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If you’re planning to fly to your next destination, it’s essential to know what you can and can’t bring with you on the plane. One question that often arises is “can you bring deodorant on a plane”. The simple answer is yes, you can bring deodorant on a plane, but there are some restrictions and guidelines to keep in mind to ensure a smooth and hassle-free flight.
As odd as it sounds, the rules for deodorant are a bit more complicated than other items you will pack. Deodorants come in different sizes and they also come in different forms. You can have a spray-on deodorant, which is an “aerosol”, a roll-on deodorant, which is a “liquid”, and a stick deodorant which is a “solid”.
This article will explore the question of bringing deodorant onto a plane and what precautions you need to take when packing deodorant.
Can I pack deodorant in my checked baggage?
The short answer is yes, your checked-in baggage can carry any type of deodorant. When it comes to liquid and solid deodorant, there are no rules you have to follow when packing. There are, however, some rules for aerosol deodorants in your checked luggage.
Rules for aerosol deodorant in checked baggage?
When it comes to aerosol antiperspirant and deodorant, you are allowed to pack them in your suitcase, however, there is a limit to the quantity of aerosol deodorant you can pack.
According to the TSA, toiletry aerosols in checked baggage, the total aggregate quantity per person cannot exceed 2 kg (70 ounces) or 2 L (68 fluid ounces). The capacity of each container must not exceed 0.5 kg (18 ounces) or 500 ml (17 fluid ounces). See the FAA regulations for more information.
Aerosol release devices (buttons/nozzle) must be protected by caps or other suitable means to prevent accidental release. This is to prevent a dangerous amount of flammable aerosol from being stored on the plane.
It’s important to remember that when you are flying, the final decision on whether or not your items will be allowed on the plane is decided by the TSA officers that check your suitcase. Even if you have followed the parameters, the final decision is with them.
Can I bring deodorant on a plane, in my carry-on bag?
Again, the short answer to this is yes.
However, there are way more terms when it comes to carry-on baggage than there is check-in baggage. This is because while an item is in your check-in baggage, it is safely stowed away and you cannot access it, but while the item is in your carry-on baggage you are able to use it when you are flying.
Is deodorant considered a liquid?
Certain types of deodorant and antiperspirant are considered liquids by the TSA. Deodorant is considered a liquid by the TSA if it is in a gel or aerosol form.
If a product is a liquid, gel, cream, or paste it’s considered a liquid and must adhere to the TSA 3-1-1 rule or it will have to be placed with your checked luggage.
Types of Deodorants and Anti-Persperants
Deodorant comes in many forms and sizes. We will discuss each one and let you know if you can bring that type of deodorant on a plane or if you will have to pack it in your checked luggage.
Solid stick deodorants
Solid stick deodorants are fine to take on carry-on luggage or checked bags, in any quantity, as they pose no immediate threat to the people on the plane.
If you plan on bringing deodorant on the plane with you, we recommend taking a small travel-sized deodorant stick in your carry-on baggage.
You can bring spray deodorant (liquid or aerosol deodorant) with you on a plane, but only in certain quantities. The aerosol deodorant must be less than 100ml or 3.4 ounces as large quantities of aerosol sprays can be flammable and therefore be a danger to passengers and staff on the plane.
Roll-on deodorant is technically considered a liquid, so it should be stored in small containers no larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 ml.
Since powdered deodorant is not considered a liquid by the TSA then there is no rule in place about bringing it onto planes, so you are allowed to carry powdered deodorants in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
However, it may require screening while going through security in the airport and the TSA recommends that you don’t pack a powdered deodorant that is over 12 ounces.
Final thoughts on bringing deodorant on a plane
In conclusion, bringing deodorant on a plane in your carry-on bag is allowed, but there are some restrictions to keep in mind. Solid deodorants are allowed, but aerosol, roll-on, and gel deodorants must be 3.4 ounces or less and placed in a clear, plastic, quart-sized bag with other liquids, gels, and aerosols.
If you are unsure whether your deodorant is allowed, it’s best to check with the TSA before your flight.
FAQs about the question “Can you bring deodorant on a plane”
If you are unsure whether your deodorant is considered a gel or solid, it’s always best to check with the TSA before your flight. You can also check the label on the deodorant itself to see if it is in an aerosol can or has a gel-like consistency.
Deodorants are not typically considered a security risk by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and are generally allowed in carry-on and checked bags in both solid and liquid forms. They just have to adhere to the TSA liquids rule.
Yes, if it is in a small container. If you are bringing a liquid or aerosol spray deodorant in your carry-on luggage, then it must be in a container that is less than 3.4 ounces.
Yes, you can bring a solid deodorant of any size on the plane with you, either in your carry-on luggage or in a personal item, such as a purse or backpack.
Gel deodorants, as the name suggests, come in gel form in small plastic containers. Most gel deodorants come in small plastic containers with a knob at the bottom that you can twist to release the product.
An aerosol spray deodorant applies a formula, designed to combat the odor caused by sweating, in the form of a spray applied directly under the arm.