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"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well"

 

- Hippocrates

"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well"

 

- Hippocrates

How and why to do regular underarm detoxes

holistic health lymphatic system Oct 04, 2022

In 2018 I decided I wasn’t using any store bought antiperspirants. That was the easy part of the decision… the not so easy part was the fact that I was not prepared for the smell of my sweat! (Real talk always here… it wasn’t good ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ)

I drank good quality water, I moved and I ate well and so I just couldn’t figure it out. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely got a bit less stinky over a couple of weeks but I was still self conscious ๐Ÿ˜ณ

I found out back then that when we stop using anti-perspirants (more on WHY tomorrow), our underarms work extra hard to expel all the built up toxins that the aluminium in the deodorant trapped in them - the role of aluminium is essentially to plug your pores so you don’t smell. A natural process of moving to no deodorant or a natural deodorant is having to go through this stinky time ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I started using bentonite clay mixed with apple cider vinegar and a splash of filtered water as a mask for 20 minutes every couple if days and this sped the process up. You could add a drop of organic lemon essential oil too ๐Ÿ‹I do this every single month without fail and I smear the excess over any spots AND the area of my neck where all my lymph nodes were removed) - this is an intuitive move, my body asked for it.

Mix:

2 tbsp bentonite clay

1tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp filtered water

Apple to the armpit area and allow to dry.  Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water and a washcloth.


Benefits of doing this regularly:
๐ŸŒˆboosts lymphatic circulation
๐ŸŒˆreduce body odour
๐ŸŒˆremove built up toxins
๐ŸŒˆhormone supportive

We are supposed to sweat! And it shouldn’t stink!


Eyeball the amounts, don’t use any metal bowls or spoons… another easy and affordable way to care for your one and ONLY body ♥๏ธ

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