Let's talk about Sweat baby....
There are approximately 2.5 Million sweat glands in the average human body whose primary purpose is to help regulate body temperature by excreting water and salts onto the surface of the skin so it can evaporate and cool the body.
Eccrine sweat glands are found all over the body but are concentrated on the hands, feet and face and produce an odourless water sweat, especially during exercise. Although men and women have the same number of sweat glands, men sweat more than women.
Nasty body odour is created when the sweat produced by Apocrine sweat glands is broken down by bacteria on your skin. These glands are concentrated in areas such as the armpits, groin and scalp alongside hair follicles. They produce much less sweat than the Eccrine sweat glands but will have a natural odour.
What's the difference between Deodorant and Antiperspirant?
Deodorants essentially stop the nasty odour from being created by killing bacteria and masking the natural odour with a perfume. Conventional supermarket and branded deodorants usually contain alcohol to kill bacteria and dry the area before masking the natural odour with an artificial chemical smell.
An Antiperspirant will usually contain Aluminium compounds as it's active ingredient as they react on contact with the water in sweat to clog up the sweat glands and prevent the sweat from being excreted onto the skin. These generally come in aerosol form and are combined with deodorant.
The deodorants we stock are all free from Alcohol, Aluminium, and Parabens compounds. They are made with natural ingredients and are vegan and cruelty free. The packaging is plastic free and fully recyclable or compostable.