Why switch to a natural deodorant?
Maybe your skin has been irritated by your current deodorant? Maybe you’re trying to go aluminum-free? Or maybe you just prefer natural products? Whatever your reason is, you’ll want to read up on the possible transition period between quitting your current deodorant and going to a natural one.
Here are a few questions we plan on answering in this article?
- How long does it take for your body to get used to natural deodorant? ✔️
- Why do I smell worse with natural deodorant? ✔️
- What happens when you start using a natural deodorant? ✔️
- How long do you smell after switching to natural deodorant? ✔️
- Does natural deodorant help with sweating? ✔️
The goal is to address all of your concerns about switching to a natural deodorant so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff ;).
Deodorant vs Antiperspirant vs Natural Deodorant
Before we talk about switching to a natural deodorant, we want to cover the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant.
People often say ‘deodorant’ but they actually mean antiperspirant. This makes sense because lots of options are 2-in-1 products that are both a deodorant and an antiperspirant.
Deodorants are applied to the body to neutralize or mask body odor.
Antiperspirants prevent sweating by blocking sweat glands.
A 2018 survey of over 1,000 people found the following results:
- 39% used an antiperspirant
- 7% used a natural deodorant
- 39% used a deodorant
- 7% used clinical strength or prescriptive deodorant
- 8% didn’t use deodorant or antiperspirant
Here’s the thing, natural deodorants are on the rise. Even Justin Bieber uses natural deodorant… is it too late now to say sorry?
The Organic Deodorant Market is expected to be worth over $158.5 million by 2025 with more and more consumers seeking out products that are less harmful to the skin. People are learning that there are harmful ingredients in many deodorants (like triclosan, parabens, aluminum, and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals). Endocrine disruptors mimic other hormones and can lead to some serious issues.
Consumers are looking for other options. And that’s where natural deodorants come in.
So, let’s talk naturally.
What Happens When You Switch to a Natural Deodorant?
Okay, bear with us for a minute. What you’re about to hear might be a little disheartening but it will all be worth it in the end.
If you’ve been an avid antiperspirant user, switching to a natural deodorant MIGHT come with some sweat and smells. It doesn’t happen for everyone but in case you’re one that it does, we want you to know why and what to expect. Aluminum is often found in antiperspirants and/or 2-in-1 products and acts as a plug on your sweat glands to prevent perspiration.
Prepare to possibly:
It’s common and completely normal to have this transition or “detox” period. It usually takes around a month or less. The reason you are sweating and a little more stinky is because your body is working hard to unblock your sweat glands. When these are unblocked, they will release all the waste that has been blocked. Gross, we know. But better out than in, amiright?!
Push through the detox period and know that your body is adjusting naturally.
And you could be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t experience a detox period ;).
So, Will I Keep Sweating with a Natural Deodorant?
The answer is, yes! But that’s a good thing.
There are lots of benefits of sweating:
💦 Detox of heavy metals
💦 Elimination of chemicals
💦 Bacterial cleansing
💦 Physical exertion benefits from exercise
And guess what? Sweat itself doesn’t actually smell bad. Body odor occurs when bacteria on the skin break down acids contained in sweat. So, it’s actually the bacteria’s waste that produces that nasty smell, and don’t you want to get rid of that junk?
Once you’re through the detox period, you’ll still sweat but you won’t smell!
Is it Worth Switching to Natural Deodorant?
Remember how we mentioned that the Organic Deodorant Market is estimated to be worth $158.5 million by 2025, making it clear that natural deodorants aren’t going anywhere?
More and more consumers (like yourself) are demanding transparency in the products that they use. Paying attention to, not only, what they put IN their bodies, but also what they put ON their bodies.
So, is it worth switching to a natural deodorant? We say yes. If you can find a natural deodorant that is safe AND effective, why not make the move?
We know that our bodies are meant to sweat, so blocking our sweat glands also blocks lots of waste in there. And that’s kinda gross. Natural deodorants can help you smell great without blocking your sweat glands. Just prepare and push through the initial detox period and after that, you are set.
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