Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Magnesium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Zinc Ricinoleate, Candelilla Cera (Candelilla wax), Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil), citrus aurantium amara flower (Neroli) oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang), Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil.
All skin types. Best suited for sensitive skin.
Scoop a pea sized amount of deo with your finger rub in between fingertips and apply into clean and dry armpits once or twice daily.
What To Expect When Switching To Natural Deodorant
A 2 to 4 week transition period can be expected when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorant. Each stage of the detox may vary depending on your body chemistry. If you have been using antiperspirant since you were a preteen, your body will definitely be dependent on it. You may go a couple of days or even a week without noticing much difference between your antiperspirant and natural deodorant. This is due to the fact that the aluminum compounds in antiperspirant form a gel-like plug and constrict your pores in the underarm. This prevents you from sweating and getting wet.
When you stop using antiperspirant you will experience a substantial increase in growth of odor-causing bacteria in the underarm area. You may also feel additional moisture because your body is sweating, which is the body’s natural way to flush out toxins.
For some people, the stages of detox may seem too scary to embark on, but it is so worth it when you realize that then for the rest of your life, you will have the security of knowing you are making a healthier life choice every single day. Thankfully, there are also a few things you can do to help you get through the detox.
Tips to Help You Get Through the Detox
- Eliminate odor-causing bacteria in the shower with a natural antibacterial soap. Sweat + bacteria = odor. If you remove the extra bacteria that your body temporarily develops during the detox, it will significantly improve issues with feeling stinky.
- Carry a travel size deodorant (we have a few of those!) with you on the go to freshen up throughout the day while you detox.
- Take hot baths (Just during these weeks) to help open your pores and encourage sweating to help to flush out toxins.
- Apply a natural starch powder, such as arrowroot powder or cornstarch, to the underarms after applying your deodorant. The starch will help absorb some of the excess moisture you may experience as your body flushes out all of the toxins trapped inside.