Cream Deodorant Recipe
This is a high strength recipe which is easy to make using zinc oxide powder and greatly adds to the odor-fighting effect along with essential oils plus palm oil and cocoa butter. It contains a large amount of tea tree, frankincense, and rosemary essential oils. If you have sensitive skin, decrease the amount of tea tree oil by half or more. Other gentle-to-the-skin antiseptic essential oils can be subsituted or added, especially lavendar, if one is partial to the strong scent. Lavendar is an excellent antiseptic, soothing, and very gentle even when used full strength on the skin.
This recipe makes a large amount of deodorant - around 5 to 6 oz - so have a canister on hand which can accept this amount. Of course, the recipe can be halved or quartered if desired. This formula is excellent in other respects in addition to as a deodorant. Instead of clogging lymph nodes with petrochemicals, this formula will work to clear them. It can be rubbed into swollen lymph glands anywhere on the body, but do not apply to sensitive mucous membranes. Excess deodorant on the hands after application can be rubbed on dry skin areas including wrinkles to moisturize while tightening the skin. The formula can be applied to scars to reduce their appearance or rubbed anywhere on the skin to provide a small amount of sun protection and moisturizing..
Cocoa butter is solid with a relatively high melting point. The palm oil has a much lower melting point. Using 80g cocoa butter to 40g palm oil will make it suitable as a stick deodorant.
60g cocoa butter
60g palm oil
45g zinc oxide
1 tsp tea tree essential oil
1 tsp boswellin (frankincense) essential oil
1/2 tsp rosemary essential oil
Melt cocoa butter and palm oil on low heat. Mix well zinc oxide powder until smooth. Add essential oils. Mix well. Dispense while still warm.
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