Citrons or lemons are in my opinion the greatest fruit of all. Its powers alone should be an inspiration for a superhero. It has a natural anti-bacterial and antiviral properties that gives it surprising healing powers (healing cancer, diabetes, liver and more…). I use to clean my house and in my food. Next to healing sickness, killing bacteria and providing vitamin C it is also a great deodorant.
The juice of a lemon is mildly bitter. Due to the bitterness, when robbed under the armpits it mimics a pore-closing effects that works the same way as antiperspirant. The scent of a lemon under is also useful for covering smell, making your armpits smell fresh. In conclusion lemon is great for a lot of things, however using it as a antiperspirant and deodorant* comes with its risks.
Risks of a lemon deodorant
Citron juice on your skin is photosensitive, meaning it changes when exposed in the sun. It becomes a toxic irritant that can irritate the skin.
Important is to not spend too much time in the sun when you have robbed lemon juice on your skin. Robbing lemon juice on a freshly shaved armpit is not advised, it gets irritated. So do not smear lemon on your armpit if you are planning to work on your tan, chill in the sun with short sleeves and when you are freshly shaved.
*Deodorant is a cosmetic that only deals with masking odor while antiperspirant is used to stop the sweating as well.
For me the risks beats the chemical shit found in antiperspirants and deodorant in the drugstore. In addition of it being healthy it also reduces environmental impact (not buying deodorant or antiperspirant means less packaging and production waste) while being cheap as hell!!
How to use:
In addition of being cheap and healthy, it is also very simple. Here are the steps to use it as a antiperspirant: /
Step 1 – Slice a lemon, rob it under your armpits.
Step 2 – Let it dry up for 2 minutes.
Step 3 – Use a slightly wet washing cloth to get rid of the seeds and fruit pulp.
Why use it?
As said before it is reduces the environmental impact, it is cheap and furthermore healthier. In our consumers world it seems like we have forgotten that nature provides everything we need to stay alive, beautiful and most of all healthy. We don’t need to spend a lot of money or waste if we know how to use the Mother Nature gifts. Something our ancestors and probably your grandparents too know all about. Using lemons as deodorant is a conscious choice that benefits everything as everyone. We need to live amore healthier and natural life not only for ourselves but also for the world and future generation to come. Using fruits, vegetables and herbs to replace our daily products is a small step, yet has a big impact on our enviroment don’t you agree?
By the way, it doesnt stain clothes either, making it perfect for a summer long sleeve wear.
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