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Born from the brainchild that is Happy Skincare, Woohoo Body Natural deodorants are the best thing that will ever happen to your armpits. A healthy, toxin-free alternative to traditional antiperspirants that really gives you that “WOOHOO” feeling.
Hailing from Newcastle, New South Wales, Woohoo is the husband and wife team of Aaron and Phoebe. Self-confessed mixologists with a passion for health and wellbeing, who started Happy Skincare back in 2010. They’ve been creating planet-friendly, body positive personal care for over ten years under Happy Skincare but felt something was missing.
Aaron, unfortunately, suffered from sensitive skin and struggled with traditional deodorants. These deodorants cause irritation, uncomfortable itchiness, and redness. There was only one brand that didn’t seem to irritate him, but that brand was far from natural.
The Beginning of Woohoo
On the search for a natural deodorant, Aaron ran into common problems and complaints that many people share about natural deodorant. They were too sticky, didn’t smell that flash or simply just didn’t work for long enough. Aaron knew he wasn’t alone in his search or continuing irritability. Even when he thought he found a winner he still suffered from uncomfortable pits after a few days.
Throughout his search, Aaron did notice that bicarb soda seemed to be a magic ingredient. It helped to hide the stink better than anything else. But the main problem seemed to be that natural deodorants just used too much of a good thing. This caused the PH to be too high hence why Aaron’s skin was still irritated even when using natural products. So the big challenge started.
The bicarb and PH of common natural deodorants cause irritation because they are too alkaline with the skin that is acidic. When you put something alkaline with acidic it starts to react. This is why many people’s skin reacts when using deodorants with bicarb soda.
Lowering the PH of a waterless product like deodorant is extremely difficult. There needed to be another acidic ingredient added that would balance out the PH level. It took months to find a suitable ingredient that was cruelty free, vegan and equally effective. In fact it took over 18 different formulas to get it right. Eventually, the ideal balance of ingredients came together and Woohoo was born. What may look like just a jar of deodorant to many, is actually the result of years of trial and error, irritation and smelling bad. Woohoo also has bicarb free options though, just in case that is your thing.
How Woohoo Body Natural Deodorants Work
Making the switch to natural deodorants, like many eco-friendly switches is a bit unusual at first. Just because we’ve been using something our whole life doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best thing for us and usually not the best for the environment. Now the first thing to remember about natural deodorants is that they are not antiperspirant like conventional deodorants. Instead woohoo body deos work by neutralising odour under your arms, while keeping you dry through absorbing moisture. It doesn’t stop you from sweating like traditional deodorants which use aluminium to block the pores. So with this in mind, it might take about two to three weeks to get used to and for your body to adjust.
Aluminium-based antiperspirants stop you from sweating, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing. Sweating is your body’s natural way to regulate body temperature while getting rid of toxins. It also releases feel-good endorphins and helps to keep your skin glowing by preventing your pores from being blocked. Just like a well-oiled car, engines don’t work when they overheat and neither do our bodies. So woohoo works with your natural body processes, but helps to mask the odour smell without staining your clothes.
Switching To Deodorant Sticks and Tins
The second part of woohoo natural deodorants that may take some time adjusting is the application process. Unlike traditional water-based roll-on deodorants, woohoo deodorants require a little bit more guidance. Apply it just as you would a moisturiser with just a pea sized amount and massage in until it disappears under your armpit. Or if it’s the eco tube version, use as you would a normal roll on. This version may need some additional rubbing in as well though. Woohoo Body deodorants are completely waterless ensuring there is nothing for bacteria to feed on as bacteria require water to survive. This also means there is no need for added preservatives so each stick and tin is packed with Australian botanical ingredients and organic actives.
Only The Best Ingredients For a Woohoo Body
Woohoo Body deodorants are packed with only the best ingredients to keep your skin happy. Woohoo deodorant sticks and tins are full of odour busting bicarb soda, magnesium, activated charcoal and 100% pure essential oils. Plus shea butter to soften and hydrate your skin, especially good for sensitive armpits. Being an all-natural vegan deodorant, high temperatures may cause woohoo products to go a bit lumpy. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong, it’s just the nature of shea butter.
While the ingredients that are put into woohoo products are important, so too are the ingredients that are left out. Woohoo products are free from parabens, aluminium, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.
Each tin and stick is handcrafted in small batches in Australia in Happy Skincare’s purpose-built world-class manufacturing facility. Both the infinitely recyclable aluminium tin and cardboard tubes are plastic-free.
While the main purpose of woohoo deodorants is to control wetness by absorbing moisture, they can also be used for other skincare needs. With added shea butter, woohoo deodorant is the perfect anti-chafe stick. It can also be used on feet, under breasts and any other parts of your body that may experience chaffing or smell.
Happy Skincare products are renowned for their multipurpose use and for producing environmentally friendly skincare. Made from the highest quality organic ethical Australian ingredients, all the way to the eco-friendly packaging. Delivering all-natural skincare that are better for the planet and for you. Smell good, do good with woohoo deodorants and support local. Woohoo all round! Shop our range of Woohoo products!but this isn’t necessarily a good thing. Sweating is your body’s natural way to regulate body temperature while getting rid of toxins. It also releases feel-good endorphins and helps to keep your skin glowing by preventing your pores from being blocked. Just like a well-oiled car, engines don’t work when they overheat and neither do our bodies. So woohoo works with your natural body processes, but helps to mask the odour smell without staining your clothes.