Making deodorants – links and a few thoughts

It’s funny that this really hasn’t come up much in the last few years, but there seems to be an interest in making our own deodorants again. Updated links! Deodorants: An aside and information on sodium stearate Deodorants: A formula with alcohol and propylene glycol Tinosan SDC Deodorants: A formula with glycerin and water Deodorants:...

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Duplicating products: The Healthy Deodorant

Soapilyeverafter suggested we take a look at this product, The Healthy Deodorant by Lavanilla Laboratories. But first, we need to take a look at how to make a basic deodorant. Making a deodorant (click here if you want more than a summary)…A clear gel stick is generally made by using sodium stearate and a glycol....

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Deodorants: If you want to make a lotion bar deodorant…

Finally, if you aren’t interested in making a clear stick deodorant but want to make a lotion bar that works as a deodorant, you can make a lotion bar type product. Take a lotion bar recipe you like, and add your favourite fragrance or essential oil, and add some baking soda and/or corn starch to...

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Deodorants: A few thoughts on some additions

There are many ways to tweak the three recipes I’ve posted, so let’s take a look at a few things you could include to make your deodorant more moisturizing, more soothing, and more anti-bacterial. Remember that we want to make the ingredients we include to be water soluble, so you don’t want to add oils...

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Deodorants: Formula with dipropylene glycol and witch hazel (updated, 2018)

If you find alcohol stings and the glycerin recipe is simply too watery for your tastes, take a look at this recipe for a clear stick deodorant I found at Voyageur Soap & Candle (it’s not on the site any more, that’s why there’s no link). CLEAR STICK DEODORANT 80% dipropylene glycol 8% sodium stearate 6%...

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