Ever tried natural deodorant and it just didn't work? This may help. An armpit detox may be neccesary for those switching to a natrual deodorant who have been using conventional deodorant for years. Our Armpit Detox comes in powder form and is most effective when mixed with apple cider vinegar, but water works too. One jar should last the average person one week. On average, a person needs 1-3 weeks of detoxing, but can take months depending on normal sweating patterns, years of toxic deodorant use, and even diet. By detoxing, we mean the time it will take for your armpits to finally adjust to natural deodorant, as they are going through a toxin withdrawal process. To use, just sprinkle some powder into a dish/bowl and add a minimal amount of apple cider vinegar or water to create a paste. DO NOT USE METAL. Metal will deactivate the bentonite clay, making the mask less effective. 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. Once made, apply an even layer to each armpit and let sit for 5-10 minutes, arms raised. Remove immediately if irritation occurs. Start out with less time and gradually build the duration as you continue to detox your armpits. Apply once every other day or bi-weekly, (best to do after your shower when your pores are expanded) and apply natural deodorant afterwards. Do not use conventional deodorant during this process, the detoxing will be ineffective. Your body will also need time to adjust to natural ingredients, so don't worry if you end up smelling worse before you smell better! That's totally normal and is a sign that your body is going through withdrawal from toxic chemicals in your previous deodorant. Ingredients: bentonite clay, activated charcoal Note: We recommend only mixing ACV or water with the amount of powder you will be using in the moment. Adding liquid to the mask and letting it sit will invite bacteria which reduces the shelf life significantly. The dry powder has a shelf life of 2 years, when liquid is added, the shelf life is reduced to 2 days. Bamboo spoon is sold separately. Please select '+bamboo spoon' to order both the bamboo spoon and an Armpit Detox together, or add a bamboo spoon to your cart which is also listed as an individual product on our shop!
What is an armpit detox?
The purpose of an armpit detox is to make the transition to natural deodorant (from toxic conventional deodorant) faster. Many people experience ineffectiveness of natural deodorant when first switching to it. Our Armpit Detox Mask contains bentonite clay and activated charcoal, which both have antioxidant properties that pull toxins from the skin, just as detoxifying face masks do.
Our armpits have glands known as lymph nodes that absorb toxins and function as so to keep us from getting sick. Some people may notice lumps in their armpits and neck. Our lymph nodes swell when they are full of toxins and a primary cause of this is the use of toxic deodorants and perfumes. Our armpit detox helps to release these toxins from your lymph nodes to allow your body to adjust to natural deodorant.
Check out our Blog Post "Why You Should Try an Armpit Detox When Switching to Natural Deodorant" on our website for more info!