Did you know that antiperspirants can cause cancer? Ingredients from antiperspirants have been found at the core of breast cancer tumors. It has been proven that the aluminum in the product is difficult to detox from. Our armpit areas are meant to sweat and remove toxins. When that ability is blocked by a product, the toxins build up. In addition to the toxins, people commonly add the aluminum from antiperspirants, making a deadly combo. The parabens and heavy metals used in all antiperspirants stay in soft tissue. They are very hard to detox and remove from the body without intentionally seeking to accomplish that.
To detox the armpit area, there are a few things that can be done. First, stop adding aluminum to the sensitive tissues by choosing to use a natural product. Second, apply apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, Epsom salt mixture, or lemon. One can use a mask of bentonite clay and let dry out before washing off. Another tip is to take a supplement of chlorophyll, which decreases toxins and odors internally. Coconut oil will also draw out toxins and soothe the sensitive skin. Detoxing the arm pit area should be done as frequently as once per month.
After you have detoxed the armpit area, keeping your body odor free can be easy.
Here is one of my favorite homemade deodorant recipes. This is great on days when you aren’t working up a sweat, or after your body has detoxed the metals. The bad sweat smell is actually heavy metals, not sweat by itself.
Natural Deodorant Spray
2 oz of Witch Hazel
10 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract
10 drops of Virginia Cedar Essential Oil
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
You can use any essential oils that you love. Some of my personal favorites are lemon grass, lemon, sweet orange, sandalwood, and frankincense.
Mix in a spray bottle, shake, and use!
Witch hazel is an incredible ingredient for your natural deodorant spray. Witch hazel is naturally cooling, detoxifies, and will battle odor on its own.