How to Make a Homemade Armpit Scrub to Lighten Armpit Skin

By Mary Smith. Updated: June 3, 2018
How to Make a Homemade Armpit Scrub to Lighten Armpit Skin

Would you like to prepare your own natural scrub to remove dark armpit stains? The truth is that no one likes to show this part of the body when it has dark patches, is irritated or has impurities, which is something that usually happens mainly due to continuous hair removal or long periods of exposure to the sun. However, in order for the skin of this area to resume its natural tone and make it smoother than ever before, there is nothing better than to exfoliate it with some natural products that help get rid of the accumulated dead cells and keep them perfectly hydrated. Pay attention to this oneHOWTO article we show you how to make a homemade armpit scrub and do not hesitate when raising your arms safely whenever you want.

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Benefits of using a scrub on armpits

Exfoliating your armpits is an aesthetic task with multiple benefits for the skin of this part of the body, and although we may think that it will only help us get rid of the accumulated dead cells, the truth is that it will also be useful for much more. Find out in the following lines:

  • By removing all dead cells accumulated in the armpits, the skin becomes much smoother.
  • A deep cleaning is carried out, eliminating all the dirt of the pores and the traces of sweat and, therefore, prevents the formation of impurities.
  • It prevents irritation, the appearance of pimples and cystic hairs after waxing or shaving.
  • It is possible to remove dark underarms and whiten them. These can appear due to continuous waxing, excess sweat, friction of the skin with clothes, the use of inadequate deodorants, prolonged sun exposure, etc.

Homemade armpit sugar scrub

A natural scrub for the armpits that is very simple to prepare and, in addition, very complete is this one; elaborated with sugar, salt, honey, olive oil and lemon. With this preparation, the dead cells are eliminated thanks to the sugar and salt grain, the dark areas on the armpits lighten thanks to the whitening and cleansing effect of lemon and, in addition, the skin becomes highly moisturized with olive oil and honey. The results are completely renewed armpits that are also more softer.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lemon

Preparation and application

  1. Squeeze the lemon to get its juice.
  2. In a bowl, add the sugar and salt first and then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix all the ingredients until a homogeneous granular paste is obtained.
  4. It is best to exfoliate the armpits with the mixture during your shower time, since the skin should be perfectly clean. Massage the area with circular movements for about 3 or 5 minutes and then rinse with plenty of warm water.
How to Make a Homemade Armpit Scrub to Lighten Armpit Skin - Homemade armpit sugar scrub

Lemon armpit scrub with oats and honey

Another natural product that's ideal to exfoliate armpit and general body skin is oatmeal, as this cereal helps kill all the dead cells accumulated in the area, in addition to having actual bleaching effects due to the starch it contains. Moreover, it is also very moisturizing and it allows to slow the aging process and prevent the appearance of dark spots due to age.


  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lemon

Preparation and application

  1. Grind the oat flakes until they become fine powder.
  2. In a bowl, add the freshly squeezed oats, honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  3. When you have created a homogeneous paste, apply it on the armpits, massage it and let it act for 15 minutes.
  4. If you do the treatment about twice a week, you will quickly notice the results.

Baking soda armpit scrub

It is also possible to bleach the armpits with baking soda in order for the skin to recover its original tone and make it look just as beautiful and uniform as before. Bicarbonate removes dead skin and unclogs the pores of the area avoiding the formation of impurities or suffering from irritation. The most effective baking soda armpit scrubs are the following:

  • Baking soda and lemon: Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with the juice of 1 lemon and use it as an exfoliant without exerting too much pressure on the area. To avoid the appearance of dark areas, it is important that you do not perform the treatment after shaving with a blade or before exposing yourself to the sun.
  • Baking soda and coconut oil: Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply on the armpits with circular massages and let it act for 10 minutes before washing the area. Coconut oil regenerates damaged tissues and will help you have more beautiful armpits.

You can see more details in the article How to whiten underarms with baking soda.

How to Make a Homemade Armpit Scrub to Lighten Armpit Skin - Baking soda armpit scrub

Armpit scrub with yogurt and oatmeal

If you want to make a natural armpit scrub that is also useful to hydrate the skin and lighten the armpits quickly, the following recipe is ideal for you. On this occasion, we'd like to combine the moisturizing, exfoliating and restorative properties of oats with the whitening and cleansing effects of natural yogurt, which will give you clearer skin thanks to the lactic acid it contains.


  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon natural unsweetened yogurt

Preparation and application

  1. Grind the oatmeal flakes.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground oats with the natural yogurt until a uniform paste is obtained.
  3. Use the ointment obtained to exfoliate the armpits applying circular massages and leaving it to act during 10 minutes.
  4. You can repeat the treatment three times a week. We advise you to apply a moisturizer in the exfoliated area straight after to make the skin smoother and protected.

Cumin and lemon armpit scrub

Finally, we encourage you to try a homemade armpit scrub made with turmeric and lemon. Despite turmeric being an ingredient unknown to many, it has excellent properties for the skin, among which are exfoliating and bleaching, as well as the capacity of stopping hair growth. It allows the skin to regain lost smoothness by removing all dead cells and reducing pigmentation of the skin, making it superb for removing armpit stains.


  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 small spoonful of lemon juice

Preparation and application

  1. In a bowl, combine the turmeric with the lemon juice until you get a uniform mixture.
  2. Apply the paste obtained in the armpits, massage gently and let it stand for 15 minutes.
  3. After that time, the exfoliating mask will have dried and you will only have to remove it with plenty of warm water.
How to Make a Homemade Armpit Scrub to Lighten Armpit Skin - Cumin and lemon armpit scrub

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