How To Detox Your Armpits With Essential Oils

Even if you aren’t a super sweater, it can be important to give your underarms a detox from time to time. Researchers at The University Of Oxford recently discovered that a specific protein located in the armpits is responsible for converting odorless compounds into stinky sweat. An effective armpit detox can help the body eliminate toxins in the body and keep you smelling fresh.

Regularly using OTC deodorants and antiperspirants can cause a chemical buildup on the skin over time. Along with good ole’ fashioned soap and water, essential oils can help clear away chemicals and odor-causing bacteria. Tea Tree essential oil is a natural astringent and antiseptic. Its antibacterial properties can help purify the body and cut back on underarm sweat.

Before you begin an armpit detox, rinse with our clarifying Charcoal Natural Bar Soap in the shower or bath. Naturally exfoliating, it helps draw out impurities and protect against free radicals. After you cleanse, follow our guide for the steps to make your very own Natural Armpit Detox Spray.

What you need:

1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar

1 cup of filtered water

1 tsp of Jojoba carrier oil

2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Spray bottle

How To:

Mix all the ingredients in the spray bottle. Spray a thin layer over your arms and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with a wet cloth. Shake well before each use.


Do a patch test before use and discontinue if any irritation occurs.

Shelf life: 1 week.

Developed by an aromatherapist


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  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Betty! Not necessarily. This detox spray is not a deodorant itself.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lisa! You can use deodorant daily, though it is best that you don’t.

  • Betty says...

    Does this detox address the odor causing protein mentioned at the beginning of this article?

  • Lisa says...

    While using this, do you still apply deodorant each day?

  • Edens Garden says...

    Amy & Lisa, this recipe should be used daily for one week.

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