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RECIPE: Baking Soda Free Deodorant Recipe

As requested by our customers, we have produced this deodorant recipe without the use of baking soda. We have substituted Bentonite Clay and Arrowroot Powder which are known for their excellent absorbing properties.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (13) 3.15 oz. Tubes

Ingredients

  •   12 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - High Melt, Ultra Refined
  •   12 Ounce(s) Coconut Oil - 76º Melt
  •   9 Ounce(s) Arrowroot Powder
  •   9 Ounce(s) Bentonite Clay
  •   0.3 Ounce(s) Vitamin E Natural T-50
  •   13 Piece(s) 2.5 oz White Lotion Bar Tube & Top - Dial Up

Equipment

  •  Microwave
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Wire Whisk
  •  Mixing Spoons
  •  Large Glass Measuring Cup - 32 oz.
  •  Large Glass Measuring Cup - 64 oz.
  •  Beaker - Natural Polypropylene


Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. In smaller measuring cup weigh coconut oil and shea butter. Place in microwave in 1 minute increments and stir until melted. 
  2. While oils are melting, weigh arrowroot powder and bentonite clay in second measuring cup and set aside.
  3. When oils are melted completely, add the powders and whisk until no clumps remain. 
  4. In plastic beaker, measure Vitamin E. Stir into mixture. 
  5. Place empty deodorant tube on scale and tare to zero. Fill to 3.15 oz. Repeat until all 13 tubes are filled. 
  6. Allow to cool and harden completely. Package and label accordingly.
  7. NOTE: Some popular essential oils that could be added are lemongrass, lavender and tea tree. This is a soft, almost paste-like, consistency. Keep away from heat, could also be packaged in jars if desired.

INCI Ingredient Label: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Bentonite Clay, Vitamin E.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies. You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.
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"I have tried making this recipe twice and it will not harden. It looks like a layer of oil settles on the type. Help? I"

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Posted By: maggie   |   September 03, 2017


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"I made this last night and this morning I found that the product did not come close to becoming a solid or a paste. The product is still liquid. Since I didn't have the high melt Shea, I used Mango Butter instead. Just for good measure, I also added a little Cocoa butter too to add a little more hardness. I used the coconut oil 76 in the amount you have listed. Wonder what went wrong....does this product need to have a longer cure time or should I add some beeswax? Thank you."

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Posted By: Kimberly   |   May 20, 2017


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"How long does it take for this to set up? I made this 24 hours ago with the exact ingredients and it is still liquid enough to pour. If it doesn't set up can I re-melt and add some beeswax or more arrowroot powder or Clay?"

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Posted By: Gail   |   May 18, 2017


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"can i add a fragrance oil like baby powder? if yes, what quantity to include and should vanilla content of the fragrance oil be a concern?"

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Posted By: margarita   |   March 14, 2017


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"Can you replace the clay with a different type? Like white kaolin or rose?"

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Posted By: Cheyanne   |   March 10, 2017


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"For the natural deodorant instead of Arrowroot Powder can you substitute it for tapioca starch? Also, can Natural Shea Butter be used instead of the refined?"

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Posted By: Yolande   |   February 25, 2017


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"If I wanted to add activated charcoal to this recipe, how much would I use and at what point of the process would I add it?"

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Posted By: Tiffany   |   February 24, 2017


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"Can beeswax be added to this to make it more solid for a tube? If so, how much added to this recipe?"

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Posted By: Annette   |   February 21, 2017


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