Table 2. Natural Deodorant Stick Base Formulation

Table 2. Natural Deodorant Stick Base Formulation

Ingredient  Function  Weight range (%)
 Organic Alcohol/Ethanol  Base vehicle/solvent  0–20 
 Propanediol  Base vehicle/solvent  20–70
 Deionized/Distilled Water  Base vehicle/solvent  5–20
 Sodium Stearate  Gellant  5.0–8.0
 Saccharomyces Ferment  Active odor neutralizer  2.0–3.0
 Sodium Bicarbonate  Odor absorber/neutralizer  0–2.0
 Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil)  Bacteriostat/antimicrobial  0.2–2.0
 Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment  Bacteriostat/sophorose lipid  0.5–2.0
 Triethyl Citrate  Bacteriostat/hydrolyzable ester  0.2–2.0
 Zinc Oxide  Bacteriostat/antimicrobial  0.2–0.5
 Glyceryl Caprylate/Undecylenate  Bacteriostat/antimicrobial  1.0–2.0

* Note: Product ranges and compatibility are not warranted; formulation and testing must be performed on individual recipes.