I want my lymph nodes to do all that important work of keeping my body healthy without disruption!
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I decided before summer hit I should go back to the deodorant drawing board. I came across this recipe for Magnesium Spray Deodorant with Essential Oils and it made a lot of sense. Her main point is that Magnesium Oil is a great way to counterbalance the stink in your pits. “Low magnesium levels in the body have been associated with body odor. It is estimated that over 80% of us are deficient in this mineral. Magnesium oil in this deodorant recipe absolutely decreases armpit odor no matter how much you sweat.” I also added to recipe with a sense making scent: Clary Sage- an oil that supports healthy hormone levels. Since human stink starts when hormones kick up it just seemed logical. Plus, I really like the scent. I also wanted to use something that would help with any other things that would cause stink (think sweaty socks) and support healthy skin- I used Melaluca Alterinofolia (Tea Tree). Lemongrass might be my next EO of choice for this purpose! Eos lend themselves to lots of combinations and if you don't own any yet, your best bet is to become a wholesale member of Young Living and join my oily family as we grow together! The last of this three ingredient recipe is Witch Hazel. I used this Witch Hazel with Aloe in it. It helps to soothe and condition the skin- the Magnesium oil on it’s own can cause a sting. I tried it- It’s not preferable. If you do find that you mix this up and it stings, you could always ease into it with more witch hazel and less Magnesium oil. But also, the sting fades after a short bit and is sometimes only noticeable on days I have shaved. One other trouble shooting thing I added into my routine had to do with the odd stickiness of the magnesium oil. It’s a little tacky on it’s own. I didn’t like tacky pits when I was wearing tank tops so I have started to just dab a little corn starch on after I let the spray dry. When I am thinking functionally in the mornings, I spray upstairs while getting dressed and then put a little cornstarch on downstairs! It is a slight extra step that’s not needed but worth it! Sometimes healthy is a little more work, a little more discomfort and totally worth it! – NO more Stink and NO more aluminum, formaldehyde or anti-freeze! WIN! WIN! WIN! Do it. You know you love your lymph nodes!
Regardless of which way you start. Just start. Please – for the love of the lymph nodes! (And life without stink!)