Everyone thinks about it. It's always there like a dark cloud that follows you around – body odor. You are always wondering, "Do I stink? Can other people smell me? Is this stench coming from under my shirt normal?" And let’s get real here, we have all secretly smelled our armpits in public to triple-check that we aren’t emitting fumes. It’s totally normal, right? We all ponder the question that has haunted mankind since the beginning of time -- how to get rid of body odor and today, we are going to tackle that question – and any stink you may be struggling with.
What Causes Body Odor?
There are many factors that contribute to body odor, such as sweating, working out, poor diet, poor hygiene, etc. However, body odor is caused when the bacteria break down protein from your apocrine sweat glands into certain acids. These acids cause a smell.
Now, sweat isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, you have to sweat as it’s your body’s way of detoxing. But sweat doesn’t have to be smelly. So, if you’ve been wondering, “How to treat body odor naturally”, you’ve come to the right place.
Fun Fact: The yellow stain on the armpits of your shirts is NOT from your sweat. It is actually caused by the aluminum in antiperspirants. Using a natural deodorant can tackle this issue.
Body Odor and Magnesium Deficiency
Body odor is a sign of magnesium deficiency. The more deficient you are in magnesium the stronger your odor will be. Unfortunately, this is the least of your problems if you are magnesium deficient as it is responsible for helping over 300 functions in the body to do their job. Studies also show that 75% of people do not get the proper amount of daily magnesium so if you’ve been experiencing body odor, this could very well be the problem.
How Does Magnesium Help Body Odor
French surgeon Dr. Pierre Delbet, considered body odor to be due to an imbalance in the normal intestinal bacteria. By increasing magnesium, the balance was restored. But that’s not all. Having magnesium deodorant or natural deodorant with magnesium in is helps to eliminate body odor from all angles.
Magnesium chloride is a potent form of magnesium that is hailed for its fast-acting and high absorption when used topically. The body easily absorbs magnesium when applied on the skin and by using a magnesium natural deodorant, the body absorbs it deep into the tissues. This increases your magnesium levels and decreasing your odor all at once.
How to Get Rid of Body Odor Naturally
If you want your natural deodorant to be more effective a lot sooner, then take the time to prep your pits! Detox, exfoliate, and prepping your pits with our probiotic Magnesium + Kefir Masks and Magnesium + Kefir Body Scrub will infuse your body with healthy, feel-good, natural ingredients that promote optimal health. You can use these magnesium creams, scrubs, and masks on your armpits -- just as you would your face -- a few weeks prior and during your switch to any natural deodorant.
Getting Rid of Body Odor: Step 1 - Exfoliate Your Pits with Magnesium Scrub
The first step to prepping your pits to eliminate body odor naturally is to exfoliate the underarms with our Galactic Glow Body Scrub. Put a small amount on your fingertips and gently spread all around your armpit area. Exfoliating removes dead skin, moon debris, and dirt that are lodged in your lymph nodes. The magnesium chloride is an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and neutralizes body odor. Goat kefir balances the ph of the armpit. Coffee is also known for its antibacterial activity and smells devilishly delicious making this process super enjoyable and something you look forward to instead of despising!
So, massage to the beat of your favorite tune with our magnesium scrub and then rinse and head on to the next step.
Getting Rid of Body Odor: Step 2 - Detox Your Pits with Magnesium Mask
Studies have shown magnesium to minimize odor caused by excessive perspiration. Choose from one of our MOON Masks to detox your pits and rid them of the chemicals, toxins, and nasties. Choose from our Anti-gravity Lunar Lavender Mask, Red Rock Rosemary Resurfacing Mask, or Space Paste Detox Mask. Using a spoon or your fingertips, scoop out a small amount of your moon mask of choice and spread all around your armpit area. We recommend letting it dry before rinsing off. You are now ready for the final step!
Tip: If you let your Moon Mask dry, you can make Masking Your Pit the first step and make exfoliating with the Body Scrub your second step if it is easier to coordinate in the shower.
Benefits of Detoxing Your Armpits
There are several reasons why our masks and body scrub are effective at detoxing your pits. It's all in the ingredients. First, the exotic clays and clay blend combinations absorb and draw out impurities from your pits and unclog your pores.
Second, magnesium chloride is a highly soluble form of magnesium that has a high absorption rate and quick reaction time when applied topically. Magnesium chloride is best absorbed and utilized by the body when applied on the skin as it is quickly absorbed into the tissues of the body. This allows you to effectively and quickly increase your magnesium levels and decrease your odor.
Third, the goat milk kefir in our magnesium lotions, masks, and scrubs contain a form of lactic acid (an Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that helps to balance your body’s pH levels. This is crucial for keeping body odor at bay. All of our magnesium products are also abundant with good bacteria, which helps restore and rejuvenate the microbiome of the skin.
Fourth, we only use pure essential oils in all our products. Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Juniperberry, and Bergamot are essential oils known to mask and help neutralize odor. These are the best essential oils for treating various skin issues and when it comes to your underarms, they have antibacterial properties that help kill the bacteria present in the underarms. Since your armpits have many lymph nodes and hair follicles, massaging essential oils into this part of the body delivers the oils deep into the tissues and helps move lymph along its way
Getting Rid of Body Odor: Step 3 - Deodorize Your Pits with Natural Deodorant
Finally, the moment you have been waiting for! You are now ready to apply NODOR Deodorant Cream to your gorgeous, exfoliated and clean pits! Choose between one of our all-natural NODOR Deodorant Creams. Simply pump a small amount (a little goes a long way) onto your fingertips and massage into your armpits like you would massage lotion into your legs. Make sure it is fully absorbed into the skin before dressing.
That's IT! Do this regime for treating body odor naturally for 30 days or repeat until the odor disappears and you should see the difference in your stank. If you are a heavy sweater type of person, don't panic. While NODOR natural deodorant cream doesn't stop you from sweating (you don't want that), you can take a thin mini pad and stick it inside your blouse or shirt armpit and it will absorb your sweat so you don't get wet marks on your shirt. Shop Moon Mag today for your magnesium deodorant.