After having read about the bacteriostatic properties of pine resin, I'm now curious if this substance can be added to every day toiletry products. Perhaps there is a way to add pine resin to a toothpase recipe or soap bar to use for deodorant. I would definitely like to be able to make my own toothpaste and deodorant to avoid having to use aluminum and fluoride products and in case I cannot buy deodorant or toothpaste at the store.
The main problem I notice with pine resin is that it is not water soluble and it must be heated considerably in order to get it to flow. Any toothpase emulsion that uses pine resin would have to be designed with a base that can disperse the resin without it settling and sticking to the bottom. I have already seen a few recipies for pine resin infused soap so it is definitely possible to incorporate pine resin into soap and deodorant.
Mandrake...takes on and holds the influence
of the devil more than other herbs because of its similarity
to a human. Whence, also, a person’s desires, whether good
or evil, are stirred up through it...
-Hildegard of Bingen, Physica
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