Want to know one of the most asked questions I receive? What’s your armpit routine?! I get asked this so much and so often that I had my photographer take pictures of my armpits to share with the world.
Four years ago I decided to switch to a natural deodorant. I know so many of us are trying to switch to more natural products for our health. While I love that I also find lots of time the “healthier” version doesn’t always work that well. As I went on this armpit journey and journey it was I want to share the honest truth with you. Switching to a natural deodorant is A MOTHER FREAKING PROCESS. NO ONE SHARES THIS. It uncomfortable, you really stink and it isn’t a quick fix.
When committing to using a natural deodorant you don’t just stop buying drugstore anti perspirant’s one and magically move to do a natural deodorant and all is well. Unless you’re a unicorn this switch to a natural product is a process.
So I am sharing the ugly truth with you about how long it took me and what I do to keep my pits fresh and fabulous. If you google ‘detoxing your armpits” it usually states that it can take 2-4 weeks to detox and release all of the aluminum in your pits that’s been preventing you from sweating. Honestly I think this was more like a 6-9 month process if I am being honest. Years of antiperspirant was stuck up in there. What I know to be true is that if you stay the course it will be worth it. It has been for me.
Here is what I do to keep my pits fresh, detoxed and feeling fabulous.
- I do a charcoal mask once a week. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil from the skin. The end result is skin that is clean and clear. When used as a powder, charcoal masks can reach deep in your pores and suck out impurities with them. If you want to know more about Charcoal I have linked a good article here. I do this usually on Sundays when practicing some self care and taking my time in the shower. Any charcoal mask will work – currently I use Beauty Counters cause it works and is easy to use.
- I use Om Organics UnderArm Salt Detox. I use it daily and swear by it. I love the feeling of it and found it has helped so much. Ready to get started? Be sure to use OMWITHJESS for 20% (excluding bundles). I have linked it HERE.
- A natural deodorant by Routine. I stared using the pots but have switched as they they finally came out with a stick. Praise the Lord. My fav scents are Like a Boss and Simply Sadie. I got Hot Ronnie using this stuff too. You can snag it HERE – they are local to Calgary, owned and operated by women and found in local businesses around town and across Calgary. I just love them.
I am no expert but passionate about my armpits and them feeling fabulous. Hope this helps you on your quest for a natural deodorant and using good products. If you have any questions drop me a DM on social media.