Cucumber Melon Deodorant Tutorial

After creating your own deodorant with our Aluminum Free Deodorant Base, you’ll never go back to store-bought deodorants again. Simply melt down the base, add your fragrance  or essential oil of your choice and as soon as it’s hardened it’s ready to use.

For this project we used the Sample Fragrance of the Month, the light and refreshing Cucumber Melon Cybilla. With every order you place at Bramble Berry this month, you’ll receive a complimentary .5 oz. sample of this fresh fragrance.

Because underarms tend to be sensitive areas, we don’t recommend more than a 1 % usage rate when adding fragrance oil or essential oil to this base. In this case, we fragranced the entire 4 oz. container with only 1.5 mL of fragrance oil!

What You’ll Need:

4 oz Aluminum Free Deodorant Base

1.5 mL Cucumber Melon Cybilla Fragrance Oil

Four 1 oz Push Tubes

Optional: Droppers

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ONE: In a heat safe container, empty the entirety of the 4 oz. deodorant base. Melt the base on 20 second bursts until fully melted. When heating, make sure to keep the temperature below 130°F or you will degrade the odor fighting enzymes!

TWO: Add the Cucumber Melon Cybilla fragrance oil and stir to fully incorporate the fragrance into the base.

THREE: Slowly and carefully pour the base into the push tubes. The push tubes hold about an ounce by volume so be sure not to overfill them.

FOUR: Wait 15 – 20 minutes for the base to harden and then your aluminum-free deodorant is ready to use.


Look for other scents to try? We also like Fresh Linen, Soapy Clean and Salty Mariner Fragrance Oils and Lavender 40/42 and Lemongrass Essential Oils.


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  1. Katie says

    Is the deodorant base oil soluble? I was thinking of maybe adding an extract like calendula to make the deodorant even more soothing. If so, any idea what the usage rate would be?

  2. Courtni says

    I just got one of the free samples with my order and I’m excited to try it. I’m new to this because had to find something new to make that didn’t require as much fine motor skill as my crocheting. Is the free sample of Cucumber Melon safe to use in a candle? And how can I know exactly what a fragrance oil is safe for?

    • says

      Hi Courtni,
      Great question! Yes, Cucumber Melon is definitely okay to use in candles :) We recommend a usage rate of 1 oz. of fragrance oil per pound of wax. Keep in mind, it’s always a good idea to do a burn test beforehand because some oils can morph when burned or effect how the candle itself burns. Otherwise, it’s perfectly safe to use!


    • says

      Hi Jack!
      Sorry you are having trouble with the push-up tubes! I would recommend holding the bottom of the base when applying. We do not currently have another push tube option, but I will be sharing this feedback with the team. Thank you!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

      • Gayle says

        I made this recipe and cannot get the base to move to push up the product. I even had my 250# hubby try it and it simply will not move. I then tried olive oil to lubricate the sides of the tube, melted one ounce and tried again. No dice, the product will not push out of the tube. Any suggestions? I’m really bummed right now.

        • says

          Hi Gayle!

          Hmm, was the tube able to move up before you poured the deodorant? You might try remelting the product currently in the tube, repour it and see if that helps. Let me know, I’d love to help you troubleshoot if that doesn’t work!

          -Amanda with Bramble Berry

          • Gayle says

            Yes, the tube moved freely before the product was poured. As I said, I remelted one tube and poured it into a new tube, lubricated with olive oil and once again the tube is not functional with that product. I have used that tube for another product (Itch Stick) and it works fine. Has anyone else had trouble with the deodorant base causing this? Thanks

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