We had a request for this extract so we imported it.
I’ve seen Hops extract highly recommended for use in deodorants or for foot-care products. The lipophilic ingredients, humulones and lupulones, are highly antibacterial (primarily against gram positive bacteria) which are responsible for the deodorant activity.
Please note that Hops Extract is proven effective at dilutions as low as 0.1 to 0.2% (that is 1/10th or 2/10ths of one percent), literally a single drop per ounce of base. This would be in an oil-based product. I am contemplating infusing a drop or two in some clay or arrowroot powder for a deodorant powder.
Please note that at cool room temperature this extract is quite thick, ranging from the texture of molasses to semi-solid. You will want to warm it gently before pouring it.
Certificate of Analysis:
Batch No. GE-141119
Batch No. GE-751114
Batch No. GE-851415
Batch No. GE-761305
Batch No. GE-871014
Batch No. GE-771404
Batch No. GE-981003
Batch No. GE-58971
Excellent packaging and product.
As I left on the cedarwood review, I mix the hops CO2 with atlas cedarwood as a deodorant and it does a good job in keeping my armholes dry/fresh.
I have seen hops used in blends to ease insomnia, and I can see why. It’s a soothing scent, almost grassy, that would blend beautifully with some other relaxing oils such as catnip, valerian, or vetiver. It’s going to be a little tricky to work with (mine is semi-solid at room temperature) but I am sure it will be worth the effort!