Everyone thinks about it. It's always there like a dark cloud that follows you around. You are always wondering, "do I stink? Can other people smell me? Is this stench coming from under my shirt normal?" We all ponder the question that has haunted mankind since the beginning of time -- how to get rid of body odor. Body odor is a sign of magnesium deficiency. The more deficient you are in magnesium the stronger your odor will be.
French surgeon Dr. Pierre Delbet, considered body odor to be due to an imbalance in the normal intestinal bacteria and that somehow magnesium restored that balance. As you increase your magnesium, your general body odor will decrease.
If you want your natural deodorant to be more effective a lot sooner, then take the time to prep your pits! Detox, exfoliate and prep your pits with our probiotic Magnesium + Kefir Masks and Magnesium + Kefir Body Scrub! Use them on your armpits -- just as you would your face -- a few weeks prior and during your switch to any natural deodorant.
Watch @Kyrstalallover demonstrate her pit prep routine in this video.
Step 1 - Exfoliate Your Pits:
Start by exfoliating your pits with our Galactic Glow Body Scrub. Put a small amount on your fingertips and gently spread all around your armpit area. Massage to the beat of your favorite tune and then rinse. 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!
Step 2 - Detox Your Pits:
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.
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, potent form of magnesium for fast-acting topical use. Magnesium chloride is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Rubbed on the skin, it is absorbed into the tissues of the body thus increasing your magnesium levels and decreasing your odor. Studies have shown magnesium to minimize odor caused by excessive perspiration.
Third, the goat milk kefir contains a form of lactic acid (an Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that helps in balancing ph levels which keeps body odor away. All of these products are abundant with good bacteria to 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 are known to mask and help neutralize odor. All are used to treat various skin issues and have antibacterial properties that help kill the bacteria present in the underarms.“Body odor” is the result of bacteria breaking down protein from your apocrine sweat glands into certain acids. Body odor is not *necessarily* a result of sweat; our bodies are supposed to sweat. Sweating is a natural process and one of the ways we actually detox. Our beloved 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.
Step 3 - Deodorize Your Pits:
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 for 30 days or repeat until the odor disappears and see if you notice the difference in your stank. If you are a heavy sweater type of person, don't panic. While NODOR 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! The yellow stain you see on the armpits of your shirts is NOT your sweat. It is actually caused by the aluminum in antiperspirants.