What is Underarm Deodorant?

Underarm deodorant is basically a product that is a combination of ingredients that helps you to remove your body odor. This body odor is caused when the bacteria in your body introduces toxins in your sweat. Once this happens, the body starts emitting a foul smell. The degree of foulness would vary from person to person. Very often this body odor is so offensive that it can create a lot of problems to any person who wants to be socially active. An underarm deodorant will prevent the growth of bacteria under your armpits that is responsible for body odor.

Types of underarm deodorants – the deodorants that prevent sweating under your armpits are known as antiperspirants. They block the pores under your armpits thus not allowing you to sweat under your armpits. They are able to do this with the help of certain aluminum chemicals that are present in them. You can pick up deodorants of the following types from any shopping centre – stick deodorants, gel deodorants, spray deodorants and roll-on deodorants. Depending on your personal taste, you can use any type of underarm deodorant to eliminate your body odor.

History – we have ample records in the past where our ancestors have tried various kinds of methods to reduce the odor on their body including under the armpits. The Egyptians were well known for taking scented baths that had special perfume oils which were used to remove the offensive body odor. Similarly the Romans and the Greeks too had various ways to take care of body odor problems.

First trademarked antiperspirant – although our ancestors have used a number of beauty products to prevent body odor in the past, the first antiperspirant that was launched and trademarked in the United States was ‘Mum’. This happened in the year 1888. It was in cream form and not very easy to apply on the skin. After some years, Everdry was launched – this was the first antiperspirant that used aluminum chloride in its composition.

Variety of deodorants – the next fifteen years saw major developments in the production of different kinds of underarm deodorants. Various kinds of deodorants like dabbers, creams, roll-ons and pads were launched. Similarly the anti-perspirant aerosol deodorant was first introduced to the world in 1965. Aerosols became very popular as they helped the user to easily apply the underarm deodorant without needing to touch the armpits’ region in any way. In fact they became so popular that they formed a major part of all underarm deodorant sales in the United States in the 1970’s.

Right now the popularity of the types of underarm deodorants keeps on changing in the United States and Europe. While a certain form of underarm deodorant may be popular in one country, another form of underarm deodorant will gain popularity in another country.

The market is totally flooded with a large number of products that have variations in their ingredients. There are underarm deodorants especially for people with sensitive skin. At the end of the day, you need to choose an underarm deodorant that will take care of all your needs.