A pit detox is a real phenomenon that some may experience.
If you’re used to conventional deodorant or antiperspirant, the switch to a natural product can bring about redness and itching in the armpits. You may also notice increased odor. This makes sense because conventional deodorants and antiperspirants have been clogging your sweat pores and preventing sweat and toxins from being released. One of the things they don’t tell you about conventional deodorants is that they interfere with your body’s natural process to remove bacteria. Not to mention the whole connection to breast cancer thing. So, when you switch to an all-natural deodorant, which doesn’t use anti-perspirants or other chemicals, your body will need some time to detox. Once you’re all detoxed up, your body will naturally correct the bacterial imbalance in your armpits, and your sweat won’t smell nearly as bad!
The body odor that is emitted is caused by bacteria living in the moist areas of your skin reacting to perspiration. These bacteria feed on the substances in your sweat, like fatty acids, creating an odor. Your diet can also play a role in what odors are released with your sweat.
Now that your sweat pores are no longer obstructed by chemical-laden particles, you’re free to release moisture and toxins, and any subsequent odors, as intended.
In some instances, bumps may appear and the lymph nodes located under the armpits may swell during this detoxification phase. And don’t be surprised if this happens in just one pit.
Many breast cancers develop close to the armpit area, which raises concerns about the products that we use daily on our skin in this area of the body. Rather than being fearful of the deodorant, lotion, sunscreen or fragrance products that you use, become educated about their ingredients and learn what to avoid the next time you need these items.
Although our skin care and hygiene products are tested for safety, more people are choosing to avoid ingredients that are even remotely associated with cancer. Applying products like deodorant, sunscreen, and body spray to the thin skin of the armpit could provide a way for harmful chemicals to get to the estrogen receptors under our skin.
Cancer can happen in almost every organ and tissue in the human body. Genetic mutations or cellular damage cause changes to our cells which makes them multiply abnormally in tissues and form tumors.
How to make the armpit detox:
1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
3 drops Rosemary essential oil
- Mix the ingredients together with some water to make a paste.
- Apply a thin layer to your armpits and leave for fifteen minutes before rinsing off in the shower and drying thoroughly.
- Continue doing this until your body odor has regulated or until you are able to use a natural deodorant with no reaction.
It’s important not to use conventional aluminum-based deodorants during this time, so only use natural deodorant if you need to.