|My Homemade Deodorant (next to a small bottle)|
A friend of mine asked me how to recycle a deodorant tube. I think you can just put it in the bin, but then I offered to try to make some deodorant. He was game, so I started looking through recipes. I knew that I would need something that wouldn't melt in the container in DC summers - but that would work.
After some research and reading through pros and cons (staining clothes, melting in the container, not working etc), I found this recipe. It uses all natural ingredients - baking powder, beeswax, cocoa butter, etc. It was easy to make and I was able to refill my friend's tube, and I had this leftover for me. After a few days of use, he reported that it works fine..though I may have gone a bit overboard on the beeswax (which makes it hard). (Maybe I should use a tad less beeswax in the winter/spring). Let me know how it works!