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