For healthy armpits, free from chemical smear, you need to detox your armpits!
A daily smear of chemicals under your arms that intentionally clog pores is probably a bad idea, but that’s exactly what most people do. They smear a host of chemicals to make themselves smell ‘good’. But the results hardly last all day and may take frequent re-applying depending on the sweat level of the person.
According to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, commercial deodorants contain these ingredients that may cause cancer:
- Triclosan can affect hormones and could be linked to breast cancer.
- Phthalates are endocrine disrupters, which interfere with the body’s hormone function and also are linked to breast cancer, although the studies have only fueled controversy.
- Parabens have been found in breast cancer biopsies and are known to be absorbed into the skin. They also disrupt hormones and mimic natural estrogens, a cause of breast cancer.
[Read: Do Deodorants cause Breast Cancer?]
You can avoid this by using a natural deodorant and create an armpit detox which will help your body get back to its natural state of clean perspiration faster, flush out the old bacteria and chemical residue.
How To Get Rid Of Armpits Odor (Simple Detox Recipe)?
Natural Armpit Detox Ingredients
This helps in switching to natural deodorant. It is nontoxic in nature and helps in effective armpit detox.
- 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
- Filtered water
- 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2 ounce spray bottle
- Add essential oils and one tablespoon of ACV to a 2 oz bottle, fill with water.
- Before going to bed, give the bottle a gentle shake and spray on both arm pits overnight.
- Next day, repeat the process. You may need to wash your armpits several times during the first 2 or 3 days but that will be short lived, you should see your body respond to the armpit detox reasonably well after 5 days.
Choose Nontoxic Armpits Deodorant
(ONCE YOU DETOX YOUR ARMPITS)
DEODORANTS YOU CAN BUY
- We love Primal Pit Paste so much, we even interviewed the founder, Amy Cazin, on our blog. She has lots to say about the science of sweat. Read our interview with Amy here. Primal Pit Paste comes in several scents (including unscented) and you can choose whether you want yours in a jar (apply with your fingers) or in a roll-up deodorant stick.
- Green Tidings is another company making a great, nontoxic deodorant. They offer options in a jar or in a spray, depending on your preference. While their sprays are vegan, their deodorant in is made with tallow from grass-fed cows.
MORE DEODORANTS YOU CAN MAKE (DIY)
- We love this classic Coconut Oil-Based Deodorant tutorial from The Free Spirited. You can prepare the recipe with or without essential oils (that’s recommended if you want an unscented deodorant). The arrowroot powder and baking soda are effective at neutralizing odors and keeping your underarms dry. You can experiment with the proportions of the powders if you are sensitive to baking soda – it can be irritating to your skin.
- Kelly has this tutorial for a DIY Homemade Deodorant. The bentonite clay supercharges the deodorant’s power to remove toxins from your armpits, which helps neutralize body odor.
- If you’d like to try a homemade deodorant powder, this simple deodorant powder from the Homemade Experiment is an inexpensive, nontoxic solution made from cornstarch and baking soda. You can even use this powder as a follow-up to another deodorant method to ensure your armpits stay dry. Men sometimes prefer this option because it is easy to apply, even on hairy skin. Because this recipe doesn’t have an oil base, you also don’t risk staining your clothes if you apply too much. Be careful when lifting a black shirt or dress over your head – this one may leave a visible white powder!
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