I Switched to a Natural Deodorant and here’s what happened!

So I’ve decided to start switching to more natural health products with the extra push from one of my friends who’s currently in school to be a natural path doctor. I have been using a string antiperspirant since I was in like grade 5, so over 17 years, and I have been hearing more and more about the bad things antiperspirant and aluminum containing deodorant can do to your body. So here we are. I made the switch!

I chose Native natural deodorant as my first switch. Now I wish I would have done a little more pre-switch research because I would have chosen a detox branded deodorant, that helps your body purge all the chemicals, oils and aluminum before switching to Native.

I am currently midway through my first week. Here’s what I’ve noticed to far:

Positives:

-softer underarms

-Native deodorant smells awesome (I have the coconut scented one)

Negatives:

-more sweating (I’m not used to this since I’ve literally been clogging my armpits with antiperspirants for years)

-mild itching after shaving (I was warned about this by another girl who uses this product)

-a really bad, chemical smell (I did not get this until day three, I heard your body will get a really bad smell as it starts to detox, but since I didn’t get it the first couple of days, I thought maybe I was going to be an exception. BUT it hit me hard yesterday and let me tell you, it is as bad as they say). It’s a very metal like smell and not BO.

**Update- one month on natural deodorant

Okay! So I’ve officially made the switch for one month.

Do I like it??

Hmm overall, I’m in the middle. If there was concrete evidence that natural deodorant is healthier or antiperspirant actually does cause cancer or other health issues than I would 100% be into natural deodorant. But there isn’t yet. It’s more of a recommendation.

I do like the idea that I’m no longer stopping my underarms from sweating because I know sweating is healthy, but I’m not used to the feeling yet. I’ve also noticed that I need to reapply natural deodorant once or twice a day, whereas with antiperspirant I never had to.

This new trend definitely has its benefits and restrictions. I personally am going to stick with it and use antiperspirant only for special events when I know I’ll be sweating more or unable to reapply my natural deodorant.

Either way, I would recommend trying it! Why not potentially do some good for your body if you’re able to!?

-A

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