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, but it doesn’t need to be so YUK.
Sure there are heaps of anti-perspirants and deodorants on the market, but how many times have you copped a face-full of chemicals while you are rushing around and quickly spraying your armpits in an effort to not pong?
No Pong has been around for quite a while now and is an extremely effective, all natural, anti odourant.
Made from all natural ingredients, blended together to create a ridiculously effective, sweat resistant, all day deodorant that does exactly what it says on the tin, No Pong is guaranteed to be 100% paraben, aluminium, blood, sweat, and tear free.
Now, meet the latest addition to the No Pong – a bicarbonate free formulation that offers extremely effective 12- hour odour protection and is safe for expecting and breastfeeding mothers, including those with sensitive skin types.
Whether sporting a bump or a brood of hungry offspring, expecting and breastfeeding mothers will agree that increased sweating is a normal part of maternal life as hormone levels and blood flow increases and body temperature rises.
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 health practitioners to display a strong link to birth defects, including some malignancies, such as breast cancer.
To help the mamas of Australia control odour and appease their 2.6 million sweat glands, Sydney-based company, NO PONG, has released their 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 uses 100% natural and certified organic ingredients to create a water-resistant environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive in.