The Detox Period
Once you make a switch to organic deodorants after using its commercial counterparts for a long time, you may love it for the initial few days for the way it masks body odor but as days pass by you may notice that body odor is stronger than before. This is a sign that your skin is undergoing a “detox”. Which basically means your body is compensating for not sweating properly prior to this (due to clogged pores). It's the body's natural way of flushing out toxins from your system.
How long does the detox period last? It can take your body up to 30 days to balance itself and learn to sweat naturally again. Here's how it works -
Week 1: You may actually like it for the way it masks body odor with its natural fragrance and might not experience any body odor or excessive sweating here. This is probably because the aluminum compounds in your old antiperspirant have formed a gel-like plug that constricts the underarm pores. This prevents you from sweating and getting wet.
Week 2: This is where you’ll notice body odor and excessive sweating. Don’t worry though. It is the body’s way of flushing out toxins.
Week 3: By the third week, you may notice the odor fading away and the sweat might reduce as well. (You may still sweat a lot or it might reduce too. It all depends on your body.)
Week 4: By the end of the fourth week, your body will have fully adjusted to the organic deodorant!
This process does vary from individual to individual and one may not experience it week wise as we've mentioned. Some may take a little longer to adapt and some may adapt to organic deodorants on day 1 itself. During the detox period, it’s best not to wear clothes that are perhaps too tight or form-fitting. Also, it is best to stay away from synthetic fabrics and opt for more organic ones instead. Let your body breathe!
This is a preservative FREE product. Do not get water in the container. It is recommended to use the product within 5 months of opening.