The Purists Deodorant Challenge
Imagine if it were possible to create a functional, effective deodorant that consisted entirely of botanicals. Imagine if it were pleasantly scented due to the inherent natural fragrance of the ingredients. It would be easy to apply, didn't stain clothing, wouldn't sting the skin (even after shaving), and basically fulfilled every green purists vision of the ultimate all natural deodorant.
And just to kick it up a notch: imagine if it were self-preserving.
Would that not be a pretty awesome thing?
I think so.
Let's Make Awesome!I do like a good formulating challenge. And as deodorant development seems to be an indisputable part of my formulating life, I decided to give myself a bit of a project for 2018 - just for kicks.
I promise not to bore you with details of every batch, but to check in with progress reports along the way.
So FarBecause this is a quest for the perfect herbal synergy, I'll admit to having made and tested a few batches already – some of which have performed better than others.
It's not just a question of dosage, but also of creating the perfect combination of botanicals.
The batches that have performed best so far have been pretty impressive, but there's still room for improvement. Ultimately, I'd like to achieve 12 hour deodorizing protection. The current leader of the pack offers 8-9 hours of protection.
That's definitely not bad, but I think we can do a bit better.
Stay tuned for updates!