charcoal deodorant | mandarin pomelo (formerly juicy bamboo)

the takesumi detox®

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(37 customer reviews)



mandarin pomelo full size and travel size charcoal deodorant

12g travel size


MANDARIN POMELO SCENT (formerly juicy bamboo)


The sun warms your face and the sophisticated smell of citrus surrounds you.

We have formulated our deodorants with activated charcoal as it acts like a magnet 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, use as a daily deodorant + detox to 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, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia, Citrus Sinesis, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Magnesium Hydroxide, Carbo Activatus (Activated Charcoal).

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

Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-free



A 2 to 4 week transition period can be expected when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorant.

Studies show that antiperspirant users experienced an increase in odorous bacteria in the underarm area when they stop using antiperspirant. 

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

WEEK 1: Our activated charcoal formula pulls toxins from your pores and helps to neutralize odor.

PRO TIP: If you suffer from excessive body odor, use the underarm bar to eliminate odor-causing bacteria on your skin BEFORE applying natural deodorant.

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

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

WEEK 4: Your body should have fully adjusted to natural deodorant. Continue to use the takesumi detox as a daily deodorant. Our charcoal formula will continue to detox and deodorize.


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 detox is 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 detox charcoal 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, use the takesumi detox underarm bar to 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.Continue to use the takesumi detox charcoal 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. Our the takesumi detox charcoal deodorant is safe for all women breastfeeding and pregnant as it is free of all harmful chemicals that would otherwise, absorb into your underarms.



A 2 to 4 week transition period can be expected when transitioning from antiperspirant to natural deodorant. Studies show that antiperspirant users experienced an increase in odorous bacteria in the underarm area when they stop using antiperspirant. 














The sun warms your face and the sophisticated smell of citrus surrounds you.

Additional information

Weight150 g
Dimensions5.5 × 5.5 × 11 cm

37 reviews for charcoal deodorant | mandarin pomelo (formerly juicy bamboo)

  1. Connie

    My husband and I have been talking about switching over to a natural deodorant for a while, but we’re reluctant about going through the B.O stage. We found that be using the charcoal soap combined with the takesumi deodorant we had little to no issue with body odour! I purchased the mini-set first so I could get a sense of all the smells, and have now purchased Oak & Bourbon (for hubby) and both the Juicy Bamboo and the Cold Pressed Rose scent for me! Love love Love it❤️ and will never go back to aluminum deodorant again:))

  2. Debbi (verified owner)

    Sorry to say….not liking the scent.

  3. MistaMooner89 (verified owner)

    Juicy Bamboo smells amazing! Works great as well, only natural product that works and doesn’t leave a rash! I see they’ve changed the name, just hope they haven’t changed the ingredients or scent because it was perfect as is!

  4. Mindy (verified owner)

    I have found the holy grail. Combined with the charcoal soap (which smells divine), I am no longer a sweaty, smelly mess. I still sweat some but not like with other natural deodorants and not even as much as with conventional antiperspirants! I smell pretty good, too. I mean at the end of the day if I was nervous or got hot, I may smell a little but I don’t think anyone knows but me. Other natural deodorants made me smell worse! And I break out from baking soda. My pits are like pristine with this stuff! I do wish it actually smelled a little stronger once on but overall 5 stars! I think the soap makes the whole package! Customer for life here!

  5. kaia naturals (verified owner)

    Hi Gillian,

    I’m sorry to hear that you experienced an armpit rash. This is more common than you think and sometimes the most common reason is not actually a “reaction” to ingredients it is a body response to moisture. We are not qualified to give medical advice, and have not actually seen your rash but we can share with you is something we frequently come across. The rash is actually caused from moisture sitting under your arm.

    We have seen is that some consumers have increased moisture and there is not enough powder in natural deodorant sticks to absorb the moisture thus creating a moisture rash (similar to diaper rash). We find for consumers that have this problem can either stop using the deodorant and dry another brand that may have more powder or simply apply an extra layer of powder (corn starch) over the deodorant to keep you dry.

    We are sorry that you experience this and we will certainly refund your money if you are not happy with our product.

    Thank you for letting us know.

  6. Gillian

    I had the same problem as Heather, above. My armpits broke out into an extremely irritating, red rash. Very disappointing as I was really excited to purchase this product. Even after the rash I was hoping there was a fragrance free option, willing to try again in case the problem may be with the scent. Surprisingly, there isn’t that option. Disappointed all around.

  7. Pierre Arseneault

    Being a man and yes a strong and burly man, I had my worries about using your product because of statements made about excessive sweating and strong body odor.

    I know that you’re thinking ‘Pierre if you’re such a “Burly man” why would the smell of body odor bother you’ and the answer is I lied.

    I am not ‘Burly’ I am AWESOME just like your products.

    Yes, I was worried about the excessive sweating but I remedied that by borrowing my neighbors’ kids sand pails and strategically placing them under my armpits beneath my shirts.

    Yes, it looked weird having the elevated shoulders but to have a product that used charcoal to defeat mankind’s ultimate challenge, stopping the sweats, it was worth it. 

    But I was wrong, I never experienced the massive sweats or the body odor but I have developed elevated shoulders and serious bruising on my shins from my neighbors’ kids repeatedly kicking me for ‘borrowing’ their pails without their knowledge.

    A fair warning to all consumers who purchase the Juicy Bamboo deodorant, it smells great but I cannot stress how important the following is: Do Not Lick your underarms.

    Specially in public because it will affect your relationships and how a judge will view you when you contest the ticket you received for causing a car accident by inadvertently walking in to the street with you head inside your shirt.

    Honestly, I cannot wait to taste the Black Oak and Bourbon….. inside my house, I have learned my lessons about pails and my public behavior.

    Thank you for making such products.


  8. Jamie (verified owner)

    I haven’t used another deodorant since I switched to Kaia. I’m obsessed with the takesumi detox! The detox process itself wasn’t too bad and I’m in love with the citrus-y smell. Yes some really hot and sweaty days it doesn’t hold up as well but I just prep for those days with the underarm bar. I highly recommend and a non-toxic deodorant is so worth trying.

  9. Erica Shelton

    I’m so glad I’ve finally found a product that makes me feel good without using regular pore clogging deodorant! I was finally able to detox from regular deodorant, and this product made it easy. It smells sooo good! I can’t wait to order more.

  10. Morgan (verified owner)

    Back to repurchase for the third time! Favourites are juicy bamboo and cold press rose.

  11. Lisa Hanson (verified owner)

    A perfect 10! I have struggled with stinky pits for years but wanted to steer clear of chemicals and find something that works naturally. This does the trick. Even through a Tennessee summer.

  12. Amanda

    Love this product. Not only is the packaging unique but the product itself truly works wonders. I am so happy that I was introduced to this natural deodorant first before any other because my transition from using antiperspirant to natural deodorant has been as smooth as its application. My top recommendation for natural deodorant!

  13. ciangal (verified owner)

    Because I fell in love with the rose scent I decided to give the juicy bamboo a try. I’m a huge lemon fan so I love this scent too. Love that it keeps the odors at bay and stays clear. It’s expensive but I’m definitely worth it.

  14. Amy

    Really love it. Even with antiperspirants, I’ve always had trouble finding a scent that didn’t react weirdly with my sweat, making it smell even worse – this scent is perfect for my body chemistry! Even when I sweat a lot, it still smells pretty good. The detox phase sucks but isn’t that long, especially if you exfoliate and use the underarm bar. I think I’ll be using this for a good long time.

  15. dill

    This is my favorite scent- it’s a very light and fresh citrus scent. This is the most effective natural deodorant I have used. I love that they don’t use baking soda because that is a very harsh ingredient on the skin and can cause ingrown hairs or bumps on underarm area. The Arrowroot powder that they use in the formula does a much better job at preventing odor and does not irritate sensitive skin. I did not experience a “detox” phase because I have not used antiperspirant for years. But I recommend keeping the deodorant in your purse for re-application

  16. SandyL

    Love the scent of this product and how it applies. No stickiness or transfer to clothing. Got the sample size to try so can’t wait to repurchase the full size, a real win!

  17. Louise Edwards

    My husband & I love your this. Have a small supply so we don’t run out. We live in the US, worth the shipping

  18. Jamie

    I’m obsessed with this product! It’s been a huge game changer for me and totally works! The stick also lasts FOREVER. I recommend it to everyone. Piece of advice: tough out the “smelly” phase of the detox, it’s totally worth it

  19. Lili Viola

    I absolutely love this deodorant and have been using it for well over a year. I no longer smell even when I sweat! And as a PILATES teacher whose job is staying active, and who bikes to work and workouts three to four times a week, I sweat a lot! The Takesumi detox deodorant holds up extremely well! It goes on clean and smooth, smells fresh and wonderful and lasts! I won’t even try another deodorant. Only other scents by Kaia Naturals!

  20. lindajcap (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for a year and I love it! I did reapply several times during the transition period, but haven’t had to since. The juicy bamboo is by far my favorite scent. It’s so crisp, clean and fresh.

  21. Melissa Gavin (verified owner)

    Fresh scent! Works very well, especially when paired with the charcoal soap bar.

  22. Slise (verified owner)

    This deodorant is amazing!!! This is my favourite scent! Fresh and natural. It truly works wonders and I have noticed a big difference. You need to give the time to work on your body but so worth it. Combine it with the deodorant bar in the shower and you are good to go!!!

  23. mlyons514 (verified owner)

    The scent of this is great – fresh but not overpowering, and not too masculine or feminine. The texture of this is much thinner than a natural deodorant with baking soda – it almost feels like it turns to liquid as you apply it – but I think that helps it absorb into your skin rather than transfer onto your clothes. I have noticed that I need to re-apply more throughout the day while using this because it doesn’t contain baking soda, but I have had zero skin irritation so far, which is my main issue with other deodorants!

  24. Sarah

    I have tried about 10,000 natural deodorants in the past and have dealt with reactions from the baking soda to ones that made me feel self conscious and worried about smell! I finally tried Kaia and went through the detox process and I can honestly say it is a game changer!! Even in this crazy heat I have been sweating but odour free. If you decide to try it make sure you follow detox instructions! I also love the soap as an adjunct to help the product work its magic. Thank you from a happy customer!

  25. Jackie

    Love this detox deodorant! I obviously bought this for its unique properties vs the other ones out there and it works! I didn’t have any bad body odor before but it does keep me from smelling sweaty after a day of outdoors. The citrus scent is great and subtle. Can’t wait to try the other ones.

  26. heather (verified owner)

    I have never had an allergic reaction to a product before but this made my underarm skin burn and left me with painful bright red rashes. I’ve stopped using it and the rash is slowly going away. I purchased the soap, Juicy bamboo and rose deodorants. $80 loss.

  27. Robyn B

    love this deodorant. I was always try to avoid metals in my deodorants so when I saw that it was aluminum free, I decided to try it out. It completely exceeded my expectations. I was skeptical that a natural deodorant would be better than one with chemicals in terms of odor elimination, but I was so wrong. I feel happier and healthier ever since I made the switch.

  28. Megan

    I actually look forward to using this deodorant every day! I naturally sweat a lot, so this is kind of important to me.

  29. David

    Wow this stuff really works. My wife bought it for me and I was pretty skeptical but I tried it and I smell great!

  30. Erin

    I absolutely love this deodorant! Not only does it smell amazing, it works great and the new formula glides on beautifully without leaving residue to transfer onto my clothing.

  31. Krista

    Fabulous product! Love the smooth feel, great fresh scent, and it works for the whole day.

  32. Anita

    Finally a deodorant that works! and all natural too. smells great

  33. Aidi

    I love this product! I wish I had started using it earlier. I was skeptical at first but after hearing the buzz about natural deodorant, I gave it a try. I bought both the deodorant and the deodorant booster bar which was a great duo. I will definitely be purchasing these products again!

  34. Nikki Millman

    I love this deodorant so much! I always have a fear of smelling bad and now I don’t have to worry! And I never have to worry about the deodorant getting on my clothes too!! Just an amazing product!!

  35. Michelle

    It works!! I always carry a back up in case my “natural” deodorant is a fail. I didn’t need the backup after using this.

  36. Alex

    I have had such a hard time finding a deodorant that works!! Not to mention one that smells nice. This one is the best of both worlds!

  37. Kat

    I loved switching to this deodorant and have been using it for a couple of months. The odor control has been great and I enjoy the fresh scent. My only issue is I am now nearing the bottom of the stick and it is no longer applying nicely. The deodorant is crumbling and falling out of the tube, so I am not getting any on my body and most of it is ending up on my bathroom floor. The cost of this deodorant is making me pause before buying it again, especially if I can’t use it all.

  38. Kate

    I’ve been using this for over two months and love it. I started with a travel size and then bought the full size in this scent. They reformulated the product, which seems to have more of a velvety finish than than the old gel formula. Packaging and ingredients list looks the same though, so it’s hard to know what changed if anything. Other than that, I haven’t seen any major differences in performance. The juicy bamboo scent is very heavy on lemon, which would make it an ideal unisex scent. However, I was hoping for something more in the grapefruit-orange range. As it is, it doesn’t meld well with my perfume profile.

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