What is that smell???? Oh, your underarm? My goodness…let’s fix that shall we with some odor removing underarm scrub for armpit detox!
Body odor happens! Sometimes it stems from excessive perspiration or a particular food you eat. Other times it has a root cause in your gut health and overall wellness. Whatever the underlying cause, at some point in your life, your armpits will stink.
Using a good natural deodorant (like the one I make) is the first step in eliminating armpit odor. Using commercial products laden with chemicals actually causes you to sweat and stink more than if you used nothing. But I digress…
Today, I am tackling the topic of getting those stinky armpits CLEAN! So let’s get right into the wonder that is my homemade armpit destinker (aka – honey lemon or lime underarm scrub for armpit detox).
The star of this underarm scrub for armpit detox is coconut oil.
This should come as no surprise seeing there are a good 333 uses for coconut oil. You see, when it comes to stripping your body of unpleasant odors, coconut oil is known to be MUCH more effective than standard soap. Add the power of a scrubbing agent and you have a sure fire stink buster that also exfoliates armpits! Here is how the ingredients in my super-secret recipe work.
Coconut oil is a lot of things! But in terms of getting rid of odor, it is the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that it possesses that help keep odors away! Since body odor typically feeds on bacteria, cleansing with coconut oil will cut off the food supply so to speak!
The mixture of sugar and salt offer a gentle cleansing mechanism without the sting of pure salt scrubs! Plus dead sea salt has AMAZING skin benefits.
The lemon or lime (or combo of the two) work well to strip the armpit odor away from the skin without actually stripping the natural oils away and drying out the skin. Please note that I advocate for using fresh juice and not essential oils. They work differently and the fresh juice is more effective in my experience.
The honey is super soothing and is also antibacterial, giving you a double whammy of a boost!
So what are you waiting for? Get into the kitchen and get cooking! This odor removing underarm scrub for armpit detox will blow you away.
For more great recipes starring coconut oil, check out Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In!
- Mix sugar and salt, then add juice, zest, coconut oil and honey continuing to mix well.
- Store in a glass container away from light and heat.
Use 1-2 times per week for amazingly smooth skin!
Did you make this awesome underarm scrub? What did you think?