With the popularity of homemade health and beauty items, not to mention the concerns regarding some ingredients in mass-produced hygiene products, it comes as no surprise that some people have taken up making their own homemade deodorant. Recipes for homemade deodorant are widely available, but you also need something in which to contain your concoctions. There are a number of different types of deodorant containers available, but many other styles of jars, pots, and bottles, will work as well.
Making homemade or all-natural deodorants as well as other types of health and beauty products has become a very popular endeavor. The urge to do so may be related to unease regarding an increasing number of issues associated with deodorant products from things such as health issues and environmental issues to cost conscious consumers’ concerns over high prices. If you do choose to make your own deodorant, there are some things you will likely want to keep in mind as you choose between different types of deodorant containers. Size, cost, style, and the materials from which the containers are made are some of these things.
First, decide which type of deodorant you prefer. If you are more comfortable using a roll-on, you will need to locate an outlet for purchasing roll-on deodorant containers. For stick deodorant or even some types of gel, a simple round container with a lid may suffice. You may need to find some type of device or item to use for applying your deodorant. There are ascending stick designs available as well. This design may cost more than the simple, small canister design, but the convenience may be worth the difference in price.
While some simple living sites suggest re-using empty bottles once the original product is gone, this seems to defeat the purpose of avoiding the mass-produced products. It is good to re-use items when possible, but you can not be sure that there is no residue from the product in previously used deodorant containers or that all the questionable ingredients have been removed completely. Because of this, some may consider it better to purchase new, clean deodorant containers.
You can also use clean, glass jars as deodorant containers, and many appropriately sized varieties are available, complete with lids. You can re-use items found around the home for this purpose as well, including using things like clean, empty baby food jars. Other types of food bottles and jars with lids will also work.