The Quick Answer: How big of a deodorant can I bring on a plane? You can bring deodorant on a plane but due to TSA rules, it does depend on the type (spray, stick or gel), the size and whether it will be carried in checked baggage or carry on baggage. Gel, roll-on or spray deodorant must be in a container that is no larger than 3.4 ounces in your carry on.
Deodorant is a must-have item for many travelers, but it can be confusing to know what size and type you can bring on a plane.
Can you bring a full-sized deodorant stick in your carry-on bag? What about a travel-sized aerosol can?
These are important questions that many people have, and we’re here to help.
In this article, we will explain the details of what types and sizes of deodorant you can bring on a plane, whether it’s in your carry-on or checked luggage.
We’ll also provide some helpful tips to make sure that you’re following the TSA’s guidelines and that your deodorant arrives at your destination safely and securely. So, if you’re planning to travel soon and want to make sure that you’re packing your deodorant correctly, keep reading!
Read on so that you don’t get your deodorant confiscated at the security checkpoint.
Can you bring deodorant on a plane in carry on luggage?
Absolutely! This is a common question that many travelers have.
So, here’s the deal: You can bring deodorant on a plane in your carry-on luggage.
However, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
- Make sure that the deodorant is in a container that is 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller. This is the TSA’s limit on liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes that you can bring in your carry-on bag.
- The deodorant must be in a clear, plastic, quart-sized bag with your other liquids and gels. This makes it easy for the TSA to inspect and ensures that you’re following their guidelines.
Read my full article explaining the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule.
Can you take stick deodorant on a plane?
Yes, you can take stick deodorant on a plane in your carry-on luggage.
However, it’s a good idea to put it in a plastic bag or wrap it in something like a paper towel to prevent it from getting on the other items in your bag.
Stick deodorant, being a solid, is not subject to the TSA’s limit on liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes that you can bring in your carry-on bag, so you don’t need to worry about the size of the container.
Just make sure that you’re following the TSA’s guidelines for liquids and gels, and you’ll be good to go.
This is a response from the TSA to a passenger’s question on Twitter asking what size deodorant can you take on a plane:
Can you put spray deodorant in checked luggage?
You can put spray deodorant in your checked luggage. However, the FAA limits the total amount of restricted medicinal and toiletry articles, including aerosols, in checked baggage.
Any deodorant in aerosols carried in checked baggage must not exceed 70 fl. oz in total and each container must be 18 fl. oz or less.
So, make sure that you’re not exceeding the limit and that the spray deodorant is packed securely to prevent any leaks or damage to your other items. It’s always a good idea to double-check with your airline to make sure that you’re following their specific guidelines for checked baggage
Don’t worry about your aerosol cans exploding in the aircraft’s hold as this will not happen. You can read my full article explaining why – Will aerosols explode in checked bags?
This is a response from the TSA to a passenger’s question on Twitter asking can you put spray deodorant in checked luggage:
How to take full size deodorant in carry on
Apart from taking deodorant on board the flight with you in your cabin luggage that conforms to all of the rules above, it is possible to take larger spray deodorants or aerosol cans on a plane with you, that you are not permitted to take through security.
Most large airports have numerous stores where you can be relieved of your money while passing the time waiting for your flight.
Some of these will sell toiletries, including aerosol and roll-on deodorants, and any you can buy in these stores can be taken on board with you, no matter how large they may be since you have already passed through security.
You can bring deodorant on a plane but due to TSA rules, it does depend on a number of factors. These include such things as the type (spray, stick or gel), the size and whether it will be carried in checked baggage or carry on baggage. Any gel or spray deodorant in carry on baggage must be no larger than 3.4 ounces.
Can deodorant go through airport security?
Stick and solid deodorants of any size and any liquid type deodorants (aerosol, spray, get) that are no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) can go through the security checkpoint. Any other sizes must go in your checked bag.
Will TSA throw away deodorant?
Any deodorants that are considered a liquid, such as aerosol, spray or gel, that are larger than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) will be confiscated by TSA security and will be disposed of. So put them in your checked bag.
Does solid deodorant have to go in a quart clear plastic bag?
Since solid deodorants are not considered liquids it does not need to go in a liquids bag and can be left in your carry on bag.
Is antiperspirant treated the same as deodorant?
The TSA rules concerning antiperspirant are exactly the same as it is for deodorant. Bodysprays and other similar products are also handled in the same way. So any larger than 3.4 ounces must go in checked luggage.
What size deodorant can you take on a plane?
You can only take spray or gel deodorant in carry on if no larger than 3.4 ounces but up to 18 ounces in checked bags. You can take any size solid deodorant in either carry on or checked bags.
You may wish to read my other articles to see what you can carry on a plane: