Thyroid health depends on a multitude of things, one of which is not adding more toxins to your skin than pollutants that you can’t escape – like air pollutions, smoke, etc. – already add. Right up there with make up and lotions is deodorant.
It’s great to feel free to raise your sleeveless arms in public and know that your underarms look nice, but also smell nice too. Unless you find a health store brand that should be aluminum and toxic free, there aren’t lots of choices.
Really! This is new to me too. I’ve just found out, so I haven’t tried it yet, but have gotten great feedback about it from others.
WHY DO LIMES AND LEMONS MAKE GOOD DEODORANT?
It’s no secret that limes and lemons are acidic. That’s exactly why they act as a great deodorant!
It’s all about your Apocrine glands and bacteria. Apocrine glands release secretions from inside the body. Bacteria, which makes the bad odor, is naturally attracted to these secretions before they leave your body.
When you use lime or lemon as deodorant, you are saturating your underarm Apocrine Glands with the acidic juices neutralizing the bacteria in the secretions with the citric acid. YEA!
HOW TO USE
- When you get out of the shower, or wash your underarms, make sure you dry them completely.
- Cut a not too ripe lime or lemon in half.
- Gently rub the lime or lemon into your armpits.
- Let your underarms air dry afterwards as you want the citric acid to soak into your underarm pores to stop the bacteria from forming, which creates underarm odor.
- Save in the frig in a marked glass container as you can reuse the same 1/2 for a few days!
- Obviously, don’t put lime or lemon juice on freshly shaved armpits! OUCH!
BONUS! The even better bigger picture here is that using “produce” like this for deodorant daily “conditions” your underarms to stop smelling bad. That’s awesome!
ANY DOWN SIDE TO THIS?
- Possible side effects: You might notice your skin lightening from the citric juice.
- Citric juice can stain clothing. Make sure your armpits are dry before putting on clothes.
- Stay away from this armpit odor treatment if you have cuts or are prone to rashes from over drying.
TEST IT OUT
Sometimes the citric acid might be too strong for your skin to handle. Practice using it daily for a week and you’ll see a gradual yet noticeable difference in your underarm odor.
ONE MORE “ACIDIC” WAY BESIDES LIMES AND LEMONS
You might smell like an Easter Egg, but applying Malt Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar on the armpits at night as part is another awesome armpit odor treatment. As with the instructions above, do this after drying off from a shower. Make sure to allow the vinegar to air dry. Much like the lime treatment, the acidity in the vinegar will neutralize the bacteria that clings to your body’s Apocrine glands.
Let me and our readers know how these ideas work for you!