charcoal for underarms

What Are the Benefits Of Activated Charcoal for Your Underarms?

With so many deodorant choices on the market today, picking the one that works with your body might seem a little daunting…

What if your new, clean deodorant doesn’t hold up to everyday challenges and you start sweating or worse, start smelling a little funky during that important meeting?! What if what was supposed to be a fun date night, turns into tuck-your-arms-close-to-your-body situation, just to cover your own stench.

We understand your concerns, we really do. 

Being a company with a whole range of different deodorants, we can tell you that every single formula, even before hitting the market, has been tried and fully tested to make sure it lives up to our stringent standards. When it comes to controlling body odor, we do not mess around.

We love to work with many different ingredients, activated charcoal being one of our favorite choices, and in this article, we will tell you why!

It’s a natural odor eliminator

Forget covering up your underarm odor with synthetic fragrances that might mean slathering who-knows-what onto your vulnerable underarm skin. Charcoal is an all-natural odor eliminator that will keep your pits smelling fresh as a daisy. 

This study may seem a little extreme, but if charcoal can work at reducing odors in blistering disorders, then you can rest assured it will help to eliminate sweat odors. This study shows that charcoal is effective at reducing odors.

Its porous nature means it will keep your pits dry

Activated charcoal is carbon that has been processed to become porous and have a large surface area, and this is good news if sweat stains are all too familiar for you. 

Charcoal works like a sponge, drawing moisture and bacteria to it. Of course, it’s also the natural antibacterial properties that contribute to those fresh smelling pits all day long!

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Keeps armpits smooth

In clean deodorants, charcoal is often combined with ingredients like coconut oil and various plant-based butters that work together to keep your pits happy and smooth. Adding products containing activated charcoal to your daily routine might be exactly what makes all the difference for your delicate underarm skin.

So, if you have ever experienced annoying dry, rough and itchy pits in the past, we highly recommend a clean, charcoal-based daily routine as an alternative. Aside from a charcoal-based deodorant, you might also want to consider adding charcoal soap or a scrub. 

Great for sensitive skin

Charcoal isn’t known for causing skin flare ups, in fact, it is often used in wound care. So, it’s a popular choice for delicate skin that usually harbors odor-causing bacteria, including underarms.

We hope you are excited to give charcoal-based products a try. A clean deodorant and soap should be able to tackle all your major underarm concerns, soothing your skin and keeping it healthy. 

That is what we strive for, here at Rustic Maka!

Shop our natural charcoal deodorants here!


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