HOME REMEDIES FOR BODY ODOUR

Everyone emits a natural body odour. The activity of bacteria present in the sweat leads to Foul body odour. Mild body odour is normal, but excessive or unpleasant body odour can be a source of great discomfort for others and very embarrassing for you.
Strong and unpleasant odour emanates from the body when the sweat glands are overactive. But it is not sweating that causes body odour. The unpleasant odour occurs when sweat mixes with bacteria. The bacteria that cause odour to grow quickly in a warm, moist environment.
Some other causes of offensive body odour include poor hygiene, nutrient deficiencies, gastrointestinal problems like chronic constipation, and underlying medical problems, such as genetic metabolic disorders, liver disease, or diabetes.
The primary symptom of body odour is an unusual, pungent smell arising from the body. Other symptoms include excessive sweating, weight loss, night sweats and cold hands.
Body odour can be treated with over-the-counter medicines or by practising good hygiene. There are also simple and natural home remedies that get rid of body odour by controlling the growth of bacteria and reducing excessive sweating.

CAUSES

• Excessive sweating
• Collection of sweat due to tight clothes or clothes which do not permit airflow

SYMPTOMS

A fishy or foul odour

REMEDIES

NATURAL HOME REMEDY USING TURNIP

1. Cut and crush turnip to a paste
2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract juice
3. Apply this juice on underarms and groin area
4. Allow it to dry naturally
5. This will keep odour in check for 10 hours

    NATURAL HOME REMEDY USING WHITE VINEGAR

    1. Dip cotton in white vinegar
    2. Rub cotton on sweat prone areas
    3. Vinegar's smell will go after a while
    4. This will help keep area odour free for the whole day

      NATURAL HOME REMEDY  USING TEA TREE OIL

      1. Tea tree oil has antibacterial as well as antiseptic properties to kill bacteria present on the skin and eliminate body odour. Also being an astringent, tea tree oil controls sweating.
      2. Add two drops of tea tree oil to one ounce (two tablespoons) of water.
      3. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and use it as a deodorant.
      4. Note: Those who have highly sensitive skin must avoid using tea tree oil.
      5. You can also drink one to two glasses of tomato juice daily to reduce body odour.

        NATURAL HOME REMEDY USING TOMATOES

        1. Crush 7-8 tomatoes
        2. Press the pulp on a sieve and extract juice
        3. Add this juice to a bucket of bathing water
        4. Bathe with this water for positive results
        5. You can also drink one to two glasses of tomato juice daily to reduce body odour.

          NATURAL HOME REMEDY  USING BAKING SODA

          1. As baking soda helps absorb moisture from the skin, it can absorb sweat and reduce body odour. Plus, it kills bacteria and works like a natural deodorant.
          2. Mix one tablespoon each of baking soda and lemon juice. Apply it to your underarms and other body parts where you sweat excessively. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and wash it off with water; do not scrub. Then take a shower or bath. Do this once daily for a few weeks.
          3. Alternatively, mix equal amounts of baking soda and corn-starch. Apply it directly onto your dry underarms to prevent sweating as well as bad odour. Use this remedy when you need protection for several hours.

            NATURAL HOME REMEDY  USING WHEATGRASS

            1. Wheatgrass contains a lot of chlorophyll that has a deodorizing effect. It also helps eliminate toxins.
            2. Mix one or two tablespoons of wheatgrass juice in one cup of water.
            3. Drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.
            4. Follow this routine daily until the body odour is gone.

              TIPS

              • Avoid wearing unwashed clothes
              • Wax armpits regularly
              • Wash feet properly
              • Avoid cotton socks as they facilitate odour
              • Wear open sandals whenever possible
              • Bathe regularly, Bathe at least once a day.
              • Always wash your clothes after wearing them once.
              • Do not wear tight shoes and avoid wearing shoes for long periods of time.
              • Manage your stress and anger as they can cause more sweating.
              • Keep yourself dry as much as possible.
              • Wax armpits regularly
              • Opt for cotton clothing rather than synthetic fabrics to avoid trapping sweat and moisture.
              • Drink lots of water to flush toxins out of your body.
              February 12, 2019