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This happened to me last week while on a business trip. My deodorant stick broke and I was unable to get a new one before my appointment. Needless to say, the Florida sun in conjunction with the humidity makes deodorant more than just a good idea.
A broken deodorant stick is as useless as lips on a brick...or is it?

For this experiment, I'm going to add to my current one with one that broke earlier.

Here is what you are going to need:

2 deodorant sticks if you are combining, or 1 broken one if fixing.
1 dry paper towel
1 damp wash cloth
1 microwave
 
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Step 1: Setting up

Picture of Setting up
Depending on your microwave, you may need to remove the carousel plate and dolly in order to accommodate the height of your deodorant stick. If so, do this now.
Crank the remaining part all the way down to the bottom of the container. Most sticks ride on a solid platform, some do not. This way you are covered in either case plus it lowers the containers center of gravity so is is less likely to fall over.
If you are repairing one, place the broken part in top of the platform and turn the knob so it is lowered as far as possible.
If you are adding to one, this is also the time to add bits of the older one.

**Important** roll the damp wash cloth up and wrap around the base of the container. This helps to stabilize the container and also control any leaks in the remote chance the container gets over microwaved.
evajosie874 years ago
Tried this with a Mitchum (for women) and it didn't work for 2 reasons: the "platform" only goes halfway down the container and the platform has holes in it, so when the deodorant melted, it all went through the holes to the bottom of the container. :(
dchall87 years ago
Uh, how do you break deodorant?
I've had deoderant break from being dropped on the floor and from my bags being bumped around. I use Axe too, so maybe its just a problem with their method of securing the stick.
Hoopajoo (author)  dchall87 years ago
When the stick gets low or gets hot as mine did on a long flight, it tends to separate from the base during use.
On long flights you can expect the outside air temp to approach minus 22 degrees F. High altitude means freezing cold temps, not hot. Besides you are using heat to repair them so heat probably is not the problem. Maybe it's freezing solid and breaking??? I've never had that happen in 40 or so years with plenty of cross country and international flights. When the stick gets low, there is some waste. Are you saying you can combine the 'tailings' from several sticks and sort of reload one?
Hoopajoo (author)  dchall87 years ago
Absolutely. You can even combine a few you like and experiment with scents. As for the flight, I don't fly commercial if I can at all help it. Every time I do, I end up getting very ill from one of the other passengers. I have a Cessna 337 that I fly for business. With an aluminum body, a sealed compartment traveling at 8k feet about 250 - 300 mph can get pretty hot. When I fly for 'Angel Wings', we are told to keep any organs or blood product in the cabin with us just for this reason. Hope this clarifies things some. I didn't think I'd need to explain how it can happen, just how to fix it if it does.
yea experimenting sounds cool. axe with tag and old spice. that would smell bad.
yeah... and put it in a butter pen lol!!
what is a butter pen?
Look it up. It is an instructable :D
I love butter pens I made a couple...
My mother won't let me. :( She says that something meant for your pits should never have food in it.
I used a glue stick or chap stick for mini's work too. try it out. I mean its not for your pits. and chapstick goes on your lips.
Hmm.. yeah... but... I FOUND AN ALL NATURAL DEO STICK! by arm and hammer :P It has no warnings of ingesting the deo :D
taraist Kaiven5 years ago
There are lots of deoderant brands with more natural ingredients than arm and hammer. Toms of Maine, Jason, Dessert Essence, etc. Though if its a really big deal try getting a new one online that has never been filled with anything. Chapstick is a great idea except they usually are very small. There's a brand called "lipsyl" or something thats green and tan with bees that raise and lowers instead of using a screw through the middle. Plus it's a little larger. You could perhaps use it to store honey butter(since it's got the bees)!!
sconniebabe6 years ago
deoderant breaks all the time. You drop it, and it breaks inside the tube. THen you get a nice little surprise weeks later, when you click it up, and it falls off...
fizzle70337 years ago
Aw man I hate when that happens! Thanks!