Developing Deodorant for Purists

I started working on this deodorant project at the beginning of the year and promised you progress reports, so here's a quick update on this post from March.

Purist Deodorant Main Goal 

To create the ultimate, effective all-natural deodorant using only botanical ingredients.

The Deodorant Must

  • provide all day protection from body odor
  • be made from easily sourceable ingredients
  • be easy to make in a DIY setting
  • be newbie friendly to make
  • not stain clothing

Even better if it

  • is well tolerated by even very sensitive skin types
  • can be applied immediately after shaving without problem
  • is not messy to apply
  • offers some sweat control
  • is preservative free (a tough one, but we might as well reach for the moon while we're at it)

Numerous batches have been made and tested, and there has been a lot of armpit sniffing going on around this house for months.

Likewise, my stack of light-colored test t-shirts has grown proportionately (light color shows stains best - especially the kind that don't wash out)

Spoiler Alert

All of the musts and a few of the 'even betters' have been solved.

I have been testing several different combinations of botanicals - some of which are bowl-me-over amazingly effective while others are effective-but-difficult-to-work-with either in the scent or staining dept.

The winning formula(s) is/are going to be included in an upcoming publication that I hope will be embraced by even the most green-thinking purists.

And on that note, I'd like to take a moment to thank all you hard core green purists.

Not only have you been the inspiration for creating an effective 100% botanical deodorant, but you have inspired this entire upcoming publication.

Do Tell

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Unknown said…
Sounds absolutely wonderful. Can't wait.
Unknown said…
I am already waiting for this :).
stella said…
waiting for this lisa!!!
LisaLise said…
@Alison Welborn - Thanks! I am excited about this one too!

@Ana Parker - Yay! I hope you love it as much as I do!

@Stella - Yay! Hope you enjoy it!
Ceci said…
Sounds amazing, can't wait!!!
LisaLise said…
Thank you Ceci! :)
Emma said…
Hi, late to this post, what publication is it in? Would love to find it.
LisaLise said…
HI Emma - If you visit my main site ( and check in the shop under E-books for 'Make Your Own Preservative Free Cosmetics with 21 Ingredients' you'll find there are 3 formulas included. :)