Starting off my “Summer Must Haves” with an absolute MUST for getting primped and primed for summer… something most people don’t even think about doing but will want to do on the regular once you start!
Most people use regular, store bought deodorants and don’t realize that they can block the pores in your armpits, causing a backup of product and bacteria. This is an easy, quick, effective way to detox your body from that ickiness! The Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar pull out those toxins while the Essential Oils help soothe and cleanse, leaving your armpits feeling and smelling truly fresh and clean!
This cleanse can help by:
- Draw out toxins
- Reduce Body Odor
- Ease the transition to natural deodorant
- Improve tender lymph node + boost lymphatic circulation
I am probably the words most impatient person, so I tend to do both of my armpits at once and look ridiculous sitting on the couch with both arms straight up over my head LOL, but if it helps me get it done faster, I’m all for it!
Now, if you have super sensitive skin like I do, I suggest you start by using only or more water than apple cider vinegar, as it can feel very tingly and even like it’s stinging. I started by doing half water, half ACV.
Essential Oils You Can Use:
Bergamot – Helps prevent growth of germs that cause body odor
Tea Tree – Can prevent ingrown hairs, disinfecting against bacteria, fungus, etc.
Lavender – Calming and soothing
Frankincense – Great for blemished skin, bumps, rashes
** NOTES**: Do not do this detox if you have open sores or broken skin. Also, I only recommend using high quality, trusted essential oils. Do not use any store bought essential oils, as those are likely only to be used aromatically.
DIY ARMPIT DETOX
- 1 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay
- 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar or Distilled Water
- 1-2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1-2 Drops Essential Oil of Choice depending on your personal needs
Mix together using non-metal bowl and utensil. Mix well to a smooth paste. Add more clay or liquid as needed.
Apply 1/8″ to 1/4″ to the armpit(s) and let sit to dry:
For delicate skin – 5 to 10 minutes
For normal skin – 15 to 20 minutes
Where to find these products:
I use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. You can find it on Amazon for about $8.95 US for a 1 pound jar that lasts quite a long time:
Aztec Healing Bentonite Clay
You can find Apple Cider Vinegar at any grocery store. I would suggest using a raw, unfiltered, organic, Non-GMO one like Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar:
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
The Essential Oils I use are Young Living oils. They are the only oils that have a Seed to Seal guarantee and that I trust to use topically. If you don’t have Young Living oils and want to give them a try, let me know and I’ll help you get your hands on some!