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Do I need an "Armpit Detox" when switching to natural deodorant?


Natural-Organic-DeodorantMany people transition seamlessly to a natural deodorant. Others report a transition period.

I do not believe in "armpit detox" the way in which it is described by many companies that sell natural deodorant.

Armpit "detox" is simply a normal adjustment period.

Our bodies are quite resistant to change. Our bodies enjoy the status quo. They see change as a disruption and often resist change even if it is a positive one.

The bottom line--our body needs time to adjust to change and since each of us is a unique individual and our bodies are all quite different the timeline varies from person to person.

Ultimately, it depends on your unique body chemistry.

Since there was so much information I wanted to share, I have written two blogs:

Part 1: Causes of Armpit Rash - Transitioning To Natural Deodorant, discusses the adjustment period and the possible causes of irritation and or rashes that some may experience when switching from a conventional antiperspirant/deodorant to an all natural deodorant.

Part 2: Transitioning To Natural Deodorant, provides some suggestions to help with the adjustment period and or to help alleviate the causes of irritation reviewed below. Part 2 also answers some common questions about using a natural deodorant.