Numerous recent studies suggest that there is a disproportionately large number of female breast cancers, found in the upper outer quadrant of the breast. This area is the part where underarm cosmetic products are applied. As a matter of fact, due to the fact that the breast tissue is mostly adipose (composed of adipocytes), most toxins get stored particularly in it.
So, the armpit detox is an amazing and extremely effective way to detox you whole body and moreover, to lower the risk of breast cancer.
Usually, breast cancer develops as hormone-dependant cancer first. This means that both growth and progression of the diseases are depended of estrogen levels.
The body products and conventional deodorants that we normally use are loaded with many chemicals, such as aluminum chlorohydrate, propylene glycol, triclosan, parabens, quaternium, TEA, DEA, FD&C colors, and many other toxic chemicals. By mimicking the estrogen, some of the aforementioned chemicals increase the risk of breast cancer.
In 2007, the “Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry” published a study which involved testing breast samples of 17 breast-cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The findings indicated that women who used antiperspirants contained deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. In addition, the concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissues closest to the underarm in comparison to the concentration in the central breast.
As mentioned above, many experts promote the idea that parabens increase the risk of breast cancer by mimicking estrogen. As a matter of fact, these chemicals were discovered inside autopsied breast tumors.
According to Dr. Darbre, “Parabens are used as preservatives in thousands of cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products, but this is the first study to show their accumulation in human tissues. It demonstrates that if people are exposed to these chemicals, then the chemicals will accumulate in their bodies.”
When it comes to sweating, we all know that it is a crucial function of our body, as it contains chemicals that are able to fight off diseases. This means that keeping the pores under the arms unclogged is really important. Below the skin in the armpit a cluster of lymph nodes is located and its function is removing foreign cells.
As the above mentioned toxic chemicals prevent the removal of toxins when applied to the arm pit, performing the armpit detox can significantly help in pulling out stored toxins and chemical residue as well as in unclogging the pores.
An ArmPit Detox
- 5 drops Cilantro Essential Oil
- 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
- 1 tablespoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ( ACV)
Take a glass bowl, and mix the bentonite clay, the apple cider vinegar, and the essential oils in it. You will get a smooth mixture, resembling a sour cream.
You need to apply a thin layer of the previously prepared mixture on your armpit. Let it work for a couple of minutes. Then, rinse it well. This procedure should be performed on daily basis until the natural deodorant and the odor subsides is no longer irritating.
Note: As your body requires a way to flush out all the toxic compounds, drinking a lot of water during the detoxifying procedure is crucial.