Armpit Detox

Happy December 2016 everybody, is anyone else just as excited for December as I am?

This post has been highly requested after my blog post on switching to natural deodorants. If you have not yet read it, you can read about it hereNatural Deodorants that work  Unfortunately, you can’t go from using conventional deodorant to chemical free and expect it to work straight away. Give your armpits a chance to breathe! Let them be free. An armpit detox is when you let your body get rid of the chemical buildup from all those years of using conventional deos. After a few days of the detox, you should sweat less and odour will naturally decrease.


Bentonite Clay

It is a type of healing clay that is completely natural (usually formed by volcanic ash) and extracted for use. Bentonite clay is composed mostly of negative ions. Toxins and heavy metals in the body are made of positive ions. Bentonite clay works like a magnet that binds to toxins and helps to eliminate it out of the body.

The clay mixed with apple cider vinegar, work together to open up the pores in your armpits, pulling out the buildup chemicals.


Bentonite clay mask ingredients:

1 tablespoon bentonite clay (R32.95 Dischem)

1 tablespoon raw-unrefined apple cider vinegar (R19.95 Dischem)


1-2 tablespoons of warm water (for those with very sensitive skin)


  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl with a wooden or non-metal spoon, until creamy.
  • Spread in an even layer over the armpits and allow to sit for 5-20 minutes. Start slowly and working up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjusts. This may cause some redness as it increases blood flow to the area, but will quickly go away.
  • Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet facecloth.
  • Repeat daily or as needed until under-arm odour goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating

Extra notes:

Try to keep your arms above your head, this will allow the mask to dry quicker. If you find the mask to be too irritating try mix the clay with just plain water and leave out the apple cider vinegar. You don’t have to follow the exact measures, mix in a way that will allow you to get the consistency you prefer.


hey gorgeous summer rose all natural deodorant, my current favourite deodorant!

Guys this stuff wonders and smells amazing! Instead of masking odour with chemicals, this paraben free and aluminium free deo neutralises the odour. So it keeps you fresh and dry, but in an all-natural way. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I’m absolutely in love with it, especially the rosy essential oils smell. Have a look at their website to locate a store near your or to place an online order. Hey gorgeous website


Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone’s skin is different so results can vary from person to person. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well.



5 thoughts on “Armpit Detox

    1. Hey Lungi, I’m so sorry I took so long with this post. lol. Just remember to give your armpits time adjust. I cant wait to hear how its treating you in a few weeks. Kisses


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