by Ashley Cummings

Here is the deal. Odor is a natural part of life. It may not be the most fun part of life, but it’s something every human deals with, regardless of age or gender. So, if you stink, it’s okay. Everyone does! Even the Queen of England, The Bachelor, and The President of, well, every country.

Many assume that male and female odor requires different products, or that our private parts have odor that’s caused by something way different than armpit or foot stank. It’s just not true, despite all of the products out there that separately target men and women, feet, balls, or “feminine odor.” I’m here to tell you that stink from our pits and “bits” is caused by the same science, and there’s only one product that’s needed to deal with it.

Let’s take a more in-depth look into the causes of everyday odor, including “feminine odor,” and introduce you to everyday odor control that would make even The Bachelor smell as good as he looks in every sweat-inducing situation.

Do you need a million deodorizing products for each part of your body?

Your nose is such a powerful tool that different odors will give away the source of the smell. That’s why we can tell the difference between stinky feet and stinky pits. It’s easy to think that since different parts of our body smell different that each body part requires its own solution to combat odor.

It turns out that a chemical reaction between bacteria and bodily fluids (such as sweat, semen, urine, and menstrual flow) is what causes odor. And that same chemical reaction happens everywhere on your body!

What does this mean? It means you don’t have to buy a thousand different products to smell good. You only need ONE deodorizing product that you can apply under your arms, between your legs, around your feet, and on the outside of your private parts.

Until now, no other deodorant product has truly gotten at the source of odor. Some products attempt to cover up odor with strong fragrances. Other products try to reduce sweat, but that only fixes part of the problem.

Lume Deodorant for Underarms & Private Parts stops odor before it starts, and it’s the first and only deodorant that’s safe to use anywhere on your body. Plus, it’s clinically proven to control odor for up to 72 hours! It’s actually more of a pre-odorant than a de-odorant.

For everyday use after showering, use Lume Deodorant. For on-the-go odor control with the same active ingredients as Lume Deodorant, try Lume Deodorant Wipes.

Now, let’s cover the various situations where you may need a little extra help from Lume.

What causes day-to-day external odor?

No matter how clean of a person you are, the moment you hop out of the bath or shower, bacteria will go to work, replicate, and start producing odors.

The more bodily fluids (sweat, semen, urine, blood, etc.) that are involved in your daily activities, the more you will stink. Here are some examples of normal, everyday situations that increase odor:

  1. Physical intimacy. When semen comes in contact with bacteria found in the GI tract, it can cause a mild fishy smell. If you don’t wash off right away, the fishy odor can linger. The good news is, you can apply Lume Deodorant before intimacy to prevent this smell and/or use a Lume Deodorant Wipe afterwards to ensure you stay smelling fresh.
  2. Exercising. Working out is a necessary part of maintaining physical health, but it’s a sweaty endeavor. You don’t need me to tell you that the harder you exercise, the more you sweat, and the more body odor you’ll have.
  3. Wearing tight clothing. If Sara Blakely’s invention of Spanx isn’t the most genius clothing accessory, I’m not sure what is. While Spanx and other tight clothing (especially ones with synthetic fabric) do a great job smoothing out lumpy parts, they also trap in sweat, leading to boosts in body odor.
  4. Leaky bladders. Anyone who has had a child and then tried a little box jumping at the CrossFit gym (or just sneezing or laughing too hard) knows about leaky bladders. They also know the distinct leaky urine smell that results.
  5. Periods. When menstrual blood mixes with odor molecules, it has a distinct smell. If you’re stuck in tight jeans all day or wear a pad too long, you know the smell.
  6. Gaining weight. When you gain weight, you have extra creases and folds in the skin. In other words, more places trap in sweat, leading to increased body odor.
  7. Wearing shoes. Feet are among the stinkiest parts of our bodies. You will rarely smell your feet when your shoes are on, but what happens when your mother-in-law asks you to take your shoes off at the door? The feet come out, and so does the smell.
  8. Traveling or camping. Outdoor adventure is a reliable way to boost endorphins, but it also means more sweating and limited access to showers. You know the result.


No matter who you are, these daily activities will lead to increases in body odor. But don’t worry. You’re not doomed to smell bad every day all the time.

All you need is an excellent deodorizing product like Lume that will keep you smelling fresh.

Okay, Okay. But, What About “Vaginal Odor?”

You’ve probably heard the term “vaginal odor” more than once. You may have even Googled “feminine wipes,” “vaginal wipes,” or “vaginal deodorant” in response to smells down there.

Here is the thing, though. “Vaginal odor” isn’t an inevitable reality, and vaginas aren’t inherently foul-smelling. If you do have an internal fishy smell coming from inside the vagina, it may be indicative of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) or another health problem requiring a doctor’s visit, but most often, this just isn’t the case.

Remember earlier how we talked about how the same molecule causes odor all over the body? This goes for between the legs, too.

If you are concerned about smell below the belt, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is something wrong with your vaginal health. It may just mean you’ve left a tampon in too long, you’ve exercised or were intimate without washing, or you’ve been wearing tight pants all day. It’s most likely that your body is just doing what it naturally does.

Just like any other part of the body, the area between your legs benefits from an external deodorizing product like Lume.

To control odors around private parts, all you need to do is apply Lume after you shower.

Keep in mind that if, after using Lume a few days, you still notice an odor, then contact your physician.

Lume Deodorant Wipes Keep Stinky Odors at Bay

If there is one thing the team here at Lume understands (besides the science behind odor), it’s how busy life can get.

We know there are days, and even days in a row, when you don’t have time to shower (we won’t tell if you don’t). There are times when work keeps you on the road for days on end. You also may not have time to hop in the shower, rinse off, and reapply deodorant when life is going on at full speed.

Leading a busy lifestyle, however, doesn’t mean you have to smell bad. You can keep Lume Deodorant Wipes on hand in any odor emergency, and they even come individually-wrapped for added convenience.

The best part about Lume Wipes is they contain the same safe, natural, odor-crushing active ingredients found in Lume Deodorant for Underarms and Private Parts. This means you’re not just wiping sweat away, you’re cleansing and deodorizing at the same time. The result is lasting freshness throughout the day.

Additionally, Lume Wipes cleanse without irritating your skin, maintain your skin’s natural pH, and leave your skin smelling fresh without the use of artificial fragrances, harmful chemicals, or baking soda. Another bonus is that Lume Wipes are biodegradable and can be composted! How is that for added peace of mind?

If you are on the run and don’t have time to shower, it’s time to try Lume Deodorant Wipes. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about them, because we know you’re going to love them.
Ashley Cummings
Ashley Cummings



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