Bad body odor can cause a terrible first impression. But many of the products on the market designed to stop sweating and reduce body odor are actually toxic for the body. Instead, try one of these natural remedies.
Vinegar. Vinegar will naturally help to get rid of the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause body odor. Try putting some in a small spray bottle and spraying your offensive areas. Then use a towel to dry the area and you’ll notice that the smell is gone.
Chlorophyll. Eating foods that are high in chlorophyll or taking chlorophyll supplements can help you to smell better from the inside out. In particular eating parsley or cilantro on a daily basis can give you this benefit.
Detox. Many of the odors that seem offensive are caused by toxins in the body. You might want to consider a detox diet or herbal regimen to help rid your body of toxins and restore a more pleasing aroma.
You may also get this benefit from spending time in a sauna or steam room to sweat out impurities.
Probiotics. Often people have bad body odor because of poor digestion. Taking a probiotic supplement can help you to have better digestion, fewer toxins, and fewer problems with body odor baddies.
Essential Oils. Essential oils can be powerful at reducing problems with body odor. They have a pleasing odor and fight the bacteria that cause the problem. Some of the best oils for this purpose include parsley, radish, tea tree, witch hazel, and lavender. You can mix these oils with a little baking soda and apply them under your arms for body odor control.
Wash Regularly. A daily shower can help you to get rid of the bacteria that’s causing body odor and help you to smell fresh and clean. If you tend to have very strong body odor this daily routine is critical.
Limit Smelly Foods. Some foods can cause you to have a stronger odor. If you struggle with strong body odor, limit hot peppers, garlic, and onions that can all cause odors to be released in your sweat.
Wear Natural Fibers. Natural fibers are more breathable than synthetic fibers like polyester or nylon. Whenever possible wear cotton or other natural fibers that naturally breathe better and keep bacteria from having a warm, moist environment in which to thrive. Lightweight fabrics are also more breathable and provide this benefit.