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Absorb’ stick deodorant

Absorb’ stick deodorant

Diatomite-based formulation

consumer benefits

Body odour control, dry feel, bare skin sensation


Toiletries - deodorants and antiperspirants


This formulation containing ImerCare® 400D diatomaceous earth is ideal for high absorbency stick deodorants and antiperspirants with a pleasant, dry touch.



Typical formulation ingredients

Phase INCI Name Ingredients Function %
A Stearic acid (and) Palmitic acid Stearine TP 1200 (Stearinerie Dubois) Reagent to make a soap 5.5
Methylpropanediol (and) Aqua DUB DIOL (Stearinerie Dubois) Spreading Agent 30.0
Propylene Glycol - Solvent 29.0
B Aqua - Solvent  
Disodium EDTA Dissolvine Na2 (Akzo Nobel) Chelating Agent 0.3
Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Hydroxide Pellets ExtraPure (Merck) pH Adjuster –Saponification Reagent 0.9
C Propylene Glycol - Solvent 5.0
Butylene glycol (and) CI 77891 Uniwhite LC 981 BG (Sensient) Whitening Agent 0.7
D Poloxamer 407 (and) BHT Pluracare F 127 Prill (BASF) Thickener 2.5
Fragrance (and) Linalool (and) Limonene (and) Alpha-isomethyl (and) Ionone (and) Eugenol(and) Citronellol Sportif V2 (APF) Fragrance 1.0
E PEG-4 Polyglycol 200 (Interchimie) Lubricant 5.0
Ethylhexylglycerin Sensiva SC50 (Schülke & Mayr) Preservative 0.3
F Kaolin ImerCare® Opaque (Imerys) Opacifying Agent 1.5
Aqua - Solvent 5.0
Decyl Glucoside (and) Aqua Oramix NS 10 (Seppic) Wetting Agent 1.0
G Diatomaceous Earth ImerCare® 400D (Imerys) Odour Absorbency Agent 2.0



  • Weigh phase A ingredients, stir and heat to 80°C until homogenised.
  • Dissolve EDTA and Sodium Hydroxide.
  • Add phase B to phase A and mix under low shear until homogenised.
  • Heat for 30 minutes at 80°C.
  • Pre-mix Propylene Glycol with Uniwhite and add it to the blend.
  • Melt the Pluracare F127 Prill and mix it with the fragrance at 55°C. Add to the blend.
  • Pre-mix phase E ingredients then phase F ingredients before adding them into the blend at 78°C.
  • Homogenise and stir for 10 minutes.
  • Add phase G at 78°C at 300 RPM and stir for 15 minutes until homogenised.
  • Filter the mix on 250μm canvas and then pour it at 78°C into the container.

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