Given we make an Earth Conscious 100% Natural Deodorant, sweat and body odour are two topics that interest us so lets talk about sweat.
To be clear, sweat doesn’t smell. The bacteria on our skin is what makes the smell. There are around 300 different species of bacteria existing in our armpits alone and certain types thrive in different conditions.
Micrococcus, for example, which can be found on human skin transforms the compounds in sweat into the unpleasant odour we know as BO.
The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant and we do not wish to encourage use of antiperspirants - we believe sweating is a natural and important part bodily process. Choosing a natural deodorant is a healthier option for both your body and the environment.
If you want maximum results from wearing natural deodorants then keeping clean is a priority although the Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant will deodorise if you’ve already worked up a bit of a funk and does make for an ideal deodorant for travel, camping and festivals.
The clothing that you wear is also key to maximum success. A recent BBC documentary disclosed that the clothing we wear mixed with bacteria will also affect how much we smell. Micrococcus bacteria likes the synthetic fabric environment, so if you’re opting for the stay dry kind of gym gear, although the fabric will keep you dry it is more susceptible to the rancid smell of Body Odour.Sticking to natural cotton fabrics will help you stay fresh. If you do choose to wear synthetic fabrics (and lets be honest sometimes they are more practical) then be sure to keep washing them. The fact is the nasty smell will just increase the longer you leave them without washing the sweat and bacteria off. Therefore, if staying fresh and sweet smelling is your preference but you still want to make a healthy and green choice by using a natural deodorant, then choosing natural cotton fabrics too would be the way to go not the stay dry sports clothing. The same would apply for everyday clothing too - opt for natural fabrics not synthetics.
It’s all about the natural it seems!