Masks aren’t only for your face! This simple 3 ingredient armpit detox mask helps make the switch to natural deodorant more tolerable. By detoxing your armpits, you begin to balance the bacteria that causes the worse body odors and help by pulling out the toxins that we sweat out. Not to mention the ingredients are incredibly versatile and can be used for numerous other DIYs! Pretty cool. Let’s jump right in!
This mask is super simple to make and if you’re into DIY beauty you likely already have the materials on hand. The two star ingredients are perfect to use in your armpit to help detox after years of using aluminum filled antiperspirant: bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar.
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Powerful Ingredients to Detox With
I love a simple DIY. The less ingredients the better in my humble opinion. This mask happens to have two main ingredients that are super simple to use. No crazy double broilers or thermometers necessary. You could easily whip this up in just a few minutes! But the ingredients it does have..they are super powered. Full of tons of awesome benefits, I always make sure to keep these two on hand.
Bentonite clay is well known for it’s ability to pull out toxins. People often use it for an internal supplement to help detox their body. In it’s natural state, this clay has negatively charged molecules. While more toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. Which allows the two to combine together easily and remain together throughout the whole process. When it’s applied your skin and allowed to dry as a mask, it binds to bacteria and toxins on the surface of the skin and within your pores.
Apple cider vinegar is a hero in the natural wellness community. Made from apple cider that’s been fermented, it has probiotics and enzymes that make it super powered. It’s also known for its antibacterial properties, so when used topically in your armpit, it regulates the bad bacteria. You know..the bacteria that makes you super stinky. It’s not the sweat you have to worry about. It’s the bacteria on the surface. Apple cider vinegar also balances your pH which will help keep your skin healthier and more balanced.
Wondering where to get some? The easiest place is your local grocery or wellness store. Or you can try Amazon Prime like I did.
Armpit Detox Mask Recipe
It’s time we jump into the actual recipe, don’t you agree? Like a lot of face masks, you’re going to apply this and allow it to dry fully. This mask is perfect to apply right before you jump in the shower. Because who doesn’t like an easy clean up?
Important Note: Use glass and ceramic bowls and spoons to keep from activating the bentonite clay as you mix up this mask. Also try not to apply this mask on freshly shaved armpits. Just to be careful.
Combine the bentonite clay with the ACV in a glass bowl. Starting with 1 teaspoon of water, mix the mask together using a wooden spoon. The mask should be the consistency of sour cream and if it’s a little too thick, add another teaspoon of water. Once it’s mixed, apply to both armpits. Keep the mask on for around 20 minutes until the mask is completely dry.
Pro tip: Try not to move around too much. When I moved my arms around too much, the mask had a hard time drying. This would be perfect to do and listen to a podcast or something.
Once the mask is dry and done, clean it off! Or jump in the shower. This mask should be done every month in the summer months and maybe every other month in the winter and fall.
If you’re looking for help with making the switch to natural deodorant, check out these helpful tips and tricks. Have fun with this mask and don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments below if you have any questions. Or just comment if you want to say hi!