Tickle deodorant was a fun and whimsical product in the 1970’s. A colorful roll-on deodorant that came in four scents including citrus, herbal, floral, and unscented. The fun dispenser made it even more entertaining to use because it claimed to be the first deodorant antiperspirant that had a big wide ball.
The famous commercial from 1977 was controversial. It showed several women with the product laughing and giggling, and referencing the “big wide ball.” Critics had raised eyebrows wondering exactly why the women were laughing when referring to the product. Tickle was just a cute product with its brightly colored top, polka dot case, and shapely hourglass dispenser.
If you have any Tickle lying around, it can be worth big money on eBay. The listing was for the herbal green color and read:
“You know you want this! Don't miss your chance to grab what may be the very last brand new Tickle deodorant from the 70's around! This is the highly sought after "green" Herbal Tickle! Brand new - complete with the vintage Zayre pricetag. ...this is a two-for-one great deal! Smell great. ..and have the very fun "microphone" that everyone used the Tickle deodorant for! This still smells great and has all of the product in it.
Stored in a cabinet in a smoke-free/pet-free home, this somehow ended up stored and never used. Quick shipping from Chicago. Don't miss your chance to grab the last of this great 1970's memorabilia! “
The seller shared this item on a Facebook group, explaining that she found it in her mother’s bathroom. The item sold for $102.50. See the completed listing here. Many times, vintage health and beauty items are purchased by set designers Hollywood or New York for use on movie sets. The set designers want to make the props look as authentic as possible. Items like Stay Free Maxi Pads, Olgivie and Toni home perm boxes, and Body on Tap shampoo bottles could certainly qualify as collectible and movie-set worthy.
Check your parent’s bathroom cabinets and drawers. You may find some treasures that have value on eBay.