Who Should Do an Armpit Detox


Who should do an armpit detox?  Anyone who is making the switch from conventional antiperspirants to organic deodorant can consider doing an armpit detox.  Also, anyone who is going through a time of detox with their body.  And an armpit detox could be helpful for anyone who suspects they are sensitive to baking soda.  

How to do an armpit detox

Ingredients needed:

1 Tablespoon of Bentonite Clay

2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar

1-2 teaspoons of water


Add 1 Tablespoon of Bentonite Clay and 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass bowl, and use a plastic or wooden spoon to mix it up.  Do not use metal. Mix both ingredients together well, and then add 1 teaspoon of Water.  Keep mixing until it looks like a paste, add in more water if needed.  Then apply to your armpits for 5-15 minutes.  Then wash it off and dry.  A great time to do this is right before you shower so then you can just wash it off in the shower. 

small glass bowl containing a mix of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar.  Island Deodorant's Armpit Detox Kit armpit with applied mask of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar, Island Deodorant's Armpit Detox Kit

 If you are new to natural deodorants you might want to do a total of 10 armpit detoxes, doing 2-3 a week.  

You can find the apple cider vinegar at most grocery stores, and most health food stores will have bentonite clay (it might also be labeled as Indian Healing Clay) or you can get it on Amazon.  If you'd prefer a kit for convenience with all the ingredients measured out and ready to go, we sell one here.  

Other ways to detox your armpits. Sweating is a great way to detox your armpits!  Exercising, walking when it is hot out, or getting in a sauna are easy ways to sweat toxins out of your armpits, as well as other areas of your body.  



Does armpit detox actually work? We think so!  People having been using clays for facial and skin masks for centuries because of clays ability to draw out toxins, so it makes sense that it would do the same for the armpit area.  

How can I unclog my armpit pores? A mask of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar is an easy thing to try.  

How long does it take to detox your armpits?  If you are new to natural deodorant try doing an armpit detox mask a total of 10 times (2-3 times a week).  Everyone is different though, and while some people make the transition easily, others can take months or even years to fully detox their armpits since there are so many individual factors involved.  If you have a Naturopathic Dr, ask them what they have seen in their practice - they might have other suggestions for you too!

How often should you detox your armpits?  If you are new to natural deodorant we recommend doing an armpit detox mask a total of 10 times (2-3 times a week).