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Aluminium-free roll on, not tested on animals.. recommendations?
Any recommendations? I want to change to aluminium-free roll on (antiperspirant & deodorant) and one that isn't tested on animals. Not sure of which brands to try, I guess I'll have to order online as Boots don't seem to have one.
There's loads of recipes online to try. This is mine: 1 teaspoon himaylan sea salt 1 teaspoon witch hazel 1 tablespoon aloe Vera gel Half tablespoon coconut oil 10 drops tea tree 15 drops cedar wood 10 drops pine 5 drops peppermint 3 tablespoons vegetable glycerine
You can also add bicarbonate of soda but can leave white marks on clothes. You can also vary the essential oils,
It is been banned in the UK however the issue for many people myself included is that most of the big brands on sale here in the UK also sell their products to non-EU markets such as Asia where products are subject to random animal testing. I can see why it's important to the OP as I wouldn't purposefully want to line the pockets of a brand who will use my money to fund the sale of their products in countries where they are likely to still be tested.
@specialsubject you're right the salt doesn't have to be Himalayan. I've made it previously with different salt. I just copy pasted the last recipe I made up. I was fed up paying a premium for natural deodorant and my local health store kept changing the brands of what they stock. I reused an old glass roller but you can buy deodorant sticks and rollers on amazon depending on what kind you might want and to make. There's a site called Naturally Thinking as well that sells Ingredients to make own products if you'd prefer not to buy on amazon- they are based in the south east I think.
I'm not sure about a roll-on except for the Bionsen one, which was the only Bionsen product that didn't work for me. I used Bionsen for years but now I find them too strong-smelling. I like Aesop and find it the best for odour, though it is a spray not a roll-on and it's pricey.
I made my own deodorant cream which was bulletproof - no odour breakthrough for 24hrs - but eventually it gave me a rash, probably because of the baking soda in it. If you want to give it a go I hear Soapwalla is good (similar ingredients to the recipe I used) and now they do a sensitive skin version which I plan to try: soapwallakitchen.com/search?type=product&q=deodorant
Years ago Lush used to do a cake deodorant which I loved. The patchouli one worked really well (the lemongrass one not so much). Haven't used it for ages so no idea if they still make it.