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How to Transition to Natural Deodorant?

Updated: Mar 4

When I started to transition to natural deodorant a few years ago I had no idea how much my body was addicted to the traditional antiperspirants which I was using for all my adult life.

After reading about the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant, I decided to convert to natural deodorant after reading.

I am sure that not every one of us is or was aware what is the actual difference between antiperspirant and deodorant?!

Well, my friends, there are two main simple explanations: Antiperspirant is preventing us from sweating and deodorant is neutralizing the odour or smell if you wanted a nicer sound. You are probably thinking now - so what isn't better that we don't sweat and smell?

Another well, I am afraid...

The thing is what stops us from sweating and blocks our pores in antiperspirants are aluminium and propylene glycol. Something which naturally supposed to come out is being blocked in our body. That logically does not sound correct as it means the 'toxins' from our body will have to come out somehow in different ways. Will this affect our hormones or skin? I am sure those who are really interested in this subject have already found many articles regarding the above.

So coming back to the way how to switch to natural deodorant if you are ready and have been using antiperspirant for years like me, read the below and hopefully you become a successful natural deodorant user.

As you might know, body odour happens when the bacteria on our skin break down acids in sweat. After not sweating for so many years, when we switch to natural deodorant, our bodies might kind of starts to release long-awaited toxins.

It can take 3 to 4 weeks for your body to regulate itself again and learn to sweat naturally.

Sweating helps the body achieve equilibrium, regulate temperature, and expel toxins that have made their way into your system. Not sweating at all isn’t normal or healthy. We have three million eccrine and apocrine sweat glands in our body, so a little extra sweat is a good thing. It's what we are designed to do.

And while you may associate sweat with smell, sweat doesn't actually smell. The odour is caused by bacteria that grow on sweat. When switching from an antiperspirant to a deodorant, you are removing the aluminium and releasing waste which has been blocked. This is a natural process as part of our body's built-in mechanisms, but it may contribute to releasing some slightly unusual body odour in comparison to what we are used to.

Be patient, be healthier and be as nature intended us to be.

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