If you haven't used Natural Deodorant before, there will be a transition phase that could last up to a month. You may not be overly sweaty in the pits, but after switching to a Natural Deodorant you might find that it can actually make your odour and perspiration worse at the beginning, rather than, just not work at all and this can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing,
However, it is important to sweat, this is how the body releases toxins and keeps everything cool so we don't overheat, so sweating is what we are designed to do. Also, most people associate sweat with smell, sweat doesnt actually smell, its the bacteria that feeds of the sweat that causes the odour.
This dilemma of having stronger odour and sweating more during the transition phase is caused by years of using an anitperspirant, the ingredient Aluminium blocks the skins pores like a plug to stop the sweat. Then when you switch from an antiperspirant to a deodorant, you are removing the aluminum plug then the body starts releasing waste which has been blocked. This is a natural process as part of our body's built-in mechanisms, your body will stink up a storm in comparison to what you are used to. Basically, your body goes into overdrive, releasing waste and sweating the aluminium out. It’s not that your all-natural Deodorant isn’t working; it’s that your body is. Hard!
The transition phase is very common and completely normal, so you just need to stick with it and give your body time to regulate itself and it will over a period of 3 - 4 weeks, for some people this period may be shorter.
Thankfully there are products that can help you speed up the transition phase such as charcoal soap, the use of a clay underarm mask will also help by unplugging your pores and exfoliating acids. Our AHA Deodorant has exfoliating acids in the formula, therefore this will also assist in decreasing the Transition Phase.
Finally, a tip for transitioning, try and do it in the winter time!