Armpit Detox: Natural Ways Of Cleansing Armpits


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To make an armpit cleanse: add 4 drops of Rosemary and Lavender essential oils and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a 2 oz bottle, fill with water. Shake this, spray on both armpits before going to bed, leave it on overnight. Repeat this. You may need to wash your armpits during the first 2-3 days, but your body will respond to the detox after 5 days.

A daily smear of chemicals under your arms that intentionally clog pores is probably a bad idea, but that’s exactly what most people do. They smear a host of chemicals to make themselves smell ‘good’. But the results hardly last all day and may take frequent re-applying depending on the sweat level of the person. Hence, for healthy armpits, free from chemical smear, you need a natural armpit detox.

According to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, commercial deodorants contain these ingredients that may cause cancer:

  • Triclosan can affect hormones and could be linked to breast cancer.
  • Phthalates are endocrine disrupters, which interfere with the body’s hormone function and also are linked to breast cancer, although the studies have only fueled controversy.
  • Parabens have been found in breast cancer biopsies and are known to be absorbed into the skin. They also disrupt hormones and mimic natural estrogens, a cause of breast cancer.

[Read: Do Deodorants cause Breast Cancer?]

You can avoid this by using natural deodorants and create an armpit detox which will help your body get back to its natural state of clean perspiration faster, flush out the old bacteria and chemical residue.

How To Get Rid Of  Armpit Odor (Simple Detox Recipe)?

Natural Armpit Detox Ingredients

This helps in switching to natural deodorant. It is nontoxic in nature and helps in effective armpit detox.

  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • Filtered water
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 ounce spray bottle


  • Add essential oils and one tablespoon of ACV to a 2 oz bottle, fill with water.
  • Before going to bed, give the bottle a gentle shake and spray on both arm pits overnight.
  • Next day, repeat the process. You may need to wash your armpits several times during the first 2 or 3 days but that will be short lived, you should see your body respond to the armpit detox reasonably well after 5 days.

References: http://campwander.com/2014/06/armpit-detox-optimal-diy-deodorant-performance/ 

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Donna Beasley
Donna Beasley 5pts

Because it stops any smells and it is healthy for my skin. I have been using it for a long time .

Kim Mckay
Kim Mckay 5pts

I want to make this coconut oil deodorant

Jaya Varsani
Jaya Varsani 5pts

Yes that's what fb is for. But it should only be one sided.

Jaya Varsani
Jaya Varsani 5pts

Yes Savita, you stank my car out with garlic coming from your pores! \U0001f602

Savita Vekaria
Savita Vekaria 5pts

I just go au naturel (jaya only once said I stink ) - shower morning and before I go to bed, in case Harish objects too.

Jaya Varsani
Jaya Varsani 5pts

I might try coconut oil but worried about the grease on my clothes!

Narmada Lalji Bhudia
Narmada Lalji Bhudia 5pts

I`m trying out a new aluminium free deodrant from Tesco called Biosen. Will let you know if it works!

Hannah Mendoza
Hannah Mendoza 5pts

Anywhere! It's sold in baking section next to olive oil

Sina Bobina
Sina Bobina 5pts

Same reason why mc Donalds exists.. Because it can! As long as people buy bad things there will be bad things.

Donna Twigg
Donna Twigg 5pts

if it's proven chemicals , WHY is it SOLD to us ??

Mary Bradley
Mary Bradley 5pts

Liz Bane, where can i get this coconut oil?

Lynn Lazzari
Lynn Lazzari 5pts

I stopped using everything. I wash with baking soda and rinse with acv. i don't smell at all.

Spongy Rina
Spongy Rina 5pts

I'm using lime,that great,no smell even on most hot day

Mariola Justice
Mariola Justice 5pts

This is such crap...the part about a vegan diet contributing to low testosterone....I will unsubscribe to this because it's obvious they get their info from a cereal box. My husband and I have been together for 20 years..both vegan for over 5 years now and I assure you there is no testosterone deficiency...on the contrary actually. Sex life has never been better. Take this false info and shove it where the sun don't shine.

Patrece C Myles
Patrece C Myles 5pts

I'm going back to coconut oil. Even the vegan deodorant is breaking me out.

Liz Bane
Liz Bane 5pts

I don't wear deodorant coconut oil works well.

Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown 5pts

True i have read so many articles that discourages the use of deodorant with aluminum

Josephine Magbanua
Josephine Magbanua 5pts

Yes baking soda then lemon juice mixet it and apply i On your underam, before you take a bath! Used it everyday! Then apply rexona as a deodorant if you want to go out! But if inside the house no need! I have a severe problem about my underam smelly and wet! Even during winter and hot it's the same thing! And I'm trying to used lots of deodorant but it'doesnt work! Just only I'm trying to used lemon with baking soda! And it is very very good,to rid off body odor!

Carol Sweeting
Carol Sweeting 5pts

Clean armpits with isopropyl alcohol. Kills the bacteria. Then no need for deodorant!!!

Bernice Lass
Bernice Lass 5pts

Really, and where would one find this research. ????? It is only thought to be a contributing factor as are other chemical, like smoking and alcohol.

Heidee Guerrero
Heidee Guerrero 5pts

That's true Moni Mayorga, not only aluminum but some harmful ingredient as well,that's why it link to cancer. In our family we use the KING OF DETOXIFIER -ganoderma products.... It's purely natural and no harmful ingredients

Moni Mayorga
Moni Mayorga 5pts

That's horrible advice , there is a ton of aluminum in deodorant a direct tie to causing Alzheimer's

Wanda Tiger
Wanda Tiger 5pts

In B.C., Canada you can get it at London Drugs, Shopper's Drug Store, WalMart and some health food stores.

Wanda Tiger
Wanda Tiger 5pts

Cathy Ord I use the crystal rock deodorant. I was skeptical when I first used it, but have been using it now for a few years. Only one I'll buy now. Love it :)

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

Rexona sounds promising. Can you buy this in most chemists?..\U0001f33a

Josephine Magbanua
Josephine Magbanua 5pts

Lemon and baking soda is the best way to remove stink and sweat smelly armpit! Or rexona roll on!

Bernie McCann Kane
Bernie McCann Kane 5pts

Use arrowroot powder with added essential oils as your deodorant

Bernice Lass
Bernice Lass 5pts

Really has no one read the research on deodorants! !! There is nothing linking deodorant to Cancer. The bacteria that clings to your armpit hairs combined with not washing causes body odour. Wash properly and apply whatever deodorant you want. The key is to wash properly.

Dottmatrix 5pts

No proof sure but my mother recently discovered she gets sharp pain in her breast everytime she wears her usual deodorant, which she's been using for so many years. I don't think it's worth the risk. My smelly armpits only bother other people, not myself lol

Cathy Ord
Cathy Ord 5pts

You can get this at Walgreen's. My mom swears by it. But I use deodorant. I think I still stink with it.