Did you know the pores of the armpits are important when it comes to detox and the removal of toxins through perspiration? The armpit is also a major drainage area for our lymphatic system, which transports toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials to be removed from our bodies.
Many of us put chemicals directly on this sensitive part of our skin as deodorant. It is important to ensure these pores are not clogged and congested so you can optimally sweat and detox. Avoiding toxic deodorants that contain aluminum agents or anti-perspirants is step one to support overall health. Aluminum is a neurotoxin and gets directly absorbed through the pores and then travels to the brain and fatty tissue of the optic nerve, increasing your risk and of dementia, Alzheimer’s, impaired vision, and other neurological issues. Fragrances and other toxic added ingredients put stress on your liver, as it is our primary way to manage these exposures. Immunotoxicity, allergy sensitivities, and endocrine disruption have been reported from exposure to these types of ingredients.
Besides being careful of what goes on armpit skin, detoxing the skin there can also be beneficial. By making sure that the pores in the skin can sweat effectively allows our body to remove toxins easier. The detox recipe below uses a "charcoal binder". There are several binders that will work. The most basic is activated charcoal. Another is BioToxin Binder, which is more effective at binding to toxins to be removed from the body, or in this case, the skin.
Armpit Detox Recipe Ingredients:
2 capsules of a charcoal binder
½ TBSP unfiltered apple cider vinegar
½ TBSP of filtered water
Open the 2 capsules of the charcoal binder
Make a paste with the charcoal, apple cider vinegar, and filtered water.
Apply an even layer to clean armpits and let sit for 20 minutes.
This armpit detox helps to reduce armpit odor, balances skin pH, promotes detox, cleanses pores, and supports lymphatic system. As sweating is an important way our body keeps itself healthy, doing this armpit detox makes it easier for the body to function.
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