It’s wonderful that so many female student athletes are concerned about the health and care of their bodies.
When an observation like that is made, the focus tends to be on the physical aspects in terms of conditioning.
Once the work out is over, one of the side effects of a powerful routine is powerful body odor.
That can be addressed with chemical laden deodorants or done the natural way.
There is a way to address under arm odor naturally.
Please meet Piper Wai.
On their Facebook they express, “Jess and Sarah have been business partners ever since they sold lemonade the summer after 4th grade at a park in Philadelphia. Over the years, they’ve remained close friends, frequently discussing their paradoxical desire to live a more natural lifestyle in a hectic urban environment.
After reading about the potentially harmful effects of her conventional antiperspirant and disappointed by the yellow stains its aluminum content caused on a cherished blouse, Jess decided she needed to make a change in her underarm regimen. However, she quickly realized that existing natural deodorants and popular DIY recipes online either didn’t work, easily melted, or turned her sensitive skin bright red. Jess set out to create the perfect natural deodorant for herself. Six months and about a hundred test batches later, she gave the final product to Sarah to try during a service trip in South America. Over several weeks in the blazing hot tropical climate, Sarah and her fellow volunteers tested the product.”
At their inspiring site piperwai.com they welcome us with open arms and even after a workout, they smell really good. “PiperWai is the first naturally powerful, aluminum-free deodorant that uses activated charcoal to absorb wetness and fight odor. Natural ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea butter, and pure vitamin E soothe even the most sensitive skin. Our stain-free formula rubs in clear and won’t discolor your clothes.
PiperWai is a tribe of rebels who believe natural is better, don’t accept the status quo, and chase their dreams. They’re explorers, inventors, and creators, with a passion for healthy living and doing things differently. From athletes, to business men and women, and everyone in between. PiperWai is for you.
It all started when Jess Edelstein decided she’d had enough of the struggle with harsh, chemical ingredients in typical deodorants that irritated her sensitive skin. There had to be better way to stay dry and odor free. So she set out to invent her own formula from completely natural ingredients that aren’t “powder fresh” and wouldn’t burn or rash. She found the answer in her own kitchen mixer, using activated charcoal, essential oils, and natural moisturizers.
To test it out, she shared it with her best friend Sarah Ribner who took it on a trip to South America. It held up trekking through the hot and humid weather, and by the end of her trip, Sarah was a believer.
Sarah and Jess banded together to share PiperWai with the world so that anyone seeking a natural, gentler alternative to their daily essentials could finally find it.
Activated Charcoal Absorbs Wetness
PiperWai’s formula uses activated charcoal which can absorb 1,000x its own weight in moisture, forming an absorbent shield between your skin and your shirt. It keeps you dry and stain-free, even through workouts, all without plugging your sweat glands like traditional antiperspirant.
Neutralizes Odor Naturally
Sweat secreted from your underarms glands is odorless, but starts to smell when exposed to bacteria. PiperWai’s natural ingredients create a pH-balanced environment where bacteria can’t thrive, leaving you and your clothes smelling fresh with a single application – even after workouts!
Smells Like a Spa
A proprietary blend of 11 therapeutic-grade essential oils gives PiperWai its signature spa-like scent. No more smelling like baby powder or synthetic fragrances.
Gentle On Sensitive Skin
Packed with skin-conditioning ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and pure vitamin E oil, PiperWai is great for sensitive skin. Unlike other baking soda-heavy formulas, PiperWai won’t cause irritation, can be applied immediately after shaving and is even gentle on skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
The eleven pure and organic essential oils used in our special synergistic blend work together and with the other ingredients in PiperWai to keep you smelling fresh.
Take a whiff of a jar and the universally pleasing, gender-neutral scent is kinda minty and kinda citrusy (think the fresh and calm ambience of a relaxing spa), but the smell is extremely subtle once it’s on your body.[adToAppearHere]
PiperWai works with your body chemistry, not against it (like the synthetic fragrances in conventional deodorant do), so the goal is to neutralize odor – not just cover it up.[adToAppearHere]
Essential oils are very powerful and have a variety of therapeutic uses. That’s why we dilute the entire essential blend less than 1% of the overall formula (with each individual oil diluted less than 0.1%), making PiperWai safe for everybody including children and pregnant women.”
That sounds wonderful.
So as students, understandably you would do your homework before you purchase, but Piper Wai sounds good and smells good too.
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