Crumbling Deodorant: Here's What to Do


It's inevitable. Just when I'm about halfway through my stick of solid deodorant, it starts to crumble into bits, making a huge mess of my clothes, my bathroom, etc.

A very minor problem, yes, but one that I find highly annoying. Apparently, Bellasugar has a similar issue...and a DIY solution to the problem of the crumbling deodorant...

Instead of throwing out the crumbly deodorant, collect the crumbled bits and place them back on top of the stick. Then slip a cutoff foot from a pair of nylon panty-hose over the top of the stick, twist tight, and secure with a rubber-band. Good as new!

Do you have any makeshift solutions for broken beauty products? Do you have any creative uses for panty-hose (besides wearing them, of course!)?

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Peajewel Peajewel

I have no clever ideas but I really like this one!  Thanks!

eliza... elizahleigh

It's so nice to see a tip like this on a mainstream site -- I guess it is another reminder that being practical or frugal or green is basically synonomous with fully taking advantage of the resources we have. For women out there who are concerned about the health consequences of using conventional deodorant, many of the greenies over at (which is an online green social network) highly recommend using a natural salt-based crystal deodorant or crystal deodorant stone.  The one ingredient in it is mineral salts, it's hypoallergenic, unscented, non-staining at it provides 24 hour protection. I've also seen homemade recipes over at Greenwala for deodorant blends that you can make in the kitchen.

jennm... jennmarie77

ok, now deodorants you make in the kitchen would be a good topic to see on here.

I don't have a problem with crumbling.  I have a problem with the last few inches breaking completely off the holder.  I could have got at least another 2-3 uses out of it.  Grrr.

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