The Science + Solution to Golden Pits

Let's face it most of us have had this problem, your favourite white shirt tarnished with yellow staining from your pits, so what causes it and how can we fix it?


The Cause;  

Aluminium, yes thats right, antiperspirants contain Aluminium Chloride which creates a chemical reaction with your sweat.   Our bodies have different sweat glands one type is called the eccrine gland which creates sweat all over our body in order to regulate our internal temperature from external heat stressors. Eccrine sweat usually evaporates quickly and doesn't normally cause an odour.

Then there is the apocrine sweat gland which is concentrated in the pits and groin area, these glands produce a different type of sweat that's packed with fats and proteins.  These proteins combined with the aluminium create the yellow staining found on your clothes.


The Solution;  

Switch to a Natural Deodorant,  you can check out our range here your body will thank you for choosing a healthy alternative.

How to rid the Golden Pit stain;

Mix 1/2 Cup Hydrogen Peroxide with 5 teaspoons of Bi-Carb Soda into a paste and rub into the armpit area covering the stain, leave to soak for 30 minutes then throw it into the washing machine and you're done.

If you have another tip on this subject, feel free to leave it in the comments, thank you and #keepitfrankandbare 


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