Reusing Deodorant containers + DIY Recipe

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 deo by 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

Repurpose roll-on balls | empty deo bottles | deo caps | extras

DIY deodorant

Natural Deodorant Must-Haves | ecogreenlove
via Healthline: The No BS Guide to Natural Deodorants (Plus Make Your Own!)
DIY Natural Deodorant | ecogreenlove
Visual by kapuluan

Roll-on balls

These ideas could be from reusing tennis, golf or ping pong balls as well, the same principle applies 😛

Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Pendant light by Léa Baert for Marie Claire Idées (originally with ping pong balls)
via Poppytalk
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Sock monster by diydetodounpoco {Spanish}
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
by Anne Louise Ge Ene
via Pinterest
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Necklace called d(ancing) b(alls) by danish artist jet mous
via littleaesthete
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Knitted necklace by utatravel {German}
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
These necklaces are made from deodorant balls
via communingwithfabric
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Crochet necklace deodorants balls
via Pinterest
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Light chain & Wreath with deo balls
via recyclingbasteln {Deutsch}
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Lamp & Necklace made with deo balls by tianasantos {Portuguese}
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Carnival Accessories made with deo balls by tianasantos {Portuguese}
💚 Ideas to Repurpose Mesh bags
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Kokeshi Dolls made with deo balls by jud-artes {Portuguese}
💚 Ideas to Repurpose Spool Thread
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Santa Claus made with deo balls by casa’art {Portuguese}
💚 Ideas for Upcycled Christmas decorations
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Necklaces made with deo balls by Hanne Bay Luehrssen
via artaurea
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Whistling arrows made with deo balls by ottomanbows
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Shore finds, 19th-21st century: Includes an iron musket ball, golf ball innards, glass marbles, roll-on deodorant balls, Pop-it beads and a ‘floating widget’—used in beer cans since 1997 and known by Guinness as the ‘Smoothifier’ by author and photographer Lisa Woollett
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Garland using Roll on deodorant balls
via Pinterest
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
Glitter ball worked on the ball from an underarm deodorant
via kiloalphatango
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
DIY Kokeshi Dolls by markmontano
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
neckpiece; “MELLOW YELLOW” (sunny necklace from deodorant roll-on-balls and rubber. Nice and soft, light to wear)
via Flickr
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
neckpiece “HAVING A BALL” (Necklace made from deodorant roll-on balls in a garlic string bag)
via Flickr
💚 Ideas to Repurpose Produce mesh / net bags

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Bottles

Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Painting with Roll-on Deodorant Bottles by adventure-in-a-box
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Hide money inside emptied out deodorant sticks
via projectuntethered
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Roll on Deodorant Light Up R2D2 on Instructables
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Deodorant Solar Bike Light on Instructables
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Mix of Old Spice empty containers Upcycling ideas (humor)
via Pinterest

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Caps

Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Plastic flowers made of used caps bottles of detergent, deodorants, kitchen cleaners, yogurt etc.
via Pinterest
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
This is a perfect wrapping for small gifts – Insert your gift into two Roll-on Deodorant caps that you have thoroughly washed, sealed with tape and add a gift tag & some ribbon
via growingsnowballs
💚 More DIY ideas for Repurposed Gift Wrapping
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deo Balls | ecogreenlove
The protective cap off a stick deodorant works perfectly as a cabochon mold to work with polymer clay to make pendants
via Flickr

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Extras

Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Deodorant hacks
via onecrazyhouse
Creative Ways to Repurpose Deodorant Bottles | ecogreenlove
Deodorant hacks
via bustle

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Trash is the failure of Imagination 😉

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2 thoughts on “Reusing Deodorant containers + DIY Recipe

  1. 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 🙂

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