Switching To A Natural Deodorant

Read through our tips below for a smooth transition from conventional deodorant to our natural Deodorant Cream.

APPLYING THE DEODORANT CREAM

Clean your underarms with soap and water to remove sweat and bacteria. If you detect an odor during the initial detox time, wash with soap and water again and then reapply the Deodorant Cream.  Apple cider vinegar mixed with equal parts water can also be used before reapplying as a way to remove even more bacteria. 

Some individuals may find that when switching to an all-natural deodorant they may need to reapply more than once a day during the transition period.  Besides body chemistry, certain foods and even fabrics can play a role in whether you will detect any odor. Make sure to also stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.   

To ensure a clear application of our Deodorant Cream, simply apply a pea-sized amount of the cream to your underarms, dampen your fingertips with water and rub until fully absorbed.  

SWEAT IS GOOD

Your body was meant to sweat as a form of detox.   If you are switching to our Deodorant Cream after using an antiperspirant or even a conventional deodorant, you will notice that your underarms may feel more damp than usual.  This is common and your body will eventually adjust.

GIVE IT TIME

Give your body time to transition to the natural deodorant and don’t expect instant changes.  The longer that you have used a conventional deodorant/antiperspirant, the longer it may take to flush out your pores so they begin to sweat normally again.  Many profuse sweaters have found that the longer they use a natural deodorant, the less sweat they have.  Don’t give up! 

THE DEODORANT CREAM IS HARD, A LIQUID AND/OR HAS LITTLE BEADS

We use unrefined butters and oils in all of our products, which means the ingredients can change in texture when they become exposed to temperature shifts.  

When the products are exposed to extreme heat, it may become difficult for the ingredients to solidify again.  To fix this, simply mix the deodorant thoroughly and place it in the freezer for 20 minutes.  After removing from the freezer, place in a cool area (usually below 70 degrees) and allow a few days for the deodorant to solidify back to its original state.  

During the winter months, the Deodorant Cream may become hard.  Simply warm (the pea-sized amount) by rubbing between your fingers before application.

The unrefined shea butter may cause the deodorant to form little beads.  This can happen when the shea butter liquifies and slowly cools. The beads will not affect application and they will melt into the skin when applied.