How to switch to a natural deodorant

TL;DR:

It can sometimes take up to two weeks for some people’s skin to adjust to a natural deodorant, but there are some simple things that you can do to speed up this process: embrace the sweat, drink lots of water, pay attention to your diet. Also, sweating is good for you. Also, Charlie Hunnam is a sweaty god.

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How old were you when you first started using deodorant or antiperspirant? For how long have you been rolling or spraying a cocktail directly onto your skin, made up of chemicals connected with cancer, hormonal imbalances, and developmental disorders? Too long, right?

After years of harsh treatment by commercial antiperspirants and deodorants, it can sometimes take up to two weeks for some people’s skin to adjust to a natural deodorant. All that chemical abuse can’t be undone overnight – you gotta give our armpits time to detox, get all the bad stuff out of your system.

Switching to a natural deodorant is like going through a chemical hangover. You might have a bit more body odour than usual – that’s your body purging all the crap you put into it in the first place – but afterwards, you’ll start feeling and smelling great again.

Good news, there are a few simple things that you can do to make the transition even smoother and faster. You can accelerate the deodorant detox process by doing things that are just good for you anyway:

  • Embrace the sweat: exercise, visit a sauna, engage in any other enjoyable and sweaty activities that you can think of. The more you sweat, the shorter the transitional phase
  • Drink lots of water
  • Pay attention to your diet, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables; avoid processed food, meat, and dairy (or stop eating them for good, the planet will be grateful)

Bid farewell to the self-abuse that you’ve been practicing since you were a sack-of-raging-hormones teenager, ie. using antiperspirant. Antiperspirants utilise aluminium salts to plug your sweat ducts, trapping sweat – which is a combination of water, ammonia, protein, salt, and urea – inside your skin. Sweating regulates your body temperature and, like breathing, is a necessary and natural process. Aluminium salts can cause gene instability in your breast tissue, leading to cell mutation and the growth of tumours.

nackt is pro-sweat because of its aforementioned thermostat-function, because Charlie Hunnam, and because, contrary to popular belief, sweat does not cause body odour. nackt natural deodorant actively fights against the bacteria in your skin which cause body odour when they dissolve sweat into acids.

Put simply:

BO = bad
Sweat + bacteria = BO
Sweat = good
Sweat = good health, your body’s natural cooling system, Charlie Hunnam
nackt = fighting BO causing bacteria
Antiperspirants = aluminium salts blocking sweat ducts
Aluminium salts = possible gene instability, cell mutation, growth of tumours

Switching to nackt natural deodorant means that you can start reaping the benefits of a non-toxic skincare routine. It’s a cruelty-free, plastic-free, and vegan daily nourishing ritual.

Come out the other side of your deo-detox chemical hangover smelling as fresh as a daisy* and treating your body with the care it deserves. See what others who have already made the transition have to say.

*nackt natural deodorant does not smell like actual daisies. What do daisies even smell like and where the hell did that saying come from?

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