This light, lovely-smelling natural deodorant powder will help absorb perspiration, keep you smelling sweet, and won't transfer to your clothing. Made with natural ingredients that will soothe and smooth your skin, you can feel the assurance that comes from knowing you are not using chemical agents on yours skin - even in your armpits.
To use: Shake a bit of Pit Powder into the lid. Using the enclosed powder puff - dab the puff into the loose powder and pat onto your dry underarms. Use as little or as much as you like. Enjoy the honey-sweet chamomile scent with undertones of vanilla and bergamot that will be sure to delight your senses.
Ingredients: kaolin clay, arrowroot powder, silk powder, allantoin powder, benzoin gum powder, ground chamomile flowers, diatomaceous earth, powdered honey, benzoin, vanilla and bergamot essential oils
Pit Powder - Natural Deodorant
Did you know that aluminum used in antiperspirants block your sweat glands to prevent you from sweating? While this may sound like a good thing, sweating is the body’s natural way to expel toxins on a daily basis.
Did you know that antiperspirant can actually CAUSE more odor-causing bacteria?
Antiperspirant is classified as an over-the-counter drug in both Canada and the U.S. because it uses aluminum chloride that blocks your sweat glands to prevent you from perspiring. Your body can become reliant on antiperspirant. If you stop using it, you can experience major changes in the bacteria that grows under your arms, causing you to smell. The reason it is classified as an over-the-counter drug is because your body can become dependent on it.
There are two main types of bacteria in your armpits:
Corynebacteria – The type that makes you smell
Staphlococcaceae – The least smelly bacteria
So what happens to your body when you cease using antiperspirant?
After discontinuing antiperspirant, there can be an initial increase of smelly bacteria in the underarms. Using antiperspirant reduces the amount of staphlococcaceae bacteria (the least smelly) that grows under the arms. This creates more opportunities for odor-causing species to develop.
But there is good news! If you are an antiperspirant user making the switch to natural deodorant, it is important to know that this odor-causing bacteria won’t last forever, it is just a part of the detox that happens when you discontinue use.
Basically, your body becomes addicted to antiperspirant and it is harder for it to go without it. Thankfully, after several weeks, the culture of bacteria is able to rebalance and stop overproducing odor-causing bacteria. A two to four week transition period can be expected when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorant.
NOTE: Each stage of the detox may vary depending on your body chemistry.