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

Have you ever put on a shirt and after just an hour or two you think, “Do I smell?”
It could be lingering odor in your clothing, especially with manmade fibers.

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 to pre-treat the armpits of your clothing, after you wear and before you throw it in the hamper.

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

Unlike other products, Lume doesn’t mask or cover up odor. It actually eliminates the odor-causing reaction on your skin. Priming leads you to the longest lasting odor control as quickly as possible.

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.

For underarms:

  1. Shower and dry off.
  2. For the stick, elevate 2-3mm above the holes. For the tube, use a pea-sized amount.
  3. Apply a trace amount of Lume to the center of your pit to cover the hair-bearing area and one inch or so beyond that. Use just enough cream so that it rubs in clear in 4-5 seconds.

Lume works best when applied daily after a shower, but our odor control keeps on working for up to 72 hours. Each time you shower, you will need to reapply.

Experiment with how much and how often to apply to suit your lifestyle and circumstances. Each body is unique!

For private parts:

Lume is for external use only. A few applications a week are all you need.

  1. Shower and dry off.
  2. For the stick, elevate 2-3mm above the holes. For the tube, use a pea-sized amount.
  3. Ladies – Working from front to back (never work from back to front due to increased risk for urinary tract infections), apply to the clitoral hood, labia majora (NOT inside the vagina or around the urethra), continuing back further to the perineum (the space between the rectum and vaginal opening) and sweeping up between your butt cheeks to your tailbone. Wash your hands (for goodness’ sake).
    Guys – Apply around the base of your penis and between the folds of your legs, working back to the space between your scrotum and rectum, sweeping back between your butt cheeks and up to your tailbone. Wash your hands (for Pete’s sake).

You can also apply Lume under breasts, under tummy folds, and anywhere else you have odor and wish you didn’t.

For feet:

  1. Wash feet and dry them.
  2. For the stick, elevate 2-3mm above the holes. For the tube, use a pea-sized amount.
  3. Apply to feet, paying particular attention to the areas between toes and around the heel.