If you’ve done your research on natural deodorants, you may have come across people mentioning a ‘transition period’. For those blissfully unaware of this phenomenon, it is essentially a period of excess sweating that occurs whilst your body adjusts from years of antiperspirant use to a natural deodorant.
Here’s a little timeline of what to expect if you do go through a transition period:
Is there anything I can do to help the situation?
Shower more than usual
It’s not sweat itself that’s the cause of body odour but rather when sweat is left on the skin, it encourages the growth of odour causing bacteria. If you shower more regularly, you can keep washing away the sweat and stopping the development of odours.
Use a clay mask on your armpits.
The clay in the mask works to draw out odour-causing impurities including bacteria, dirt, and oil. There are even clay masks out there specially formulated for your underarms.
Apply Wild throughout the day!
A much easier option than clay masks (in our opinion!). Just top up your deodorant if you sense things getting a bit funky.
And there you have it. That's the smelly pit stop, how long it lasts and what you can do about it. Think of it like a natural deodorant rite of passage.