I was happy to get some natural cornstarch, aluminum-free baking soda, and organic lavender buds recently. I’m keeping stock of the lavender as a talc substitute. There are a number of natural body care products that use cornstarch or baking soda. Right now I’m working towards making a deodorant stick. I found two different recipes for this.
I recently attended a perfume making vocational course this month. It was interesting, more of a hands on experience than anything else. The lecturer was well informed and knew a lot about soapmaking and perfumery. There was a bit of confusion with the formulas we were given though since grams and mL were used interchangeably during the discussions. For home makers its not such a big issue since we don’t need to meet regulatory standards.