Cosmetic products like toxic deodorants, body washes, soaps, and other ‘beauty’ treatments are causing greater numbers of breast cancer (though mainstream breast cancer ‘awareness’ organizations won’t talk about it). These products contain toxic ingredients like aluminum chlorohydrate, triclosan, parabens, glycol, TEA, FD&C, DEA, and various other toxins that no one should be absorbing through their skin. Fortunately, women can do a simple, natural armpit cleanse in order to rid the body of toxic build up that might cause breast cancer and other disease.
Studies have shown that many women show to their doctor’s offices with cancer in the upper quadrant of their breasts, close to the lymph nodes that lay just under the armpit. Chemicals like aluminum (in deodorant) alter out hormones, primarily acting as phytoestrogens, and also congest the lymph system which is a big part of our immunity.
This phenomenon has been tested and proven. A study reportedly published in The Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry looked at breast samples of more than 17 patients, all of which had undergone mastectomies. Those women using antiperspirants had more aluminum in their breast tissue.
Our bodies can normally handle toxic chemicals like aluminum and parabens by ridding the chemicals through our sweat glands. Obviously, if the sweat glands are clogged with foreign chemicals, then this makes it much more difficult for the body to do its work.
A simple mixture utilizing just three ingredients applied to the armpits like a mask will unclog the pores, and when washed away will take with it the toxic residue that the sweat glands have become overburdened with. Follow this simple recipe, and be sure to drink plenty of clean water to flush out toxins even more as you clear one of the primary pathways of elimination:
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Tablespoon
- Rosemary Essential oil – 3 Drops
- Cilantro Essential oil – 5 drops
- 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
Mix the ACV with clay in a bowl or glass. Add the essential oils. It should look like sour cream. You can also use Thieves oil or oregano oil. Spread a layer on your armpit and leave let rest for few minutes. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can leave it there for a longer duration so that it can really soak up the toxins.
Rinse the mixture from under your arms thoroughly and repeat the process at least once a week.
Another option to detox is to switch out your current deodorant all together. But here’s the 4-step process to do it:
- After you stop using your current deodorant, use a loofah when showering to remove dead skin and toxins from under your armpit.
- Apply aluminum free baking soda to armpits when wet, then apply your natural deodorant. If you are sensitive to baking soda, as some people are, you can mix bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar and water to create a yogurt type of consistency. This is what I recommend for people who have sensitive skin.