You’re packing for a vacation, and it’s time to pack your toiletries. Now you’re wondering: can you take deodorant on a plane? Do I need to buy a travel size deodorant? Don’t worry, we’re here to clear up any questions about special TSA rules for taking your deodorant on a plane in your carry on bag.
TSA Rules for Deodorant on a plane
Luckily, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides a web site that identifies the TSA rules for bringing items such as deodorant on a plane. Solid deodorants are allowed in your carry on luggage, however gel deodorants, aerosol deodorant, or other liquid deodorants are subject to regulations.
Before you throw that stick deodorant in your carry on baggage, just make sure it adheres to the TSA restrictions!
Can I bring solid deodorant in my carry on bag?
The TSA rules permit regular sized solid deodorants. That means your solid stick deodorants can pass through the security checkpoint. Not only is solid deodorant allowed in carry on baggage, it can also be placed in checked baggage. Solid stick deodorant is definitely the best choice for travel. You’ll have fewer issues with stick deodorant than you will with spray deodorants.
Is gel deodorant considered a liquid?
Yes, gel deodorants, or roll on deodorants, are considered liquids, and are therefore subject to the restrictions for taking liquids on a plane. That is, your gel deodorant must be a travel deodorant size stick, 3.4 ounces or smaller, and it must be placed in a clear plastic bag, no larger than quart size.
When you’re trying to bring deodorant on your trip, if you use gel deodorant, you’re going to want to buy travel sized deodorant if you are trying to avoid using checked baggage. However, if you are already planning to take a checked bag,
Can I take aerosol deodorant in carry on luggage?
Aerosol spray cans, including aerosol deodorant, can be taken on a plane in your carry on bag, however they are also restricted by the TSA rules for liquids. That means, in order to bring spray deodorant on a plane, it must be no bigger than 3.4 ounces, and it must be in a clear plastic bag that is quart-sized or smaller. Whether they are in your carry on or checked baggage, make sure the cans are securely wrapped to prevent accidental discharge.
Larger aerosol cans such as spray deodorant can be brought along in your checked baggage, however FAA regulations do place restrictions on the amount of aerosol cans you bring on the plane. That means even in your checked bag, you must be cognizant of the total volume of all your toiletries if they are aerosol.
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).
Can you bring deodorant on the plane? Yes. You can bring a full-sized solid stick deodorant in your carry on bag. For gel or spray deodorants, they must be 3.4 ounces or smaller and must be in your liquids bag if you want to have them in your carry on luggage. Larger sizes need to go in your checked bags.