With many women opting to avoid the harmful effects of parabens, preservatives and other man-made chemicals during this pivotal time, traditional antiperspirants are often the first candidate to be eliminated from daily use. Its water solvent ingredients, such as PEG 20, propylene glycol, triclosan and other aluminium-based compounds, are considered by some heath practitioners to display a strong link to birth defects, including some malignancies, such as breast cancer.
To help the mothers control odour and appease their 2.6 million sweat glands, Sydney-based company NO PONG produced a bicarbonate free anti-odourant.
Made in Australia using a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary rock called ‘diatomaceous earth’, NO PONG Bicarbonate Free allows the body to expel sweaty toxins naturally while providing 12-hour odour protection.
The super-absorbent crème paste which costs $6.95, uses 100% natural and certified organic ingredients to create a water-resistant environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive in.
Best of all it is free from aluminium, parabens and hidden nasties, NO PONG uses 100% natural ingredients to create a water-resistant environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive in. Plus, it’s not tested on animals!
Fun Facts about Why We Sweat
We smell because we sweat. But not just any sweat. The milky sweat secreted by our apocrine glands.
Found in hairy areas like our groin and armpits, these glands are a veritable smorgasbord for bacteria that causes our body to odour.
With the average human sporting 2.6 million sweat glands, the fluid produced by these glands is made up of water, minerals, lactate and a bodily waste product called urea.
These minerals can vary from person to person and depend on a number of factors, such as weight, lifestyle and environmental conditions. While women generally have more sweat glands than men, male glands tend to be more active and produce more sweat. This is controlled subconsciously by our autonomic nervous system. Sweating, although abhorred by many, actually offers numerous health and beauty benefits, including heat regulation, skin detoxification, pore refinement and improved immune function.