It occurred to me as I sat researching the sebaceous glands one night with a bentonite clay face mask on that perhaps my face mask was the answer to the armpit question as well.
Detoxifying Armpit Clay Mask RecipeINGREDIENTSIngredients– 1 TBSP bentonite clay– 1 tsp apple cider vinegar– 1-2 tsp water
INSTRUCTIONSInstructions– Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl (do not use metal!) with a wooden or non-metal spoon until about the consistency of sour cream.
– Spread in an even layer over the armpits and allow to sit for 5-20 minutes. I suggest starting slowly and working up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjust. If it hurts at all, remove immediately.
– This may cause some redness as it will increase blood flow to the area, but it will go away quickly.– Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet washcloth.
– Repeat daily or as needed until underarm odor goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating.
After detoxifying, keep armpits functioning properly by letting them sweat! I know this isn’t the most socially acceptable (or the most pleasant at times), but I find that I experience less sweat the longer I use a natural approach.
If you have some coconut oil, shea butter, and a few essential oils on hand, you can probably make your own natural deodorant!