photos by John Watson/The Radavist
Above and beyond the latest and greatest bike component or accessory, we sometimes come across a product that offers cyclists something truly beneficial to their bodies.
And, while nutrition and supplements often take precedence in this category, hygiene is of no less importance.
Indeed, sometimes its just as important to consider what we put on our bodies, as what we put in them.
Certain that it is, there’s a myriad of products on the market aimed toward cyclists, that purport to bolster hygiene and skin care – all in the name of being “all natural”. But, in reality, most of these products fall under the guise of marketing, with very few of them having a traceable history back it their novel beginnings and inventor.
That’s what interested us in the story about Lauren Serota’s Under Balm. And, anything that touts having the sensation of “drinking mint juleps deep in a eucalyptus grove”, is worth telling about.
Our bodies aren’t naturally smelly. We’ve conditioned them to stink through using chemicals and soaps that wipe out our skin’s natural ability to tend to and fend for itself. Over time, we’ve forgotten that we can neutralize odor, and have settled for taking a stab at covering things up. Our underarm balm is a balm first, deodorant second. Its naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties are married with moisturizers that make your pits (and other locales) healthier while rendering them unfriendly terrain for bad bacteria.
Many friends tell us this is just the deodorant they’ve been searching for. We share their excitement and have decided to take the leap to make Underarm Balm available to the world.
Drinking mint juleps deep in a eucalyptus grove.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Essential Oils (Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender).
We opt for organic whenever possible.
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