Smell Good Naturally : Home Remedies for Body Odor

Just imagine the situation. You are on a date with your new girl friend. She comes and gives you a big hug. All of sudden she moves away . Why? Because you stink. You have a body odour. Body odor is the unpleasant smell which comes from a person's body, beacuse of the bacteria growing on it. We have the idea that with perspiration or sweating comes body odor. But this is wrong. It is not perspiration but the bacteria that gets accumulated on the skin that causes body odour. These bacteria grow faster in the presence of sweat and this is why, people smell more when they perspire. Resort to home remedies to cure the problem of body odor naturally.

Remedies for body odor
  • Drink a glass of water in the morning, on an empty stomach, along with 500 mg wheat grass. The chlorophyll present in the grass will help in reducing body odor.

  • Rub a lime under arms in the morning and see how good you smell all day.

  • Clean the underarm and groin area with water and a deodorant soap, at least once a day and more often if required.

  • You can also apply baking soda to your armpits as well as to your feet, to reduce body odor. It will soak up sweat and kill bacteria. You can also mix baking soda with lemon juice.

  • While taking your bath, add alcohol or white vinegar to a mug of water and use it to rinse the armpits.

  • Take showers, at least thrice in a day, in the summer season.

  • Wear cotton clothes throughout summer so that the sweat is soaked up.

  • Make use of antibacterial soap or deodorant soap.

  • During summers, you can apply the baby powder or talc to your armpits, in place of deodorants.

  • Pour some white vinegar on a cotton ball and wipe your underarms with the cotton. While the vinegar smell would fade in some time, you would remain smell-free for the rest of the day.

  • Turnip juice is also effective in removing body odor. Grate a turnip and squeeze the grated pieces to extract the juice. Apply this juice on your underarms.

  • Eat a healthy diet, which have whole grains, lots of leafy vegetables, sprouts, fresh fruits, soy products, raw nuts and so on.

  • Do not repeat unwashed clothes, particularly undergarments during summer.

  • For girls, wax your armpits frequently.

  • Add a few cups of tomato juice to bathing water and soak yourself in water for about 15 minutes.

Make your own deodorant
  • One of the easy home remedies for body odor is to put a few drops of rose water in water and take your bath. It will give you a long lasting freshness. This can also act as a good substitute for deodorant.

  • Instead of deodorant, one can use apple cider vinegar to reduce the pH of the skin and eliminate armpit odor. Put it in a mug of water and use it to rinse the armpits, while bathing.

  • Prepare a homemade deodorant with the juice of about two dozen radishes and 1/4 teaspoon glycerin. Mix the liquids well and pour into a spray-top bottle. Spray this in the armpits to fight body odor. Store the mixture in fridge.

  • Mix two drops of the tea tree oil (essential oil) in water and pur it in a spray-top bottle. Use this as a deodorant.

Diet to avoid
There is a straight relation between what a person eats and his body odor. Stay away from white flour, hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, and other processed foods. Avoid red meat. Avoid foods that do not have fiber. Keep away from alcohol, caffeine, cumin and garlic.