February 12, 2020

Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant: What Should You Choose?

It’s safe to say that the majority of the world uses deodorants and antiperspirants to control under arm odor and perspiration. After all, no one wants to stink, right? But with this fact comes one big issue: the lack of understanding when it comes to the differing functions of deodorants and antiperspirants, and the use of these words interchangeably.

Thinking that the two are the same can set people up to believe that their deodorant isn’t performing the way that it should, when in reality they were expecting the performance of an antiperspirant (not the same)! So, what is each product created to do for us non-stink-liking folks and how do you know what to choose?

Deodorant: Formulated to reduce underarm odor by inhibiting odor-causing bacteria through the use of ingredients with antibacterial properties

Antiperspirant:  Formulated to reduce underarm perspiration and odor through the use of sweat duct blocking aluminum salts

Whichever you decide to use ultimately comes down to personal preference, however there are a few downfalls to using a sweat-stopping antiperspirant as opposed to just an odor-busting deodorant. Our natural deodorants are aluminum-free and work hard to prevent underarm odor with high-quality, plant-based ingredients. To learn more about why an aluminum-free option might be best for you, check out our blog post that dives into the details here!

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Have you ever broken down the word antiperspirant? By definition, anti means ‘against’ and perspirant, or perspire, means ‘to give out sweat through the pores of the skin.’ This means that deodorant products labeled as antiperspirants are fighting against your body’s sweating process and, in fact, are quite literally blocking it from occurring.

Exactly how are these products stopping my sweat in its tracks, you may ask? One of the primary active ingredients in most commercial antiperspirants is aluminum, or more specifically, aluminum salts. These salts work to block the sweat ducts and reduce the amount of sweat that reaches the skin’s surface. Even though the sweat is blocked from leaving the pores, it still continues to be produced under the skin, which can potentially lead to blocked hair follicles and cysts through consistent use.

December 05, 2019

Deodorant Stains: Prevention & Removing

Stains. We’ve all been there, done that. We’ve all dribbled a sip of our morning coffee down the front of our dress shirts, dropped a French fry drenched in ketchup on our laps, and yellowed the pits of our light-colored shirts from a combination of deodorant and sweating throughout the day. While the former two scenarios are simply unfortunate accidents that might result in having to go new clothes shopping, deodorant stains are generally avoidable and should never have to be on your list of things to worry about. In fact, the majority of our customers never even encounter the issue, but it never hurts to practice prevention too!

So, what tricks can you keep up your sleeve to make sure your favorite shirt never suffers from those dreaded pit paintings?