Underarm Detox, Does it Work?

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How much time do you spend thinking about your armpits? If you’re like most people, you probably slather on antiperspirant each morning, wash your pits in the shower, and that’s about it. 

However, if you want to improve your health naturally, then your pits may be more important than you think! Our underarms are home to a network of lymph nodes and pores that play a crucial role in our body's immune system.

Your lymphatic system, which is a vast drainage network, relies heavily on these nodes scattered throughout your body, including in your armpits. These nodes act as checkpoints, filtering out toxins and waste from your lymph fluid before it re-enters your bloodstream.


Now, imagine slathering on that trusty antiperspirant. While it may keep you dry and smelling fresh, it also seals off those pores, putting a barricade on your body's natural detox route. Yes, you need to sweat!  Because when trapped, those toxins that you normally sweat out can build up in your body and cause a variety of diseases

Neglecting your underarms isn't just a minor hygiene slip-up; it can be like throwing a wrench into the gears of your whole system. It's time to give those pits the care they deserve and get things back on track.

What Can You Do About It?

If you've been struggling with underarm issues like odor, discoloration, or ingrown hairs, you're not alone. However, overcoming these challenges is entirely doable with the right approach.

Having healthier armpits starts with making some simple yet effective lifestyle changes. One key step is switching to a natural deodorant. By ditching the harsh chemicals often found in antiperspirants, you give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce the possibility of irritation. That’s because antiperspirants block sweat glands and prevent you from sweating altogether, while deodorants simply help with odor.

It’s important to know that when switching to a natural deodorant, there’s often a 3-4 week time period where you smell worse because your body is readjusting. However, the long-term results of using a natural deodorant are well worth it, and doing an underarm detox will help the transition go much smoother. 

Staying hydrated and eating a clean, balanced diet can also positively impact your skin's appearance and overall underarm health. (For a deeper dive into these topics, be sure to check out our blog post, Natalya’s Natural Deodorant Recipe.)

Underarm Detox for Healthy Pits

Now, let's talk about underarm detoxes. These cleansing rituals can work wonders in combating odor, discoloration, bumps, and irritation. They're also helpful during the initial transition period when switching from an antiperspirant full of chemicals to a natural deodorant. But the burning question remains: do underarm detoxes actually work?

We’ll let the testimonials for our Underarm Detox Kit speak for themselves!

“I had a smelly armpit (yes one), and it is no longer an issue because of this kit! Thank you!” - Josephine T. Antioch, CA

“I’m so impressed with the products I received. Especially the deodorant. It leaves me smelling good all day long. The soap is amazing and leaves my skin smooth and moisturized. The serum has cleared up my darkness, not only under my arms but some discoloration I had on my face as well. I would highly recommend this kit to anyone!” - Samantha S. Queens, NY

Underarm Detox Kits: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you know what’s going on in your armpits—and that you can improve your situation with diet and a healthier underarm routine, let’s take a closer look at each step in our Underarm Detox Kit and how you can use each product to support healthier pits. 

Step 1: Turmeric Ginger Soap

Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is celebrated for its ability to lighten dark spots and pigmentation. With regular use, this soap works to brighten the underarms, gradually diminishing the appearance of discoloration.

Ginger, another star ingredient in this soap, pairs well with turmeric to promote healthier-looking skin. Together, they work to soothe uneven pigmentation, leaving your skin looking more radiant over time.

How to use: Wet your underarms with water and lather the soap between your hands or directly onto your skin. Gently massage the lather onto your armpits. Rinse thoroughly with water and pat your skin dry with a towel. 

Step 2: SkinTox Mask

One of the key benefits of our SkinTox Mask is its brightening effect. This mask provides deep cleansing for your skin, ridding it of impurities and dead skin cells. By drawing out toxins and excess oil from the skin's surface, it helps to lessen the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation. As a result, you're left with a brighter, more luminous complexion in your underarms.

Our SkinTox Mask features the following herbs, each selected for its unique skin-loving properties:

How to use: Blend the mask with a sufficient amount of liquid ( filtered water, hydrosols, or diluted ACV) to make a paste. Apply the mixture directly onto clean skin. Allow the mask to dry completely before gently rinsing it off with warm water. 

Step 3: Anti-Aging Serum

Crafted with a blend of potent herbs and oils, this serum is designed to target multiple concerns while providing nourishment and rejuvenation to your skin.

Here's how our Anti-Aging Serum works its magic:

  • Skin Brightening: Packed with anti-aging properties, this serum works to improve the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation, promoting a lighter and more even tone in your underarm area.

  • Firming and Tightening: The serum's formulation helps enhance the elasticity and firmness of your skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.

Let's explore the key ingredients in our Anti-Aging Serum:

  • Herbal Oil Blend: This combination of botanical extracts is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Calendula soothes irritation and promotes skin healing, while chamomile calms sensitive skin and lavender offers a relaxing scent.

  • Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is packed with vitamin E and linoleic acid, making it an effective moisturizer that helps tighten and tone the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

How to use: After cleansing your armpits, dispense a few drops of the serum onto your skin both morning and evening. Allow the serum a few minutes to absorb fully into your skin before proceeding with the following steps.

Step 4: Cocoa Butter Lotion Stick

Enriched with cocoa butter, this stick deeply hydrates your skin, promoting its overall health. It nourishes your skin, potentially leading to lighter and more supple armpits.

Cocoa butter is celebrated for its protective effects on the skin. It helps with irritation and fosters a healthier complexion, making it an ideal choice for sensitive areas like under your arms.

How to use:

It's best to apply our lotion bars when your pores are open. This can be right after a shower or bath when your skin is warm and damp. This primes your skin for deeper penetration of the lotion's nourishing oils, sealing and protecting it throughout the day.

To use, rub the lotion bar between your hands or glide it directly onto dry skin areas. Your body heat will soften the bar, releasing its rich oils for easier application. Massage the lotion into your skin until fully absorbed.

Step 5: Lavender Tea Tree Pit Detox Deodorant

BodyLove by Tal's All-Natural Lavender Tea Tree Pit Detox Deodorant is specially crafted with organic, natural, and gentle ingredients to provide effective odor protection without compromising your health. 

In addition to nourishing ingredients like organic shea butter and coconut oil, this detox deodorant features bentonite clay, which offers a number of benefits for your underarms:

  • Absorbs Toxins: Bentonite clay has powerful absorptive properties, helping to draw out toxins and impurities from the skin.

  • Fights Odors: Its natural antibacterial properties help to fight odor-causing bacteria, allowing you to feel fresh and confident.

  • Soothes Irritation: This type of clay is also known for its soothing effects on the skin, making it ideal for individuals with sensitive underarms.

The lavender essential oil in this deodorant offers natural antibacterial properties, helping to keep underarms fresh. Its soothing and calming qualities reduce inflammation and irritation, ideal for sensitive skin. The scent of lavender adds a refreshing touch, masking odors while providing a calming experience with each use.

Tea tree essential oil adds powerful antimicrobial properties, preventing bacteria growth for clean underarms. It also soothes minor irritations, makes your skin healthier, and adds a nice scent. 

How to use: Start by cleansing your underarms with mild soap and water to remove any residue. Ensure your underarms are dry before applying a small amount of the deodorant directly. Gently massage or spread it evenly across your underarms, allowing it to absorb before dressing. Depending on your activity level, reapply as needed throughout the day. During the initial adjustment period, monitor your underarms and adjust the amount or frequency of use to fit your needs.

Are You Ready to Have Healthier Underarms?

Taking care of your pits doesn't have to be, well, the pits! With our comprehensive Underarm Detox Kit and natural, gentle products, you can embrace a skincare routine that keeps you feeling fresh and confident. From cleansing to moisturizing, each step is designed to pamper your skin and enhance your overall well-being. 

It's important to note, though, that individual results may vary, and it may take consistent use and time to observe noticeable improvements in underarm area lighting. Additionally, it's recommended to follow the specific instructions provided with each product and to perform a patch test before using them extensively to ensure compatibility with your skin.

This article has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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