Deodorants are (for many of us) a must-have and most of times they come in plastic containers, some in glass with the cap and roll-on made of plastic or in spray cans. If you have the time to DIY your deo we’re sharing below a recipe (if you make your own, please share with us your experience). If not… there are some plastic-free options you can purchase (in tin or glass containers with natural ingredients), just ask in your local bulk shop. While making this round-up of ideas on how to Repurpose the empty Deo Containers, we read about a refillable deoby humankind… which could also solve the problem of disposable plastic.
If you live in the USA: “Through Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, you can fill a box with any brand of deodorant tubes, soap containers and other bathroom leftovers and mail it back to Terracycle for recycling. Some deodorant tubes may also be accepted through municipal curbside or drop-off programs in your area. To determine the materials from which your tubes are made, start by checking the bottom of the tube for the numbered plastic. Before recycling in your curbside bin, remove the dial from the bottom of the tube and be sure to rinse out your tubes with warm water and soap to remove any residual product.” – PC
And if you have some or lots of empty deo containers, here are some crafts and hacks how you can re-use/purpose them 😉 💚
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4 thoughts on “Reusing Deodorant containers + DIY Recipe”
Not sure if this will help anyone but the roll on antiperspirant containers do not empty completely. I was removing the ball one day for a craft activity only to find there was quite a bit still inside the bottle. Even though it didnt come out when we tried to use it a large amount remained in the bottom of the bottle.
Now being the cheapskate I am I immediately put some vinegar in the bottle and shook the bejeevers out of it. I was then able to use the antiperspirant. The vinegar was great at killing any bacteria under my arms and the remaining antiperspirant worked its usual job.
Every time Hubby finds his bottles empty…for want of another term… I whisk the ball out of the bottle, fill it with vinegar and replace the ball… this mix is then mine to use. It saves me a fortune for antiperspirant.
When the bottle is finally empty, I then try to find other uses for it 🙂
Thank you for sharing this with us 🙂 I’ll try it myself! 💚
It makes a good deodorizer for the house in general. Just take the ball off and heat up the liquid just the tiniest. You don’t want to heat it up to much because the most of the liquid in these type of deodorants are toxic.
Thank you for this idea 💚