1. How do I apply the deodorant balm?
Scoop a pea-sized amount with the back of your finger nail, rub it between the palms of your hands, and then massage it gently under your arms (preferably using downward motions to stimulate the lymph system in the underarm region). Simply swipe the stick.
2. Do I need to use a lot?
No, even a small amount works well. Experiment and see what works best for you and use the minimum amount necessary.
3. Why should I apply the deodorant with my hands?
There are two reasons why I think it is important to apply deodorant with your hands: (1) to be in regular contact with that area of your body (I know a couple of women whose breast cancer was initially detected after they discovered enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit region), and (2) massaging it in stimulates the lymphatic system.
4. Will my hands or underarms be messy after applying?
No, the butters and oils will absorb into your skin, leaving it silky soft.
5. Is it effective after working out?
Depending upon your body chemistry, the deodorant balm is generally effective all day. However, sometimes I apply it after a workout and it's like taking an "instant shower" that neutralizes the odors. John applied it after mountain biking in Moab all day then went out to dinner, and nobody at the restaurant objected to his presence. :-)
6. How long will a stick or tin last?
They generally last about 3-4 months depending upon use.
7. Does Salubritas work for men?
Yes! In fact, my husband John skeptically started using it and was astonished that it worked better than the name-brand deodorant he was using. It's even been Moab-Mountain-Bike tested! :-) Men particularly like the Rosemary Sage or Unscented versions.
8. Will I still sweat?
Yes, and this is a good and natural body function. Antiperspirants work by plugging the sweat ducts with aluminum-based compounds, thereby blocking the natural flow of sweat. Salubritas All Natural Deodorant Balm is not an antiperspirant so it does not clog the sweat ducts, and its deodorizing properties neutralize the odor.
9. Where can I buy Salubritas body products?
Salubritas deodorant is available here on our website, and in person at Fairweather Natural Foods (1270 Iron Horse Dr, Park City, UT), or Salon NV (250 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT).
10. Can the deodorant cause a rash?
A few people have reported a rash, which is likely due to baking soda sensitivity. Stop using the deodorant for a while and let the rash go away, then start using a smaller amount again. If the rash returns/persists you may need to discontinue use.
11. What does "Salubritas" mean?
We chose the name Salubritas for our company because it is Latin for good health and wholesomeness.