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  • Help with deodorant stick texture

    Posted by angelamari on May 9, 2024 at 5:41 am

    I would like to ask if anyone can help me with a recipe for an organic deodorant. I have been working on it for some time and it works perfectly for not smelling but the texture often becomes grainy. I have tried different kinds of ingredients but with similar results.

    My ingredients are:

    Mango butter, cetyl alcohol, bicarbonate, magnesium, potato starch, perfume

    Graillotion replied 6 days, 12 hours ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Graillotion

    Member
    May 9, 2024 at 8:59 pm

    Leave out the middle two ingredients.

    I doubt we can help much. Last time we tackled an internet ‘recipe’ like this….we got called: “guffawing henrys”. You know…the internet knows way more about science, than say….. a scientist.

    Read the second of the comments by ‘Pharma’ very carefully…and make sure you understand it!

    We’ll see yah next time around…with your new formula. 🙂

    You can read the thread here: mixing magnesium Hydroxide and bicarb of soda - Chemists Corner

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Graillotion.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Graillotion.
  • angelamari

    Member
    May 10, 2024 at 12:53 am

    Thank you for your answer. I realise this is not as easy as I hope when I started. Do you think I could find someone here that would help me create a formula for a deodorant with as natural ingredients as possible?

  • Graillotion

    Member
    May 10, 2024 at 4:34 am

    If you can tolerate honesty…. keep reading….otherwise stop now!

    I would suggest you take some course work on the topic. It almost appears as though you do not understand the pH of either skin or ingredients. (Even an anhydrous formula will create a pH once it is applied to skin…where it meets up with water.)

    If you are bound and determined to sell/produce a product you do not understand….then hire a chemist. You can focus on branding and marketing.

    Real chemists do not work for free….they will be an investment. If you are interested….this site has a link to chemists for hire. The free formulas you find on the net….are charging you their correct value. Hint…hint.

    Good Luck

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    • angelamari

      Member
      May 13, 2024 at 1:52 am

      Thank you for your answer. I would love to find a chemist who can help me with a recipe. I’m prepared to start from scratch. Where on the page do I write a post to find a chemist?

      • This reply was modified 6 days, 14 hours ago by  angelamari.
      • This reply was modified 6 days, 14 hours ago by  angelamari.
      • Graillotion

        Member
        May 13, 2024 at 3:39 am

        This forum also has a message board. See top right of your screen….

        I will send you a recommendation…. in private. (Of course this is not me!)

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