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Underarm Detox

If you've used traditional deodorants for a while, you might consider performing a detox on your armpits before switching to more natural options.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: DIY underarm detox, underarm detox
Yield: 1 use

Materials

  • 1 Tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar helps neutralize bad bacteria
  • 1 Tbsp water add a little at a time to get smooth spreadable consistency

Instructions

  • The best time to do this is before a shower.
  • Do not use and metal bowl or spoon. Use wood or glass.
  • In a small bowl mix the clay and vinegar with a spoon or whisk.
  • Add water a little at a time to get a smooth consistency.
  • With your fingers smooth all over both armpits. ( If its uncomfortable or burns remove immediately)
  • Let set 5-15 minutes.
  • Rinse well either in the shower or wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Moisturize with a natural moisturizer like raw Shea butterĀ or coconut oil.
  • Repeat once a week as needed.

Notes

*Some people that have sensitive skin have used melted coconut oil in place of ACV. I haven't tried this.
*Find a good natural deodorant that you like. I like to use a slice of lemon with a sprinkle of baking soda and I rub it on. (sounds weird right?) this works really well for me. I just recently tried the recommend Schmidt's natural deodorant, and it works well, but I'm not fully convinced it's all-natural because to me it smells perfumy. A lot of people have recommended crystal deodorant, and my sister-in-law loves the DoTerra deodorant.