Introduction: Hide Things in Your Old Deoderant Container!

Need a place to hide your money or valuables? Keep them in plain site, at home, or while traveling. Also, more great uses for old deoderant sticks!

Step 1: What You'll Need.

This is what you'll need to make a deoderant safe that you can use to stash your favorite items.

1. One used stick of deoderant.
2. Candle (Similar color of the deoderant).
3. Something to light the candle.
4. Masking tape.

Step 2: Preparing the Deoderant Stick.

Start off by disassembling your deoderant stick by turning the bottom until the inside piece comes out of the top. Use a paper towel and water to clean the pieces of the deoderant stick.

IMPORTANT: LEAVE THE TWISTY STICK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DEODERANT WHERE IT IS. WITHOUT THIS, THE DEODERANT WON'T STAY WHERE YOU WANT IT.

Step 3: Taping the Deoderant "Platform"

Take the piece from the inside of the deoderant stick,(The piece that the deoderant origianlly sat on), and put a layer of tape around the edge, leaving about 1/2 an inch around the top.

Step 4: Creating the Fake Deoderant.

Light your candle and let the wax melt into the space that you just created with the tape and the sliding piece from the deoderant stick. Let the max melt into the space until you get near the top of the tape, then leave it to dry.

(You can help the wax dry faster by running cold water around it after it gets mostly solidified.)

Step 5: Making It Look More Like Deoderant.

After the wax dries all the way through, make it look more like used deoderant by reheating it over the candle and rubbing your thumb across it. Or you could use the finest grate on a cheese grater, or paper towels. Anything that gives it that, "I just came from under someones arm" texture.

Step 6: Hide Your Stuff.

After you achieve the texture you want on the wax, you can reassemble the deoderant stick like it origianlly was. Just don't push the middle piece down to far, or the stick in the middle will poke through the wax and reveal your secret. Now you can hide anything that you can fit in it.

Step 7: More Uses for Used Deoderant Sticks.

On this last slide I will update more uses for deoderant sticks when they come to mind.

1.Used deoderant sticks make great Q-tip holders.
2.Also great for holding (Or hiding) your valuables.

Comments

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bobftx (author)2011-09-22

de-ODOR-ant! It de-ODOR-izes! See how that works? But seriously, isn't it just as good to just leave a little deodOrant in the dispenser and use the thing that way?

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tubanator-2.0 (author)2010-05-13

thanks for this ible i made this awhile ago and no on ever seems to look in a raandom deodorant container in my room so its a great hiding spot for small things.

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Cousin eddie (author)2008-02-08

Hey not bad! Great for hiding stuff during travel, like small jewelry & such. Hey, did ya know? Cons in prison put used postage stamps up against their deoderant stick to remove the cancellation ink marks so they can reuse the stamp.

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Thanks for all the great feedback. That's a very interesting fact, it might even make a cool instructable. Unless reusing postage stamps is illegal or something, I'm sure somebody knows.

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Oh yeah! Its definately illegal, but rarely prosecuted/found out unless done on a noticeable scale. From what I remember you can get big fines & a couple of years in jail for each stamp. The deoderant stick doesnt work as well as rubbing alcohol. I learned all this from a post from a con on a "family of incarcerated" forum.

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Lol, Note to self:"Do not make that instructable"

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Grey_Wolfe (author)Gunk on Floor2008-07-29

What, you don't want to make a "How to Defraud the Federal Government" 'able? Where's your adventurous spirit? lol

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asyrith (author)2008-06-23

Brilliant! You could even use a scented candle for extra trickery!

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Grey_Wolfe (author)asyrith2008-07-29

Could just leave the last quarter inch of the deodorant unused. That's what I'd do. Of course, I use old spice, and it's kinda hard to find candles with that particular shade of blue.

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unpicky (author)2008-07-28

i wonder if this would mask the scent of drugs from police dogs? i've never done drugs but it sounds like a good idea for hippies

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Grey_Wolfe (author)unpicky2008-07-29

Most likely not, only some scents are 'heavy' enough to cover the smell of drugs. (Unless maybe you mixed it into the drugs, but that's probably worse than the drugs already are.) Usually things like coffee are used to cover the scent, aother effective (though seems to be less used) option is pepper, especially if finely ground (red pepper works even better). The dogs are now being trained to signal with suspicion on the commonly used cover scents as well. So it's becoming less effective to use them anyway. Probably the most effective way would be to completely seal the container (with glue or wax), then clean it very well with hot water and soap. For a guy who barely drinks and only smokes occasionally, I sure did put a lot of thought into that. I think I need a better hobby, lol.

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sterlingsilver (author)2008-03-27

idea: a flask made from an old deodorant container, using the bottom as the cap.

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i-am-hardcore (author)2008-02-08

LOL i was going to make this instructable .For the longest time i used a deodorant container as my wallet

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-07

Very nice idea!

By the way, can I have that $100?

Just kidding.

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Lol, it's not even mine. XD

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PaHalloweenFreak (author)2008-02-07

Very ingenious!! Especially for travel! Thanks for posting this!

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iraqniphobia (author)2008-02-07

I really like the Q-tip idea. It's so simple, but works wonderful.

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tiuk (author)2008-02-06

You have an odd sort of obsession with deoderant, don't you? Nice instructables, though ;)

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