Have you noticed that sometimes your co-workers inch away ever so slightly when you lean in for a chat? Or do friends wrinkle their noses around you, looking disapprovingly?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone here.
Body Odor (BO) is one of the most common yet unspoken issues when it comes to personal care and hygiene because it’s always branded a sensitive tag. And due to the shame and embarrassment attached to it, most people don’t really address the issue from its root cause, but just choose to shield their bad body odor through deodorants and anti-perspirants.
But what if there is a completely natural way to not EVER be embarrassed because of Body Odor?
Hold that thought, though, because first things first:
Quick fact – Your sweat is not the culprit behind your body odor. Sweat itself is actually odorless – it’s the bacteria that thrive in it that make it smell skunky.
The process of sweating and the resultant perspiration are your body’s natural and biological ways to cool down the surface of the skin. It’s also seen as a response to intense stress and anxiety. Although sweat, in itself, does not smell, when it’s broken down by bacteria via a chemical reaction, it turns into fatty acids that cause an unpleasant odor.
Most often, body odor also indicates the presence of higher amounts of toxins or ‘ama’ in the body, according to Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Science of Life that originated in India. And such a condition can occur due to the imbalance of one of the Doshas or bio-elements that govern your body’s functions.
And a condition like Body Odor can occur due to the imbalance of one of the 3 Doshas or bio-elements that govern your body’s functions – predominantly Pitta Dosha.
Getting too detailed, now?
We’ve broken it down for you!
The Ayurvedic perspective to body odor
There are three Doshas or bio-elements in Ayurveda that are a unique composition of the 5 great elements of nature:
Every human being’s body composition is a unique balance of these 3 bio-elements or Doshas that affect their physical as well as mental constitution.
Kapha Dosha - consists of the elements of earth and water and is associated with oiliness, juiciness, heaviness.
Pitta Dosha - consists of the elements of fire and water and is associated with heat, redness, and irritation.
Vata Dosha - consists of the elements of air and space and is associated with dryness, lightness, alertness and creativity.
And when these 3 Doshas are out of balance due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, dietary patterns or wrong foods that go against the constitution of the body, the imbalance is likely to reflect through various symptoms, one of which is Body Odor.
In Ayurveda, sweat (Sveda) is defined as the waste product of the fat tissue. The collection, transportation and excretion of Sveda or sweat is under the regulation of Pitta Dosha.
So, excessive sweating is caused due to aggravated Pitta Dosha. This aggravated Pitta can be due to many reasons like:
While heavy sweating could also signify underlying benign conditions, this kind of heavy sweating, as per Ayurveda, is harmful as it dehydrates your body which then leads to accumulation of more bacteria that makes you smell even worse. Excessive perspiration with bad odor can also lead to fungal infection in areas that are consistently moist, such as between the toes or folds of the skin.
Two of the most common ways in which people deal with issues related to body odor are either by using deodorants or anti-perspirants.
But the truth is, everything about these two is WRONG.
Both these products essentially contain chemicals and toxins like harmful aluminum compounds, parabens and may even cause allergic reactions for those with sensitive skin.
But hold on if you’re thinking that you’re safe because you use aluminum-free deodorants and anti-perspirants.
Why? Because most of them, most definitely, contain VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds which usually contain carbon atoms that the Environmental Protection Agency has classified as having the potential to cause health concerns like eye, nose or throat infection, headaches, damage to liver, kidney and even the central nervous system. Further, the way these products work itself is damaging to the health of skin tissues.
But moving beyond that, how do these 2 most commonly used products REALLY function?
1. Deodorants only help MASK bad body odor with a fragrant smell.
Deodorants contain an active ingredient called triclosan which makes your skin salty, so it doesn’t sustain bacterial growth. This antibacterial compound Triclosan has been linked to numerous human health problems.
Recent studies have also found that Triclosan interferes with the body’s thyroid hormone metabolism and maybe a potential endocrine disruptor. There are also concerns about Triclosan and its link with dioxin, which is highly carcinogenic and can cause health problems as severe as weakening of the immune system, decreased fertility, miscarriage, birth defects, and cancer.
Plus, these deodorants are made with artificial fragrances that are made from more chemicals to swap your body odor for a pleasant-smelling scent.
But, what’s equally health-threatening is that deodorants are notoriously known for their high alcohol content, mainly lanolin alcohol, which only strips away moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated and sometimes even causes irritation and a burning sensation.
Kapha consists of the elements of earth and water and is associated with oiliness, juiciness, heaviness. Kapha is the first stage of life – just think of a baby’s juicy and plump skin and the expression “baby soft skin”.
Pitta consists of the elements of fire and water and is associated with heat, sharpness, and determination. Pitta is the second or middle stage of life – just think of a teenager’s acne and hot temper, or a young adult’s drive and ambition.
Vata consists of the elements of air and space and is associated with dryness, lightness, alertness and creativity. In the Vata stage of life, we experience dry, rough and sagging skin, we may feel cold more often, but also reach maturity, wisdom, grace and mastery. During this time, it’s important to focus on practices that are warming, stabilizing, grounding and nourishing.
Now that you know that mature, sagging, or drooping skin is a result of the dry Vata stage of life, let’s find which Ayurvedic practices can help rejuvenate saggy Vata skin!
Anti-perspirants contain certain salts that need to dissolve to prevent sweating. And for this, the active ingredients in it react with the electrolytes in sweat and create a thin gel-like layer. This layer blocks the pores that are connected to the sweat glands, right under your skin and leaves it choked.
These hunky pores, in turn, don’t allow the sweat to escape which can be unhealthy for the whole body itself, since the body’s waste products and toxins aren’t able to exit the body.
So, in reality, all anti-perspirants do is prevent sweat and not body odor, which is even more harmful!
Besides these facts, did you also know that the FDA even makes it mandatory that deodorants and anti-perspirant manufacturers need to include a statutory warning explaining the product’s potential health risks specifically for people with kidney issues? Yes!
This is exactly why you need to read your bottle labels more carefully!
All this might be making you wonder...
Did you, for a minute there, consider “Natural Deodorants”? Well, those won’t solve all your body odor problems either.
Did you know that 2 of the most commonly used ingredients (and in the most highest concentrations) are Baking Soda and Arrow Root?
Baking Soda is mostly used to help absorb moisture. However, this alkaline ingredient has the tendency to make your skin extremely dry, sensitive, and even cause inflammation, wrinkles and sagging! (Think about your under-arm ‘jiggly’ skin!)
Similarly, arrow root typically has a pH of 8.0 which is again, alkaline in nature. While it may, to an extent, be effective in suppressing body odor, the long-term effects of it on skin can turn your skin drier than a desert, and induce signs of premature aging!
Which only means that if your skin is on the sensitive end, these baking soda and arrow root deodorants will definitely irritate the skin on your underarms, where the skin is tender compared to the rest of your body.
In fact, most of these natural deodorants don’t seem to show their effects for at least the first 7 days. Even worse, quite a few people who used a certain 'Baking Soda-free deodorant' from Company X also complained about their body odor getting worse after usage. This is also the case with a lot of other Baking Soda deos, which is supposedly because of the “detox” that your skin goes through.
And the hard-to-wash-out chalky white residue that these deodorants leave on your skin and your clothes leaving you needing to pat it out with a tissue every time or a rigorous scrub, is not worth your time or the $15 you spend every couple of weeks trying out a different deodorant!
But, wait before you google "all-natural deodorant", because we have something even powerful to prove that natural deodorants (in the traditional sense) are not what you need to tackle Body Odor.
The 2 ingredients in red above are also happen to come first in the order of ingredients which means that they are higher in quantity in the formulation as compared to the rest of the ingredients that follow. They have been researched and found to be harmful for the skin!
Propanediol is manufactured from Propylene oxide, a petroleum-based raw material whose prolonged exposure causes irritation, possibly due to its dehydrating effect on the skin, despite being used in skincare products that advertise to do the opposite!
It can also cause an allergic response on contact with the skin, particularly in people who suffer from eczema, fungal infections and in people with lower sun exposure and Vitamin D levels.
The second highlighted ingredient is Sodium Stearate which is generally considered to be well-tolerated by skin, or at least that’s what skincare companies mention in their marketing!
But if you use any deodorant with sodium stearate and start to experience underarm irritation, it could be blamed on Sodium Stearate.
Why? Because one of the major causes of underarm rash is heat rash that happens when sweat gets trapped in the skin and bumps and blisters start to form. Sodium Stearate, because of its hydrophilic properties, could trap or hold moisture more than it actually needs to, which makes the underarms a wet, moldy region!
And because of the waxy nature of Sodium Stearate, it could also increase skin-to-skin friction and cause underarm rashes, especially if the formula is tacky, gritty or sticky.
In fact, we looked at what some of the customers of this particular deodorant were saying:
Or, even worse! 😱
One thing for sure - Certainly not “all-natural” deodorants that hide potentially harmful and skin-irritating ingredients in its full list of ingredients under the tag of ‘natural’!
Instead, Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old Science of Life says that you need something to not just mask your odor with fragrance or block your sweat glands but something to find the real cause of the problem and help TRANSFORM your body odor to smell naturally sophisticated, from the roots which is your skin cells.
Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda found certain 100% natural herbs and spices that presented the ability to transform ‘Pitta aggravation’ which manifested as body odor, to a fresh smell completely naturally.
And amongst those sets of ingredients, some of them stood apart for their phenomenal powers of transforming body odor all naturally. Most of them are certainly not so easily found in the West, but chances are also that you may also have never heard of quite a few them before:
Talk about a Pitta-pacifying well-established Ayurvedic herbs that not just transforms your body odor, but keeps your skin nourished and full of health from the inside out – and that’s where Symplocos Tree or what is known in Ayurveda as ‘Lodhra’ comes in!
This Pitta-pacifier herb is the ultimate purifier for skin, especially when it comes to shrouded body parts such as the armpits. It’s tough action on dirt, debris and all that’s unwanted on the skin helps it banish dirt and foul smell from the body and keeps skin clean.
As an added benefit, it also helps purify complexion and keep it looking brighter from within, along with an ageless glow!
This good holiday spice that you find in cakes and cider and even spiking your spinach has an avatar that only a handful of people in the world know about.
If you’re on the lookout for a natural ingredient that has natural detoxification powers, then nutmeg is your answer. With strong properties that protect your skin against becoming the home for thriving bacteria, and many beneficial compounds including manganese, thiamin, Vitamin B6 (particularly known for detoxification and exfoliation), folate, magnesium, copper and macelignan (a natural lignan compound found in Nutmeg), Nutmeg is a powerhouse of nutritive content that has the power to keep skin healthy, detoxed, supple and unclogged with dirt and debris that help odor-releasing bacteria to thrive!
Modern research also justifies that the odor-protecting powers of Nutmeg also comes from acylcarnitines, a specific compound in the ingredient that is known to help break down fatty acids which are a major contributor to body odor.
If you’ve been following some of the latest trends in skincare, you might have definitely heard about the rise of Turmeric, especially when it comes to natural remedies, but have you heard about White Turmeric?! Chances are you have not.
Well, if you’re not a fan of the regular Turmeric because of the yellow stain it leaves, White Turmeric can be your next go-to because it doesn’t stain and comes with all the benefits of Yellow Turmeric and much more!
This particular root-spice is ivory white in color with an extremely pleasant and soft aroma.
But that’s not all what makes it a herb sought after to deal with body odor. This Pitta pacifying herb has the superpowers to pull out ‘ama’ or toxins from deep within the skin, and does not let any dirt or germs make home for too long on your skin.
The less well-known cousin of yellow turmeric is another all-rounder herb in Ayurveda that helps maintain the hygiene of the skin and helps unclog pores to let them breathe in peace!
A Vata-Pitta pacifying ingredient, Five-Leaved Chaste Tree or ‘Nirgundi’ is known in Ayurveda for its soothing nature. Alkaloids such as nishindine and vitricine in the ingredient help maintain skin’s hygiene.
Profuse amounts of Vitamin C and E – 2 vital molecules for skin’s optimal health, in the leaves and stem of this tree are excellent at maintaining skin’s youthful texture, nurture a healthy microbiome and keep skin looking fresh and pure.
In pure Ayurvedic terms, what makes this ingredient so highly sought after is its ability to eliminate ‘Ama’ or toxins from the body!
Those ingredients above sound very interesting and unique, don't they?! But where do you get these ingredients from? And how do you use them to manage body odor?
Do you consume them raw, or cooked, or apply a paste of them topically like a mask?!
No, you MASSAGE them in by means of the world’s most unique and moisturizing and friction-less bioavailability enhancer – an OIL!
According to ancient Ayurvedic principles, using oil is the best way to massage the body effectively as it helps re-introduce lost moisture in the skin – be that right after stepping out of the shower or exposure to air conditioning or cold, dry winds. They are great at mimicking the skin’s lipid barrier and supporting it. Oils are also designed for lasting and prolonged results as the herbal ingredients in it keep perpetuating their natural effects, all along, as opposed to quickly disappearing scent of spray-ons and roll-ons.
In addition to that, oils are lipophilic in nature which means that they are attracted to fats! This property allows the oil to pass through our skin and fat layers much more easily than creams or deodorant sticks!
As we now know, body odor is caused due to toxin buildup. But during an Ayurvedic massage or even a focused 5-minute massage session, the physical stimulation from the massage helps dissolve and eliminate toxin buildup in the tissues.
These toxins are then released into the bloodstream, which is then transported out of your body through excretion or other natural ways.
And Ayurveda suggests doing this massage NOT with any general oil like coconut or jojoba or castor oil like they do in salons and spas.
Instead, the 5,000-year-old Science of Life, Ayurveda invented a balanced and well-researched natural-to-the-core formulation that uses the herbs mentioned above along with 34 more similar body odor balancing herbs to help not just manage but also TRANSFORM natural body odor to a fresh, odorless smell by itself.
This is not just a random blend of herbs, but a very traditional and ancient formulation cooked and formulated by experts of this ancient science who by means of their years of expertise replicated the 5,000-year-old method of preparation in the modern era.
This 100% Natural, safe, chemical-free, purely herbal formulation is what helped people from centuries ago, especially the ones who lived in extreme hot climate regions manage body odor and carry on with their day-to-day life effectively.
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In fact, Mehfranz Eternally Fragrant Body Massage Oil uses the word ‘fragrant’ in its truest, most natural sense. It uses the power of Ayurvedic herbs mentioned in the ancient texts to gift your body a natural scent that does not go away! To your nose, this oil will feel like a green garden filled with cooling spices and herbs that uplift your senses and soothes you!
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Upon trying several other iYura oils with much success, I tried the Mehfranz Eternally Fragrant Body Massage Oil with the hope it would be a safer, more natural alternative to other deodorants. It did not let me down. I love the long-lasting earthy scent and effectiveness of this oil. It is not perfume-y at all. The quality of the ingredients, the quick absorption of the oil base and the fact that a little goes a long way and is very effective will be the reasons I will continue to make this product part of my ongoing daily regimen. Not to mention the oils help FEED and SOOTHE the skin not draw moisture from it. Thank you iYura for your wonderful, healthful, natural oils and product line for those of us who are concerned with what we're putting on our bodies!
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But why should you go for a $40 USD Authentically Ayurvedic Body Oil
and NOT a $10 or $15 USD Deodorant Stick that claims to be all-natural?
Imagine the money you have spent on deodorants and anti-perspirants for the past 20 or 30 years. $10 every 3 months for the last 30 years is $1200!
$1200 that you have spent on air, literally, with no long-term benefits, but simply a mask that has only concealed your natural body odor with a shroud of chemicals and potentially health-endangering ingredients!
And then, can we even put a price tag on the harm it has caused your body and your environment?
The deodorant industry is held liable for a lot of breast and skin cancers and issues of the liver and kidney and so much more.
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