Sweating is a healthy process, the way the body removes all toxic wastes from the skin. But, at the same time it leaves a bad odor, more prominently in certain individuals. It is embarrassing to have bad smelling body odor.
Even under certain ailments, the use of specific drugs may produce foul smelling body odors that everyone would hope to get rid off. There are many natural alternatives to keep body odor in check.
Natural Cures For Body Odor
Citrus fruit of lemon is the best solution for keeping away odor causing bacteria, by turning the pH of skin more acidic. Bacteria are not able to survive and grow in highly acidic environment. Apply some lemon slice over the excessive sweating area like underarms and then pat dry. Continual usage of lemon tends to overcome the body odor.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Include lots of green leafy vegetables in the diet as these being rich in chlorophyll, offers as an excellent deodorizing effect on the body. Intake of spinach, kale and chard in the regular diet helps to get rid off the odor. Even chlorophyll or wheat grass supplement are available that can be used in daily routine as natural deodorants that keep body fresh and nice smelling.
Parsley is enriched with anti odor properties that avoids odor from sweating skin. Make use of a few parsley sprigs or have parsley tea, using chopped parsley in one cup of boiling water and steep it for 5 minutes. Then drink the parsley tea, once it gets cool down.
Vinegar is loaded with antiseptic properties that aids in killing fungi and bacteria present on the skin surface. Spritzing apple or white cider vinegar over the odorous surfaces and then wiping it off can help to remove the offensive odor.
Fragrance enriched sage plant helps to fight off bacteria and lowers perspiration rate. Make use of solution of sage extract or sage oil or brewed sage tea that should be stored in the bottle. Use any of these sage liquids for application over the underarms, but never apply at the genitals. Then wash the hands properly, before initiating any other task.
Use Clothes Made Of Natural Fibers
Emphasize on wearing natural fiber clothing like cotton fabrics as these allow for more breathability and greater air flow to the body, keeping skin much drier and free from moisture and humidity that encourages build up of smell causing bacteria.
Natural Sterilizer For Smelly Areas
Wipe all smelly areas like underarms with witch hazel or tea tree oil as these serve as natural antiseptics that modify skin’s acidity making it unfavorable for undesirable and smelling microbes.
One must ensure to have regular baths, more in summers depending upon the extent of physical work and sweats, and at least once in winters to wash off the bacterial population over the skin, the source of foul smelling body odor. During bath emphasize on cleaning the difficult areas like armpits and feet. Remember to dry the body properly after bath, before dressing up as bacteria grow healthily on damp surface of skin.