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Thyroid Health – Avoid Toxic Deodorants By Switching to Limes and Lemons!

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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.

But wait! I just found out about two healthy options that you can get anywhere, right in your produce aisle! food - lemons and limesLIMES AND LEMONS

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.


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!


  1. When you get out of the shower, or wash your underarms, make sure you dry them completely.
  2. Cut a not too ripe lime or lemon in half.
  3. Gently rub the lime or lemon into your armpits.
  4. 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.
  5. Save in the frig in a marked glass container as you can reuse the same 1/2 for a few days!
  6. 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!


  • 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.


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.


food - bragg apple cider vinegar

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!


13 comments to Thyroid Health – Avoid Toxic Deodorants By Switching to Limes and Lemons!

  • Pam

    I have been using Real Lemon in the bottle for about a week and it is Amazing!! I will be going to the market to buy the actual Lemon but if the concentrate works this well, I know the “real deal” will be just as great.
    I have had hypothyroidism for a long time. Diagnosed just last year. I cannot thank you enough for this website. And I praise God for Lemons (and everything else)!

  • Rachel

    I have been using the Real Lime Juice in the bottle for 15 months and it works flawlessly everyday. I shave my armpits daily and apply immediately after. When exiting the shower I just make sure to not dry my armpits entirely, insure they are slightly damp just gently patted with towel, then pour the line juice on my hands and rub into armpits. I don’t wait particularly long to get dressed and have even put it in while wearing a shirt already and it has never stained or bleached a single article of clothing ever.

    To me it is a Godsend as I was pregnant and nursing all last year and did not want any chemicals from deoderant harming my baby. I have never once smelled and anyone who’s been pregnant can attest that particularly after birth the hormones make you sweat and smell a lot. The lime juice has never failed and never stained anything unlike when I tried the crystals (I smelled of BO as though I was wearing nothing) and homemade baking soda and coconut oil (I smelled and stained everything white!)

  • Sheila

    Great idea! Might not want to use the lime or lemon though if you are going to be in the sun with your armpits showing. I heard that sometimes people have a terrible blistering reaction.

  • Ervin

    I have used lemon juice for over one year now and I am a man. My wife and daughters also use it every day we absolutely love it. The sunlight issue has never been a problem for us, it could only be a problem if the juice was wet and sunlight was directly on it. Since we apply it to our pits I don’t know how this could happen.

  • mariber

    I tried this lemon as deodorant yes its amazing but i got rashes maybe its too strong to my skin? Is there anything to add to lemon to avoid an irritation? Thank you. Im waiting for your reply.

  • Wwndy

    I love using the lime!! I’m absolutely amazed! I am developing a small rash (It doesn’t hurt) Any suggestions on what I might be able to use to help with that?

  • Monica Dickson

    Pro…The limes worked. I used the limes for 2 weeks, once daily, and I had no Problem with oder. Con…after the end of the 2nd week I have a painful rash.

  • Yvette Morales-Betancourt

    Hello, I’ve been using lemon as a deodorant for about a month. I started noticing my under arms getting lighter and I was impressed. Then this morning after my shower I noticed they’d gotten way darker. One of my underarms has sort of red along with the darkness and sensitive.

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