You all know deodorant is the very first safe swap I recommend making.

If you haven’t ditched your antiperspirant and conventional deodorant yet, you need to!

And don’t be greenwashed by a lot of the “natural brands!” Check your label and compare it to the Banished Ingredient Cheatsheet in the announcements section!

Ditch it if you see fragrance, pegs, propylene glycol, polysorbate, phenoxyethanol, triclosan, talc, parabens, aluminum, phthalates, DEA.

Armpit DetoxPersonally my #1 favorite toxin free deodorant is the charcoal bar from Primally Pure! Yes, it is a little more expensive, but IT WORKS!!

My hubby and I both use & love it!

I’ve also heard great things about their Everything Spray on pits!

You can get 10% off with our group discount “MindfulMommy”

Ok, so you’ve made the swap.. you bought clean deodorant and all is good, right?


Get ready for what most people experience..

The dreaded detox period

I’m not going to sugar coat it. You’ll most likely smell awful. You’ll be out in public looking around to see where that terrible smell is coming from only to realize it’s YOU!

But don’t worry, this stage will pass! I promise it’s worth it and your body will thank you if you stick with it!
Let’s talk about what you can do to speed this process along…
Most importantly, DETOX!

Have you EVER in your lifetime used a conventional antiperspirant or deodorant? If so, then you need an armpit detox! Or have you ever used a toxic product in general? Then you need to detox!

Are your armpits smelly?

The build up of toxic chemicals may be the reason why your armpits have a strong odor. Sometimes when you use a natural deodorant you will notice your armpits smell bad after a few hours. Once you do the detox, that natural deodorant will work so much better!!

Are you getting a rash from the baking soda in your natural deodorant? Most people are able to use natural deodorant with baking soda again once they detox.

The best way to switch to natural is to clean your armpits from all those toxins first.

Detoxifying Pit Mask: Coupon code “Newtoearthley”


DIY recipe: Click here!

Charcoal Body Bar:
This bar has helped both my husband and I with armpit odor tremendously, especially me with pregnancy and nursing (hormonal BO is real my friends!)


Time! This is not a one time detox, give it time. In the beginning I did an armpit detox almost daily the first week or so and then slowly was able to space them out to weekly, and then monthly. Listen to your body, you’ll know when a detox is needed.

Obviously practice daily hygiene daily.

Make sure the body products you are using are clean. Soap, shaving cream, razor without a toxic moisturizing strip, lotions, ect. (Use the search bar at the top of the group to find recommendations!)

Dry brush regularly before showering. We’ve talked about this quit a bit. It removes dead skin, exfoliates, uncloggs pores, stimulates the lymphatic system and circulation, and removes toxins.

WATER is so important when detoxing. Drink plenty of CLEAN water! Ditch bottled water. There is a whole post about water filtration if you’d like to read more but our water is filtered, purified, remineralized, ionized making it alkaline with antioxidants and electrolytes. We take our water very seriously over here

Diet plays a huge role when detoxing. Everything comes back to how we are taking care of our insides. What are we fueling our body with? Eat clean WHOLE FOODS, organic whenever possible. Avoiding sugar, processed foods, dairy and inflammatory foods.

A whole body detox may be something you want to look into as well. Here are a couple I’d recommend..

Standard Process:
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Your Super mixes and detox:

And last tip!

Try lemon or lime! I sliced a small piece of lemon or lime and rubbed on my armpits when I was going through this initial detox and they work great! The juice kills bacteria and odor.

That’s all the tips I have for now! You may hate me in the beginning and never want to listen to any advice from me again

but it does get better and you won’t smell for the rest of your life, I promise! Remember you WILL sweat when ditching the antiperspirant and it is a GOOD thing!!! Every time you sweat and are stinky during this detox phase remind yourself your body is getting rid of years and years worth of toxins and build up! Our bodies are wonderfully made!

Happy armpit detoxing, ladies!

Keep us posted in the comments below with how your detox is going and what is working for you!

© Mindful Mommy, Meghan Smallwood