My first customer Chris wrote me this review:
“The best antiperspirant and deodorant ever! I haven’t been able to find any natural deodorant that
works and doesn’t make me glands swell up, this is so much better than antiperspirant. My wife keeps smelling my pits and saying ‘Yup, still working!’ Thank you!!!
The truth is, my regular lotion deodorant is not an antiperspirant, at least not the kind sold in stores. Chris and other customer have told me the noticed a marked decrease in sweating when using Ziryab’s Body Brew Deodorant. I too noticed this but it might be a factor of a changing body for me.
As you may know, antiperspirant works by using a chemical that expands in your pores when it gets wet and blocks sweat glands so the sweat can’t come out.
I am not aware of any ability of the ingredients in my deodorant to do this.
There is a possibility that once allowed to sweat without blockage, our sweat decreases. But this sounds a little far fetched to me even though I’ve noticed the result.
There is only a few other ways to deal with sweating that I know about.
- Constrict the pores with an astringent like witch hazel which I include in my deodorant.
- Increase evaporation on skin to cool faster with alcohol
- Use something that will absorb sweat like clay, tapioca, baking soda (I use all three) and
- Maybe use menthol to cool (I use peppermint essential oil) but I’m not sure this is not just a sensation or it really would stop one from perspiring a bit.
So while my deo does have some wetness protection it isn’t nearly as strong as such things as aluminum chlorohydrate in commercial antiperspirants.