Smelling nice seems to be a major preoccupation with the general public, particularly in the summer months – indeed, in 2019, the global anti-perspirant market will amount to an estimated 75 billion US dollars. We haven’t used anti-perspirants in years, but we do want to smell nice, so deodorants are clearly the answer. They tend to come in either a spray can (which is damaging to the ozone layer) or as a roll-on in a single-use plastic dispenser, neither of which is a suitable choice for us.
Luckily, solid deodorant bars are easy enough to find. Lush do one that has a lovely patchouli aroma and which they will happily cut to size to fit your reusable container; and there are plenty of other makes available online. You just apply the block directly to the skin and the job’s a good ‘un.
We also recently repurposed a tub of coconut oil, originally purchased as a moisturiser, but which, it turns out, works just as well as a nicely scented (and very economical) deodorant top-up.