Detox Your Pits!

December 6, 2013By 13 Comments

vegan deodorant

Congrats, you’ve chucked all your toxic anti-perspirants in the trash and have made the switch to natural deodorant! Now what?

It’s time to detox your pits! Why? Because your natural deodorant will work more effectively if you start with a clean slate. Anti-perspirants contain aluminum which is used to shrink/clog your sweat glands. Sweat glands are essential for releasing toxins from your body (sweat = good; stank = bad). Aluminum compounds have been shown to collect in the brain, possibly leading to Alzheimers. :/ No thanks, betch! I already have a hard time remember sh*t.

When you switch from an anti-perspirant to a natural deodorant, your glands and pores will start to unclog and work properly again. While your body starts to adjust and work normal again, toxins and other gunk (dead skin cells, chemical residue, etc.) are being released and may temporarily cause you to stank more than usual. Fret not, homedog, you are DETOXING. If you don’t acknowledge this transition period, you may be quick to give up and switch back to that evil, toxic deodoro crap… don’t do it!

Give yourself about a week to properly detox and sweat out all the nasty buildup. If you wanna speed up the process, staying hydrated and exercising ought to do the trick.

Keep in mind, even some “natural” deodorants you’ll find at the store have questionable ingredients

Ingredients to avoid:

  • Propylene Glycol 
  • Fragrance 
  • Synthetic colors 
  • Diazolidinyl Urea  
  • Triethanolamine (TEA) 
  • Parabens  
  • Quaternium-15 
  • Octoxynol and Nonoxynol  
  • Triclosan 

There are a bunch of truly all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free deodorants to choose from. Peep some of VBR’s faves here. I also have an easy, affordable, and quick DIY Deodorant recipe for you guys, too! 🙂 xo

What’s your fave all-natural, vegan deodorant?

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  1. Cami Bailey says:

    I make my own with unrefined coconut oil, baking soda, and corn starch, plus a couple drops of essential oil, although I love the natural coconut aroma.
    I do keep a bottle of Lavender Crystal roll-on, a stick of Toms Lemongrass, or Herban Cowboy on hand to change it up occasionally, but those need to be re-applied. My very favorite is Meow Meow Tweet, but I have to order it, which isn’t convenient, and shipping makes it expensive.

  2. Deana says:

    I use Pure Mint Deodorant from Arbonne. This deodorant is aluminum and paraben free and infused with spearmint. It’s awesome!

  3. Carly says:

    North Coast Organics!

  4. Francis says:

    I make my own deodorant and I don’t stink at all! 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    I just rub a bit of baking soda under my arms. I did the detox thing, but I still have, er…issues if I don’t use something. Most of the natural products don’t hold up, but baking soda does. Have to limit it to 2 times a week, otherwise my pits get a little red.

  6. JJ says:

    I’m so glad you made this post! I make my own deodorant and I never smell anymore AND I don’t have all that crap in my system.

    Side note, I love your pink hair! 🙂


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