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Alkaline/Basic, Desiccant. Not basic like brunch and mimosas in your uggs! Germies need a certain pH level to survive and proliferate... Bentonite clay has a higher pH than your skin and body, AND a higher pH than most of those bad bacteria can handle. So, once that clay is applied to your pits... ZAP! Not to worry, your native bacterium naturally repopulates in their place, restoring balance once again. Bentonite clay also a pro at absorbing moisture, so it will help keep you feeling dry and fresh!
raw virgin coconut oil
Antimicrobial, Soothing, Protective. Did youuuuu know coconut oil is a natural mild antiseptic? So much more than a yummy smell and silky texture, this household fav helps reduce microbe presence and promotes healing by sitting atop the skin for a short time, giving cells a recuperative breather, before being broken down and absorbed.
how to apply
Here's where we get friendly... Rub a small amount on pads of fingers to warm and simply spread on pits. Hand application is part of Deo's function! Your armpits generally have much less biodiversity than the rest of your body. A daily dose of your body's natural bacterial defense could actually help skin health and odor over time!