Can you bring deodorant on a plane?

We all want to smell good, especially when we’re traveling. So you might be packing for a trip and asking yourself, can you bring deodorant on a plane? Is deodorant considered a liquid when flying?

Things can get confusing with all the rules about what you can and cannot bring on a plane. But don’t worry, we’ll help you out. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need about taking deodorant on a plane.

Note: This post is written referencing TSA rules for travel from airports in the USA. Some countries may have different rules, so if you’re flying from an airport in another country, please look up the rules for the authority in that country.

Is deodorant considered a liquid?

can you bring deodorant on a plane
Is deodorant a liquid? Some are, some are not, and the rules for bringing deodorant on a plane differ based on this.

Deodorant comes in both liquid and solid forms, so the answer to this question really depends on which type you’re using.

Does your deodorant stick have gel inside that comes out through little slots on the top? This kind of deodorant will be considered a liquid by TSA.

On the other hand, maybe your deodorant stick is solid and dry. You’re in luck, this type of roll on deodorant will not be counted as a liquid.

Then there’s spray deodorant. If you use deodorant that comes in an aerosol can, that will also be considered a liquid.

Any other kind of deodorant that uses liquid to do its thing, instead of a solid, will be counted as a liquid. Switching to a solid form will make packing for a trip a little easier.

>>Read: Can you bring hairspray on a plane?

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Can you take deodorant on a plane in carry on luggage?

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You can take aerosol deodorant on a plane, but know the rules first

What does all this mean? Well, any liquids you pack in your carry on bag must abide by the TSA liquids rule.

All liquids must be in containers that are 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and all containers must fit inside a clear 1 quart (1 liter) zip top bag. You’re allowed to have one liquids bag per passenger.

This will impact your ability to travel with deodorant that’s considered a liquid or aerosol.

If you use solid deodorant, you can take it on a plane in your carry on luggage without issues. It does not need to go in your liquids bag, though you might want to put it in a toiletry bag of some type in case the top comes off while traveling.

I also suggest not packing solid roll on deodorant in your liquids bag since it’ll take up so much precious space. You’ll that space for things like toothpaste.

But if you use liquid or aerosol deodorant, you’ll have to make sure the container is small enough if you want to pack it in your hand luggage. Buy a travel sized one, or switch to solid deodorant for when you travel to avoid the hassle.

Can I bring deodorant on a plane in checked luggage?

woman applying deodorant - rules for flying with deodorant
This deodorant is clearly a liquid and must follow the liquids rules for carry on bags

The rules are a little easier for packing things in checked luggage. Your deodorant, no matter which type you use, can be packed in your checked luggage.

However, there are some rules about the amount of aerosols you can pack in checked bags.

Here’s what TSA says:

“Toiletry-type aerosols in checked baggage must not exceed 70 oz. (68 fl. oz) total and each container must be 18 oz. (16 fl. oz.) or less.”

can you take aerosols on a plane
Aerosols are a little easier to pack in checked baggage, but there are still some restrictions

So your aerosol deodorant is probably fine. You only need to worry about this if you’re traveling with several items that come in aerosol cans.

The other thing to keep in mind when bringing aerosols in checked baggage is how you pack it. Make sure the aerosol can has a cap and can’t accidentally start spraying.

It’s also a good idea to pack the can inside some kind of bag in case it leaks at all. You probably don’t want spray deodorant all over your clothes.

>>Do you have more questions about other types of aerosols? Check out this post about taking aerosols on a plane!

Don’t let those pesky TSA rules stop you from bringing deodorant on your trip. Deodorant is allowed on a plane, you just have to follow the liquids rules or switch to solid deodorant.

I hope this answers all your questions about taking deodorant on planes!

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