3 Body Odour-Fighting Natural Ingredients You Need To Know

When you’re at work, out and about, or even lounging at home with the family, the last thing you want is to catch a pungent whiff of unpleasantness when you lift your arm.

Body odour is a common problem and most adults and teenagers have suffered through at least one uncomfortable episode of body odour at some point or other in their lives. However, body odour is, unfortunately, a natural part of the human experience.

When our body temperature increases, sweat is released on the surface of the skin to help cool down the body’s internal temperature – and when you sweat more, you tend to smell more. But here’s a catch, sweat by itself is actually odourless.

So, what exactly causes the unpleasant scent that lingers on the skin?

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Diving into the science of body odour

When it comes to sweat production, there are two main glands involved – the apocrine gland and the eccrine gland. The eccrine glands are found over most of the body; the apocrine gland is found in areas such as the underarm. Most body odour has been linked to the apocrine glands as the sweat produced by these glands is high in protein.

Now, the body odour that we smell is not actually the sweat itself, but rather a by-product of the bacteria on our skin breaking down the sweat into acids that eventually cause the unpleasant smell. Since the sweat from apocrine glands is high in protein, it is more easily broken down into acids by bacteria.

That’s why the odour from underarm sweat can be stronger than that of other parts of the body. (Tip: Use the G&H PROTECT+ Deodorant & Anti-Perspirant Spray for a quick fix.)

Here’s the good news – just because you have body odour, it doesn’t mean you have to live with it all the time. Protect yourself against odour-causing bacteria with G&H PROTECT+ products.

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3 natural ingredients that reduce body odour

For centuries, humans have altered their body scent by using natural ingredients such as flowers, fruits, and salts to perfume and cleanse the skin. Today, the G&H PROTECT+ range of products uses a nature-based approach by extracting the benefits of three special ingredients to help reduce body odour.

The first ingredient is White Tea Extract. White Tea contains some of the highest levels of antioxidants found in teas. The antioxidants can help reduce the odour caused by sulphur-producing compounds in the body for a fresher scent.

The second ingredient is gaining popularity as a natural alternative to chemical-based deodorants – it’s natural Mineral Salts. These Mineral Salts create a barrier on the skin to prevent odour-causing bacteria from forming on the skin. Plus, they help draw out toxins and impurities from the body while enhancing your skin tone.

Lastly, the third natural wonder that rounds up our trio of odour-fighting ingredients is Bilberry Extract. Bilberry Extract is rich in compounds called anthocyanins that are extremely beneficial as they are antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, and they protect the skin.

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Say hello to fresh, fragrant scents with G&H PROTECT+ Bar Soap

Enjoy the benefits of all three ingredients with the G&H PROTECT+ Bar Soap. This clean-scented mild bar soap targets the root of body odour (i.e. bacteria) by gently cleansing the skin with an exclusive odour-neutralising technology that neutralises body odours.

Meanwhile, its biodegradable sulphate-free formula leaves the skin moisturised, smooth, soft, and conditioned. Plus, it is dermatologist- and allergy-tested, making it suitable for the entire family to use!

Feel fresher and more confident with G&H PROTECT+ Bar Soap today.