So for the past couple of years I’ve been struggling to find a deodorant that doesn’t irritate my armpits. At this point, I’ve tried nearly every deodorant that you might find on a pharmacy shelf. In lieu of these horrible findings, I’ve decided to just try and make my own deodorant and see if I can formulate something that I can comfortably use. However, seeing as though I’ve never formulated a deodorant, I have a couple of questions:
- what ingredients are used for actually reducing odor?
- what thickeners are you likely to use when making deodorant sticks?
- roughly how much fragrance is included in deodorants?
Now with that being said, I’ve also put together a list of ingredients that I suspect are irritating which I’d like to avoid:
-Various Aluminum Compounds (Im not 100% sure about these yet so I’d be willing to give them a try)
-Certain fragrances (this one is not all that surprising)
Im not 100% about all of the above ingredients, but they’re the ones that tend to show up the most in the deodorants that I have tried.
Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.