We're so sorry to hear you had a reaction to our deodorant! While overall our deodorant is enjoyed by our community, we certainly do get some people who experience sensitivity to the baking soda in the formula. This is most likely what's happening. The darkening or redness of the skin is a tell-tale sign. It's good that you discontinued use for now, that's what we recommend until the reaction clears up.
Whether you decide to give ours or another natural deodorant a try, here are some tips we've found very helpful:
- Wash off before bed and don't sleep with deodorant on. No matter which deo you use, it's always a good idea to let your skin breathe while you sleep.
- Use less than you think you need. Our deo is very effective and a little goes a long way. A small pea-sized amount is enough to do both underarms. The deo should disappear into skin in a matter of seconds. If you're still seeing white residue or rubbing product in after a few seconds, you've used too much.
- Some folks find it helpful to apply a small amount of coconut oil or argan oil to the skin before applying deodorant. This creates a little extra protection and can help minimize irritation.
- Always apply to clean skin, but do not use directly after shaving.
Hopefully you find this helpful! Don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything else we can do.