After using a lot of drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants, I noticed that my body odor got worse. In my early teens, I thought using an antiperspirant was a necessity, since everyone was using it. Back then, I didn’t sweat as much and smelled that bad. Of course I had to consider my diet, and yep! Eating affects our body too. If you love spicy, junk, garlic and onion in food, like I do, studies show that your body absorbs it then release it through defecation as well as perspiration. Armpit detox releases the toxins blocked in pores causing the odor. Antiperspirants block the pores from producing sweat and that’s not good in the long run. Deodorants on the other hand, mask the odor. Most deodorants sold in the market are accompanied by antiperspirants.
Some natural ingredients are common in the armpit detox process which are bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar.
Why Bentonite Clay?
According to experts in Google, When Bentonite Clay is combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these odor causing factors.
Why Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is a highly acidic ingredient that neutralizes the alkaline environment provided by sweat which in turn destroys the body odor-causing bacteria. It also prevents the formation and growth of bacteria that causes body odor. Accumulation of toxins in the body and slowed down the functioning of the liver can also be a cause of foul body odor.
The Journey to my Armpit Detox
I am currently transitioning from a chemical deodorant to a natural deodorant. There are other factors that may cause body odor such as an impending skin or health condition. This blog is in no way an “expert” recommendation. This would be my first time trying a armpit detox and I just wanted to share my unbiased thoughts. So let’s get to it.
I chose a ready-made concoction for my Armpit Detox. I am aware that the ingredients are a lot more inexpensive if purchased individually, but I personally have no patience to pick out ingredients myself. So I prefer to try this one out.
Simply Ginger’s Armpit Detox
The packaging comes in a ziplock bag and contains a powder formula. The ingredients are bentonite clay, activated charcoal and Melaleuca.
- Melaleuca oil (Melaleuca alternifolia, or more commonly known as tea tree) has been used for centuries by cultures around the world to soothe.
- Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. But let’s focus on the anti bacteria properties instead.
- Bentonite clay to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these odor causing factors.
The instructions in the pack states that to use the armpit detox twice a month.
To make the clay:
Then apply the paste to armpits (must be clean and dry) then leave the paste to air dry.
It took 20 to 30 mins for the paste to fully dry. Once the paste it completely dries, wash off with warm water.
Warning! This may look gruesome.
What to expect during the process?
Excessive sweat and a release of more body odor.Although uncomfortable these are normal reactions of the body specifically the armpits. Similar to a body detox, toxins will be forced out then the body will function better. In the armpit detox, all toxins causing the odor including bacteria will we removed therefore no odor will be expected.
So it is best when performing an armpit detox, book a staycation at home.
I took a warm shower to remove the mask. My armpits were scentless. But the next day, It smelled so bad! But that meant the detox was working. But again, the real results will take maybe a month after using this. And here’s the thing, my skin reacted to this formula. It did itch a bit and cause some irritation some areas. The pictures below shows the red marks I got after using the clay. So I’m not sure if this is from the bentonite clay, charcoal or the Melaleuca. But I hope it’s just an initial reaction.
A patch test was needed before this procedure, just a tip. After a week, I’m giving this another go, so keep posted for an update.(I will be posting an update if this whole armpit detox thing will work)
Have you tried this armpit detox?How did it work for you? I would love to know. Thanks for stopping by! Until the next update.
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