In Body

6 Tips For Looking After Your Pits

A few of you have been using our natural deodorant paste for quite a while now but for those of you who have just started or yet to try, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you on your way.

Firstly, some people can experience a sensitivity to Sodium Bicarbonate due to its alkaline pH. Some can experience a slight irritation which subsides once their body adjusts to the bicarb while others get a more serve irritation or rash and have to stop using it.  We now have a new Bicarb free organic deodorant which uses magnesium to help combat odour.

Here are a few tips that will help keep your armpits healthy and happy.

  • Start with a small amount – you don’t need a large amount of Babs Deodorant Paste. Using too much may cause you to feel wet or sticky. You only need an amount similar to a five or ten cent piece for both armpits.
  • Be gentle – your armpit skin is sensitive. Apply the deodorant to slightly damp skin and it will melt on contact. Rather than rubbing it in, gently spread the paste around the area. Due to the coconut oil solidifying in colder temperatures, in winter work and melt the paste between two fingers then apply to slightly damp skin.
  • Exfoliate – the arm pit area seems to get a little neglected considering how crucial it is in maintaining our health and what it does for our body.  Exfoliating gently once a week helps rid the body of any product build up and keeps skin healthy.  TIP: Once a week when I use Babs Facial Exfoliant (which is a super fine, gentle scrub) I will mix up a little more than a teaspoon and apply to my armpits.  Gently massage in circular motions and rinse off.
  • Moisturise – the skin under our arms is some of the most sensitive. Be sure to give them a bit of care and love like the rest of our body. I moisturise 2-3 times a week, at night, mostly after I’ve showered, using a little of our Face or Body oil or Body balm. You can also use coconut oil.
  • Shave at night – If you shave your armpits regularly then we recommend shaving at a time you won’t be applying the deodorant.  This allows the skin to heal and may prevent any irritation on broken skin.
  • Vinegar wash – Vinegar is a great odour eliminator and can aid in balancing out the skins pH. To make a vinegar wash, mix roughly 1 part vinegar to 5 parts water and either apply to a flannel and wipe under your arms, or use to splash onto armpits in the shower after washing.

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us. Email us  We’d also love to hear any comments you have or if you’d like to share any of your own tips or what works for you – we’d love to know.



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