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Armpit detox paste using bentonite clay

An Armpit detox is super simple, quick and effective. It is recommended that you do an Armpit Detox when switching to natural deodorants to purge the chemicals that build up in your pits.  You can also do an armpit detox whenever you feel you need a refresh.

How does the Armpit Detox work?

It’s common that your body will produce more sweat when giving up commercial antiperspirants as your body goes through a natural detox to get on track.  You may also experience more sweat or body odour if you have a highly processed diet, or if you are recovering from illness.  This armpit detox will support your body through the detox and healing process by drawing out the bacteria that leads to body odour.

There are only 2 ingredients in this effective Armpit Detox – Bentonite Clay and Apple Cidar Vinegar.
The Bentonite Clay will absorb bacteria and chemicals from the skin. It is also beneficial for your skin health as it contains minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium which can be absorbed through your pores.
The Apple cider vinegar helps contribute to a healthy skin microbiome and will help normalise the skin’s pH.

I have personally found this Armpit Detox super effective when I first gave up commercial deodorants.  I now do an Armpit Detox once or twice a year to keep fresh, and add another one in if I feel my Deodorant Paste is working too hard to keep the pong at bay.

Armpit detox paste using bentonite clay

Armpit Detox

Use this armpit detox if you are ditching the commercial deodorants or antiperspirants, or if you just feel your pits are a bit smelly and could use a refresh. It's gently and effective and safe to use whenever you feel the need.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Time to leave applied: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Makes: 1 Application
Cost: $1


  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Spoon for stirring Not metal as this can change the properties of the Bentonite Clay
  • 1 Measuring Spoon Again, not metal


Essential Oils

  • 5 drops Tea Tree optional


  • Add all ingredients to bowl
    1 tbsp Bentonite clay, 5 drops Tea Tree, 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Stir (using a non-metal spoon) until you form a smooth paste

To Use

  • Apply to clean and dry armpits and let dry for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off


I apply the Armpit Detox before a shower and use the drying time to give the bathroom a once over.....or to brush my teeth.....look for ingrown hairs....or scroll the socials....I never find it hard to fill in 10-15 minutes to myself 🙂
If you don't want to apply the Armpit Detox before a shower, you can always just rinse it off with a wet face cloth.

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