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 and Heal (tea tree, lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, copaiba balsam)
*Cinnamon Spice (cinnamon, niaouli, bergamot, litsea cubeba, eucalyptus, rosemary)
*Woods and Earth (cardamom, fir, pine, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood, orange, tea tree)
*naked (although you may request no essential oils, I must caution that both neem and tamanu are very strong smelling oils. Very earthy. I prefer them mixed with essential oils, but I have customers who enjoy the darker, deeper smells).
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.
This deodorant was lifesaver during a psoriasis flare up. Very gentle and soothing. Highly recommended.
Review by adelcannon - 06/13/2017
This item is not meant to replace the word of a doctor. Please consult a doctor before using on severe problem areas. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their doctor before using products with essential oils.
Please use within 6 months of opening and store away from heat sources.
There are no artificial fillers or binders or preservatives in this product. If this arrives softened, please place upright in the refrigerator for an hour.