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What is Body Spray?

Body spray is an indispensable part of the personal hygiene routine. Having a signature smell is a great way to stand out and boost your self-confidence. It’s expected to feel more refreshed after using body spray. 

Similar to perfumes, body spray for women and body spray for men serve a scented purpose. Extracts such as herbs, oils, and spices are combined with alcohol and a small amount of water to create desirable fragrances. Similar to how colognes and perfumes are used, these products are sprayed directly onto fabric or certain areas of the body to leave a pleasant aroma that lasts for several hours.

Dispensed in high-pressure containers due to their alcohol content, some body sprays have added benefits like moisturizing properties or ingredients like prebiotics to fight odor.

What is the purpose of Body Spray?

The main purpose of body spray is to mask odor and freshen the scent of the body, especially under the arms. Normal perspiration is a healthy and necessary bodily function, however,  it can lead to unwanted odors due to the presence of some bacteria. That’s where body spray comes in. Body spray is used as a daily deodorant replacement with the added benefit of providing a pleasant scent. It works by neutralizing odor and helping to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin, which can cause body odor. Body spray is a convenient and easy way to refresh the scent of your body throughout the day, and it's a great alternative to traditional stick deodorants. In addition to underarms, body spray can also be used on other parts of the body, such as the chest, neck, and wrists. It's a versatile product that can be used as a deodorant, cologne, or both, depending on your preference. The ultra-mild fragrance makes it suitable for liberal application to clothing, bedding, and any other environment in need of a freshening spritz.

Is body spray the same as deodorant?

Deodorant is a product that can be applied to the skin to mask or prevent the smell of perspiration. The armpit is the common location for deodorant use. This is because a high concentration of sweat in this area is a major contributor to unpleasant odors. It's also worth noting that perspiration has no odor on its own; body odor results from the interaction of sweat with the bacteria already present on the skin. 

Some body sprays come enhanced with deodorizing ingredients, like prebiotics (read here for Why you need prebiotics in your deodorant), to deactivate odor-causing bacteria, with the added advantage of a refreshing, light cologne function that leaves you smelling great all day. Because of its light formula, it can be applied liberally to most areas you would generally avoid with deodorant.

Can you apply body spray on clothes?

Rather than limiting yourself to only spritzing your skin with body spray, go ahead and spray your clothing with it as it is colorless. Scents on clothing will not fade as quickly due to the way the fibers are constructed.

The scent's intensity may be increased by applying fragrance on clothing after spraying it on the skin. Spray your fragrance over cotton, cashmere, silk, wool, or linen for the longest-lasting and most effective outcome.

Which is the best body spray?

It is normal to sweat. However, unpleasant odors are not necessary. OffCourt’s 2-in-1 Performance Body Spray is an effective, aluminum-free deodorant spray that doubles as a light cologne. Each deodorant spray contains three different deodorizing agents as well as prebiotics in order to combat odor at its origin. 

Available in three premium scents, like Coconut Water + Sandalwood body spray. This makes them the best body spray for on-the-go reviving. You won’t want to go anywhere without a spritz!