If you are using bentonite clay face mask, maybe it is time to use it on your armpits.
Sure you want to know why to detox armpits at all.
Chemicals and additives are included in conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants. Some products include: aluminum, phthalates, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, parabens, antibacterial substances, which can negatively affect are immune system and can cause diseases. Something unnatural blocks our body’s natural capability to sweat. The skin is the largest body organ and what touches our skin can easily enter our bloodstream.
After years of using conventional deodorants, it can be very helpful to do an armpit detox and remove chemicals out of the skin and armpit tissue.
Does it Work?
People who have tried armpit detox say they noticed fewer odors, even without wearing any deodorant afterward. None of those people noticed a rash when using the natural deodorant, and also they sweat less.
How to Detox Your Armpits
Maybe you already have the ingredients at home. You’ll just need bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and water.
– 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
– 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
– 1-2 teaspoons of water (to get right consistency)
It is important not to use metal. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl with a wooden or non-metal spoon. Apply over your armpits and let it sit for 5-20 minutes. Start with shorter period and work up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjust. If it hurts, remove immediately.
This may cause some redness as it will increase blood-flow to the area, but it will disappear quickly.
Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet washcloth.
Repeat this method every day or as needed until under-arm odor goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating.
Additional Things to Try
If you are still have troubles with odor, itching or lumps in your armpits, try dry brushing, which is known to help improve lymph circulation.
Take 1 teaspoon of baking soda and dilute it in little drops of water. Apply the paste on your armpits. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off. This will cleanse the armpits.
Take fresh lemon juice and dilute it in little drops of water. Apply the liquid on your armpits. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off. The citric acid will cleanse the armpits and kill the bacteria. It will also improve the body odor.
Also, drink a lot of water any time you stimulate lymph flow (dry brushing, massage, detox, etc) to help flush the body and avoid dehydration.