Have you ever tried a natural deodorant and it just didn't work? Do you smell like a gym locker if you forget to apply it? This may help.
Conventional deodorants (antiperspirants) block your pores to prevent sweating. If you switch to a natural deodorant and it doesn’t work, it probably means your ex-deodorant is still doing its thing.
Our armpit detox is for those who need the extra help when transitioning to a natural deodorant from a the toxic conventional stuff, but it also packs a kick for the average pit. Bentonite clay, the major ingredient in our Armpit Detox, is unique because it holds an electrical change when in contact with liquid, therefore binding itself to other molecules and extracting toxins from the body. Our Armpit Detox works by absorbing impurities from the skin, like dead skin cells, dirt, toxins, 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’re confident in the strength of our formula, so we recommend trying our deodorant before doing an armpit detox if your concern is deodorant efficacy. But if our deo doesn’t work for you right away, we highly recommend detoxing, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for a while. Your pits need a good cleanse every so often too and you'll be shocked by the results.
Use our Armpit Detox daily or every other day if you're transitioning to our deodorant or natural deodorant, and continue until it lasts a whole day without needing to reapply.
If our deo works perfectly for you, but you just want to cleanse the 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.
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.
Our bamboo spoons are sold separately. Please select 'armpit detox + bamboo spoon' to order both together, or add a bamboo spoon to your cart separately.
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.
This is a cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. Do not ingest.
bentonite clay, *activated charcoal
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
Apple cider vinegar: powerful antimicrobial properties, soothes irritation, restores natural pH balance of the skin (Not included. You must add this ingredient yourself to create a mask)
How to use
1. Scoop a tiny spoonful of detox powder into a dish/bowl (do not use metal).
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. Remove using a warm and damp towel. Let your pits dry, then apply our deodorant cream.
5. 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is an armpit detox necessary?
No. But we recommend it! It’s like a face mask for your pits.
There are many reasons to do an armpit detox. We highly recommend doing an armpit detox if our deodorant doesn't work for you within the first few days, even if you’ve used other natural deodorants before. Many customers report our deodorant is highly effective, even after detoxing just once. But most customers don’t need to detox at all, even after switching directly from an antiperspirant to our deodorant cream. Just depends on the pits!
Another reason to do an armpit detox is if our deodorant suddenly stops working for you. It’s important to cleanse your pits regularly just like your face. Our sweat glands can get pretty gunked up! It’s also important to note that lifestyle changes can cause fluctuations in BO, like diet, stress, hormones, environmental factors, and especially if you’re going back and forth from natural to antiperspirant deodorants.
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!
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!
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 to create the mask. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which research shows may lighten skin pigmentation.
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.
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.