The dreaded body odour (aka BO), but is it really bad?
Actually that st*ink is your body being amazing! The bacteria that sit on the surface of your skin are eating away toxins from your sweat. It is the bacteria which cause odour - not your sweat!
So here's the thing about anti-perspirant. It stops you from sweating (no thanks to nasty chemicals like aluminium!) by blocking sweat glands and may cause toxin buildup under the skin, which could then lead to other issues like hormonal fluctuation and imbalance.
Are you looking to give natural deodorants a go?
Remember, sweating is a natural function which allows our body to regulate temperature. During summer and physical activity (like exercising), our body heats up, and to cope with the change in internal temperature, sweating allows our body not to overheat by cooling it down. It is not a bad thing, not at all.
Natural deodorants do not alter body functions, it neutralises odour. Natural deodorants have come a long way, with many brands using real, natural ingredients. Ingredients like Australian tea tree oil, with its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties is found to be effective.
"But, I have used natural deodorants and it give me rashes!" Is this you?
Here's the thing, many natural deodorants use bicarbonate soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate or baking soda). Though it is relatively safe to use as an alternative ingredient to help with sweat absorption, it is highly alkaline and can disrupt pH levels of the skin, which could result to rashes, itchiness or redness. If you’re new to natural deodorants and have sensitive skin, choose a non-bicarb formulation. If the wetness continues to bother you, you may also alternate bicarb and non-bicarb brands, doing so would minimise skin desensitisation and irritation.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to show your 'pits some LOVE?
We're the makers of KISS READY SKIN Natural Deodorant, aluminium-free and bicarb-soda free, it is gentle but hard-working, it's especially good for those with sensitive skin or people who have previously reacted to other brands with bicarb-soda. Check it out here.