Updated: Mar 26
Many women have asked why sometimes they smell like onions.
Please read to understand why men and women's sweat smell different and what you can do about it.
Men Smell Like Cheese, Women Smell Like Onions
Body odor (BO) is not fun, either in private or social situations. If always present, it must be dealt with daily as BO is the target of endless jokes in bad taste. A research team in Switzerland recently took a close look at how human BO is processed by the olfactory system and the brain. This research analyzed armpit sweat from two dozen men and 25 women after each person had been in a sauna or ridden an exercise bike for 15 minutes. The sweat from women contained high levels of a sulfur-(5 milligrams per milliliter of sweat versus 0.5 milligrams in men) compound that had no odor. The bacteria commonly found in armpits turn this compound into another one known as thiol that smells like onions.
Men have only one tenth of the female amount of their odorless armpit sweat compound - a fatty acid in men. When male armpit bacteria process this fatty acid, the result is a compound that smells like cheese, although men are not able to generate the highest levels of unpleasant ‘malodor’ that can be synthesized by women. The researchers found marked differences in the sweat from men and women. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP ODOR (scroll down to see Bare Pits products that will help instantly)
1. Acidify Your Skin
Did you know that your skin is supposed to have an acidic pH? Our skin has an acid mantle caused by the natural oils that our body produces. This acid mantle is a protection against environmental toxins and foreign bacteria. Unfortunately, many people regularly destroy their acid mantle with conventional soap. If you want your skin to be healthy and free of odoriferous bacteria, you need to restore your acid mantle at least under your armpits (for a start). Use the recipe below to make an armpit rinse that will promote your acid mantle. Do this for a few days.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Water (50/50) – I suggest using –> Braggs ACV and water as an armpit rinse.
The ACV is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. In addition, adding an acid to your armpits will help to restore your acid mantle! Bye bye stinky bacteria!
Bare Pits has revolutionized armpit detoxing. We all know the benefits of doing an armpit detox. Whether you are switching to a natural deodorant or you just want to keep up pit maintenance to remove build-up, toxins, chemicals, and bacteria.... this liquid roll on mask is just for you.
We have combined our miracle lye free natural soap (customers favorite) with clays, aloe vera, and activated charcoal food grade to effectively:
detox your body
leave your skin smooth, nourished, moisturized, and light
This easy SHAKE... APPLY... LET DRY FOR 30 MINUTES.. & CLEANSE gives you an easy way to detox your armpits and allow our natural pit products to work it's best.
You should also use Bare Pits weekly detox paste and Bare Pits miracle African soap (you will notice your odor removed instantly) to detox your armpits, balance PH, and pull out your toxins and build up a few times a week. This will clear out your lymph nodes as well and keep your odor away!
2. Stop Using Store Bought Soap on your Armpits
Naturally kills bacteria, soothes your skin, and moisturizes.
Using the ACV rinse will definitely be a start toward its restoration; however, you cannot keep stripping your natural oils and healthy bacteria from your armpits and expect to be odor free. The natural oils under your arms will help fight the bacteria that causes body odor and once you stop using soap you have natural bacteria that live on your skin and will keep away bad bacteria. If you want to completely get rid of the bacteria that cause body odor, then you must stop using soap on your armpits.
Not only does the soap remove all the natural oils and good bacteria, but it also leaves behind a film. The bacteria not only eat the sweat that is excreted from your pores, but it also eats the film left over from your soap.
The bacteria are feasting on your sweat and soap and leaving you with a stinky present. Leave the soap behind (at least for your armpits) for two weeks and see how your body changes in response. You probably won’t go back. Bare Pits natural pit shaving cream is coming soon.
Note: Also avoid getting your shampoo on your armpits. This is also alkalizing and should be avoided.
STEPS TO FRESH PITS
A MUST! Bare Pits vegan magnesium detox deodorant spray (this kills and neutralizes odor instantly and also provides you with magnesium)
Use Bare Pits cleansing spray serum twice a week to remove bacteria that causes odor and soothe the skin.
Clean your armpits and face with Bare Pits MIRACLE black African soap
How to prevent armpit odor
Here are the best ways to keep your armpits smelling good all the time:
TREAT YOUR ARMPITS WITH THE SAME CARE AS YOUR FACE
1) Clean and tone with Bare Pits cleansing serum spray to kill bacteria
2) Detox armpits with Bare Pits weekly pit detox paste (this will clean out your lymphs, detox pits, balance PH, kill bacteria, and give you less sweat and odor)
4) Use Bare Pits Vegan magnesium detox deodorant spray to kill bacteria, balance PH, give you a daily dose of magnesium (tip can be sprayed all over body)
5) Use our all natural organic Miracle lye-free soap to clean armpits and face.
6) For Bare Pits body care check our organic rose water, miracle dead sea mud mask, organic 150mg full spectrum CBD balm, vegan ageless face cream with or without CBD, ageless eye cream with or without CBD, vegan cruelty free hand & body lotion
I hope this helps explain a little more about odor. I am dedicated to this journey and to provide education. I will continue to create products that can work for each individual body, because we are all different.
Bare Pits also has a cleansing serum and
Holy pit butter to help soothe your armpits.
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