What to expect- Natural Deodorant
The FUNK is real!! Ready to make your transition to natural deodorant? Here's your (slightly bumpy) road to natural bliss. Disclaimer: Each stage of your detox may vary due to your unique body chemistry. WEEK 1 Did you know? The antiperspirant component of your run of the mill deodorant still requires an approved aluminum compound as the active ingredient- ALUMINUM. As a result, all antiperspirant products are considered OTC drugs and are regulated by the FDA. If you are transitioning from an aluminum deodorant, like all drugs, your body has formed a dependency to toxic deodorant, hence the occurrence of a detox period when transitioning to a natural product. *Don't be surprised if initially you don't feel or SMELL a difference in the first couple of days of your transition. This may be due to the fact that the aluminum compounds in antiperspirant have formed a gel-like plug that constricts your pores in the underarm, thus inhibiting your ability to produce sweat. WEEK 2 Enter DA FUNK!!! No antiperspirant means your body can now release some pent up TOXINS, and that it will!! You will notice a substantial increase in growth of odor-causing bacteria in the underarm areas, plus you may also feel additional moisture because your body is sweating - don't panic- sweat is nature's way of flushing out yucky toxins. In a study conducted at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Genomics & Microbiology Lab, it was found that there was an initial increase of smelly bacteria (Corynebacteria) in the underarms of antiperspirant users when they stopped using it. Deodorant users did not experience the same increase in odor-causing bacteria when they stopped using underarm products. They even had fewer species of bacteria in their armpits compared to armpits of participants who use no product at all. It is important to know that this odor-causing bacteria won’t last forever, it is just a part of the detox process, so hang tight! WEEK 3 Finally some relief! Bacteria may begin to subside. As your body starts to rebalance and curb excess bacteria production, hence a reprieve to your odor issues; (phew!) that excessive sweating from week 2 will now begin to normalize but will not disappear. AGAIN, SWEAT IS GOOD!! Let that be your mantra as you envision harmful toxins taking a hike from your precious vessel. Enter our GOOD PITS deodorant to the rescue, with its odor absorbing Kaolin clay and Arrowroot powder to help absorb some of the sweat. Since sweat evaporates easier from natural fibers, take this time to fall in love with clothing made with natural fibers like bamboo and cotton, and embrace the Zen goddess in you! WEEK 4 Embrace your new natural self! Detox could take up to 30 days, plus or minus, so you should be at the end of your process, Now enjoy the natural, non toxic, essential oil scented GOOD PITS deodorant as you embark on your CLEAN journey.