From hitting the gym to hitting the pavement on a hot day, sweat happens. And for decades, dusting powders were one way people handled extra moisture.
In the past few years, however, anti-perspirants have cropped up, often loaded with harmful aluminum and other duct-blocking chemicals that aren’t the best option for your skin or your glands. Sweat might not be pretty, but it doesn’t mean us any harm. In fact, it’s doing its best to eliminate toxins and regulate our internal temperatures naturally.
Sweating the small stuff
Perspiration is a mix of water, sodium and potassium. On the parts of our bodies covered by hair, additional by-products may be included in that mixture as well—and all of it is carried out of our body through over two million sweat glands. When this mix of liquids is carried to the surface, moisture happens.
The moment you begin to break a sweat, you might only consider swiping or dusting deodorant onto your ‘pits to feel fresh, but the undersides of your arms aren't the only place you'll be affected. Your thighs, chest and other nookish parts often need a little freshening up as well, but rubbing that same deodorant bar all over your body isn't exactly ideal.
Hello, dusting powders!
Made with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), charcoal, and other absorbers like magnesium trisilicate or magnesium carbonate, our dusting powders will help blot up excess moisture anywhere on your body. These microfine powders absorb sweat and smooth your skin while essential oils and herbs knock out the effects of bacteria, making you smell delightfully fresh.
A powder like Silky Underwear is a light fragrance that will keep things fresh. It’s packed with grated cocoa butter to help it melt onto your skin for a silky sensation, while corn starch and kaolin powders absorb any moisture. Use it in your armpits, like your usual deodorant, or sprinkle it in your hair and lightly dust it all over your whole body for a satiny finish. You can even sprinkle this one inside bedsheets, shoes or suitcases to give everything around your home a delicate jasmine and vetivert scent.
Feet need love, too
T For Toes Foot Powder helps keep your tootsies fresh and dry, featuring powerful kaolin powder, as well as tea tree and lime essential oils to soak up moisture and keep things fresh. Sprinkle it right into your shoes or directly onto your feet for serious deodorizing power that will carry you through the day.