Thank you for this incredible resource! I’m a 26 year-old active female that began making my own deodorant when I wasn’t satisfied with the “natural” versions I had purchased at the store (and I tried A LOT). One of my creations has included a probiotic capsule, or rather, the contents of a probiotic capsule. The foundation of my deodorant is primarily beeswax. Do you think this addition is necessary? Or even beneficial? I sometimes wonder if the heat of the beeswax and other ingredients end up killing off the probiotic ingredients (though I do try to add it when it’s slightly cooled). I would love to hear your opinion!
Hi Caprice, cool stuff! Keep on doing this. It depends which probiotics you use. If they are spore-forming bacteria (such as bacilli), then they can stand the heat. If they are not (such as lactobacilli), they will probably denaturate if the temperature gets too warm. You could easily check by plating the end-product on an agar-plate. Best, Chris
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