Today is a story about an armpit detox. Yay!
My armpits have issues. And no, that isn’t code for anything else. It’s pretty literal. I have #pitproblems, y’all. While most of you can shave and apply deodorant all willy nilly, I have to practically spend a good 20-30 minutes A WEEK caring for my extra sensitive pit area. I know, it’s crazy. I’ve recently come across the idea of doing an armpit detox and the idea sounded so bizarre (and genius) that I just had to share it with you fine folk.
Because who doesn’t want to read a post about an armpit detox, right? Things you should know…
- I don’t use traditional deodorants and haven’t for years.
- I use this stuff.
- I don’t shave.
- I get my pits waxed and maintain by trimming.
- I prevent razor bumps with this stuff.
- I moisturize and cleanse my pits with an exfoliating glove and this stuff.
- I moisturize nightly with this stuff.
Talk about some pampered pits. And trust me…if I don’t follow that regimen to a tee, I’m left with inflamed and very unhappy pits. After hearing about an armpit detox, I’ve added that to my regimen and do it every 2 weeks.
It really helps my pits smell better. Before doing it, I found myself smelling like a goat and having to wash under my arms every few hours. Even WITH my natural deodorant. The detox seems to pull the yuck smell out and I’m left with fresher skin and more importantly…I don’t smell like a barn! It’s easy to do and only takes two ingredients.
Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. The bentonite clay will likely work wonders on its own but of all the recipes I read mentioned that apple cider vinegar may be beneficial. Since I use it on my hair, I figured it couldn’t hurt using it on my skin, as well. As a matter of fact, whenever, I do this detox, I also apply it to my face. Hayyyyy!
I use about 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay and about 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.
I’ll add more to make a paste if it seems too thick.
I apply under the arms, let sit for 30 minutes or so and then rinse off. I do this as needed and find that I have to detox more often when it’s hot. I encourage all of my natural deodorant wearing people (or those who want to convert to natural deodorants) to try this detox.
Now keep in mind, y’all – I am NOT an expert. Or a dermatologist. Or a naturopath physician. I’m just a regular person who mixed things together and found a solution and while I found the results to be fantastic, I do know it may or may not work for you. If it does, you’ll thank me forever.
All of the products that I mentioned are below…
Sooo, do you use natural deodorants or do you stick with the regular stuff?
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