October! My favorite month of the year. I’m certainly missing home and the colorful spectrum of falling leaves, hot apple cider, and brisk autumn air. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy slipping on a bikini last week and sunbathing in the Singaporean sun!
Speaking of bikinis, I’m reminded October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As I mentioned on social media, I’m sharing a few simple prevention tips for all of us (men included!).
Taking preventative measures, I strongly believe we can lesson the amount of breast cancer diagnoses (currently 1 in 8 women).
Watch my video below for my top four tips. After the video, scroll down for the extra info I promised.
DIY Natural Deodorant Spray
I live in the tropical jungle climate of Malaysia. Here the weather is either HOT or HOT & RAINING. Every day. Everyone sweats here, it’s part of life. We’re passed getting embarrassed about sweating, but not so far as to STOP caring about stinking. This is my recipe for an effective, natural deodorant spray:
In 1oz spray bottle fill:
•1/3 Filtered Water
•1/3 Alcohol (think cheap: rubbing alcohol or vodka)
•15 drops melaleuca essential oil
•15 drops lavender essential oil
(I prefer dōTERRA oils).
Spritz 2-4 times on each underarm and allow to dry. Apply fresh out of the shower & reapply as needed.
Note: this is not an anti-perspirant (those block your pores so you don’t feel moisture under your arms. They’re typically made out of aluminum – not good for open pores in your underarms). The antibacterial properties in the essential oils and alcohol will lessen odor on their own. They smell so fresh and clean also. 🌿
Keep in your bag for quick application throughout the day.
Get to know your breasts. Feeling shy? You can do this all in the privacy of your own home. Knowledge is power and knowing more about your breasts can help you gain confidence, awareness, and appreciate your beautiful body!
How often should I perform a breast self-exam? 1 time every month.
Steps for a self-exam from the National Breast Cancer Foundation are here: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam
Signs & Symptoms to Look for:
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Let’s commit to keeping our breasts as healthy as possible!
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