How to use our Tallow & Magnesium Deodorants
Apply very lightly (a large pea-size amount) on clean armpits. Allow to absorb into skin for 5 or more minutes before dressing, or apply under top garment after dressing if possible.
Do not over-apply as the excess deodorant will rub off onto clothing, causing white marks on dark clothing. These marks will wash out easily in your laundry machine.
Irritation may occur due to razor bumps or burns in the armpits. To help prevent this, you can eliminate razor bumps and burns with our shaving soaps.
Using a natural deodorant for the first time may cause a “detoxing period”. It is your body’s way of releasing trapped toxins from using a lifetime of antiperspirants, which prevent natural sweat detoxification processes from your lymph nodes location in your armpits. You may notice that your sweat contains a dark-colored substance, these are the toxins finally escaping. You can wear dark-colored or multi-layered clothing during this stage, lasting up to several weeks. Irritation may also accompany the detoxing process, but should pass along with the dark perspiration. If irritation persists or becomes serious, please discontinue use and try again when your skin is healed.
Try not to use any deodorants during the healing process or the detox period may start over again. Once your body adjusts after one or two breaks for healing, users report of never having another detox episode again if they avoid anti-perspirants.
We highly recommend the waterproof tin containers as they allow a more controlled deodorant application and will decrease excess use.
- If you are having difficulties pushing up your tube for the first time, we recommend putting it somewhere warm for the sides to soften up (warming between hands, out in the sun for a few minutes, or for short 5 second bursts in the microwave). After the sides have warmed up and softened the contents a bit, try pushing it up again, even using something like a broomstick handle should help for the first loosening push. Once the contents have been loosened from the sides, there should not be another issue pushing up the contents.
- If your compostable tube has been pushed up too much, you can use the lid of the tube to gently push the contents back down into the tube as if you were capping the product.
- If the lid has became loose and keeps popping off, you can soak the cap only in water, careful not to let it sit in the water for too long (a few seconds is plenty), then allow it to dry completely before putting it back on the tube. It should have a tighter fit after the short soak.
The tube and tin should be stored in a dry area and out of direct heat or sunlight.
We recommend using your deodorant within a year of purchase for best results, as scent and contents fade over time. Once you first use your deodorant, it is best to finish using it within 6 months as contaminants from the first use will degrade the deodorant contents faster. If the fats inside start to go rancid it could smell “off” and develop spots, at this point please discard the deodorant.