deodorant & detox bundle
A bundle featuring our 2oz Deodorant Cream of your choice, our Armpit Detox and a Bamboo Spoon. Save 10% when you purchase this bundle, rather than each product individually!
Keep your pits fresh all day with our best-selling sensitive skin natural deodorant cream. Goes on like a lotion and once absorbed leaves a powdery finish.
Geevie, our deodorant maker, crafts our deodorant cream in small batches and pours each jar by hand. Our formula is vegan, cruelty free, plastic-free, and baking soda free. Although it is sensitive skin friendly, it effectively combats odor while keeping your underarms soft, dry, and rash-free.
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.
Read 'Why You Should Try an Armpit Detox' blog post.
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 (maranta arundinacea), *+shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), *+coconut oil (cocos nucifera), magnesium hydroxide (food grade), *essential oil blend (see each deodorant listing for specific essential oils)
bentonite clay (bentonite), *activated charcoal (carbo activatus)
+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 our bamboo spatula (use a 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, and rub until fully absorbed. Applying too much or not rubbing it in all the way may make it transfer onto your clothing.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel. Applying deodorant onto unclean, damp, or sweaty pits may cause irritation.
- 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. Avoid storing in a hot car, it will melt and alter the consistency when it resolidifies. Because we don't use stabilizers in our deodorant, only the good stuff, it may get hard in the winter, and melty in the summer. If it gets too hard to scoop in the winter, store somewhere warm like the bathroom or close to a heating vent or radiator. If it gets too melty in the summer, store by your AC unit/vent or consider storing it in the fridge.
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.
The detox is amazing but the deodorant does not stay smelling well while wearing it.
Hi Sadea! Thank you for your feedback! So happy to hear the detox worked well for you ❤️ There is sometimes a transition period with natural deodorant but regular detoxing will help a ton! We recommend doing it every other day to start out until you notice the deodorant becomes more effective. Something we also highly recommend doing is washing armpits in the shower for 30+ seconds each with a loofah or sponge to make sure yesterday's deodorant, dirt, bacteria, and excess oil are removed from the pores. This will help our deodorant absorb better into your skin. Hope these tips help!
xSustain Yourself team
Sadly I got irritation right under my armpit, so had to remove it and stop using it. Have you heard anyone else get that? Strange that it wasn't even on the spot where I put the detox, just right under it
So happy I gave the armpit detox a try. I kept seeing it on your instagram stories and I finally decided to just buy it. I love the refresh it gives me and has really helped your deodorant work better. So happy to support a small, local business!
It’s so hard to find natural deodorant that doesn’t leave a film on your pits or allow you to smell fresh all day. I absolutely love this deodorant and I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon this brand!!
I started using natural deodorant ages ago and thought I didn't need the detox, but I noticed I was sweating a lot this summer, so I gave it a shot and it worked!! I'm back to only applying deo once per day. So happy I tried it :)
My armpit finally feeling freshed, cleaned and not smelling!