Where to start?? Because it works. Because your armpits deserve some love. Because life is too short to worry about body odour. Kiriwai deodorants are full of powerful natural ingredients. Some are there to stop B.O. in its tracks while others control wetness from sweat.
With your finger. Take a small amount, the size of a pea works for most people, from the container. Use your fingers to rub it in until it melts on your skin. Your armpits are packed full of lymph nodes and sweat glands. Think of it as a massage for them. It's designed to stick to the skin, but waiting a moment before getting dressed will minimise the chance of any transferring to your clothes.
No - only antiperspirants do this. Your body is designed to sweat. It's how your body regulates its temperature and assists the detoxification process. The idea of using something which stops this process scares us to bits. Natural deodorant allow you to sweat but it mops up the wetness
Antiperspirants use aluminium compounds to temporarily block your sweat glands, stopping you from sweating. If you've been using them for years, then your body hasn't been able to properly process the sweat/toxins, and it might all come out in a rush. You may sweat/smell a bit more than usual. Some people transition seamlessly, while others may take up to 14 days. Go easy on alcohol, drink heaps of water and ramp up the greens to make it easier on your liver and kidneys.
Yes. There are three main causes of sweat: physical activity, heat and stress. Stress sweat is the pits...literally. Stress sweat smells worse than other types of sweat. If you've got a stressful situation coming up, such as a big meeting, be prepared to sweat more than normal and put on a little extra deodorant.
Magnesium is a macro mineral. It impacts nearly every system of the body. Transdermal Magnesium means to apply it topically, on the skin. Other forms of Magnesium are absorbed very quickly. Magnesium Hydroxide has low solubility, so won't wash away easily. It acts as a barrier.
Zinc Oxide is a common ingredient in sunscreens as it acts as a physical UV barrier. It is also great in deodorants. Sweat doesn't actually smell until it reacts with the bacteria on the skin. When this happens, short fatty acids are created. Zinc Oxide reacts with the SFAs and converts them to odour-less Zinc salts, neutralising odour rather than allowing the creation of the molecules which make body odour. Yes, the Zinc Oxide used is non-nano so it cannot be absorbed. Instead it acts as a barrier on the skin.
Its full name is Litsea Cubeba. It's also known as May Chang. You pronounce it Lit-see-ah Koo-bey-ba. It's a tree from South East Asia. Its oil has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. At Kiriwai, it's used for its beautiful scent and because, when used topically, it is reputed to reduce perspiration.
Kiriwai Natural Deodorants are mixed by hand, in small batches. The little white dots are just the powdered ingredients that haven't completely mixed in. They will dissolve against your skin as you apply it.
The simple answer is yes. You can definitely use the 'Naturally Unscented' deodorant as it contains no essential oils. With the scented varieties, have a talk to your midwife/doctor and decide what's best for you. Essential oils make up less than 1% of the total ingredients.
All NZ deliveries are sent through GoSweetSpot. When your order is packed, you'll receive an email with a tracking number. This tracking number will activate when the courier collects the parcel from Kiriwai HQ. You can then track your parcel all the way to your front door.
We hear you loud and clear. We get so frustrated when we order something online and our purchases turn up in plastic satchels. We've done some research and found a padded cardboard envelope. It's got a heavy duty exterior and the padding is 100% recycled material. This means your glass jar will arrive safely and you can easily compost/recycle/reuse it afterwards.
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