If you're looking to make the switch to KIND-LY 100% Natural Deodorant - congratulations and welcome! If this is your first time using a natural deodorant, there's a few things to be aware of:
After many years of using commercial aluminium-based antiperspirants and deodorants, it may take your body a little time to adjust to an all-natural deodorant. This is because aluminium blocks your sweat glands to stop you sweating and your body becomes reliant on these chemical nasties, essentially forgetting how to naturally correct any bacterial imbalances on its own.
Once you switch to a natural deodorant and stop using aluminium to clog all those underarm glands, some people may find they go through an initial "detox" period, where they sweat or stink more than usual. Not to fear! It's not that your natural deodorant doesn't work, it's simply the body expelling all of those toxins that have been trapped in your armpits all this time! Can you blame them?!
This detox period can last anywhere from a couple of days, to a couple of weeks, depending on the person. Please stick with it; your body will adjust and be healthier for it!
To assist with the detox period, KIND-LY also created The Armpit Detox - a 7 day armpit mask that helps draw out impurities, clear skin and assist in the transition to natural deodorant. It's the perfect companion to your KIND-LY 100% Natural Deodorant.
It's also important to note that a natural deodorant is not an antiperspirant. Meaning that you may still sweat when wearing a natural deodorant. Remember though - sweat is your friend, but it doesn't have to stink!
KIND-LY 100% Natural Deodorant will allow your body to breathe, release toxins naturally and eliminate odour causing bacteria. Our unique formula is also exceptionally good at absorbing wetness and keeping you fresh throughout the day.
Tips For Making The Switch To Natural Deodorant
When To Apply: KIND-LY 100% Natural Deodorant should be applied to clean dry underarms. If you shave, we recommend shaving at night and applying deodorant in the morning to allow your skin time to heal and prevent any irritation. After application, please allow time for the deodorant to fully dry before dressing.
How Much To Apply: A little goes a long way. A couple of light swipes under the arm is all that is needed for all-day protection. The more product that is applied, the longer it will take to dry.
Sensitivity To Bicarbonate Soda: A small number of people may experience a sensitivity to bicarb soda. If this occurs, you can try massaging a small amount of pure coconut oil into the armpits before applying your deodorant. If sensitivity persists, please discontinue use.
Re-application: There is no need to re-apply KIND-LY 100% Natural Deodorant during the day. Of course, if you'd like to, it's always best to wipe the armpit clean with a damp towel and apply as normal to ensure you're working from a clean dry base and to keep your roll-on bottle clean ;)