Armpits have been described by scientists as a “rainforest” of bacteria because it is one of the only areas of our bodies where there is skin on skin, which allows for certain types of bacteria to live there.
This, combined with the regular use of a deodorant, can lead to more odor-causing bacteria on your armpits. Conventional deodorants contain ingredients like aluminum, parabens and other allergens that not only lead to an accumulation of toxins in your lymph nodes, but can also lead to more serious health issues.
But can that be controlled?
Switching to a natural deodorant can be the first step in detoxifying your armpits and ridding your armpits of these harmful ingredients, but making the switch isn’t as seamless as you may think.
When people make the change from conventional deodorant to a natural one, they can notice that they are smellier than usual, and this is because it can take time for the bacteria to balance out.
That’s where an armpit detox comes in. Not only does it speed up the natural deodorant adjustment period, but it can also help reduce the capacity of sweat glands and the amount of odor they produce. We’re going to teach you how to do it.
1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1-2 tablespoons of water
Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl with a non-metal utensil until the texture resembles that of a yogurt. Spread the mixture in an even layer under each armpit and leave it on for a few minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Repeating this process several times a week will help make your shift from a conventional deodorant to a natural one easier and seamless.