Kombucha for your Armpits!!!
I wanted to share a recipe out of my latest book, A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty. It all started when I came across an article on the Internet about how aluminum-based
antiperspirants may increase the risk for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease
and kidney disease. (Scientists noticed that dialysis patients who
had these high aluminum levels were more likely to develop dementia
too.) Our bodies are supposed to sweat. Sweat isn’t inherently stinky
either. In fact, it’s nearly odorless. The stench comes from bacteria that
break down from one of two types of sweat on your skin. Deodorant
advertisers have done a pretty neat job of convincing us that we’re disgustingly
smelly people who in fact need to be refined and save our
stinky selves by their products. We’ve been wonderfully brainwashed
into thinking sweating is a bad thing. Sweating from the heat, sweating
from exercise, and sweating from stress are all different, chemically
speaking. Stress sweat smells the worst. That’s because smelly sweat
is only produced by one of the two types of sweat glands called the
apocrine glands, which are usually in areas with lots of hair—like our
armpits, the groin area, and scalp. The odor is the result of the bacteria
that break down the sweat once it’s released onto your skin. Fun fact:
While women have more sweat glands than men, men’s sweat glands
produce more sweat.
No one can force you to become more aware of what you put on your body and what you put in your body. What you eat is just as important as what you put on your body. Adjusting your life, reading labels and catering to your specific health needs isn’t easy but it will benefit you in the long run. This is one of the smartest decisions that you can make. Not only will you start to look and feel better but think of the medical cost that you could be saving your future self.
Did you know that it takes 26 seconds for the chemicals in personal body care products to enter into your bloodstream?
Endocrine disruptors are tricky chemicals that play on our bodies.They increase production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. You can start avoiding these chemicals by starting with detoxifying your beauty routine.
Let’s talk about our under arms. I stopped using commercial deodorant quickly when I discovered all the harmful ingredients it has in it and quite frankly aluminum chlorohdrate or aluminum zirconium found in commercial brands wasn’t something extra that I cared to willingly put on my skin. On my underarms no doubt where its so close to my breasts.
Frankly, it took several weeks for my body to get use to the non use of chemical loaded store bought deodorants. I didn’t enjoy feeling like I was plagued with BO for those weeks until my body became adjusted. If you’ve tried homemade deodorants and they didn’t work at all covering up those stinky under arm pits of yours. The odor is the result of the bacteria colonizing your in armpits. Have you every thought about adding more bacteria?
Why not Kombucha for your armpits?
1 tbsp. cocoa butter
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tbsp. shea butter
-1 tbsp. beeswax
-2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
-1 tbsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil
-10 drops essential oil of your choice
-2 capsules powdered probiotics
I like lavender or grapefruit or any citrus scent. men can use cypress/bergamot
Small mason jar with lid
This is a small recipe you can double our triple it if you’d like.
Mix baking soda and arrowroot together. Melt your coconut oil, shea butter, and cococ butter in 1 minutes intervals in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir during each interval. Mix all ingredients (the baking soda and arrowroot powder) with the oil. Pour into clean small mason jar. Add your essential oil and vitamin E to the mason jar; close with the lid. Give it a good shake to combine the essential oil with the other mixture. Allow it to cool for about 30 minutes or the consistency of pudding, open capsules of probiotics and add powder to mixture. Stir with spatula quickly to combine. Allow to completely cool. It usually takes overnight. I use my finger to scoop out what I need to rub on my underarms.
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