I've been using my homemade deodorant butter for over a year now and I love it. Usually to make it I melt down the shea butter and mix in the other ingredients then let it harden in the fridge. This works okay but usually the ingredients are not evenly distributed throughout the butter and it's hard. The last time I made it, I decided that I would use a different method: my stand mixer. I got the idea when I was researching curly hair pudding. [I (briefly--very briefly) thought about growing out my hair. ] So to make the stuff (and I was quadrupling the recipe), I dumped in softened shea butter and started the mixer up (using the whisk attachment). I then added in all the rest of the ingredients one by one--just as if I were making frosting for a cake. I let the machine run on high for about 5 minutes and the result was the fluffiest deodorant butter ever. Everything was evenly distributed and it was light as air. The clean up was a little intense and required lots of soap and hot water but the product was well worth it.
I wish I had a good picture to show you but I don't. But here's a site that shows exactly what it looked like. I'm so pleased with stuff!!