I’ve been struggling with detoxing lately due to some thyroid chaos and who knows what else (I’ll post about this later as I’m still trying to figure it out), which means I’ve been stinking pretty bad and NOTHING will touch it – not any deodorant or essential oil, and baking soda is giving me MAJOR rashes. This may be TMI for most conversations, but I KNOW that some of you out there are struggling with this too. Even “healthy” people can smell bad!
So in a moment of absolute despair I decided to try the pit detox mask recipe that has been floating around the internet (I was literally crying and bemoaning my lot in life as I mixed this up, applied, and waited for it to dry – drama queen over here!).
It stung a little since I’m so rashy, but it WORKED and I was smell free for the whole day! I’m not sure if using the mask everyday is without consequence, but every other day is working for me at the moment. I obviously have a pile of internal stuff to figure out and treat, but this mask is proving to be super helpful.
The Wellness Mama has a good post on her armpit mask trial and the whys behind doing an armpit detox, while Clumps of Mascara writes some honest truth about her pits and using a detox mask. Check them out and best of luck on your pit detoxing adventure!
Pit-Saving Detox Mask
1 Tbsp bentonite clay
1-2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar (depending on sensitivity)
1-2 tsp water*
Mix in a non-metal dish, adding water until desired paste consistency is reached (just like a clay face mask). Apply to underarms and leave on for 10-20 mins. I found it didn’t dry much unless I kept my arms up, but it still works. Wash off gently with a warm washcloth and enjoy being non-stinky!
*If this recipe is too harsh for your tender pits, try adding coconut oil instead of water for a soothing addition, and definitely moisturize afterwards as well.