Bad body odor is definitely a bummer. Not only does it affect your self-esteem, but it also causes really terrible social anxiety for some because the reality is if you stink, but people will also avoid you.
Aside from having people avoid you, it’s definitely never easy for people who sweat excessively. People don’t quite understand this serious condition.
There’s actually a medical term for too much sweating and it’s called hyperhidrosis. The bad odor doesn’t actually come from the sweat itself, it comes from the bacteria that “feed” on sweat. In this Stank Stop deodorant review, you will learn more about this wonderful product, why you should try it, or not and some facts about the brand.
Interested in how a person who has hyperhidrosis can live his/her life normally? Read my co-writer, Oscar’s story here.
Earlier, we were talking about social anxiety and some problems associated with bad body odor. So what can you do? My suggestion would always be to find the root cause of the problem and solve it. In this case, you have to eliminate the bad odor by either stopping the sweat or using deodorant to stop the smell.
I would usually suggest using antiperspirants but I bet you’re reading this review because you are most likely looking for an all-natural product and want to make “the switch” like everyone else by eliminating the usual chemical-filled products you used before.
The good news is that Stank Stop is a natural deodorant that has worked for many people. Stay tuned to learn more about why this brand should be part of your next shopping list.
What is Stank Stop?
It all started with the founder, Cassie Burnvoth back in 2012 when she read the book “It Starts with Food” and went paleo. A few years later, she noticed that there was no one making the products she was looking for.
Being a very resourceful and smart woman, Cassie launched FatFace, a company that used beef tallow as the main ingredient in all her products. She later rebranded into FATCO, which produces the deodorant in this review.
What makes Stank Stop different is that it is one of the only (if not the only deodorant) with grass-fed beef tallow in it. Yes, it might be weird but I will explain the logic behind Cassie’s idea to use this in deodorant.
She started experimenting on using beef tallow when making her personal care products and for some reason, her skin was getting better. There was no dryness and the itching disappeared. Thus the birth of FATCO.
In 2015 was when FATCO really started getting attention, as they focused on online sales, making themselves available to a wider market all over the world.
Now, Stank Stop is one of the most underrated and yet most raved about in the world of all-natural deodorants.
What Makes Stank Stop Unique
1. Paleo Certified
Unlike other brands, Stank Stop is Paleo certified which means that they only use the best ingredients that are grain, legume, and artificial coloring free.
2. Nose to Tail Philosophy
Stank Stop uses beef tallow which is cow fat and most people find it weird. But after explaining their philosophy a lot of people understand it better. Cassie, the founder, said that if you use any animal by-product, you might as well maximize it and not leave anything to waste. Thus the nose-to-tail philosophy of the brand.
3. Uses Only 4 Ingredients
Are you amazed? Because I am. Stank Stop only uses 4 of the best ingredients you can ever put on your underarms. They use coconut oil which has natural antibacterial properties and adds to the moisturizing qualities of this product.
They put arrowroot powder also known as cassava starch which is an excellent ingredient that absorbs moisture. Stank Stop also contains baking soda to neutralize the bad odor. lastly, it has their signature ingredient, beef tallow, which heals dry and broken skin.
4. Smoother Underarms
Can’t stop and won’t stop on raving about this product. as it has beef tallow in (most if not all) their products, it is guaranteed that you’ll never have dark armpits again. Usually darkened skin is caused by repeated shaving that makes the skin rough and dry.
Beef tallow moisturizes your underarms in such a way that it recovers from any depilatory method you use to remove underarm hair.
Cons of Using Stank Stop
1. Is Not Truly Cruelty-Free
Sadly, even though Stank Stop has a cruelty-free stamp, I’d like to warn vegans and vegetarians against using this product. This is because beef tallow is definitely an animal by-product. It makes me wonder how they can be cruelty-free because an animal really had to die to produce the main ingredient for their products.
2. Messy Application
Since it comes in a jar, you have to use your finger to apply it to your armpits. I find it quite a messy way to apply any product plus the fact that you might get some deodorant stuck under your nails (yes, gross right?).
The best solution can be to use an applicator of some sort like a stick or a mini spatula. Just make sure that the applicator is very clean before using it.
3. Expensive and Ineffective
A lot of people who have used Stank Stop find it extremely expensive for just a small jar. They say that they stink so bad that they had to use their old product because they couldn’t stand it and that their friends were noticing that they were getting a bit smelly.
Make sure to try and go through the detoxification process first, if after 30days you still stink, then it might really be that Stank Stop doesn’t work for you and that it would be better to move on and find a better product that gives you the best results.
How To Use Stank Stop
1. Make Sure Underarms Are Clean
It doesn’t matter if you’re using your old deodorant or you’re using an all-natural one, but always clean the area (or take a bath) before application. Leaving your underarm dirty prior to application may greatly affect the effectiveness of the product.
Remember, you would want your deodorant to work right? Some people even put alcohol on cotton and wipe the area during detox to make sure that the area is squeaky clean. Most dermatologists would say not to do this as alcohol can cause dryness that can, later on, cause itching and broken skin.
2. Apply Pea-Sized Amount
A little goes a long way with Stank Stop natural deodorants. Don’t worry, you can increase or even decrease the amount you put depending on your needs. Most people just follow the suggested pea-sized amount because it usually works for them.
3. Let It Dry
Always let your deodorant dry before putting on your shirts. For your old products, this was important because you’d want to avoid any staining on your clothes. For your all-natural deodorant, you wouldn’t want your shirt wiping it off as it would be a waste and it might reduce the effectivity.
4. Be Patient
Patience might an odd instruction in the list but it is actually the most important one. Most people who try natural deodorants often complain that they stink. Actually it is quite normal because your underarms aren’t used to so little chemicals and you will go through an adjustment period of 5 to even 30 days.
This is called underarm detox and you will have to be patient while you are going through this period. It may be very uncomfortable at first but in the long run, your bad smell will disappear. You just have to be patient.
Beef tallow is an unusual yet amazing ingredient as we have discovered through Stank Stop.
I really like this product, as it is an all-natural option that will work well. Although it will not work if you sweat excessively, it does take away some of your bad smell, leaving you fresh.
Have you ever tried this product or other FATCO products? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
I hope you had as much fun as I did when I learned more about Stank Stop. I hope that it works wonders for you as it did to so many people. Please don’t forget to click the social media buttons below to share this article with friends or family that may need products like these.
Until the next review!
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My name is Oscar and I am the founder and director of Stop-Sweating-Now.com and have been researching and writing about hyperhidrosis for many years.
I have been sweating excessively for the better part of my life. I looked for solutions for well over a decade, but I never found anything that lasted.
It all started when I was around 14 years of age, when I suddenly found out that I was sweating more in my armpits than I should. At first I thought it was something that would go away soon, but I was wrong.
I had given up hope and accepted to live the rest of my life being embarrassed with ugly sweat stains in my armpits.
However, after a few years of not searching for any solutions anymore, I gave it another shot. And I found what finally gave me the freedom I had longed for so many years.
After finding a solution to my problem, I decided it was important to shout out my message to those that are suffering from what I had lived with so many years.
My goal is to help people find their freedom from sweating by sharing my expertise because hyperhidrosis is an underdiagnosed condition.
People don’t know that it is a medical term and can be treated effectively.
That is why I am here: Sharing with you what I know, what works and what does not work.
Want to learn more about what I did? Click below!