Sure, masking your face is cool, but have you ever tried masking your pits? You absolutely should.
I hear a lot of people say they don’t like natural deodorants because they don’t work. I get it, no one wants to be the stinky kid. However, It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, tank tops are the norm, and this is not the time to have pepper pits.
Conventional deodorants and antiperspirants are laden with harmful chemicals like aluminum, silicone and fragrances. They’re shown to advance the risk of breast cancer, alzheimers and fertility issues given the variety and high levels of endocrine disruptors which are chemicals which mimic hormones in the body. Hormone levels are generally already in a state of flux due to chronic stress. I don’t need to add anything else to the mix.
Chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants may help you not smell and sweat, however they block your natural flow. Sweat has many benefits, such as it’s a natural air conditioner and a method for the body to release toxins. It also provides data points about your overall health and wellbeing.
The amount you sweat, whether too much or too little, is a data point that there may be an underlying health issue that needs further attention.
Changes in your B.O. is a data point to help identify imbalances in the body: digestion is off, stress or anxiety, some good old fashioned liver congestion, or perhaps you’re holding onto things and not processing grief.
If you notice anything out of the norm, it’s best to see a health care professional as the mask isn’t going to be the cure.
I’ve been using natural deodorants for years and throwing a detoxing Bentonite Clay pit mask on from time to time. Bentonite Clay is a naturally occurring substance which absorbs oils and dirt from the skin.
Raise your hands up if you’re gonna start detoxing your pits!
HOW TO DETOX YOUR PITS
2 tbsp Bentonite Clay
1.5 tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Add ingredients to a non-metal bowl
Mix together with a wooden or plastic spoon/spatula until it becomes a paste
Apply to your pits
Let dry – 10 minutes or so
Be careful as this makes a bit of a mess. But the results are worth it.