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LisaLise offers custom cosmetics and formulations using predominately plant-based ingredients

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This Deodorant is 100% Botanical, Preservative Free, and You Can Make it Yourself

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The formula for this and 2 additional botanical deodorants are in my book Make Your Own Preservative Free Cosmetics With 21 Ingredients (yes, I know it’s a long title but it was hard to explain the entire contents with fewer words).

Even though they are all preservative free, these deodorants have a shelf life of about 6 months. Pictured is the peppermint version. One of the ingredients in this peppermint deodorant is a handcrafted tincture with peppermint. Although you can use both dried and fresh plants to make the infusion, a clear liquid with a proper punch of peppermint is best achieved by using fresh peppermint leaves.

My own test team were happy with how long they worked (between 8 and 16 hours), and since the book was published, I’ve been getting feedback from folks who have started making and using these deodorants. I’m happy to say the feedback has been mostly positive. Of course I would have loved to tell you these deodorants work for every single person on the planet, but then, I don’t think any company can pride themselves in having a deodorant that fits that bill.

Meantime, I appreciate all of the feedback you have given me, and please feel free to keep it coming.

If you want to try making these deodorants, the formulas are available in this book.

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Chili for Skincare

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Handcrafted chili oil has been useful in several products I have made over the past winter season. (think soothing muscle rub, spicy lip balm or warming foot rub).

Generally, oils for infusion should have a long shelf life, although there can be benefits from using a specific oil with a specific ingredient for infusion and then using the entire batch within a short time of making it.

If you’re interested in giving this a try, there’s a chili-oil how to right here on the main blog. Depending on the strength you are looking for, vary the type and amount of chilis you work with. There is tangible difference in heat and effect depending on which ingredients you choose.