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How To Apply BigB Deodorant?
Gently push up from the bottom of the kraft paper tube.
Apply several swipes to dry skin for all-day protection.
Do two or three quick arm circles after applying, to rub the deodorant in and avoid possible trace on your clothes.
IF necessary (after application), very gently tap the tube on a hard surface to drop the stick back down.
If skin irritation or rash occurs, discontinue use.
For external use only.
BigB Deodorant push tubes are made completely out of kraft paperboard and lined with a plant-based polymer to contain oils.
BigB Deodorant are shipped in kraft padded mailers that are made of 100% recycled fibers.
Biodegradable, recyclable , compostable and environmentally friendly.
Unfortunately the labels aren't yet compostable, so please peel them off before disposing of the deodorant tube and shipping envelope or box.
Curious about my background as a Maker?
You can read more about that HERE.
Can you use BigB Deodorant anywhere else (other than your pits)?
Sure! BigB is made up of all natural ingredients that are antibacterial and antifungal, so it could certainly help alleviate sore/itchy rashes that occur from leg/thigh chaffing, and even underboob sweat.
What are Axillary Lymph Nodes?
The body has about 20 to 40 bean-shaped axillary lymph nodes located in the underarm area. These lymph nodes are responsible for draining lymph – a clear or white fluid made up of white blood cells – from the breasts and surrounding areas, including the neck, the upper arms, and the underarm area.
They are about 1cm in size and are arranged into five groups: subscapular axillary (posterior), apical (medial or subclavicular), pectoral axillary (anterior), brachial (lateral), and central lymph nodes.
The subscapular axillary lymph nodes are located on the lower part of the armpit’s posterior (rear) wall. The apical and pectoral nodes are located respectively on the upper and lower parts of the pectoralis minor, a thin, flat muscle of the chest. The brachial nodes are located relative to the axillary vein’s medial (near the middle) and posterior portions. The central axillary lymph nodes are located inside the adipose tissue near the armpit’s base.
Breast cancer initially develops as a lump in the breast, but often spreads to the axillary lymph nodes, which allows it to access the lymphatic system and travel to other areas of the body.
During surgical procedures to remove breast cancer, including lumpectomies and partial, modified radical, radical, or total mastectomies, surgeons often remove some of the axillary lymph nodes to determine whether the breast cancer has spread, and also to determine cancer staging.
What is BigB Scented With?
I use pure organic essential oils, in all (except the unscented) BigB Deodorants.
I do not use any artificial perfumes, so you're not going to get a strong and overpowering scent like you do with many store bought deodorants.
BigB provides a very light and mild scent. However, for most people, one application a day is all that you should need.
Nano Zinc Oxide
Zinc (Zn) is a natural mineral found in the earth's crust. Zinc Oxide (ZnO) is a compound of zinc and oxide ions - and due to it's antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it has been used topically for centuries.
The antibacterial properties found in Zinc Oxide allow our body to cleanse itself naturally, and to eliminate odour causing bacteria. It is a soothing protectant that remains on the skin without clogging our pores, and therefore it does not stop our bodies natural sweating process.
Furthermore, Zinc is a much gentler alternative to natural deodorant's that contain baking soda, and a much safer alternative to many conventional store bought deodorants that contain toxins like aluminum chlorhydrate.
Research shows that formulations containing zinc oxide can be effective at reducing armpit odour through killing the responsible bacteria (
Organic Shea Butter
Shea butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, and it contains a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids.
While it is technically a tree nut product, it is very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies, and it doesn't contain chemical irritants that are known to dry out skin or clog pores - making it a healthy option for almost all skin types.
It is moisturizing, yet won't leave your skin oily. It has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. It is antibacterial, which helps to eliminate the bacteria that can cause both odour and pimples. it is non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores. It contains antioxidants such as vitamins A and E, which help to promote cell regeneration. It may help soothe conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It can even promote wound healing.
And these are just a few of the many benefits that shea butter can provide.
Organic Matcha Powder
Matcha leaves are grown on green tea bushes kept under shade. The shade increases the amount of chlorophyll content in the leaves, which is what makes them bright green and full of nutrients. The young leaves are picked by hand, and are ground into a super fine powder, and done in the dark to protect the nutrients.
Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body.
The antioxidants in Matcha powder are known to fight free radicals which damage cells. It is also anti-inflammatory, and those EGCg's that I mentioned above can actually block the effects of chemicals, pollution, and even UV radiation.
All of this combined, makes Matcha a calming and protective addition to BigB Deodorant.
Beeswax has been used topically on the skin since ancient Egyptian times.
Beeswax can provide a protective layer on the skin, helping to keep moisture in, and the skin to stay hydrated. It is also a natural exfoliator, ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells. And it has antibacterial agents that minimize the chances of skin irritations, all the while still providing soothing benefits for pre-existing skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties and oil-soluble antioxidants.
It helps to support cell regeneration and skin health. It combats the effects of free radicals produced by toxins in the environment. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that can can help sooth and calm the skin.And it has moisturizing and healing benefits, that help to strengthen skin barrier function.
Sweet Almond Oil
Almond oil is rich in many beneficial properties, including; vitamin a & e, sterolines, oleic acid, and essential unsaturated fatty acids. All of which make it beneficial for cell rejuvenation and soothing irritated skin. It is highly emollient, which helps to balance the absorption of moisture and water loss. And it's antibacterial and antifungal properties make it effective at killing germs that may build up under your arms.