Deodorant Additive: This is a great addition to any deodorizing product from deodorants and soaps to household deodorizers and lip balms. This deodorant additive can fit most applications whether you're looking for something that'll keep you fresh and clean or to get rid of that awful smell.
Usage Rates: Deodorant (2-3%), Liquid Soap (0.5-1%), Bar Soap (1%), Household Deodorizer (3-5%), Lip Products (0.5%)
Note: This water soluble product is to be added in the cool down phase (between 135-140F).
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Saccharomyces Ferment, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium BenzoateCommon Name: Deodorant Additive
How It Works:Short Explanation- The “Saccharomyces Ferment” is a yeast enzyme that uses ammonia (the bad, smelly stuff in sweat) to make amino acids. We can’t smell amino acids but fungi (i.e. yeast) can use them to grow. To keep fungi from growing under the arm potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are preservative that inhibit bacterial growth but don’t alter the enzyme function. More In Depth Explanation- Under normal conditions the body excretes ammonia in the form of urea (an organic compound with no odor) in our sweat. However, when we work out we produce a lot of ammonia and it’s hard for the body to convert all of this to urea and some of it comes out as ammonia. Moreover in places like our underarm, bacteria that need organic compounds to survive can break urea back down into ammonia. Ammonia is what makes sweat stink. So how does this deodorant additive rectify that? Weirdly enough… yeast emzymes! So the “Saccharomyces Ferment” is a bacterial enzyme from a type of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. All yeast have enzymes that metabolize nitrogen to make amino acids which keep the yeast alive and growing. Most enzymes use nitrogen from organic compounds such as sugar and urea. This specific type of yeast enzyme in this deodorant additive can utilize the inorganic compound ammonia (NH3) for its major source of nitrogen. The enzyme can take what makes our sweat smelly and use it to make amino acids, that’s great! But wait, now there’s a perfect environment for yeast to grow under your arm… gross! Now what? Solution! Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are both food preservatives that inhibit the growth (multiplication) of yeast however not the function. So essentially it lets the enzymes do their job, keeps the amino acids from forming yeast and the bacteria in the underarm area at a minimum.
This is a gluten free product!
I wanted to add additional odor fighting properties to my roll-on and spray deodorants. This ingredient blend is perfect. I substitute 3% of the water in my formula with BB deodorant additive and it’s been working great. I am also will be trying it in a laundry refresher-type spray.
I'm very happy with how this mixed with the cera belina, cetearyl alcohol and coconut oil base I use. My question is... with it containing potassium sorbate and Sodium Benzoate, does it require another preservative? with a total recipe including % of powders such as sodium bicarbonate, arrowroot powder and tapioca starch I used 3% of the deodorant additive. I'm also wondering if it should only be up to 3% of the total oil and wax stage? Thank you
If I could, I would give this 10 stars. I added this to my soap last minute (I almost forgot, *gasp* this was my first eer soap making experience for the record, which was a huge success for those wondering). I had thrown a bar from this batch in the shower for everyday use. I took a shower in the evening after dinner which involved cutting onions. Anyone that does this knows the onion smell intensifies in a hot shower...anyway, upon getting out I noticed...NO MORE ONION SMELL! I was amazed usually, even with regular showers, after cutting onions the scent will linger for awhile no matter what. Not with this! Highly highly recommend! Not sure if anyone is concerned but it will not deodorize your scents you add. I was slightly worried about that happening being my first time, but it was not the case! Love this, and is totally worth it in my book.
I really wanted to like this... I used this @3% in the cool down phase. I am back to the drawing board for an all natural deodorant that works.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Crystal! I'm so sorry this Deodorant Additive didn't work for you and your product. In our tests and recipes we found it worked perfectly at a 2-3% usage rate for deodorant. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
I use a simple coconut oil based deodorant, that does not contain any water/liquid. Can I still use this product. My batch is small as it it only for me. How much of this product would I need, if I'm only using 1/3 cup oil?
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Crystle! Our Deodorant Additive is water-soluble, not oil-soluble so it would not work for your coconut oil deodorant on its own. Though, you can use our Emulsifying Wax to combine the oil and additive together to create your oil-based deodorant! I will email you to discuss this further.
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