Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!

Body odor through the ages: the history of deodorant

It’s estimated that 95% of American women use deodorant. The first deodorant was trademarked in 1888, and the first antiperspirant in 1909 - when a Cincinnati physician developed a liquid antiperspirant to keep his hands dry during surgery. His daughter used the invention under her arms, and found it eliminated sweat and odor - and later, decided to market it to women as a way to ditch hot and uncomfortable sweat pads used in dresses. Find out who else left their mark in the armpits of America!