It sounds crazy but it’s true.
Over the last few years, antiperspirants —the key to my daily routine —were the only thing keeping me from the brink of a stinky, sweaty nightmare. But they just didn’t seem to cut it anymore. I largely assumed it to be my body changing as I age and find new routines, like hitting the gym before work.
I started researching what brand of antiperspirants people most recommend for my age and lifestyle, and that’s where things took a turn.
What I found were dozens of articles on aluminum, parabens and the many other potentially harmful ingredients within almost every brand of antiperspirant. And then there’s baking soda, frequently in the top three ingredients, which I had never even considered as a source for irritation after applying deodorant to my freshly shaved armpit. You wouldn’t believe how many razor brands I’ve thrown out thinking that was the source.
My quest to sweat and stink less turned into genuine fears for my health. Do I stop wearing deodorant? Are there any alternatives?
Then I started reading about natural deodorant.
Natural deodorant is pretty straightforward. It opts for plant-based, naturally occurring ingredients and essential oils over harsh and harmful chemicals. Knowing what I know now, I couldn’t go back to antiperspirants, so the promise of not being a smelly mess and keeping my health in check was worth a shot.
At the recommendation of a friend, I got started with PiperWai. While it’s been a stink-free match made in Heaven, you won’t believe why it works so well.
The use of activated charcoal, derived from burnt wood, has skyrocketed in use with trendy, natural products lately. Teeth, hair, nails, skin, it has found its way into dozens of care products, however, PiperWai is the first to put its natural absorbency to use in our pits. Its porous texture allows it to cover a wider surface and reduce moisture without clogging pores.
I also learned that sweat coming out of your armpits is odorless, but begins to stink (and I mean really stink) once bacteria finds its way in. Some of activated charcoal’s magic is how it balances out the pH of your sweat glands, making sure no odor-causing bacteria can call your armpits home.
PiperWai is also aluminum free, which means that all this odor fighting happens without harming my body. Coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter keep my underarms feeling moisturized and fresh, all while using natural ingredients to do so. The blend of 11 therapeutic-grade essential oils leaves me with a hint of a spa smell and leaves me feeling like I’ve just had an hour-long massage.
Needless to say, the switch to this natural deodorant has seriously improved my smell (and my relationship with the people around me!). My nose is happier, my body is happier, and my gym trainer is MUCH happier.