This is, unfortunately, a terrible idea.
Antiperspirants are made to reduce the production of sweat. Their active ingredient is aluminum salts which dissolve into your skin’s surface creating a barrier. It basically blocks your sweat glands temporarily and reduces the amount of sweat released. Your body sweats for a reason, blocking sweat is not the right solution.
There has also been a lot of speculation if using these type of deodorants are one of the reasons we’re seeing so many cases of breast cancer. I personally have so much less sweat and odor since I have been using BARE PITS detox pit paste and detox deodorant.
This is a short list of the ingredients that concern me the most:
- Aluminum: I avoid aluminum in every possible for. It has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.
- Parabens: An endocrine disruptor that interferes with our hormone production.
- Phthalates: Another endocrine disruptor that causes havoc in your body.
- Propylene Glycol: A neurotoxin linked to kidney and liver damage.
So, you’re basically putting a concoction of toxic chemicals in your armpit.
You must be thinking, “I’ll just switch to a natural deodorant and I’ll be fine”. Well, if you’re like most people you have been using conventional deodorants for a long time and all these toxins have built up in your armpits. It’s best to detox your armpits from all those years of questionable deodorants before using BARE PITS natural organic deodorant.
Signs You Need An Armpit Detox
Are your armpits smelly?
The build up of toxic chemicals may be the reason why your armpits have a strong odor.
Sometimes when you use a natural deodorant you will notice your armpits smell bad after a few hours. Turns out this mostly happens because of the toxin build-up and the way to fix this is by doing an armpit detox. Once you do the detox, that natural deodorant will work so much better.
Your body uses sweat to cool down and remove toxins from the body. By blocking these sweat glands, you are blocking one of the body’s natural methods for removing toxins. Deodorant isn’t a medical necessity, it s a need solely based on society’s view of what is normal.
“Sometimes as a society, we use products because they are used in a mass, mainstream way, and we never stop to question their validity…or their purpose. Such is the case with antiperspirants. Why do we want to STOP our body from perspiring? Our skin is our largest organ, and it detoxifies waste daily. If we STOP the sweat glands from working, we are holding the toxins in, not allowing them to flow out of the body. We do not want to hinder detoxification like this, and especially not on a daily basis.”
I promise if you stick to BARE PITS detox products, you will sweat less and have much less odor.
The Detox Phase
Do not get turned off if you may smell a little worse in the beginning when switching to natural and detoxing your pits. Every person will take from 3 days for up to 3 months. You are actually getting rid of all that build up of aluminum and toxins in your pits and body. It can take up to 3 months to fully get rid of everything; however, when you do, you can expect
- Less odor – sometimes even when not wearing a natural product.
- Less irritation and perspiration after using natural deodorants.
- No more product build-up in your armpits.
- Improved lymphatic function and a reduction in illness.
A great advantage to doing an armpit detox, besides that it helps speed up the natural deodorant adjustment period, is that it helps pull some of these toxins and chemicals out of the skin and tissue of the armpits. This can be especially helpful after years of conventional deodorant use.