Have you ever smelt something so bad you could taste it?
Well unfortunately I have !
The memory of smell is held longer than the visual memory associated with it!
In my younger years when I worked in corporate banking. I had a superior that’s body odour was so bad it made the plants in his office wilt and die.
In meetings with company executives, the foul stench would waft around his office. Immaculately presented people could be seen be holding their breath and covering their noses. They didn’t let on because they wanted money. I was so embarrassed! I wanted to yell out IT’S NOT ME IT’S HIM!!
You might be thinking, why didn’t someone just tell him about his offensive body odour. Well someone did (not me I liked my job). A senior manager quietly confronted him one day with a can of deodorant in his had and simply said “here use this”. He actually had no idea he had a problem.
This experience haunted me for much of my early adult years. It made me very conscious of my own personal hygiene. Every time I went to the bathroom, I would be checking my armpits and sniffing my clothes. Many years later an Oncologist convinced me I didn’t have a problem. She put her nose right in my armpit and said “LOOK THERE IS NO SMELL“!
This leads me
In my younger years, back in the happening ’70s, I had no idea about the ingredient in any personal care products. At that time of my life, I didn’t care! We trusted the safety of the products sold in the supermarkets and chemists
Fast forward 30 years, I wish I had paid more attention. How many potentially dangerous ingredients were in items we use daily?
Diagnosed with Triple Positive Breast Cancer in 2010 came as a big shock. Triple positive means it was Oestrogen, progesterone & HER2 positive. I underwent several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy I also take an oestrogen blocker. For this reason, I am now very conscious of anything containing oestrogen.
I am not saying any one thing causes cancer but my goal is to eliminate as many hidden dangers and toxins as I can. One of the ways I do this is by making many of my own skin care products.
Lymph nodes under our arms are a collection point for many toxins. It is so important to keep that area cleansed and healthy! Using a toxic-free aluminium free deodorant will help. But we can also support breast health with the
When it comes to breast health there should be no compromise! Find out how to make your own Toxic-Free natural deodorant with the most amazing smell. It will keep you feeling fresh all day long. It’s so good you will be smelling your own armpits just to see how good you smell.
I know it’s hard to stop using a deodorant that has done an efficient job of fighting perspiration and odour in the past… BUT is it worth the risk to your health?
When you switch from a chemical deodorant to a natural toxic-free deodorant it can sometimes take a few days of adjustment. Some people have experienced an unpleasant odour. This is the body detoxing.
Fortunately, there is a remedy to fix this!
YES! We detox our armpits.
Since having Chemotherapy and then Radiotherapy I have kept my armpits hair free. A few years back I had IPL (Intense pulsed light) to permanently remove the hair from that area. This was one of the best decisions I made. Now I have very minimal hair growth in this area.
Whatever method you use, I recommend 2 days before detoxing remove all underarm hair.
doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask is more commonly used on the face neck & décolletage. But it has also shown to be useful in the detoxification and deodorising other areas of the body.
You will find the following ingredients in the doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask.
- Myrrh Essential Oil
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Shea Butter
- Malachite Extract
- Lentil Extract
The malachite extract directly contributes to the detoxifying benefits of the mud mask. Berclay is a natural earth clay and contains elements such as copper & zinc that purifies the skin.
Before showering, apply a small amount of mud mask to your underarms then rinse it off in the shower. This process will prepare you armpits for using a natural deodorant.
This essential oil is derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree.
It has the ability to reduce acute inflammation and reduce. central and peripheral sensitivity to pain.
After inhaling Neroli essential oil, menopausal and post menopausal women recorded interesting results. Including lower levels of diastolic blood pressure, improved pulse, cortisol and oestrogen concentrations.
Because of its ability to revive the skin at the cellular level, neroli essential oil can be useful for treating wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
Neroli has the chemical composition of both antimicrobial and antioxidant powers.
It has antimicrobial and antifungal abilities. For this reason it is often used to treat skin conditions and rashes.
Using neroli in your deodorant not only does it make it smell awesome. You also avoid unhealthy ingredients found in the majority of deodorants and antiperspirants
Pink Pepper essential oil helps support a healthy metabolism and immune system. It may also help the body maintain a healthy cellular function. I
Pink Pepper may also work with your body to soothe and relax the nervous system.
Frankincense essential oil has been used for thousands of years. It rejuvenates the skin when applied topically. It aids in cellular health and boosts your immunity. When taken internally it has the ability to promote a healthy inflammatory system .
Scientists are studying frankincense and its possibility of fighting cancer. Many believe it can not only kill cancer cells but make the cells around cancer healthy and strong. See PubMed article
Hormone imbalance is often a cause of concern for most women. Clary Sage & Jasmine essential oils are often used to balance hormones. Clary Sage, my induce an ‘oestrogen-like’ action. For that reason, I do not recommend anyone with breast cancer driven by oestrogen to use it.
This proprietary blend contains the following essential oils:-
- Frankincense resin
- Wild Orange Peel
- Litsea Fruit
- Thyme Leaf
- Clove Bud
- Summer Savory
- Niaouli Leaf
- Lemon Grass Leaf
-This amazing blend supports healthy cellular integrity.
-Protects your body and cells from oxidative stress.
-Promotes overall cellular health.
-Aids i a healthy immune response
-Supports the brain and nervous system.
With all these benefits DDR Prime is a must inclusion for a healthy supportive deodorant.
Putting it all together
Neroli already comes in a roller bottle containing Fractionated Coconut Oil. Empty a small amount out into a sample bottle and then top with:-
- 20 drops Pink Pepper
- 20 drops DDR Prime
- 5 drops Frankincense ( also found in
Apply underarms as usual when required.
If you can find a supplier of large glass roller bottles similar to a normal deodorant size they are easier to use and you can make a larger quantity. If you are in Australia and would like to know where to get these, leave a comment below.
There are many non-cancerous problems affecting our breasts. Lumps that move. Cysts that can be painful. Blocked milk ducts. Wart-like growths around the nipples and intermammary lymph nodes. We can support our breasts to combat many of these issues by, reducing as many toxins as we can. Plus include essential oils, natures anti-oxidants.
If you wo
All the above mentioned essential oils are available at my dōTERRA website. Feel free to have a look around.
Another great DIY using essential oils is my Eye Make-up Remover. Have a look and see what you think.