Arm-Pit Detox: Do I Really Need to Do This?
By: Alicia Taylor Gurn, Yoga Teacher, Dallas Yoga Magazine Marketing & DoTERRA Representative
Yes, you do!
One in eight women living in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Alzheimer’s and Dementia are on the rise. Most breast cancer begins to develop in the upper and outer part of the breast near the under arm where most women apply antiperspirant daily.
The majority of antiperspirant used and sold in this country contains aluminum along with other synthetic chemicals compounds. It is widely known and a joked about fact that American women are obsessed with shaving and zealously apply antiperspirant to one of the most delicate parts of their bodies were the skin is the thinnest right next to their lymph nodes. If you have nicked yourself shaving, do you think those chemicals are being absorbed? Of course, they are! Dementia patients have been found to have an elevated content of aluminum in their brains and, yet, many continue to use antiperspirants containing aluminum.
The medical community will tell you there is no concrete evidence connecting Alzheimer’s or Dementia and the wide spread use of antiperspirant in this country. However, Americans use more of these products than any other country and have a higher rate of these diseases than any other country. Decide for yourself what risk you are willing to take with your health and who do you trust. Follow your instincts. Do you really think you can rub synthetic chemical compounds onto the most tender and delicate part of your skin and not have any negative side effects?
How does antiperspirant work?
Antiperspirants help to slow down the production of sweat. Aluminum salts – the active ingredient found in most antiperspirants dissolve into the moisture on your skin. This forms a film which temporarily sits on top of your sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat that is able to be released.
What is the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant?
Deodorant works by killing the bacteria on your skin. That way when you begin to sweat, there isn’t enough bacteria left under your arms to create an odor. Antiperspirant reduces the amount you sweat for the average person; deodorant reduces the smell of the sweat. Many use these products not only under their arms but also under their breasts, inner thighs and other areas prone to sweating or causing odor.
So why do I need to Detox my Arm Pits?
After years and years of applying these products you have clogged the pores under your arms big time! The best way to detox and unclog those pores is with a bentonite clay mask applied under your arms just like you would use on your face. You can make your own mixing it with apple cider vinegar. Since I’m not the Do It Yourself type, I use dσTERRA Detoxifying Mud Mask. Do this once per week for ten minutes and I think you will find you will have less odor and need less deodorant because you are killing off the bacteria using the mask.
For more information on healthy solutions and other natural options for skin care, health and household needs visit my website at Liveto100.info
If you want to give Arm-Pit Detox a try at no charge, you can join me at Urban Vybe Yoga Studio in Flower Mound on 12/8/18 at 2pm. Receive a FREE All Natural Balance Deodorant just for attending. (Open to the public.)