What to expect when moving to Natural Deodorant

Before we start, we need to understand how sweat works. In a nutshell, it’s not your sweat that smells, but the bacteria on your skin.

When bacteria comes into contact with your sweat, body odour occurs. By neutralising the bacteria, you’re removing the cause of bad smells.

Another important thing to understand is the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant. Antiperspirants are all in the name – they stop you from perspiring, a.k.a sweating, by blocking your pores.

Once you start using a natural deodorant, your body might go through a readjustment phase. It can take up to 30 days for your body to adjust fully from aluminium and antiperspirants.

In this time, as your body adjusts to a natural deodorant, you can sometimes experience an increase of odour-causing bacteria

It is important to know that this won’t last forever, it is just a part of the adjustment that happens when your pores are no longer blocked

Once your body has gotten used to the change, this will subside and you can be confident you are using a product that is gentle yet effective

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How did you find your experience with essano Natural Deodorant?

We know that no product is one size fits all, and that it may still take some time to get used to using a Natural Deodorant.

Below are some troubleshooting tips if you find it's not as effective just yet.

1. Did you still sweat?

Because you are meant to - it is a natural process for your body to cool itself.

Unlike antiperspirants that block your pores, natural deodorants let your body sweat naturally without any odour.

Also, it is important to know it’s not your sweat that smells, but the bacteria on your skin. When the bacteria come into contact with your sweat, that is when body odour occurs.

Our natural deodorant works to neutralise the bacteria under your arms, to remove the cause of bad smells, rather than stopping the sweating altogether.

2. Are you currently between day 5-21 of using our natural deodorant for the first time?

What a lot of people don’t realise is, your body goes through an adjustment phase when you swap out antiperspirant for a natural deodorant. It can take up to 30 days for your body to fully adjust.

In this time, you can sometimes experience an increase of odour-causing bacteria in the underarm area so may need to reapply your essano deodorant more often than every 8 hours. You may also feel additional moisture because your body is sweating again and you are not used to this feeling.

It is important to know that this won’t last forever, it is just a part of the adjustment that happens when you discontinue use of products that have aluminium in them and stop your body from sweating.

3. Did you reapply every 8 hours?

The recommended time of efficacy is listed on the bottle for up to 8 hours. Did you reapply within this timeframe?

If you'd like to chat to the team about your Natural Deodorant experience and/or claim our money-back guarantee, please email hello@essano.co.nz, answering the three questions above. Please include any other relevant information on your experience and we'll help you out.

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