Why Unscented Deodorant? Toms of Maine Explained

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In summary: The purpose of deodorant is to neutralize or prevent body odor, not to add fragrance. This is why unscented deodorant exists, as it still serves its main function without any added scent. The fact that it doesn't have a noticeable smell does not make it any less effective as a deodorant.
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Isnt the whole point of deoderont to add some sort of fragrance? I can understand unscented antiperpirant, what is the point of unscented deoderont? I am referring to trader joes Toms of Maine long lasting deoderont. It says "unscented".. What is the point? I can confirm after sniffing it that it doesn't really smell like anything, but then is is still deoderont?
 
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sp3sp2sp said:
deoderont

No such thing.

sp3sp2sp said:
antiperpirant

No such thing either.

Can you try to define what does "deodorant" mean?
 
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Deodorants work primarily by way of anti-bacterial chemical effects. Some deodorants have additional antimicrobial and anti-fungal ingredients. Perspiration, in and of itself, has no real smell. Body odor, generally speaking, comes from little nasty thingies that grow and live and excrete in the warm sweaty regions. (This explanation is excessively general and simplified, FWIW). The goal of most deodorants is to chemically prevent or counter the activity that generates body odor. The added fragrance is just a bit of 'window dressing'.

for a further (but also highly general) overview:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodorant

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As i recall some types of air freshener contains chemicals that reduce your sense of smell. I don't know if they can put the same thing in deodorant.
 
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diogenesNY said:
Deodorants work primarily by way of anti-bacterial chemical effects. Some deodorants have additional antimicrobial and anti-fungal ingredients. Perspiration, in and of itself, has no real smell. Body odor, generally speaking, comes from little nasty thingies that grow and live and excrete in the warm sweaty regions. (This explanation is excessively general and simplified, FWIW). The goal of most deodorants is to chemically prevent or counter the activity that generates body odor. The added fragrance is just a bit of 'window dressing'.
Exactly.
 

1. Why is unscented deodorant becoming more popular?

Unscented deodorant is becoming more popular because many people are becoming more aware of the potential health risks associated with using scented products. Unscented deodorant eliminates the use of artificial fragrances and chemicals, making it a safer and more natural choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

2. What are the benefits of using Toms of Maine unscented deodorant?

Toms of Maine unscented deodorant is made with natural ingredients, such as aloe vera and sunflower seed oil, which are gentle on the skin and effective at keeping odor at bay. It is also free of aluminum, parabens, and artificial fragrances, making it a healthier option for both your body and the environment.

3. Does unscented deodorant still provide long-lasting odor protection?

Yes, unscented deodorant, especially Toms of Maine, still provides long-lasting odor protection. The natural ingredients used in these deodorants are effective at neutralizing odor-causing bacteria, keeping you feeling fresh throughout the day.

4. Is unscented deodorant better for sensitive skin?

Yes, unscented deodorant is better for sensitive skin because it does not contain any artificial fragrances or harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin. The natural ingredients used in unscented deodorants are gentler and less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions.

5. How does Toms of Maine ensure the safety and quality of their unscented deodorant?

Toms of Maine has a strict screening process for all of their ingredients, ensuring they are natural and safe for use. They also conduct thorough testing to ensure their products are effective and meet their high standards for quality and safety. Additionally, Toms of Maine is a certified B Corporation, meaning they meet rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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