ORIGINAL CONTENT

  • What is the best deodorant – men?

    Men are generally considered sweatier and smellier than women.  But do men really sweat more? The short answer is yes. Several research studies have demonstrated a higher sweat output in men, with some attributing a greater presence of testosterone to promoting a stronger sweat response. What is the best deodorant - men?
  • Deodorant stick or paste? – the great debate

    Applying deodorant is a critical part of your daily routine. No one wants to be that guy or girl that you regularly catch a whiff of as you wander down the corridor at work, or when you are stuck in a crowded room or office. An effective deodorant eliminates odour by altering your skins pH and neutralising the bacteria that is responsible for creating an unpleasant smell.
  • The truth about baking soda and natural deodorant

    If you have been wandering the aisles of your local supermarket, pharmacy or health store recently no doubt you will have noticed a steady increase in the number of natural deodorant options on the shelves. Increasingly, consumers are avoiding chemical-laden deodorants and anti-perspirants for fears around ingredients such as aluminium, parabens, sulphates and triclosan. 
  • More choice: Introducing our brand-new deodorant sticks

    You asked, we listened. Over the past few months, we’ve had a growing number of requests to add a natural deodorant stick to our range.  Not wanting to disappoint, we’ve been quietly working away behind the scenes, and are excited to bring you our brand new product.

  • 2-Minute Trails: Te Henga Walkway

    A spectacular day walk just 37km from downtown Auckland, part of The Hillary Trail that connects existing trails in the Waitakere Ranges. Follow coastal cliffs with spectacular views over Auckland's wild west coast. The relatively easy walking track is 10.3km long from Bethells Road to just south of Muriwai.
  • 3 reasons to try a natural deodorant

    Have you always used the same deodorant? When you find a scent that you like, it is sometimes just easiest to just stick with the status quo. No wandering the aisles of the supermarket looking for inspiration, no more trial and error. But have you ever flipped over the bottle or spray can and actually had a look at what is in your favourite anti-perspirant? 

  • Everything you need to know about Kauri Dieback

    New Zealand’s native Kauri tree is enduring its own life-threatening illness. Like Covid-19, the origins of Kauri dieback remain uncertain. Though, unlike Covid-19, Kauri trees that contract the soil-borne disease face certain death with a 100% mortality rate. Kauri dieback is threatening the survival of New Zealand’s largest (by volume) tree species. The iconic coniferous Kauri is among the most ancient in the world and considered a Taonga by Māori.
  • The science behind armpit stains

    It’s been a scorcher of a summer.  If you’ve managed a sneaky beach getaway then the glorious weather and abnormally warm oceans have probably been a blessing. Unfortunately, the holiday season must end and, for most of us, February is the month where we are back, fully entrenched in work, school or university. This is when enthusiasm for sizzling summer temperatures can quickly start to fade.
  • Why can’t I smell my own body odour?

    Everyone has that friend that smells. Perhaps not all the time, but they are the first to become a bit “whiffy” after a long day at work, physical exertion, or perhaps during a period of heightened stress. You might know someone who has a persistent odour, despite the fact they are seemingly clean, hygienic, and are not accustomed to wearing their favourite shirt for twelve days straight.
  • Detoxifying armpits - Is antiperspirant really that bad for you?

    If you are on our website examining natural deodorants, then chances are you have heard the claim that the chemicals in some antiperspirants and deodorants can be hazardous to your health. Rumour has it that these substances can produce a greater risk of breast cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. But is there any truth to these allegations? 
  • Let's talk about sweat, baby...

    You are probably sweating right now… even if you don’t know it. We all sweat. Well most of us anyway. There is a condition called Anhidrosis, which is the inability to sweat normally, that is usually caused by damage or pathology of the nervous system. Aside from this small afflicted group, we all sweat. Even Prince Andrew, I imagine.  
  • Samoa Surfing… An Insider’s Guide

    On 11 April 2015, I embarked upon an extended pacific island getaway. Fed up with the 9-5 grind, I handed in my notice and set sail (by plane…) to Apia, Samoa with my young family. The attraction of a six-month sabbatical to a pacific island is self-evident – year-round sunshine, temperatures that rarely drop below 27 degrees Celsius, a laid-back culture… and of course great surf.