If you've used traditional deodorants for a while, you might consider performing a detox on your armpits before switching to more natural options.
Yield: 1 use
- 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar helps neutralize bad bacteria
- 1 tablespoon water add a little at a time to get smooth spreadable consistency
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.
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 butter or coconut oil.
Repeat once a week as needed.
*Some people that have sensitive skin have used melted coconut oil in place of ACV. I haven't tried this. You can also just use water.
*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.
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