Monday, September 16, 2019

My Tips & Tricks for an Armpit Detox ๐Ÿ’ช

Hey muffins; Happy Monday! To start this week off right, I want to share my tips and tricks for dealing with an armpit detox... Now some of you might be asking, "What the heck is an armpit detox?", so you definitely came to the right Earth Muffin! Let's jump right into the post!

What is an armpit detox?
An armpit detox is a detox for your armpits (duh! ๐Ÿ™„) that often occurs after switching from an aluminum based deodorant to a more natural deodorant (such as the natural deodorants from Primal Pit Paste). When using products that contain aluminum your body is prevented from perspiring, which is why they are often labeled as "antiperspirants". After switching to a deodorant that lets you sweat, your body isn't used to it... This results in the armpit detox where you might notice excess sweat and smell coming from your pits as you sweat out the gunk/toxins that have been sitting in your armpit for months and even years! ๐Ÿ˜ท

My Experience with an Armpit Detox
When I switched and started using Primal Pit Paste's Wild Wood deodorant, I (surprisingly) didn't experience much of a detox. I maybe had more sweat than usual for a few days, but nothing too crazy. I did however notice my body actually sweating in the pits for the first time in my LIFE, which was such an interesting thing to think about.

natural deodorant for armpit detox

Tips for Surviving Your Armpit Detox
If you make the switch to natural deodorant, you might experience a much longer detox than I did, so I thought I would share my tips to help you mitigate the sweat and the smell!

1. Pick a time that works the best for you - Don't try to make the switch when you have a lot of presentations in class or know you will be wearing a lot of tank tops. I think winter is probably the best time of the year for a detox, as you can wear a shirt under a sweater to catch any excess sweat or smell!

man sweating

2. Dab away the sweat often - You will find yourself sweating more than usual, so feel free to use some toilet paper or tissues to dab away the sweat often. I would do this whenever I went to the bathroom, as it is an easy thing to do while sitting on the toilet (sorry for the TMI haha).

3. Reapply when necessary - Feel free to reapply deodorant if you feel like the smell is getting particularly bad... Just make sure you don't over do it so that your armpits turn white or it rubs into your clothes. You wouldn't want a stain!

4. Let your pits have space – This process is completely normal, so let your armpits detox all the gunk! I would avoid wearing any tight-in-the-pit clothes to prevent from even more irritation. #freethepits!

5. Have a back-up smell blocker – If you are super concerned with the idea of slightly smelly pits, double up your odor blocker by using body spray, perfume, essential oils, etc. Please don't use too much though, nobody wants to smell you from a mile away!

6. Make sure the scent of your natural deodorant works for you – Some body odors don’t mix well with certain scents, or your body odor might smell similar to a scent. If you aren't liking the smell of the first product you try out, don't give up and try again! It is really a trial and error process until you find the deodorant that works for you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Have you had an armpit detox before? What are your tips for making it easier? Comment below and don't forget to follow Life of an Earth Muffin to never miss another post!


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