Here’s everything you need to know to make the (smart) switch from conventional to natural deodorant.

We are so excited to be collaborating with Kali! You’ve already decided to make the switch to organic tampons and we’re here to help you make the happy transition to natural deodorant.

For starters, thank you! You’re not only doing good to your body but also the environment and we’re so glad to have you join our pit party! We’ve put together some helpful tips and easy tricks to make the newbie’s transition as easy as possible and optimize your experience with our Deodorant Cream.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN …

  1. Start with a good product. Naturally, we think Little Seed Farm is the best! Our aluminum and baking soda-free deo—made from nourishing and gentle organic ingredients—boasts 320+ Five-Star reviews and is free of artificial and synthetic additives.
  2. Clean those pits! Make sure you’re starting with squeaky clean underarms for optimal effectiveness and freshness. No time for a shower? No biggie. Quickly lather up those pits with a little soap and water (making sure to dry thoroughly) before application.

UM, SO HOW DO I USE A DEODORANT CREAM?

Good question! The cream may seem a little exotic or intimidating (even for experienced natural deo users!) but rest assured you will love it once you get past the initial unconventionality of scooping deodorant from a jar.

It couldn’t be simpler: using the small wooden scoop stick included in your deodorant box, scoop out a pea-sized amount and gently massage into your clean armpit. If you prefer, you can always just use your finger. Any product left on your scoop stick or fingertips can be massaged into your hands as the ingredients are super moisturizing and even safe enough to eat.

Benefit from hidden benefits! Massaging your underarms daily helps improve lymph drainage and is a friendly reminder to do breast self-exams (at least once a month). Also, the cute little magic wand included in each full-size deodorant box is biodegradable! So, when you’ve finished your deo, pop the wand in your compost and then reuse or recycle that glass jar.

I’M HAVING DETOX ISSUES 🙁 WHAT TO DO?

If you experience any itching or redness, take a day to reset. Cleanse your underarm area gently, but well, splash with vinegar, and once the issue disappears, begin again, but with less product. Start with about half of what you were using. We’ve found that newbies often over-apply as they’re worried about effectiveness. Begin with just a little and build up gradually if you feel like you need more coverage!

CAN I RE-APPLY DURING THE DAY?

Have an interview, date, or special event and want to be sure you’re extra fresh? We think most likely you won’t feel the need, but if you do, it’s totally fine to re-apply during the day once your body has adjusted to natural deodorant. Here’s the best way to do it:

  1. Spritz your underarms with your favorite toner or witch hazel. Natural deodorant is most effective when you apply it to CLEAN skin. If you can’t take a moment to wash your armpits, spritzing will give you as close to a clean surface as you can get on the fly.
  2. Re-apply but use a little less than you usually do to avoid buildup. Unless you suds up, a little of your first application will be left on your skin.

MY DEODORANT CREAM IS FIRMER THAN I EXPECTED. HELP!

In cooler environments the coconut oil (an awesome natural odor fighter!) in our formulation hardens up a bit. You’ll notice this especially if your house is cooling down a lot at night or if it’s winter and your deodorant cream was shipped and spent time out in the cold. Never fear! Coconut oil softens at 76f, so once it sits on your finger (or armpit) for a few seconds, our cream will be soft and easily spreadable.

The formulation will never be as soft as a lotion, but if you would prefer it to be softer, you can loosen it up considerably by placing the jar in a bowl of warm water. After it’s warmed, it should stay noticeably softer.

HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please email us at farmer@littleseedfarm.com and we will happily answer! Switching to our natural Deodorant Cream has been one of the most satisfying things we’ve done recently, and we can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!

NOW PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR AND JUMP FOR JOY, YOU ARE A NATURAL DEO PRO!

Written by: Little Seed Farm

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