Does it sting/hurt? What happens if there is irritation?
Wait at least 30 minutes after shaving before applying deodorant. Most new users of natural deodorants may need to give their body a short amount of time (at least a week or two) to adjust from using commercially produced deodorants. You should continue using the product, during this process you may experience some irritation as your body adjusts and releases the synthetic chemicals. After your body has adjusted to natural deodorants, you will find that it was WELL WORTH the change! Although some people can go a lifetime and never have irritation. A small percentage of people are unable to adjust to using baking soda based products right away. If you feel slight irritation or itching.
TRY THIS SIMPLE REMEDY
Mix together One tablespoon of Vinegar to 1 cup distilled (or well filtered) water in a small spray bottle. Before applying your deodorant, spray a small amount of this mixture, and rub it all over your armpit area.. Hold your arms up and let it dry completely. Then, once it’s dry, apply your deodorant. If your armpits are raw, you might want to take a total break from your baking-soda-based deodorant for about a week, and apply the vinegar two times a day. You may discover that this mixture is the only deodorant you need at this point. (When the itching and redness is completely gone, you are ready to try the natural deodorant again).
From this point on, you can use the vinegar mixture before you apply your deodorant..