Getting Started

It’s important to prep your clothes and prime your pits before you begin to experiment with how much and how often to apply Lume.

Prep Your Clothes

The waxes and oils found in antiperspirants, natural deodorants and fabric softeners melt into fabrics and are tough to wash out. This allows bacteria and BO to stick around in your clothing wash after wash after wash.

It’s always a good idea to pre-treat clothing, especially those betrayed by past antiperspirants and deodorants. If you use Lume every day, you’ll have less worry about lingering odor because it’s water-based.

Here’s how to do it:

Use an enzyme detergent like Persil or Nature’s Miracle (found in pet stores) to pre-treat the armpits of your clothing, after you wear and before you throw it in the hamper.

For Persil, make a solution of 1 part Persil, 4 parts water. For Nature’s Miracle, use at full strength.

For best results, continue to spritz the pits before you toss the tops in the hamper, especially manmade fibers (they’re in a league of their own!).

If the article of clothing is old, there is no hope.

Prime Your Pits

Priming your pits helps get rid of waxy residue from any previous deodorants, and also begins the process of preventing odor-causing bacteria on your skin.

Use a little Lume every day until you remain odor free for 24 hours. This can take anywhere from 4-14 days.