By Kathrin Brunner
Do you love your armpits? These often over-looked, even shunned, body parts are Oh. So. Important! Here’s why. Armpits contain sweat glands and sweating not only regulates our body temperature, it’s also a way for the body to get rid of toxins. Think about how good you feel after a good sweaty workout session! Your armpits are also home to over 20 lymph nodes, an important part of your lymphatic system. Immune cells that fight infection and remove debris, like bacteria and cancer cells, are made in your lymph nodes. Pretty important stuff. So, how can we love our armpits? Treat them right by wearing natural deodorant! (OR use the 3 points below?)
Commercial deodorants contain a number of different toxins that do NOT love your armpits. Here’s what ingredients to look out for and avoid:
I know it can be a struggle to find a natural deodorant that works, but you don’t want to put these toxins on any part of you- even a stinky one! I spent years trying to find a natural deodorant that worked. I had some luck with crystal salts, but in the end the product that works the best was one I made with ingredients from my kitchen and a few essential oils. If you’ve had a hard time finding a product that works for you, try my recipe for Heavenly Pits featured in thee Joyous Health Natural Beauty Guide. It contains natural ingredients that stop the bacteria that cause body odour and therapeutic oils to moisturize and soothe your skin.
Let yourself sweat!
Dont block the flow of your lymphatic system by wearing constrictive bras, go for under-wire free when you need support and when youre at home, go bra-free!
Wear natural deodorants.
You can get our all-natural, deodorant cream in the JOYOUS SHOP!