The Difference Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Most people think that deodorant and antiperspirant are two interchangeable words.  But this common misconception could be costing your arm pits.  Antiperspirants stop sweat all together, where deodorants stop body odor.

And if you’re thinking, “no sweat, great,” then we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’d be wrong.  You see, antiperspirants use aluminum salts to clog your pores in an effort to minimize or stop sweat all together.  Which is a big no-no, considering sweating is our bodies most efficient and effective way of ridding themselves of toxins. 

Not to mention, when aluminum mixes with sweat, it’s the culprit behind those nasty, yellow pit stains you get on your favorite white tee shirts.  So no sweat’s not great.  Sweat is a beautiful thing.  And we don’t want to stop it.

Difference Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants

That’s where deodorant steps in.  To rid you of any body odor.  And while deodorants seem like the better option in the sense that they don’t clog your pores, not all deodorants are created equally.

Some deodorants use heavy perfumes and fragrances to simply cover up odor.  Which, while it may seem effective, is really just a quick fix.  Others use alcohol in an effort to kill the odor-causing bacteria on your skin.  Your sweat itself isn’t actually the problem, and isn’t what’s causing body odor.  B.O. is actually caused when sweat interacts with certain bacteria, present on all of our skin. 

But, both alcohol-based and fragrance filled deodorants can really wreak havoc on your skin.

Difference Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Even though there are hundreds, even thousands, of deodorant options, there are only a handful that fight odor, while also not harming our sweat glands or skin.  And we’re happy to be among them.

We utilize a combination of natural herbs, plant extracts, and essential oils to neutralize the whole sweat-meets-bacteria soiree, and stop perspiration odor at the source.  All while still hydrating and softening your skin.

Finding the right product for you is always a little tricky.  It’s a lot of trial and error, but we hope that having all the facts helps.