Deodorant. Antiperspirant. They’re both used the same way, so aren’t they the same thing? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Deodorants and antiperspirants are often times found over the counter at any kind of supermarket, grocery store, and big box chains, but each provides a different purpose. Let’s dive a little deeper into deodorants, antiperspirants, and what the benefits would be of an organic CBD deodorant.
First off, it is important to know that deodorant controls odor, not sweat; and that antiperspirant blocks sweat, but does not help control odor. This is why often times over the counter products will contain both of these properties; since most consumers are looking to combat sweat, and control odor.
Most people associate body odor with excessive sweating, but surprisingly your sweat doesn’t actually stink. The smell occurs when the proteins and fat in your sweat come into contact with bacteria found on the skin. Deodorant works by killing the bacterial on your skin, this way when you sweat, there isn’t enough bacteria present to create an odor.
Antiperspirants on the other hand are made to help you stop sweating. Antiperspirants use aluminum salts to block sweat. Those salts turn into a gel that forms a plug over your sweat glands, when it comes into contact with moisture. This plug will reduce the amount of sweat that gets released to the skins surface.
Why do we sweat?
Our bodies are covered with hundreds of thousands of sweat glands, more concentrated to the soles of the feet, palms of the hands, cheeks, forehead, and of course your underarms. These sweat glands help to regulate our body temperature, and it does so by releasing extra heat via the skin creating condensation also known as, sweat.
With that said, you may be saying to yourself, “If deodorant and antiperspirants control sweat and bacteria, what would be the benefit of an organic deodorant with CBD?” Organic deodorants are not going to have any of the odor blocking ingredients such as aluminum salts, which are not good for the body to absorb over long periods of time. Organic deodorants allow for the natural perspiration process to occur, since there are no ingredients that are going to block the pores.
In addition, CBD has been proven to have anti-bacterial properties, which means that it can help to eliminate the bacteria needed to produce an odor. When using a deodorant infused with CBD, this allows for small amounts of CBD to enter the body in micro-doses, throughout the day.
Now, most people who switch from an antiperspirant to an organic deodorant may find that it takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks for their bodies to sweat out the aluminum found in antiperspirants. This means that these products may not show immediate results.
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