What is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirants?Updated a year ago
Antiperspirants and deodorants work in different ways to reduce body odor. For example, antiperspirants block pores to prevent sweat from leaving the body. Sweat contains waste products your body needs to remove and helps to cool the body, especially during hot temperatures or activities. Sweating is essential because if you block the body's ability to get rid of toxins, you can become overloaded, leading to health issues and long-term conditions.
Deodorants reduce the bacteria on the skin that causes odor. Most natural deodorants use baking soda- but baking soda can drastically change the pH under the armpit and cause a "rash" or burn. We do not use baking soda in our deodorants; we use a blend of clays, arrowroot powder, and zinc oxide.
The second way body odor occurs is because of the skin's short fatty acids (SFA). Most deodorants do not neutralize SFAs, and our Stick Up deodorant does contain zinc oxide and effectively converts SFAs to zinc salt, which is odorless and pain-free. There is no change in pH, and our Stick Up deodorant does not cause a rash for most people.