Benefits of a Clay Armpit Detox
- Published on: 18 December, 2016
- Last update: 01 October, 2020
Every few months I do an armpit detox with clay & apple cider vinegar, and it feels SO good! I actually fell right asleep after my treatment today.
If you’ve been feeling sluggish, getting sick often, and/or notice tender lymph nodes, this underarm mask can improve lymphatic circulation & make you feel better! This is great for reducing armpit odor and getting rid of buildup from years of hormone disrupting anti-perspirants.
Also, many people who switch to natural deodorants experience a detox rash or increased smell as their perspiration is no longer being inhibited and their skin can finally release. This can speed the removal of the toxins behind that reaction and ease the transition.
The $18 billion dollar antiperspirant industry tells us that sweat is an unsightly issue that needs to be suppressed with aluminum, phthalates, and countless other chemicals. The truth is that your body is a beautiful machine, and armpits are the location of lymph nodes that are constantly fighting to filter viruses, toxins, and cancer cells. Sweat is a public transit system for these toxins, and the exit ramp NEEDS to be open!
If your armpits are emitting more odor than usual, your lymph nodes are working hard on an extra large burden and could use help rather than suppression. This is why we smell more after consuming heavy/disruptive substances that are hard on the lymph such as alcohol.
Clay & ACV works to draw out chemicals and boost lymph detox so that you can switch to natural deodorant & also smell better when you do! Even if you’ve been using natural deo for years, it’s good to do this every few months to keep things running smoothly.
- 1 tablespoon bentonite clay (I used Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay this time because I find it more moisturizing than bentonite in this sensitive area. Both are fine!)
- 1.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons water
1. Mix the clay and vinegar with a spoon or two of water to achieve a paste-like consistency.
2. Spread a thin layer on each armpit, leaving on for ~15 minutes.
3. Rinse off in the shower using a soft washcloth then dry the armpits thoroughly. I like to lightly moisturize with oil, then apply natural deo.
4. Repeat every few days at first until your body odor has settled down if it’s strong.
5. Drink a LOT of water and be sure to move your body each day!