What can I expect when switching to organic, aluminum-free deodorant from a conventional antiperspirant?
At the start, you may experience extra sweat and/or odor the first few days. Your body is going through a natural detox process (armpit pores unclogging) from wearing toxic conventional antiperspirants for so many years. An antiperspirant uses aluminum (a heavy metal) to clog your pores so that your body cannot naturally sweat. Once your pores are unclogged you will notice that our deodorant keeps you dry and smelling fresh all day long. The longer you use it, the better it works.
Try this method to speed the process.
Armpit Detox Recipe
Tip: Bentonite draws impurities from the skin, so your skin may turn red but shouldn’t hurt. If you’re extra sensitive and it hurts, remove mask immediately.
Other tips during your armpit detox process:
What is causing my armpit irritation? (itchiness, bumps, redness, rash)
Armpit Irritation after use of our organic deodorant is often caused by a pH imbalance. All-natural baking-soda-based deodorant can affect the pH balance as you are applying an alkaline substance to your skin. As a result you may end up with irritated skin. We have an all-natural and simple recipe to help with this.
Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup distilled water. Before you apply our all-natural deodorant, rub a small amount of this mixture to your armpit. Then, once your armpits are completely dry, apply our deodorant.
Also, you may experience some irritation with the deodorant after shaving your armpits. Wait a few minutes, make sure your armpits are completely dry, then gently warm the deodorant by holding to your armpit and gently glide it on.
Are your natural deodorants certified organic?
Yes, all of our all-natural deodorants are certified organic by USDA NOP standards. We are also certified vegan, certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, and certified NON-GMO by the USDA. If a product is certified Organic by the USDA it is also, by default, certified non-gmo as gmo ingredients are NOT ALLOWED for organic certification.
Do you test on animals?
We are a cruelty-free company! We do no testing on animals and are 3rd party verified by The Leaping Bunny Program. This certification audits our supply chain, meaning we cannot (and will not) purchase from or do business with any supplier who tests on animals. Every All Out Naturals product is certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Program.
Are your products Vegan?
Yes, all of our non-toxic, organic deodorants are Certified Vegan by www.vegan.org. Typically, natural deodorants use beeswax which is a by-product of bees making them non-vegan. We use a plant-based wax called Carnauba Wax which helps to hold the deodorant ingredients together. Our plant wax is sourced from Brazil and certified organic.
Is the deodorant supposed to be hard to apply?
Our organic deodorant is made from 100% natural, edible ingredients with no fillers making it susceptible to variations in temperature. Therefore, it may be harder to apply in the winter due to the cold weather. If you experience this, simply rub your fingers over the top of the stick a few times to warm it up. This issue should not last past the first couple of applications.
Alternatively, you can warm the deodorant by holding it to your armpit for several seconds to warm and then glide over your armpit as usual.
Where does your Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) come from?
Our organic deodorant is made from all-natural ingredients and this includes the sodium bicarbonate. We only use natural bicarbonate (nahcolite from Colorado) not synthetic bicarbonate (Solvay processed).
Is your baking soda aluminum free?
Baking soda does not contain aluminum, including the baking soda we use in our deodorant. The confusion comes from the fact that baking powder may contain aluminum, but baking soda does not.
What is the shelf life of your deodorant?
Our organic deodorant is best if used within one year of the manufacturing date. However, it will be good for up to 2 years if stored in the fridge for a period of time prior to use. The manufacturing date can be found on the bottom of your deodorant tube via our lot code.
How can I read the lot code (manufacture born date)?
Every stick of deodorant we make has a lot code on the bottom of the tube. The sticker will read as SKU/MM/YY (ex: 8001 0818).
Why is your deodorant shelf life shorter compared to conventional antiperspirants?
Because our deodorant is all-natural and certified organic, it does not (and cannot) contain chemical preservatives that would increase the shelf-life. Traditional, conventional antiperspirants & deodorants use chemical preservatives to extend the product’s shelf-life so inventory can sit longer in warehouses and on store shelves. We feel strongly that these preservatives are toxic for the body and don’t allow us to live to our fullest potential. Natural ingredients break down faster and essential oils evaporate quicker compared to toxic, chemical ingredients made in a lab, hence the shorter shelf-life. We prefer clean, non-toxic ingredients for our health and the health of the environment.
How should I store your natural deodorant?
Our all-natural, organic deodorant loves a temperature range of 68-80 degrees with 72 degrees being the optimal temp. Also, low humidity is ideal.
It’s best to keep deodorant out of direct sunlight. DO NOT store our deodorant in a car during warm weather as it will melt and make a mess.
It travels well and will be fine on your dresser or in your desk drawer, purse, and gym bag.
For extended storage it’s okay to keep your deodorant stick in the refrigerator. Please allow the deodorant to warm up to room temperature before use.
My deodorant isn’t twisting up. What should I do?
Exposure to hot or cold weather during shipping can sometimes cause the deodorant to stick to the sides of the tube making it difficult to roll up. Rest assured there is nothing wrong with the formula. Simply squeeze the left side and right side of the tube together to unstick the product. If this doesn't work, try warming the tube with your hands and it should soften up and allow for the stick to twist up.
Will your deodorant pass the airline carry-on baggage liquids policy?
Yes, absolutely! Our organic deodorant is considered a solid so there are no size restrictions or bagging requirements. Leave the deodorant in your bag as it goes through the x-ray machine.
What is a Certified B Corp?
We are very proud to be working with a manufacturer who is a Certified B Corporation. This certification is through a third-party, B Lab, and means that they have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Because we are a start-up, All Out Naturals isn’t eligible to become a Certified B Corporation until we have been in business for a minimum of 1 year. At that time, we can work towards and apply to be certified independently from our manufacturer.