4 Ways To Eliminate Body Odor For Good Hygiene

Posted by Ada Hersko on August 16, 2016 0 Comments

Whether it’s strong or offensive, body odor is a sensitive issue that affects most people. Dousing in artificial-scent sprays only shield body odor for a short duration, but they fail to treat the underlying cause of these nose-pinching smells. Luckily, there are natural, fresher, and cleaner approaches to tackle undesirable body odor to treat this embarrassing problem.

In order to practice good hygiene, it’s important to know how body odor often occurs. Insufficient bathing or poor hygiene can lead to an unpleasant odor secreted by the apocrine glands, located in the underarms, genitals, and around the nipples, and the eccrine glands, found in the underarms, hands, and feet, when they interact with skin bacteria. The sebaceous glands, located in the scalp, face, and chest, produce oil, which has a light odor with or without bacteria. If people have poor hygiene, bacteria can build up on the skin and create more than just bad body odor. To prevent excessive sweating and body odor, add these four home remedies to your bathroom cabinet to keep your skin clean and dry.

1. Shave Underarms

A lot of hair under your arms can create a swampy environment for bacteria. Hair is porous, meaning it easily absorbs odors and can even slow the evaporation of sweat. Hair traps odorants, especially when it’s located in your armpits. Burns recommends shaving your underarms to stop body odor so the “bacteria doesn’t get trapped in the hair thus decreasing odor.”

2.  Change Shoes

A common misconception is body odor comes from the armpits, but one of the foulest odors actually come from your feet. Changing your shoes will allow them to air and prevent the odors from staying concentrated in one area. This cuts down the bacteria that is in the shoe. The rule of thumb is that: Everyone should be switching up their shoes every 500 miles anyway.

3. Apply Vinegar

Vinegar, whether it’s apple cider or white, can help lower the pH level of the skin for an anti-bacteria environment. This is a great home remedy because the bacteria cannot thrive in acidity, and the smell will dissipate. It’s best to splash the vinegar under the arms when you get out of the shower, but not immediately after you have shaved your underarms. This is safe for the skin as long as it’s unbroken. It’s best to do a test on a small patch of skin to make sure you do not react badly.

4. Apply Witch Hazel

Witch hazel and tea tree oil are natural sterilizers that can be applied on your armpits, since they are natural antiseptics. They lower the skin’s pH, which makes it impossible for bacteria to survive. Directly applying witch hazel on your skin can serve as a regular deodorant. For those who are prone to sweating, wiping [underarms] down at least 4 times a day is recommended.

These four home remedies for body odor will help eliminate foul smells and leave you feeling healthy, clean, and fresh.

Try using our Lavilin 72hr Roll-On Deodorant to eliminate perspiration odor. A single application is effective up to 72 hours! Natural ingredients neutralize perspiration odor at the source.

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The battle of Antiperspirant VS. Lavilin Underarm Deodorant- Defeat The B.O.!

Posted by Ada Hersko on July 18, 2016 0 Comments

Check out Glambomb's Blog Review on the battle of antiperspirant VS. Lavilin underarm deodorant:

Ask anyone who knows me well and they will confirm that I am in fact a huge antiperspirant /deodorant whore. I am not going to lie, I pit out! Yeah, dainty ladies aren’t supposed to pit out, blah, blah, blah…. Well this here dainty lady does. I can manage the odor (most of the time) with layering on about 6 different antiperspirant in the morning- clinical strength, gel, dove (to keep the pits moisturized!), another clinical strength, then I just start applying the really yummy smelling ones. You’d think my little OCD routine would get me through the day, but of course not. Within a few hours I have to start re-applying in feeble attempts to stay somewhat fresh, and sometimes if an odor crises arises I have to break out the alcohol wipes. To sum up this story- staying smelling good is a full time job for me, and risky for my health. As you can imagine for years my mother has been on me “You’re going to get breast cancer! You can’t put on all those antiperspirant! Aluminum!!!!!”

About a year ago I did some research on natural deodorants to try and put to rest my moms panicked voice gnawing at my eardrums, plus my boobs are my favorite thing on my body and the idea of potentially risking my breast health does not settle well with me. In my search ‘Lavilin Underarm Deodorant’ came up a plethora of times, and had seemingly too good to be true results. A natural deodorant that lasted up to 7 days? Please! A clinical strength antiperspirant can’t even tackle my underarms for 2 hours! With the price tag of $15.99 I just wasn’t ready to bite the bullet only to be let down once again by hype, and no action. But with my antiperspirant pile reaching it’s maximum, and realizing I owned every single deodorant that graced the store shelf’s I recently decided that $15.99 was a small price to pay (I came up with a “Oh this made my armpits burn like crazy” return story just in case it didn’t work).

Once the little white box was bought and in my clutches I ripped it open in my best friends car, and read him the directions (as if he really cared), and stopped cold in my tracks: ‘Refrain from using any other deodorant for 48 hours to refresh skin and enable Lavilin to provide maximum protection’. Holy crap, can you say panic attack?!? 48 hours without the use of any sort of guard against B.O.? Really? I pictured myself barricaded in my house, too ashamed to step foot out in public because I’d smell of a man who just got back from a sweat drenched workout if I went 48 hours without deodorant of some kind! It got worse: ‘Do not use together with other deodorants’…. No layering?! I felt a stroke coming on! It’s safe to say I had a mini flip out in his car “Are they kidding!? I can’t do this?! Screw this natural shit!!!” … at that moment my moms rounded face floated round and round in my thoughts, her lips speaking the words: “….You have to stop wearing all that antiperspirant!’. Argh. To everyone’s shock, including my own, I didn’t wear antiperspirant for 24 hours. No, I didn’t make it to 48 hours as the directions called for, but at least I made the half way mark. That counts for something, right?

Day one: I washed my underarms with Dial anti-bacterial soap (I like this soap, it’s boring because I like girly crap that promises to leave me with silky soft and touchable skin. But dial gets the job done. I feel and smell clean after the use of this orange colored gem. I just discovered they make a ‘Tropical’ scent in the antibacterial series of Dial soaps… and we all know what ‘tropical’ means in girl language- sunny, bright, and airy! Yes please, I want to smell sunny, bright and airy!!). Once my underarms were thoroughly dried I applied the thick-ish cream deodorant. First thing I noticed… this stuff didn’t spread well. It looked like I spackled white Geisha girl face make-up on my whole armpit. Sure, I was a little over zealous with my application, but hey… I was nervous. I woke up the next morning and first thing I did was a sniff test. I smelled fresh. I smelled again. Yes, fresh! By mid day I had a bit of funk, nothing horrible, and barely noticeable… by that evening things took a turn for the worse and lets just say I was not smelling like a flower anymore.

Day 2: I decided to go rogue and apply it in the morning after my shower instead of at night. It says to re-apply when odor returns, so I did just that since within 24 hours odor returned. Surprisingly I didn’t feel defeated by this since I had armed myself with many knowledgeable reviews that said not to expect the claim of ‘7 days of being odor free’. Seemed most reviewers got 3 days of being odor free. But hell, 24 hours of being pretty much fresh-ish without having re-applying/layer made my heart sing! 

Day 3: Again I applied it in the morning after my shower, because Lavilin tends to give out by the end of the day for me. On day three I discovered that if I started smelling a little funky it was far less than with any other antiperspirant I had EVER used, and I could freshen up with a bit of mint spritzing hand sanitizer I bought at Whole Foods. I started to develop a crush on Lavilin deodorant at this point.

When week 1 was up, I was still applying it everyday- and it was lasting throughout most of the day, but not past 24 hours. No biggie. Within week 1 I noticed my underarms became a little sore, probably due to the fact I was applying it everyday and I was applying it after the shower, which met after I shaved which the directions said not to do. Ooops. I told you, I am a rogue! The soreness subsided after I made it into week 2, I guess my pits just had to toughen up!

One con with Lavilin that I already mentioned is the white residue it leaves on your skin. Again, if I applied it at night I think by morning the white would be gone or at least lessened, and if I didn’t have to apply it everyday… so I am not blaming Lavilin for my rebel application techniques causing my pits to be white. I don’t wear too many sleeveless tops so this isn’t a HUGE draw back for me. Another con being I am now on my second box of this stuff, since I am forced to go the everyday application route it is sort of like a spendy little crack habit- but worth it. I have figured out the right amount I need, and I am past my experimental and wasteful test runs of applying too much too often, you know the whole trial and error phase where you get crazy wasteful with a new product?… Anyways, getting the hang of applying the right amount that works for me should help the deodorant last longer, hopefully. The last con is that I have noticed my first box of Lavilin was much more ‘hard’ and ‘sticky’ in texture. The second box is way more ‘creamy’ and ‘spreadable’, and I have to say it seemed like my first box had better performance? My body chemistry does like to play tricks on me, something will work amazing on me for a few weeks and then just give out without warning. I am hoping that this is not the case, but I am also hoping that Lavilin is not inconsistent with their product? Hmmm.

The bottom line of this 200 page review is that I would recommend this to ANYONE who has some funk. Seriously, I am a highly skeptical person, and while this isn’t some miracle that keeps me odor free for 7, or even 3 days… I will take what I can get, and 1 day is just fine by me! I highly recommend trying this if you are frustrated with trying to fend off embarrassing odor and running out of options. I never thought a ‘natural’ deodorant could perform so well.

P.S. The best, and most awe-inspiring news is that this deodorant didn’t give out on me during sex! Correct, this passed the sex test. I was nervous as hell especially since the sex test was with a guy whom I had never had sex with before, that would have been a really bad first impression if Lavilin had failed me in the midst of an epic sexual journey with someone new. As we all know when any product passes the sex test, you know it is a worthwhile product!

P.P.S. While I don’t have HUGE issues with wetness, keep in mind this is more for odor than wetness, as is the case with any deodorant. The transition from antiperspirant to a natural deodorant always is an adjustment, you have to go through that period of getting accustom to being a little more ‘damp’ than you may be used too.  

P.P.S. I have also been taking Chlorophyll, which is a ‘internal deodorizer’, and that may contribute to some of my success with Lavilin. 

P.P.P.S. If you read all of this you deserve an award!

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72 Hour Stick Deodorant featured in Chatelaine Magazine

Posted by Ada Hersko on October 21, 2012 0 Comments

Lavilin 72 hour stick deodorant has been featured in Chatelaine Magazine. http://www.chatelaine.com/  




Lavilin 72 hour stick deodorant

Effective for up to 72 hours with just one application, this deodorant (from Hlavin, an Israelian manufacturer) uses natural ingredients to neutralize odour and perspiration (which is rare in an aluminum-free brand). We tried it at the gym and hot yoga and though we weren't totally sweat-free it did perform better than expected.

It does take a few applications to get to max effectiveness so have patience. Look for their impressive seven day deodorant cream as well.

What it has: No parabens, no alcohol, clove extract, chamomile extract 

Price: $17, hersko.ca




 

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Lavilin Products Help You Feel & Smell Better - Naturally. Instantly.

Posted by Ada Hersko on July 18, 2012 0 Comments

Our Lavilin Foot Deodorant has been featured on "Got the Knack" - www.gottheknack.blogspot.ca 

    

The temperatures lately have been crazy. Last week, I walked to the library which is two blocks away, and I was s-o-a-k-e-d. This from a girl that rarely perspires.

We're dealing with a whole new kind of world now, so even if you're rarely break a sweat, this summer's probably going to make that a thing of the past. So you want to be prepared, but you don't want to rely on harsh, harmful chemicals to keep you fresh and dry. That's why finding Lavilin is such a thrill - you'll be able to get through this sweltering summer with dignity and grace.

Their deodorants not only neutralize "perspiration odour" without resorting to using chemicals, 1 application works for 1 week. Yeah, that's right - 1 application and you're good to go for 6 days. It will even work after you've showered, swum, run, whatever - it just keeps going. And they recommend putting it on before bed of all things.

You can use them even if you've got sensitive skin, as it's free of aluminum salts (no more clogged pores), alcohol, parabens, phthalates, BHT, and petrolatum.

I've been using the lovely lightly, fresh-scented Lavilin Roll-On Deodorant, which is fantastic - it has worked despite the intense heat waves. This is amazing. And to not worry about applying it every day is a game changer.

And we've all had summer shoes that cause your feet to sweat. Gross, right? Well, not anymore, thanks to incredible Foot Deodorant Cream (pictured above). This amazing white cream used natural ingredients such as Ricinus castor seed oil, carnauba wax, zinc oxide, potato starch and flower extracts to keep your feet dry and sweet smelling, no matter what your footwear or the temperatures outside. And it comes in the most amazing container, so don't hide it - put it right there on your dresser or bedside table. It's too pretty to keep tucked away.

Speaking of feet, mine are so rough, cracked dry and callused from toe to heel. 'Tis the season to rock a bunch of different shoes all of a sudden and my feet are a mess because of it. Normal creams haven't done a thing, but the instant I applied Lavilin's Foot Repair Emulsion, my feet look a thousand percent better (it can't help with my crooked toes, but my skin is incredibly soft and supple - like brand new). Good lord, this is amazing stuff. And just imagine what a difference it will make come winter....

Lavilin's Leg Softening Cream isn't just for your pooped out tootsies, but for the entire leg. It's incredibly refreshing and moisturizing (organic pine and jojoba oils, vitamins A & E, etc.) and energizes your tired limbs. I could feel such a difference after I put it on. My legs have been incredibly achy these last few months and suddenly they feel like new. How's that for an instant improvement?

Be sure to check out their other great skin & body products as well.

Lavilin's changed my skin completely. In an instant. Despite the heat. Shop now and have the driest, freshest summer of your life.

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Our Lavilin Roll-on Deodorant was Featured on Beautyeditor.ca

Posted by Ada Hersko on June 28, 2012 0 Comments

Our L'avilin roll-on deodorant was featured in "Beauty Editor - Canada's Beauty Destination" - www.beautyeditor.ca 


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