Beauty Care

Takesumi Detox | Charcoal Deodorant | Black Oak and Bourbon


Takesumi Detox Charcoal Deodorant



While sipping a dark spirited bourbon on the rocks in a dimly lit, oak-cladded lounge in Manhattan, the sensual aroma of black oak fills the air. The perfect blend of masculine sophistication with timeless notes of rich oak and orange peel.

We have formulated our deodorants withåÊactivated charcoalåÊas it acts like aåÊmagnet to draw out toxins from your pores, while also fighting odor-causing bacteria. Our easy glide formulation dries to a clear powder finish.

Antiperspirants block the sweat glands, thereby preventing you from sweating. With natural deodorant, your underarms are free to breathe.

The body goes through a detox phase when transitioning from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant. We found that the average consumer takes 2-4 weeks to fully transition, therefore we broke down the detox journey to a step-by-step process that you may experience. (see stages of detox) After you transition,åÊuse as a daily deodorant + detoxåÊto keep you fresh and odor free longer.

Artisanally-blended essential oils created by a renowned perfumer.


Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Sodium Stearate, Silica, Saccharomyces Ferment, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Magnesium Hydroxide, Carbo Activatus (Activated Charcoal).

All ingredients are listed in INCI (international scientific nomenclature).

Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-free


Stages of Detox

A 2 to 4 week transition period can be expected when transitioning fromåÊantiperspirant to naturalåÊdeodorant.

Studies show that antiperspirant usersåÊexperiencedåÊan increase in odorousåÊbacteria in the underarm areaåÊwhen they stop using antiperspirant.åÊ

NOTE:åÊEach stage of the detox may vary depending on your body chemistry.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ

WEEK 1:åÊOuråÊactivated charcoal formulaåÊpulls toxinsåÊfrom your pores and helps toåÊneutralize odor.

PRO TIP:åÊIf you suffer from excessive body odor, useåÊthe underarm baråÊto eliminate odor-causing bacteria on your skin BEFORE applying natural deodorant.

WEEK 2:åÊOnce you stop using antiperspirant and switch to natural deodorant, you will experienceåÊan increase growth of odor-causing bacteriaåÊin the underarm area. You may also feel additional moisture, which is temporary.

WEEK 3:åÊBacteria levels may begin to subside.åÊUnderarm moisture levels normalize and the amount of odorous bacteria will begin to decline.

WEEK 4:åÊYour body should have fully adjusted to natural deodorant. Continue to useåÊthe takesumi detoxåÊas aåÊdaily deodorant. Our charcoal formula will continue toåÊdetox and deodorize.

Frequently Asked Questions

The charcoal is grey, will it stain my clothing?
Although it is grey, it goes on clear. There will be no white marks or yellow stains (which are caused by aluminum) as it is aluminum-free.

Will I still sweat while using the takesumi detox?
The takesumi detoxåÊis a deodorant that will help keep odor away; however, it cannot stop sweating as aluminum does (as it clogs the pores to prevent the natural process of sweating). Noticing a temporary excess of perspiration and odor is normal since your body needs time to rebalance to start working normally again.

How long does the odor control last?
The takesumi detoxåÊcharcoal deodorant fights odor causing bacteria for up to 12 hours.

I‰۪m a super smelly person what can I do?
If you are needing extra odor protection while transitioning or for those intense workout days, useåÊthe takesumi detoxåÊunderarm baråÊto give yourself an extra protective barrier from odor causing bacteria.

Is this deodorant only used as a detox?
It starts off as a detox but after you transition, use as a daily deodorant.åÊContinue to useåÊthe takesumi detoxåÊcharcoal deodorant after you have fully transitioned, to continue allowing toxins and bacteria to not build up under your underarms. For extra protection, use the takesumi detox underarm bar on your smelly parts.

Is this safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes! We take pride in having clean and natural ingredients in all of our products. OuråÊthe takesumi detoxåÊcharcoal deodorant is safe for all women breastfeeding and pregnant as it is free of all harmful chemicals that would otherwise, absorb into your underarms.


We offer FREE COURIERPOST DELIVERY on all orders $100 and over within New Zealand. For all other orders below this amount, there is a delivery fee of $5.00.

Please allow 2-3 working days for your order to arrive*

*If your items are out of stock or out of our shipping zones, we will contact you promptly with an expected date of shipping.

Should you have any special delivery instructions, please leave the details in the ‘Delivery Instructions’ field provided at the check out. 

Our packages are non-signature parcels unless requested. If you are not at home, the courier driver typically leaves the parcel at the door or close by. Alternatively, they will leave a card to call. If we are delivering to a business, please provide the business name in the delivery address.

Damaged or Missing parcels

If your products did not reach you in perfect condition, please notify us as soon as possible and we will endeavour to sort out the issue. Please do not return the damaged goods without notifying us first as we will need to make arrangements for the return from our end. Please keep any packaging and damaged items as is, as these are required for the claim process.

In the unlikely event that your parcel doesn't reach you within the expected delivery time-frame (2-3 working days) of our team having emailed you confirmation of dispatch, Please contact us.

For us to be able to assist you with regards to a missing parcel please contact us within 20 days of your parcel’s dispatch.

For us to be able to assist you with regards to a damaged parcel please contact us within 7 days of your parcel’s delivery date

 After these times we will unfortunately be unable to assist you.

Products may not be returned or exchanged if you change your mind so please choose carefully.

Damaged products on delivery may be returned in accordance with Urban Herbalist’s damaged policy.

If you receive a faulty product, please contact us within 7 days and we will happily replace your item for you.

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