Via Elizabeth LicataÂ at the Daily Meal:Â Edible deodorant is here. DeoÂ rose-flavored “perfume candy” — which justÂ started selling in the United StatesÂ – is made with an antioxidant thatÂ leaves your skin smelling likeÂ rosesÂ for a few hours after you eat it.
Licata starts her post by noting that “most people probably donâ€™t start the day thinking, ‘Man, life would be so much easier if I could just eat this deodorant instead of wearing it.’”Â But while that may be true, I can immediately see the advantages of edible deodorant, namely the 0% chance of leaving white powdery marks on all your clothes.
The candies actually aren’t made with tons of chemical ingredients. The active ingredient is geraniol, an antioxidantÂ Deo’s parent company, BENEO, describes as “a colourless liquid that can be found in plants such as rose, lavender and vanilla.” Once consumed, geraniol “leaves the body through its pores, creating a naturally sweet smell that can last for hours.”
Geraniol is generally safe, thoughÂ some people who are allergic to fragrance or perfume may also be allergic to geraniol.
Aside from geraniol, ingredients include citric acid, malic acid, rose oil, carmine, “natural tangerine flavor” and, of course, sugar and glucose syrup. There isÂ a sugarfree versionÂ of the candy, made withÂ isomaltÂ andÂ acesulfame potassium. Isomalt isÂ a sugar substitute made from beets that doesn’t raise blood glucose the same way sugar does;Â acesulfame potassiumÂ isÂ an artificial sweetener.
So what do you guys think: Ingenious or disturbing? Will you be eating your deodorant anytime soon?