If you are like me, you have tried MANY different natural deodorants only to be disappointed in the results. I wanted so bad to find a natural deodorant that smelled good, worked and didn’t break the bank but was disappointed over and over until I discovered this little trick …
Armpit Detoxing!!! (see quick video here)
Think about it, deodorant is designed to block the pores preventing us from sweating so overtime this is clogging our pores and effecting our bodies. Sweat isn’t inherently stinky. In fact, it’s nearly odorless. The stench comes from bacteria that break down one of two types of sweat on your skin. Deodorant contains some antibacterial power to stop the stink before it starts, while antiperspirants deal with sweat directly.Take a moment to read this article from Organics.org titled: 7 Harmful Ingredients in Your Deodorant, you will be shocked and want to switch immediately!
First things first … What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash, the most active deposits of which are in Wyoming and Montana.
It is a “healing clay,” a clay that absorbs impurities such as toxins and heavy metals either when ingested or applied topically. According to Mountain Rose Herbs,
“Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an “electrical charge”… When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound.”
It is for this reason that bentonite clay should never be stored in a metal container or stirred with a metal spoon since the clay absorbs the metals and becomes less effective.
Bentonite clay also has a high concentration of minerals such as silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.
A good quality bentonite clay is grey or cream in color, and white bentonite clays should be avoided (since they are likely not actually bentonite). It is very fine, has a velvet feel, is odorless and non-staining.
Not only is it all-natural, but it helps pull toxins from the skin. This is important since we have lymph nodes near our armpits. In essence, it is the anti-antiperspirant.
Okay, so how to detox your armpits.
1 drop Young Living tea tree oil
Mix ingredients together in a small glass bowl using a wooden craft stick (thats what I use) do not use a metal spoon!
During this time I completely gave up using deodorant altogether. I now use Young Living’s AromaGuard Meadow Mist deodorant in the morning and purification 1-2 times throughout the day as needed – sometimes I don’t need it at all. I do like to add Purification Essential Oil as a refresher when needed.
Would love to hear from you after trying this method!!