I've been using homemade deodorant for about 6 months now, using a recipe similar to this one
(most all recipes are similar) with great results. I've conducted several informal interviews (with people I feel comfortable asking) as to whether or not I stink...all nos. I'll never use anything else, no more chemicals, no more pore-cloggers. The linked recipe and all the other ones I've seen on the interwebs use half-pint mason jars, with the application done by hand, like Tussy brand. I tried this, didn't like it because of the residue on my hands. I remelted the batch I had in the jars, and poured it into an empty Tom's stick container. Much nicer, no leaks, no residue.