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What’s the best deodorant for women that’s travel sized and long lasting? From travel size carryon-friendly options to long lasting anti-perspirants, this list will keep you fresh and dry on any adventure!
Best Travel Deodorant
Written By: Tae Haahr
Table Of Contents
Liquid Travel Deodorants
Editor’s Pick: Nivea Dry Comfort Long Lasting Antiperspirant
TFG’s own editor found the Nivea Confidence Deodorant while she was travelling in Thailand and absolutely fell in love. It’s the “best stuff” she’s ever used, and since finding it she’s never gone back. It holds up well in humidity, doesn’t stain clothing and overall smells great.
Alex shared, “I’ve spent 9 hours stuck on the slowest, stickiest, most cramped ferry in Indonesia and still smelled fresh at the end. I’m quite a sweaty little human, so this is AWESOME!” This stick features motionsense technology and promises 48 hour protection against sweat and body odor.
But Alex isn’t the only one that loves this deodorant, TFG readers rave about how effective it is. One TFG reader simply said, “Best. Stuff. Ever.” While another shared that they were thrilled to find out they could get it in Canada. You can also find it in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
If you prefer solid deodorants, try this one by Nivea!
Nuud Unscented Deodorant
If you’re sensitive to scents, then Nuud might be the best choice for you due to the fact that it’s unscented. It’s unique in that it doesn’t actually mask your body odor, but actually prevents it. And, what makes it great for travel is that it lasts for 3 days on average.
This all natural ‘anti-odorant’ comes in a bio plastic sugarcane tube and is, totally innocent, containing no animal derived ingredients; no animal testing; is 100% vegan; no aluminum, no salts, no propellants, no mineral oils, no parabens, no artificial fragrances, and no incomprehensible chemical compounds
One TFG reader shared, “Nuud is a tiny eco friendly tube, you use a pea size for each arm. It’s made with colloidal silver so it just kills all bacteria/odor. Not an antiperspirant. But it’s amazing for packing, and lasts forever.”
Find out which travel size products are essential and which you can save money on!
Bans Travel Size Roll On Deodorant
Bans Original Roll-On provides 24-hour protection from odor and wetness. It contains Kihada extract that works to eliminate odor and break down sweat. If you’re an active traveler, it helps to reduce perspiration.
One TFG reader shares, “I love this deodorant.” While it’s a liquid, it comes in a small travel size that can be packed in your bag. It’s clear, so it’s less likely to leave white marks on your clothing.
Find out how to downsize toiletries in a carryon bag!
Solid Travel Size Travel Deodorants
Secret On-the-Go Mini Deodorant
If you’re looking to stay unstoppably fresh, then the Secret Invisible On-the-Go might just be for you. Well this is a solid deodorant, it comes in a compact travel-friendly ball that one reader describes as “bigger than a ping pong ball but not by much.” It’s invisible and shouldn’t make a mess on your shirt.
TFG readers love this option, one shares, “Travel size and solid, so it doesn’t take space in my liquids bag. I actually have my liquids bag and a small kit of the dry toiletries, like this. Together they are no larger than a regular toiletries bag.”
Degree Ultraclear Deodorant Travel
The Degree UltraClear features what they call Motionsense technology which helps keep you fresh even when you’re on the move (great for the traveler). It provides 48-hour protection against sweat, and it won’t stain your clothing.
TFG readers comment that they “always use this deodorant.” Another reader shared, “Degree Ultraclear Black & White antiperspirant stick really doesn’t white leave marks on my clothes.”
Crystal Travel Size Unscented Deodorant
CRYSTAL all natural deodorant also offers 24-hour protection. It doesn’t stick or stain, and it is aluminum chloride and paraben free. TFG readers love this option with one sharing “I love crystal mineral stick deodorant! It’s a solid rock, goes on clear, is small and lasts FOREVER!”
Another TFG reader shared, “I use a travel size Crystal deodorant. It is solid and I took one away for a 6 month trip and used less than a quarter of it. Added bonus is your clothes never smell or get stained with deodorant.”
Check out our list of the best toiletry bags for travel!
Travel Deodorant Wipes
Dove Go Travel Deodorant Wipes
If you want something other than a traditional roll on deodorant, then the Dove Go Fresh Wipes might be a better solution for you. These are formulated to help wipe away odors and give you a chance to quickly freshen up while you’re on the go.
TFG readers say “These wipes are a must!” This handy little pack can fit right into your bag, and another reader shared “These sheets are perfect for traveling.” This package is resealable, so they’re perfect for on the go.
Sweatblock Antiperspirant Wipes
The Sweatblock Antiperspirant wipes are unisex and have a ton of strength. These help fight off excessive sweating, and using one can help your pits stay dry for up to 7 days.
One TFG reader shared, “Sweatblock Antiperspirant towelettes from Amazon. Apply once per week. I used them on a 3 plus week trip to Spain last fall and it worked great and took up so little room. Planning to use it on my next trip.”
Stridex Acne Pads
You’re probably thinking why would I need acne pads, we’re talking about deodorant here? But the Stridex wipes play double-duty. TFG readers recommend taking some of these along, one shared that “These absolutely work great!”
Another reader shared “The stridex wipes people use for acne will also keep your underarms smelling neutral. This is great for people who can’t wear conventional deo because of skin conditions.”
Check out these six handy travel wipes!
Natural Solid Travel Deodorants
Schmidt’s Deodorant Travel Size
Schmidt’s natural deodorant is certified vegan and cruelty-free. TFG readers love this option because it works really well, and as a bonus the containers are recyclable.
They contain no aluminum and no artificial fragrances, so great for those of us with sensitive skin. One TFG reader raves, “I’ve since switched to Schmidt’s Sensitive Skin formula and have not had any more reactions. It’s been trial and error for three years with natural deodorant.”
Naturally Fresh Natural Antiperspirant
Naturally Fresh is a unisex option that is great for travel. It’s made with aloe vera, and is hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance free. Those that use this brand say that it’s great for reducing sweat and doesn’t leave stains on your clothing.
One TFG reader shared, “This is what I’ve used for years. There’s no chance of it spilling or melting, and it’s smaller than other travel deodorants.”
Check out these solid toiletries for travel!
Native Natural Deodorant
Native is a favorite pick among TFG readers. It is vegan, gluten and cruelty free, not to mention it contains no aluminum, parabens and sulfates. One reader brought a travel-sized version on their last trip and shared, “I used a small trial size of Native brand for my last 3 week trip to Europe. It was super tiny for carry on and I didn’t even use half of it. Loved it!”
Another TFG reader shared, “They have a travel size and it’s all natural deodorant, which is very important to me. Their scents are amazing (not overpowering like many of the conventional brands), and it works!”
Watch this video to see how to pack your toiletries into your carry-on!
Best Deodorant For Travel Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Liquid Travel Deodorants|
|Nivea Dry Comfort Antiperspirant Stick 40ml||“I’ve spent 9 hours stuck on the slowest, stickiest, most cramped ferry in Indonesia and still smelled fresh at the end. I’m quite a sweaty little human, so this is AWESOME!”||Check Price|
|Nuud Deodorant Smarter Pack||“Nuud is a tiny eco friendly tube, you use a pea size for each arm. It’s made with colloidal silver so it just kills all bacteria/odor. Not an antiperspirant. But it’s amazing for packing, and lasts forever."||Check Price|
|Bans Original Roll-On||While it’s a liquid, it comes in a small travel size that can be packed in your bag. It’s clear, so it’s less likely to leave white marks on your clothing.||Check Price|
|Solid Travel Size Travel Deodorants|
|Secret Invisible On-the-Go||“Travel size and solid, so it doesn't take space in my liquids bag. I actually have my liquids bag and a small kit of the dry toiletries, like this."||Check Price|
|Degree Women UltraClear Antiperspirant Deodorant||“Degree Ultraclear Black & White antiperspirant stick really doesn’t white leave marks on my clothes.”||Check Price|
|CRYSTAL Mineral Deodorant Stick- Unscented||“I use a travel size Crystal deodorant. It is solid and I took one away for a 6 month trip and used less than a quarter of it. Added bonus is your clothes never smell or get stained with deodorant."||Check Price|
|Travel Deodorant Wipes|
|Dove Go Fresh Deodorant Wipes||“These sheets are perfect for traveling.”||Check Price|
|Sweatblock Antiperspirant For Men and Women||“Sweatblock Antiperspirant towlettes from Amazon. Apply once per week. I used them on a 3 plus week trip to Spain last fall and it worked great and took up so little room."||Check Price|
|Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads Maximum Strength||“The stridex wipes people use for acne will also keep your underarms smelling neutral. This is great for people who can’t wear conventional deo because of skin conditions.”||Check Price|
|Natural Solid Travel Deodorants|
|Schmidt’s Rose + Vanilla Natural Deodorant||“I've since switched to Schmidt's Sensitive Skin formula and have not had any more reactions. It's been trial and error for three years with natural deodorant.”||Check Price|
|Naturally Fresh Crystal Wide Stick Deodorant with Aloe Vera||“This is what I’ve used for years. There’s no chance of it spilling or melting, and it’s smaller than other travel deodorants.”||Check Price|
|Native Deodorant||“They have a travel size and it’s all natural deodorant, which is very important to me. Their scents are amazing (not overpowering like many of the conventional brands), and it works!”||Check Price|
Tips for Packing Deodorant
Packing your toiletries (including deodorant) does not have to be challenging! TFG readers had some great tips and tricks to share about how you can pack your products for maximum space.
TFG reader shared that to save space you can take a portion of your deodorant instead of the whole stick. One reader instructed “Take a chunk of your deodorant container, melt it in the microwave, and pour it into a smaller container. You can find empty containers on Amazon.”
If you don’t have an empty container, another reader suggests using an empty chapstick container instead.
And, if you’re working with a gel instead, another reader said that you “squeeze it out into little travel plastic screw jars. Saves sooo much space. (It’s also an eye opener to see how little there is in those giant plastic applicator bottles it normally comes in).”
These are the best travel containers!
Is Deodorant A Liquid For Air Travel TSA?
When it comes to traveling with a travel size deodorant stick, it can come in your carry on so long as it’s a solid. If you’re working with a liquid or gel, you’ll have to make sure that you take an amount that’s 3-1-1 compliant.
Do You Need a Travel Size Deodorant?
No, not at all. If you want to take a regular sized stick it’s fine, so long as it’s a solid if you’re taking it into your carry-on. However, the travel sized ones help you maximize your space.
Preparing Toiletries for Travel
You’ve packed your carry-on and everything fits perfectly. That is until you need to fit in your toiletry bag!
While It certainly can be daunting to plan ahead which toiletries you will need and which to leave behind, there are methods for making sure you have the essentials and also follow TSA guidelines while saving space. Start with the video below on how to resize toiletries to pack them more efficiently.
Watch this video to learn how to downsize your toiletries for travel!
For more help, you can also download our Ultimate Packing Guide for Toiletries. It’s FREE! You can click here or click the image below to open the editable file.
The list features unique categories to help you pack for your trip efficiently. It includes all the items listed in various categories and has spaces where you can fill in your own information.
With this guide, you can:
- Write in an item’s weight (lighter items means less overall baggage weight).
- Note if you need to purchase something or if you already own it.
- Organize where you’ll pack each item including suggested packing organizers like these.
Now that you have some hydration-rich products to choose from to protect against extreme dryness and any skin concerns during long haul flights use some tips on how to downsize your toiletries, and remember that not just your face deserves an airplane mini-spa, your hands and eyes do too!
Follow our ultimate guide to creating the perfect travel toiletries list!
What do you think is the best travel deodorant? Share and comment below!
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