Back to home
in Lifestyle

How to do an Armpit Detox at home

  • September 18, 2017
  • By Stephanie, The Roving Fox
How to do an Armpit Detox at home

How to do an Armpit Detox

I just can’t help myself when it comes to some healthy/natural living topics, and learning how to do an armpit detox is one of my latest obsessions.


I started using jojoba oil to moisturize my face five years ago and have never looked back. I love making homemade sugar scrubs and lotions from scratch. One day I’ll write posts about how I make those!


But my post today is about an armpit detox. I wanted to try to switch to natural deodorant, and I read on Wellness Mama’s blog that an armpit detox will help draw out the toxins stored in your pores after years of using anti-antiperspirant. Apparently there are ingredients in traditional anti-antiperspirant like aluminum, which can be bad for humans. Aluminum has some evidence of a connection to Alzheimer’s, and Phthalates can disrupt our natural hormones.


I have to admit that I might not rely on natural deo 100% of the time. I am a sweater and there are some situations where I feel like I’d need the extra sweat protection, like important work events.


However, I did find the armpit detox to be an effective way to reduce odor for several days. When I do it, I can wear the natural deodorant and go to the gym and not smell like a garbage can! I am more sweaty, of course, but the sweat doesn’t smell. It’s weird, but amazing.


I’ll probably try to wear the natural deodorant when I work from home or don’t have important work or life events. So I’m not a perfect example of healthy living, but I am trying when & where I can!


Here’s how I mixed up my armpit mask:

One tablespoon French Clay (note: other blogs say bentonite clay is best. I want to try it, but had the French clay in my cupboard and it seemed to work out well. I’ll probably try bentonite when I run out)
One teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar (known to kill smells and some bacteria)
One teaspoon water


Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl until it’s creamy but firm enough to hold on to your skin.
Slather over your armpits and let dry for several minutes.
Rinse off with a warm washcloth or hop in the shower and rinse.


Note: some people are sensitive to the ACV. Try with just a few minutes your first time to make sure your skin doesn’t react.


Would you try it? If you do, let me know what you think on The Roving Fox Facebook page!
By Stephanie, The Roving Fox, September 18, 2017
Stephanie Janes The Roving Fox blog
Hi, I’m Stephanie

Hey there, I am Stephanie, aka “The Roving Fox!” I started this blog to share travel tips with friends, and eventually started incorporating more info about my hip labrum surgery, beauty products I love, and restaurant reviews. Please say hi here on the blog, on Instagram, or Facebook!

Sign up for emails!

Affiliate Disclosure

This site contains affiliate links which means The Roving Fox might make a small commission if you purchase something I recommend, at no cost to you. And as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support of the blog!

Please check your instagram details.