Woohoo Body Urban Deodorant Paste 70g
Woohoo Body All Natural Deodorant Paste is Woohoo's best selling and won "Best Natural Deodorant 2017".
Sweating is normal and healthy. It cools you down and prevents overheating, expels toxings from your body, kills bacteria and viruses, keeps pores clear, reduces chances of kidney stones and can help fight skin infections.
So it is pretty cool stuff, and it makes you think “why you would want to stop it?” Especially if you could sweat without the fear of stinky-ness.
Deodorants vs Antiperspirants
Deodorants and Antiperspirants are not the same thing.Antiperspirants use aluminium salts to either block, close or clog your pores to prevent you from sweating. In Australia they are classed and regulated as therapeutic goods because they alter your body’s normal function.
Deodorants don’t interfere with you pores or glands. They still let you sweat. Deodorants work by creating an environment on your skin that prevents bacteria from having a wild party stinking up the joint.
The problem with aluminium salts
Aluminium chloride, aluminium zirconium, aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium hydroxybromide are all commonly used in antiperspirants. Aluminium is not normally found in your body so a big red flag is raised when researchers find it in our tissue. It shows that our body absorbs aluminium.
Aluminium is a neurotoxin and it has links to some serious health concerns. The jury is still out on this research, but we'd rather be safe than sorry. Aluminium has also been found to disrupt your endocrine system by mimicking the hormone estrogen, which is more cause for concern.
It’s also the culprit for staining your clothes yellow!
So as you can see, it’s important to embrace the sweat and ditch antiperspirants.
But we understand that no one wants to go around smelling like you have been camping for a week without showers. That is why we have created a 100% natural deodorant that's aluminium free but still obliterates odour all day.
The problem with bicarb soda in deodorants
When it comes to deodorant pastes irritated skin is a big concern because bicarb soda can really be uncomfortable for some. Bicarb is amazing at stopping B.O. (the dreaded body odour) but too much leaves you with red, itchy armpits. We don’t wish that on anyone.
The reason bicarb soda can be such a problem is because of its very high pH, meaning it's very alkaline. Your skin is slightly acidic with a pH of about 5, so no wonder bicarb can irritate - it's upsetting your skin's pH balance, which means it loses its protective barrier.
Luckily Woohoo have worked out a way to use bicarb soda without causing irritation, even for sensitive souls. Woohoo!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Kaolin Clay, Isoamyl Laurate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla) Wax, Triethyl Citrate, Zinc Oxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Wood (Cedarwood Atlas) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil and Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Extract