Edible Deoderant: A More Polite Way To Tell Someone They Stink

We’ve all experienced it. You’re sitting next to someone on a plane, a bus, in a conference room, when an unpleasant body odor wafts your way. If its bad breath, you casually offer a piece of gum and talk about how much you love your dental hygienist and would you like their card? But what about bad BO? It’s not like you can offer the offender that extra stick of deodorant you keep in your desk for emergencies.

Enter Deo Perfume Candy, the edible deodorant. Just pass along a few pieces and your stinky seatmate will be smelling like roses in no time.

Beneo, an American nutrition and health company, recently partnered with Bulgarian candy maker, Alpi, to develop the sweet that leaves you smelling … well, sweet. It works in much the same way that garlic and asparagus do (only the candy makes you smell better, not worse.) Deo’s website explains:

“The innovative technology behind Deo Perfume Candy is based on research by Japanese scientists. Their studies showed that when ingested, rose oil exudes aromatic compounds, such as geraniol, through the skin. When evaporating through the skin, geraniol aromatizes it with a beautiful rose fragrance.”

One serving size of the candy contains 12 mg of geraniol. While the outcome of the product depends on a person’s weight, a person weighing in at 145 pounds can consume one serving of candy and stay smelling good fro up to six hours.

Believe it or not, Deo Perfume Candy is not the first in the world of edible deodorants. A Dutch company released Swallowable Parfum, a smiliar concept. Also, the now-defunt Japanese gum Otoko Kaoru is translated “man scent.”

Deo is already on store shelves in Spain, Germany, China, Korea, Armenia. While it is expected soon in the US, for those who can’t wait to put the product to good use, it is currently for sale on Amazon.

Would you offer a few pieces of Deo Perfume Candy to a stinky co-worker?