February 21, 2008

Home remedies for body odor

man with body odorThough there are several factors leading to body odor, excessive perspiration is the most common cause. Read all about it in Body Odor – the ultimate social disaster.

Here are some more effective home remedies to combat body odour:

* Try bathing with water to which alum is added.

* Add 3 cups of tomato juice in your bath tub and soak yourself in it.

* Bathe at least twice a day in summer if you live in tropical countries.

* Wash your armpits with a good quality body wash or use a home made bath powder like this for scrubbing.

* You can also use baking soda as deodorant.

* Or you could even use cornstarch instead.woman spraying deodorant

* Turnip juice also helps. Grate a turnip and extract the juice. Strain it through a cheese cloth and wash your armpits with this.

* If you are comfortable with wheat grass juice therapy, you might try taking around 500 mg of wheat grass juice daily on an empty stomach or the first thing in the morning. This helps a lot in reducing body odor.

* Apple cider vinegar also can be used as a deodorant to eliminate body odor.

* Add 2 tsp of camphor (Karpooram/Kapur) powder in a bottle of water and keep it in the sun for 15 days. Then you can then squirt this water on your underarms.

* You can also prepare your own deodorant by extracting juice from a few radishes, add a few drops of glycerin and use it on your underarms.

* Soak 1 tsp of Triphala powder in a glass of water overnight, stir it and use it on your underarms.

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  1. Anonymous5:55 PM

    great tips & remedies.. its really useful for each and every person.

  2. Anonymous5:53 PM

    try "micheum" you can even skip a day! not that u would of course just sayin' lol.

  3. Parsley also is a good source of chlorophyll. Munching on several sprigs of parsley a day can help with body odor.

  4. Nanda5:39 PM

    Getting rid of body odor is possible if you maintain proper body hygiene. You must bathe at least two times a day and with soap. Sweating is mostly found to occur in armpits, groin, thighs and palms. Use OTC powder. Do not repeat your undergarments. Wear lighter and comfortable clothes. Also watch out what you're eating.

  5. Prakruti10:30 AM

    Keep the body dry by applying the talcum powder to the odor area. Avoid products that contain cornstarch which can exacerbate the problem.
    If you have excess of sweat you can use antiperspirants.Junk food, processed foods or foods increase the levels of toxins in the body. Do not use deodorants to cover up the odor instead you need to take the preventive measures to improve the food intake to fight the body odor.Drink lot of water to remove the toxins.

  6. Certain foods especially the spicy foods like garlic can increase the body odor.You need to go barefoot as many hours as possible. Let the air out for at least 24 hours between the wearings.Use an antibacterial soap for taking bath to eliminate the growth of bacteria.
    Avoid excess intake of coffee and tea.
    Take more of fresh vegetables and fruits which help to detoxify the body.
    Use wipes or tissues to wipe the sweat or use a premoistened towelette to wash the odor instantly

  7. I would try a new deodorant. Possibly an antiperspirant. That way you wont sweat as much. Other than that, if you shower frequently I'm not sure what could be wrong. If switching deodorants doesn't help you can always contact your doctor.


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