If you’ve been doing your research on natural deodorants, you may have come across people mentioning a ‘transition period’. If you haven't yet come across this phenomenon, it is essentially a period of excess sweating that can occur when your body adjusts from years of antiperspirant use to a natural deodorant. Some Wild users may experience this, so here is some information which may help answer any questions you have on this.
Here’s a little timeline of what to expect if you do go through a transition period:
Is there anything I can do to help the situation?
Give those pits a quick rinse
It’s not sweat-production itself that’s the cause of body odour but rather when sweat is left on the skin as it encourages the growth of odour-causing bacteria. If you can splash your pits quickly in the sink (or have a quick shower if you prefer), you can wash away the sweat and stop the development of any unwanted odours.
Use a gentle exfoliant when you shower
Emphasis on the gentle here, as your underarm skin is quite delicate! A nice sugar scrub (which you can make at home) would do the trick nicely. This will help give your underarms a good clean at the end of the day - or the beginning, if you're a morning shower-er - which will help leave your pits feeling fresh!
Apply Wild throughout the day as needed
In the early days, you can also just top up your deodorant if you sense things getting a bit funky.
And there you have it. That's the smelly pit stop update on transition periods! If you do experience it, perhaps think of it like a natural deodorant rite of passage! We assure you it's worth the journey, and if you have any questions, we're more than happy to chat at firstname.lastname@example.org!