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Transitioning to Natural Deodorant

Transitioning to Natural Deodorant

It's Time to Make The Switch.

Making the switch from conventional deodorant to natural deodorant can be a big adjustment, but it is well worth the effort. Natural deodorants are made with safer, gentler ingredients that are kind to your skin and the environment. However, the transition to using a natural deodorant can sometimes be challenging, especially if you have been using conventional deodorants for a long time. Here are some tips to help you make the transition to using a natural deodorant.

  • Be Patient
  • One of the most important things to remember when making the switch to natural deodorant is to be patient. Your body may need time to adjust to the change, and you may experience some temporary discomfort as it does. This is because your body is used to the ingredients in conventional deodorants, and it may take a little time for it to adjust to the new, gentler ingredients in natural deodorants. It is important to give your body the time it needs to make the transition.


  • Choose the Right Natural Deodorant
  • There are many different natural deodorants available, and it is important to choose one that is right for you. Look for a natural deodorant that is free from harmful chemicals like aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, and that contains ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils. You may also want to consider a natural deodorant that is free from baking soda, as some people can be sensitive to this ingredient. We at Cleo + Coco offer the finest ingredients for our natural formulas, with the option of baking-soda free! 


  • Give Yourself Time to Detox
  • When you first start using natural deodorant, your body may need time to detox from the harmful chemicals in conventional deodorants. During this time, you may experience increased body odor, as your body works to eliminate the toxins from your system. This is a normal part of the detox process, and it should go away on its own within a few days or weeks. 


  • Skin Prep
  • By properly preparing your skin for the transition to natural deodorant, you can help to ensure that the transition is smooth and comfortable, and that you get the best results from your Cleo + Coco products.


    Here’s an easy skin prep routine we recommend to make the transition easier! 

    1. Cleanse your underarms thoroughly. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, or deodorant residue from your skin. This will help to ensure that the natural deodorant will adhere to your skin more effectively.
    2. Exfoliate your underarms. Exfoliating can be an important step in transitioning to natural deodorant, as it can help to remove dead skin cells and allow the deodorant to better penetrate the skin. To properly transition to using a natural deodorant with exfoliating, we recommend exfoliating your underarms regularly. This can help to remove any dead skin cells and allow the natural deodorant to better penetrate the skin. 
    3. Moisturize your underarms. Moisturizing your underarms before applying the natural deodorant can help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness or irritation. Choose a moisturizer that is free from harmful chemicals and contains ingredients that are gentle and nourishing for the skin, such as coconut oil or shea butter.
    4. Wait a few minutes after moisturizing before applying the natural deodorant. This will allow the moisturizer to absorb into your skin and prevent the natural deodorant from rubbing off. 
    5. If any unwanted wetness occurs, we recommend using our Dry Shampoo + Body Powder to absorb any excess sweat. 

    In conclusion, transitioning to natural deodorant can be a great choice for those looking to reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals and improve their overall skin health. However, it can also be a big adjustment, especially if you have been using conventional deodorants for a long time. By properly preparing your skin with steps like cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, you can help to make the transition smoother and more comfortable. With these tips and a bit of patience, you can make the transition to natural deodorant with ease and enjoy the benefits of using Cleo + Coco products. 










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