Here at STUFF, we’re big believers that natural deodorant is the way to go.
So, we’re here to answer a few questions about what natural deodorant actually is and why we reckon you should make the switch. Let’s get into it!
Q. Why do I stink?
Let us count the reasons. Kidding.
Firstly, it’s not sweat itself that causes body odour. Instead, when sweat touches your skin, naturally occurring bacteria break down proteins in your sweat, which releases fatty acid and this is where body odour comes from. The odour your body produces can be bad, good or have no smell at all – it depends entirely on the person, and other factors such as diet.
Sweating is a perfectly natural and necessary function of your body, mate.
Q. So what’s the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant?
Antiperspirants reduce how much you sweat whereas deodorant masks odour. Sometimes deodorant and antiperspirant are combined in a single product.
Q. How does antiperspirant work?
Most antiperspirants include aluminium, which reduces sweating by blocking your pores. For people with sensitive skin, aluminium can cause irritation and rashes, which is why we choose to avoid it.
Q. What’s a natural deodorant?
Instead of using aluminium to block your pores and stop the natural process of sweating, natural deodorants use ingredients to neutralise the bacteria that causes your sweat to smell.
Our deodorants use Triethyl Citrate, which occurs in Citric Acid, to lower the pH level of your skin which in turn stops bacteria breaking down your sweat into stinky fatty acids.
Q. Why a roll-on and not a spray?
Some aerosols, or the ol’ man in a can as we like to call them, contain compounds that are released when you spray the can. These compounds can be a bit nasty when inhaled and some can also have negative environmental effects.
Roll-on deodorants don’t have these drawbacks. Also, making a roll-on deodorant lets us include ingredients like Aloe Vera and Burdock that will soothe the skin and stop it from drying out, so it’s a win-win really.