need to buy another plastic or aluminium deodorant again.
Once you have a case, you can subscribe to Wild so your refills are delivered through your letterbox and you’ll save 20%.
There are plenty of fragrances to choose from, so you’re bound to find one you like. Boots is offering 20% off all Wild products right now, so you can try it out for less.
Fussy Deodorant, from £10 – buy now
You may have heard of Fussy already. The refillable deodorant has been featured in countless publications, from Vogue to the BBC, and the brains behind it pitched their idea on Dragon’s Den (and won investment from Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones).
Like Wild, they offer a plastic-free refillable alternative to the standard roll-on deodorants, with no nasty ingredients.
Subscribe and receive a starter pack, which includes a case and a refill for just £10, or make a one-off purchase for £20.
Aromaco Solid Deodorant, from £7 – buy now
Prefer to go completely packaging-free? Lush have a solid deodorant with completely natural ingredients, which you simply rub under your arms and go.
There’s no need to commit. This option lasts a long time, and you can simply buy it whenever you need.
Little Green Basket
Scrubber Ylang & Rose Deodorant Stick, £5.99 – buy now
If you’re not quite ready to commit to a refillable option, opt for this deodorant stick from Little Green Basket.
The tube is made from recycled paper and card, while the deodorant is made from 100% natural and organic ingredients.
The Deodorant Balm SC.03, from £15.30 – buy now
Akt offers a balm deodorant, which removes the need for any cases whatsoever. You simply rub the easily-absorbed balm under your arms to smell fresh all day.
The gender-neutral deo is vegan, aluminium, plastic and cruelty-free, and can be used wherever you need it – from your feet, to your chest.
Subscribe for 15% off and free shipping, or make a one-off purchase for £18.
If the idea of rubbing your deodorant in by hand feels odd, Akt also have an applicator, which ‘encourages lymphatic drainage around your underarms, chest and neck.