Have you been searching for a natural deodorant that actually WORKS and is aluminum-free? It has taken me a long time to work out this Pickle's Potions recipe, with LOTS of research and experiments.
I had one that I was mostly happy with, but it just wasn't strong enough for some of my family, friends, and customers. Eventually, I came up with this interesting deo formulation. It has some INCREDIBLE power-packed oils and natural ingredients.
I do not use baking soda, as I find that can be very irritating to some people, and it just was too abrasive - instead, I use arrowroot, (food-grade) diatomaceous earth, non-nano zinc oxide, and kaolin clay. This combination has amazing absorption and odor-defeating powers. Add the power of essential oils and soothing calendula, and we have a winner!
*tamanu oil (healing, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties)
*neem oil (antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal)
*hexane-free castor oil (heals inflamed skin, softens and hydrates, penetrates deeply into the skin)
*organic calendula infused sweet almond oil (can reduce redness and swelling. Anti-inflammatory. Fights free-radicals. Evens skin tone and dark spots)
*extra virgin coconut oil (antioxidant and antibacterial qualities, great at combating yeasts, moisturizing and nourishing)
*unrefined shea butter ( high in vitamins A and E, very soothing)
*natural local beeswax (stabilizer, beneficial moisturizing properties, helps keep the deodorant on all day)
*vitamin E (nourishing, softening, healing)
*essential oils (chosen for their antibacterial properties, as well as their lovely aromas)
*arrowroot powder (draws out toxins, helps absorb moisture)
*zinc oxide (heals skin irritations, prevents and treats rashes, anti-inflammatory)
*kaolin clay (mild but very effective clay that draws out impurities and toxins)
*diatomaceous earth (contains silica, a crucial trace element. Draws out and absorbs moisture. Removes toxins and eases sensitive skin.
Pickle's Potions natural deodorant with neem, tamanu, and zinc is offered in two sizes:
There are several options for essential oil blends:
*Calm (tea tree, lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, copaiba balsam)
*Spice (cinnamon, niaouli, bergamot, litsea cubeba, eucalyptus, rosemary)
*Forest (cardamom, fir, pine, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood, orange, tea tree)
*Naked (although you may request no essential oils, I must caution that tamanu is a very strong-smelling oil. Very earthy. I prefer them mixed with essential oils, but I have customers who enjoy the darker, deeper smells).
Due to popular demand, I also have several deodorants with naturally derived fragrances available.
*Rose (dark, sultry, sensual rose - not your grandma's tea party rose)
*Fruit ( rich and juicy fruits in a creamy base of coconut and tonka bean.
*Musk (warm and spicy musky fragrance with notes of tobacco, but also slightly fruity and very delicately floral)
*Beach (tropically sweet and aromatic, hints of sandalwood and jasmine)
Although ALL the ingredients I use in my potions are natural and synthetic-free, it does not mean that you may not have a reaction, especially if you have allergies. PLEASE read the ingredient list carefully, and if you have questions, please send me a message so we can work out a different formulation.
I am not a doctor and do not claim to be. Please spot test all potions before using.