Soothing and anti-inflammatory
The national flower of Japan, chrysanthemums bloom in reds, oranges, whites and yellows. They are renowned for their benefits to the skin both externally and internally, supporting healthy moisture content, soreness and redness.
Chrysanthemum indicum is a hardy perennial which grows to 0.6m. It is commonly used in traditional Japanese herbal treatments.
In Sunflower deodorant, fresh chrysanthenums are also used as a decorative element.
How It’s Made: Sunflower
Sunflower solid deodorant is made in small batches of up to 30 kilos. Because the batchsize is so small it can all be done by one compounder.
The process begins with a traditional deodorising and anti-inflammatory infusion, which is made of dried witch hazel, dried cleavers and fresh chrysanthemum tops. Once the infusion is complete, propylene glycol and sodium stearate are mixed in by hand. The first ingredient is a humectant and gives a beautiful slip to the product, making it a roll on, and locking in moisture into the skin, and the second ingredient solidifies the mixture into a solid slab. When the mixture is cool enough freshly squeezed orange juice is poured in, alongside the zesty fragrance.
Now it’s ready to pour into the moulds with more beautiful chrysanthemums for decoration. They are left to set overnight and are ready to be shipped out to keep pits smelling as fresh as a…. Sunflower.