Can I use my Beard Butter as a Natural Deodorant?

Can I use my Beard Butter as a Natural Deodorant?

In the ever-evolving world of natural skincare, multi-purpose products are becoming increasingly popular. One such product is our beard butter; a luxurious blend of natural butter and oils designed to nourish and soften facial hair. But did you know this beard butter could also serve as a natural deodorant? Let's explore its potential as a versatile addition to your personal care routine.

With a bit of research, we could tweak our recipe and transform it into a fully-fledged deodorant by adding a few key ingredients, inspiring a sense of creativity and possibility.

Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate): Effective at neutralising odours but can be irritating for some. (This immediately puts me off as I don't want to mess with high Ph sensitivity testing)

Magnesium Hydroxide: Gentle on the skin and effective at neutralising odours. (Could be a potential candidate)

Activated Charcoal: Absorbs odours and toxins. (Not sure if this would darken the product and therefore stain white tshirts)

However, if the current set of ingredients is working, why change something already effective?

So, I asked ChatGPT to analyse our ingredients and found the following information suggesting it could be an effective deodorant. Let's look at some of those active ingredients.

Beard Butter Ingredients (Elements Metal)



Deodorant Role

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Moisturising, anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing

Creamy base - soothes skin, doesn't neutralise odour

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter

Moisturising, emollient, nourishing

Adds texture, hydrates skin, lacks odour-neutralising properties

Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil

Anti-inflammatory, soothing, rich in gamma-linolenic acid

Suitable for sensitive skin, not deodorising

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Moisturising - balances oil production, conditions skin

Maintains skin health, doesn't neutralise odour

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

Rich in antioxidants, nourishing, anti-inflammatory

Supports skin health, lacks odour-neutralising properties

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Emollient, moisturising, skin-protecting

Creamy base, conditions skin, doesn't neutralise odour

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Antioxidant, skin-conditioning

Supports skin health, doesn't neutralise odour

Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Leaf) Leaf Oil

Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, soothing

Reduces odour-causing bacteria, aids odour control

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

Antimicrobial, astringent, deodorising

Reduces bacteria, provides fresh scent

Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent

Reduces odour-causing bacteria, soothes skin

Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil

Antibacterial, antifungal, deodorising

Neutralises odour, reduces bacteria

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil

Antimicrobial, deodorising, uplifting scent

Reduces bacteria, provides a refreshing scent

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

Absorbent, soothing

Absorbs moisture, reduces wetness

Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Fragrance components, some antimicrobial properties

Adds scent, mild antimicrobial activity, aids odour control


So, looking at the table above, we can discount the base oils and butter in terms of their deodorising properties. But they are suitable for moisturising the skin and are good for sensitive skin.

The main things we need to look at are the essential oils and the Corn Starch.

Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Leaf) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, and Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil are potent antimicrobials that help reduce the foul-smelling bacteria that develop under our armpits. These essential oils work synergistically to combat the bacteria responsible for body odour, ensuring you stay fresh throughout the day.

Additionally, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil offers strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, further enhancing the formula's ability to fight harmful bacteria and maintain a pleasant scent.

Zea Mays (Corn Starch) effectively absorbs moisture, reducing wetness and helping to keep the underarm area dry and comfortable.

Over the last few weeks, I have tested the Elements Metal Beard Butter as a natural deodorant. So far, I have experienced pretty good results.

Now, it hasn’t necessarily stopped me from sweating as, despite the name, it doesn’t include any actual metals in the ingredients.

However, it has effectively prevented unpleasant odours, providing a reassuring sense of freshness.

You don’t need to use a lot—just a tiny amount under each armpit. Or maybe use any excess you have after grooming your beard and rub it under the arms.

Why not try it yourself and see how you get on? It could just be the natural alternative you’ve been looking for…who knows, maybe we'll eventually add a natural deoderant to the collection of skincare products we offer. 

Try Eements Metal Beard Butter

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