Everyone experiences body odor once in a while, or for some people more often than not. But there are natural remedies that can help you avoid and get rid of unwanted body odor.
Using these common body odor treatments can save you a lot of time and embarrassment, especially if you are someone who perspires quickly. I will be providing you with a list of the 5 best natural odor treatments, all of which you can likely find in your home.
Body odor is created when your sweat glands are overactive, this typically happens when bacteria causes odor to grow quickly in a warm, moist environment. Use these tips to help you avoid bad smelly odor.
5 Odor Treatment Home Remedies
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has acidic properties that lower the skin’s pH level, which makes it more difficult for odor-producing bacteria to survive. Cut a lemon in half and rub one half on your underarms until the juice settles into your skin. Allow this to dry and then take a shower. If you have sensitive skin dilute the lemon juice with a ½ cup of water. Do this daily until you notice the odor is gone.
Sage reduces sweat gland activity and is used as an antibacterial agent that prevents bacteria from surviving on your skin. Use five drops of sage oil, coriander essential oil and lavender essential oil, along with 2 ounces of distilled witch hazel. Mix these ingredients together and put the mixture n a spray bottle. Use this bottle as a deodorant daily.
Note that pregnant or nursing mothers should stay away from this method because it could potentially be harmful to them and the baby.
Using rosemary stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It also contains menthol and chlorophyll, which have natural deodorant properties. These deodorant properties neutralize strong body odor and add a nice fragrance to your body. Not to mention it contains zinc, which can cause odor if there is a deficiency.
Mix 8 to 10 drops of rosemary essential oil in an ounce of water and apply this mixture to your underarms. Make sure you discontinue use if it causes an irritation; this method may not be for everyone.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful bacteria-fighting ingredient that eliminates body odor by balancing your skin’s pH levels. Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and rub it on your underarms. Wait a few minutes and then take a shower. Do this twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, stop once you see an improvement.
5. Baking Soda
I’m sure you’ve heard that baking soda can help with a lot of things, and body odor is one for them. It absorbs moisture from your skin, the same moisture that produces body odor. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and lemon juice.
Apply this mixture to your underarms and any other parts of your body that sweat a tone. Leave it there for a couple of minutes then wash it off with water, make sure you do not scrub it off. Afterwards take a shower or a bath. Do this twice a day until you notice an improvement.
Use these natural home remedies to ensure that body odor does not plague your life. These remedies are also great for those days when you are a little short of deodorant. If you’d like you can start using these remedies in replacement of store bought deodorant.