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Detox Your Underarms and Prevent Breast Cancer

Because commercially available deodorants contain chemicals that can be harmful, detoxing is essential to prevent breast cancer and get rid of toxins.
Detox Your Underarms and Prevent Breast Cancer

Last update: 14 December, 2018

There are few people out there who actually detox their underarms; even though the use of deodorants and antiperspirants is part of the personal care routines for most people around the world.

People use them to reduce excess sweating and slow any bacterial growth that can cause bad odors.

What many people don’t know, however, is that some of them contain toxic substances that can cross the skin barrier and lead to serious illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

If this information sounds a bit alarming, you should know that several studies have found that compounds like parabens, phthalates, and aluminum can cause breast cancer when applied locally.

This is because they interfere with your body’s activities that regulate hormones, causing imbalances in the levels of estrogen.

This becomes more serious due to the fact that they can also clog the pores of your underarms, preventing toxins within the body from coming out.

That’s why several methods for detox using natural ingredients have been around for some time now, facilitating the removal of bacteria and any chemical residue buildup.

These detox treatments are easy to make at home and a great option to help you avoid the negative consequences of these commercial products and prevent breast cancer.

Why detox your underarms?

Woman with clear underarms

There are a lot of sweat glands in the underarm region. Their role is to facilitate the elimination of sweat to regulate body temperature, remove toxins and help you maintain a proper level of hydration.

Your natural pH doesn’t have an odor, but it is altered when bacteria begins to ferment or find the right environment to proliferate.

Because of this unpleasant smell, most people prefer to use chemicals that neutralize odors and give a more fresh feeling in this region.

The problem is that the ingredients remain on the skin and your body can absorb them.

In small amounts, it won’t cause a problem. But in the long term, the chemicals can build up and trigger the development of serious diseases.

This is where detox can play an important role, allowing you to eliminate the accumulated substances and prevent breast cancer.

The ingredients that you combine to detox your underarms are free of toxins and have antibacterial properties. This means that you can substitute those other commercial hygiene products.

While the idea here is to use them as a way to cleanse the toxins from your body, you can also use them to control odors and changes in the pH of your skin.

How to detox your underarms and prevent breast cancer

Undearms detox mask

Given the risk associated with high levels of toxins in the underarm area, it’s worth following a few simple steps to detox this region naturally.

You can find these ingredients easily in any market or herbalist shop; although you must be sure to verify that they’re completely organic.

The first is apple cider vinegar, which contains natural acids that reduce the presence of bacteria, fungi, and toxins.

There are some additional essential oils that hide odors while eliminating the microorganisms that cause them.

Furthermore, bentonite clay helps remove dead skin cells and supports the other ingredients in the removal of built-up toxins.


  • 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (10 ml)
  • 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of coriander essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay (10 g)


  • Add the apple cider vinegar to a glass bowl and mix in the bentonite clay.
  • Once you mix them well, add the essential oils and blend until you have a cream.
  • Let this sit for a few hours before proceeding to apply it.

How to use it

  • Wash your underarms well before applying this treatment to remove any traces of commercial antiperspirants.
  • Spread a thin layer of the product over your underarms using a gentle circular massage.
  • Leave it on for five minutes before rinsing with cold water.
  • Repeat this application every day for a period of two to three weeks.
  • Complement this treatment by increasing your consumption of water and foods that contain antioxidants.

This method will not only reduce the presence of toxins in the underarm region, but will also eliminate bad odors and diminish the appearance of unsightly dark spots.

To avoid the continued build up of toxic substances in this area, you should always use caution when buying personal hygiene products.

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