deodorant & detox bundle
A bundle featuring a 2oz deodorant cream of your choice, 1 armpit detox and a bamboo spoon. Save 10% when you purchase this bundle, rather than each product individually!
Consider your search finally over. This is not any ordinary natural deodorant. This is a plastic-free, clean, gentle, and effective alternative to conventional deodorant. It may not be a stick, but soon you'll discover that deodorant creams are superior. Get to know your body and try a cream for a change!
Our formula is vegan (no beeswax) and baking soda free (a common irritant in natural deodorant) and is handcrafted in small batches using gentle ingredients that effectively battle odor, while keeping your pits soft, dry, and rash-free.
Our armpit detox is for those who need the extra help when transitioning to a natural deodorant from the toxic conventional stuff, but it also packs a kick for the average pit that's in need of a cleanse.
Our detox works by absorbing impurities from the skin, like dead skin cells, dirt, toxins, excess oil, bacteria, and even deodorant residue, clearing the way for natural deodorant to work effectively. An overproduction of oil in the skin can lead to skin sensitivity, breakouts, and poor absorption of natural deodorant.
Keep in mind that not all natural deodorant is created equal. We are confident in the strength of our formula- an armpit detox isn't required to use it, unless it doesn't work all day for you. However, we always recommend everyone do an armpit detox at some point, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for a while. Our pits need a good cleansing every so often too!
If our deo doesn't work for you right away, we recommend detoxing every day (or every other day if you have sensitive skin) until our deo lasts a whole day without needing to reapply.
If our deo works perfectly for you, but you just want to cleanse your pits, we recommend detoxing once a week to once a month to keep your pit pores fresh and clean, allowing for deo to work its 24+ hour magic long term.
Our Armpit Detox comes in powder form and is most effective when mixed with apple cider vinegar to create a mask, but water works too. Metal will deactivate the properties that make our Armpit Detox beneficial and effective, so use a non-metal dish and spoon to make your mask.
Fun Fact: our Armpit Detox is multi-purpose and can also be used as a face mask! Let sit for 5 minutes and use once or twice a week, depending on skin sensitivity, and follow with a good moisturizer.
*arrowroot powder, *+unrefined shea butter, *+coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (food grade), *essential oil blend (see each deodorant listing for specific essential oils)
bentonite clay, *activated charcoal
+certified fair trade
Arrowroot powder: absorbs moisture
Shea butter: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, calming
Coconut oil: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial
Magnesium hydroxide (food grade): a gentle, toxic-free deodorizer, most commonly used as a dietary supplement
Bentonite clay: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, healing, calming, detoxifying, absorbs dirt, oil, and sebum
Charcoal: cleansing, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells, resulting in smooth, supple, and even skin tone
How to use
- Scoop a pea size amount of deo using your fingertip, the back of your fingernail, or one of our bamboo spoons. (use one pea size amount per pit, or one for both)
- Rub between fingers to smooth, then apply like you would lotion, onto clean and dry pits (after showering), and rub until fully absorbed.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel.
- Scoop a tiny spoonful of detox powder into a dish/bowl (do not use metal).
- Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar or water (apple cider vinegar works best) to create a paste. Be careful not to add too much liquid. The mask will become too runny and you'll have to add more powder to thicken the consistency, making more than you need in the moment. And you know how we feel about waste!
- Once made, apply an even layer to each armpit and let sit for 5-10 minutes, arms raised. Remove immediately if irritation occurs. We recommend applying our Armpit Detox after the shower, when your pores are expanded.
- Remove using a warm and damp towel. Let your pits dry, then apply our deodorant cream.
- Repeat every day, every other day, or bi weekly (depending on skin sensitivity) until our deodorant is effective. Repeat as needed if you notice your deo stops working. Repeat once or twice a month for general pit cleansing. Detoxing regularly helps clear your pores and reduces stress and lifestyle induced BO.
How to store
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
12+ months if kept in ideal conditions.
24+ months if kept in ideal conditions.
Glass jar. Metal lid. Biodegradable label.
End of life
Reuse or recycle jar and lid, compost label. Or you can return your empties for store credit.
Please note: Our products are handcrafted in small batches. Due to the nature of natural and organic ingredients, changes in color, consistency and scent are expected. This does not impact the quality or efficacy of our products. Since we like to keep it natural, and don't add any harmful additives or stabilizers in our products, our deo can get a little melty in the summer. When it melts, it can turn grainy if it cools too slowly, but don't fret! The texture won't get in the way of its effectiveness and will melt right into your skin upon contact. And if melty deo isn't for you, just stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to help it resolidify.
I have tried so many natural deodorants, how can I trust that this one will actually work?
We hear you. And we’ve tried basically all of them too before we created our own formula. We tested different recipes for about 2 years before finding one that actually worked! We can confidently say that our deodorant is one of the most effective formulas on the market. Just read our reviews! In the unlikely event that it doesn’t work for you right away, we highly recommend doing an armpit detox and trying again. You won’t regret it ;)
I have really sensitive skin, is this gentle enough for me?
Yes! Our deodorant cream doesn't contain any common irritants. We use magnesium hydroxide instead of baking soda because it is super gentle and non-abrasive. All of our other ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin as well. If you experience irritation, you may have an allergy or sensitivity to a citrus essential oil, in this case we recommend switching to our Rose Geranium or Unscented Deodorant Cream, and perhaps doing an armpit detox as well.
Which deodorant scent is the most effective?
We consider all of our deodorant scents equally effective. However, since essential oils have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, our citrus scented deodorants may be considered “stronger”, like our Grapefruit, Lemon Lavender, and Cedarwood. Our scented deodorants may also act like a perfume, leaving a fresh lingering scent. But our formula is effective enough on its own at neutralizing BO, without the help of essential oils, so don’t let this effect your scent preference!
Do I need to do an armpit detox before using your deodorant?
No. We recommend detoxing if our deodorant doesn’t last 24 hours for you, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for years. Our formula is very effective, most of our customers report not needing to detox at all, even those who just made the switch from an antiperspirant to our deodorant. But our armpits are very porous and when these pores get clogged up with excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and years deodorant residue (there's only so much a sponge can do), deodorant may not be as effective because your skin can't absorb it. Clear your pores and watch our deodorant magically work for you!
Is your deodorant an antiperspirant?
No. Our bodies are designed to sweat! It is an essential function of the human body. Antiperspirants actively block sweat glands in the armpits to prevent sweating. So when you switch from an antiperspirant to natural deodorant, it’s possible you’ll go through a little transition period and experience more sweating. This transition period depends on person to person. We recommend doing an armpit detox if yours lasts more than a week.
Will your deodorant stain my clothes?
No. Our deodorant won’t stain your clothes or leave oil residue behind. Just make sure to rub it in well after a warm shower to prevent white streaks.
How long does one jar last?
This really depends on person to person- how much you apply, if you use it every day, or several times a day. But with customer feedback and personal experience, we estimate:
1 oz Travel Mini: 1 month
2 oz: 2-3 months
4 oz: 4-6 months
8 oz Bulk Refill: 8-12+ months
How often do I have to reapply?
Our formula is strong enough to last an average of 24 hours. But everyone is different! So this can depend on person to person, especially when looking at lifestyle, stress, and diet. Most of our customers report being odor-free for 24+ hours with one application, especially those who have done an armpit detox.
Does it work if I have armpit hair?
Absolutely! If you have armpit hair, we recommend rubbing the deodorant cream between your fingers to get it all nice and smooth for an easier application, and rubbing the deo well into your skin, through the hair.
Does it still work if it melted?
Yes! Just make sure the ingredients haven’t/don’t separate. Give it a good mix with a chop stick and put it in the fridge (optional) to resolidify. If you don’t have AC and the consistency stays melty at room temp, keep it in the coldest spot possible (cool, dark, and dry) and make sure the ingredients don’t separate.
What are the dark specks at the bottom of my jar?
Not to worry! Some products may have sediment from the shea nut through filtration. Since we use pure, unrefined shea butter, specks are normal (and harmless) and only go to show how natural our ingredients are! Yay!
Do you have a refill/jar return program?
We do! We will accept all of our containers and packaging to be responsibly reused or recycled. Anything from we give you, from containers, boxes, peanuts, tape, and more can be returned to us. Learn more about our program on our Jar Returns page to see if you're eligible for store credit.
Armpit Detox FAQ
How long does an armpit detox take?
Depends on the person and why you are detoxing. If you are transitioning to a natural deodorant from a toxic formula, and our deodorant doesn't last 24 hours, it could take a few days to a few weeks to detox. There isn’t a set time frame that's the same for everyone. We're all different and there are a lot of different lifestyle factors that play a role.
How often should I detox?
Detoxing regularly is totally optional, but we recommend detoxing your pits once a month. If you're transitioning to natural deo from toxic deo, detox every day, every other day, or twice a week (frequency depends on skin sensitivity) until our deodorant is effective. You will be blown away by the results. A single detox removes a lot of impurities, like bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells, toxins, deodorant residue, etc. If you accidentally skip your deodorant one day, and end up smelling like a high school gym locker, we highly recommend detoxing regularly. Daily deo dependence may be a sign of gunked up pit pores. And detoxing once a month can help keep you BO free for over 24-hours. But don’t take it from us ;) Try it for yourself!
How much powder and liquid do I need to make the Armpit Detox?
One spoonful of our detox powder (using one of our mini bamboo spoons) and 2 spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar should be enough to make a spreadable paste for both of your armpits, for a single use. This is about 1:2 detox to apple cider vinegar.
Can I use water instead of ACV?
Water may still do the trick, but to get the best results we highly recommend using apple cider vinegar.
Does it help with armpit hyperpigmentation?
Our Armpit Detox is not intended to lighten your skin, but we have gotten several customer reports that it does. We cannot guarantee it will, because it is not intended to do so, but if you want to give it a try, we recommend using ACV instead of water.
So excited to get this product, how long before it starts to work. Detoxed 2 times now and after applying the Sustain I have bad body order in 2-3 hours. Help
Hi Catherine! Thanks for your review! It can take a few weeks for the detox process to take full effect. If you don't have sensitive skin, we recommend detoxing once a day (best after a shower) and leaving it on for 10 minutes. Also make sure you are using apple cider vinegar to create the paste, as it's much more effective than water. If you do have sensitive skin, we recommend once every other day. Continue detoxing until you notice our deodorant is effective.
x Sustain Yourself
This detox does WONDERS when mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar. I find immediate relief for irritated pits AND for those times when I’m a little bit more stinky than normal.
This has been so helpful in my transition to natural deo! My job keeps me really active and this made a huge difference over the summer when I was working in the heat! A little goes a long way.
I’ve seen a noticeable difference when I use this on pits and will use it on my face (3-5mins) every once in a while which has drastically improved my acne in combination with the cleansing oil!
Love this detox, helps fight body order. It's a weekly tradition now to clean the pits on another level.
Works great and it's super easy to use! Perfect for rainy days when I have the time to sit still for 15 minutes :) As I think we all do, I find that my BO is worse when I'm stressed and this does a great job of clearing that up.