Last week we discussed the importance of sweat and types of body odor. It is natural and good for our bodies to release those toxins and offenders. But sometimes even with careful grooming, that body odor can threaten some to be too much.
What is a person to do then? Here are a couple of solutions that I have found to be very helpful in my own walk of pursuing a healthy clean body.
What a difference things were for me when I discovered applying apple cider vinegar daily to my underarms. It is now part of my daily routine and it works so well that sometimes I forego using anything else afterwards.
Needed: a 1-2 ounce spray bottle
Raw apple cider vinegar (like Braggs, this is important as the live culture is what kills bacteria)
Mix 1 part of acv with 2 parts clean water in the spray bottle.
Apply to clean dry skin. Let it absorb before applying natural deodorant.
Coconut Oil and Essentials
Coconut oil is a natural mild antibacterial. This will help with the bacteria that naturally accumulates in the moist darker areas of your body like armpits. Some essential oil suggestions that smash odors are cypress, rosemary, bergamont, melaleuca, lemongrass and sage.
How To: Clean and dry skin. Then apply a quarter sized amount of coconut oil along with 2 drops of essential oil under each underarm. Massage into skin and then let it soak in for a couple of minutes before dressing.
The first time I heard of this I thought it was silly. But now I am a believer. After doing this easy method I can often go a few days without giving my underarms any attention at all. Yes really.
Needed: 1 TBSP Bentonite Clay
1 TBSP raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBSP clean water
Mix together to make a paste and apply to underarms like a mask.
Give it a good 20 minutes to dry and then wash off.
Viola! You just let the mask work for you and pulled a bunch of toxins out of the many lymph nodes in your underarms. You should notice your natural scent being much milder now.
I also find that this is a great solution when adjusting to a natural deodorant. As the body pushes out the years of chemicals stored in the lymph nodes there can be a time of adjusting.
We here at Healing Treasures also think seeing your doctor is important. We do not diagnose here. Our bodies give us signs and clues to tell us what is going on. Running some tests to check hormone and magnesium levels as well as other possible concerns is always a good idea.
Have you found other solutions to be successful? Drop us a line here in the comments to share.
My name is Julie and I am passionate about looking for the clean and natural ways to handle every day life.