Today on Bliss And Bubbly we are getting down and dirty. That’s right, we are discussing arm pits, toxic deodorants and the horrific side effects they can cause, how to avoid that, and an easy at home DIY that can totally transform your overall health and wellness. If you’ve been suffering from less than ideal BO, this could even cure you of that!
DIY BENTONITE CLAY ARMPIT MASK.
Remember how I talked about Bentonite Clay vacuuming the toxins out of your face when you use it as a face mask?? Well, it does the same thing for your armpits, but with much greater health benefits.
All you need is a tablespoon of Bentonite Clay, a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a glass or ceramic bowl, and a stirring utensil that is not metal. Mix the ingredients into a paste, apply to the armpits, and let sit for 15 minutes. Rise it off in the shower using a wash cloth, and when you get out moisturize with some Organic Coconut Oil. Also, be sure to drink tons of water to really help out with the toxin ridding process!
Doing a monthly armpit detox will:
- Draw out the toxins currently built up in your body from traditional deodorants.
- Will reduce body odor.
- Improves tender lymph node function.
- Boots lymphatic drainage & circulation.
Fun fact about me, I didn’t even wear deodorant until about a year ago. I just didn’t have the need for it! Then suddenly my hormones went crazy and I started to have BO. I knew that traditional deodorants worked really well, but were awful to put on your body, so I began my hunt for a natural deodorant that would still get the job done. I went through a few and was kind of losing hope until my boyfriends mom found the brand Schmidt’s!! It’s natural, it’s non toxic, it’s made with essential oils and IT WORKS. My personal fave is Lavender & Sage, but they have other awesome essential oil combo’s to choose from as well.
If you aren’t sure about whether or not the deodorant you currently use is toxic or not these are the 5 ingredients you need to look for:
- Aluminum – linked to breast cancer in women, also an increased risk of Alzheimers Disease.
- Parabens – disrupt our very delicate hormonal balance, can lead to early puberty in younger kids/teens and and increased risk of hormonal cancers. Also linked to birth defects and organ toxicity.
- Propylene Glycol – can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver, and heart.
- Phthalates – linked to a higher risk of birth defects, also may disrupt hormone receptors which increases the likelihood of cell mutation.
So that’s a lot and that’s all extremely shitty if you ask me. I would personally MUCH RATHER be walking around with horrific BO than knowingly subject my body to any of that.
Our armpits are the location of the lymph nodes that work really hard to filter viruses, fight cancer cells, and rid our bodies of toxins. Sweat is like the public transportation system for all of those toxins and they need to be able to get off the bus! Those 5 toxic ingredients in traditional deodorants act as a suppressant, closing the pores off, causing a major build up. If a build up is occurring, your lymphatic is probably super stressed out.
The physical symptoms of a stressed lymphatic system are:
- Chronic fatigue.
- Swelling of the lymph nodes.
- Muscle aches & pains.
- Joint pain.
- Getting sore throats/colds more often.
- Frequent infections/viruses.
If you’ve decided to make the switch to a natural deodorant, doing this armpit detox mask will really help ease the process. If you notice really bad BO, do a mask once a day for a few days in a row, and be sure to keep drinking tons of water.
Even if you’ve been using a natural deodorant for awhile, it’s still great to help your lymphatic system out and do this mask monthly, or every few months.
By the way, I am totally not trying to tell ya’ll that you HAVE to use natural deodorants or claiming to know more than you do about anything like that. If you want to keep on using your tried and true deodorant that’s not natural, you do you!
Also, you don’t have to use the kind I use, I just share what works for me. Do your own research and test out different brands and find what what works for you. There are so many amazing natural deodorants out there!
What are some other natural alternatives to everyday products the that ya’ll would want to see a post on?
Thanks for reading!