Body Odor - 22 Best and Simple Natural Home Remedies for Body Odor

Body odor is an unpleasant odor that comes out from our body. The reasons of body odor may vary from person to person and it depends on various factors such as gender, bacterial infections, heredity etc.

Body spray, scent and deo help you to temporarily control body odor, they often don't tackle the principal cause of body odor. 

So you need more natural home remedies to handle the problem and there are numerous natural home remedies can help cure unpleasant body odor and it gives you a fresh fragrance.

Surprising causes of Body Odor

1.    Wrong choice of clothes – Wearing tight & synthetic cloths,
2.    Medical conditions such as thyroid, diabetes, high insulin, Trimethylaminuria etc.
3.    Wrong eating habits
4.    Too much alcohol & tobacco intake
5.    Genetic reasons

1. Lemon

Lemon contains vitamin C and citric acid. Citric acid kills underarm bacteria and prevents body odor, vitamin C keeps your skin nourished. Lemon is the perfect and effective natural deo to get rid of body odor. Bacteria on underarms cannot survive in acidic environment which application of lemon juice creates.

1.    Mix 1 tablespoon rose water with 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, apply this on your underarms before going to bed, leave it overnight. Rinse it off in the morning.

2.    Take 2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and apply it on your underarms immediately after bath and pat dry, it prevents body odor. 

3.    Add less than ½ cup of lemon juice in your regular bath water.

2. Baking soda

Baking soda absorbs sweat and helps eliminate bacteria and it act as a natural deodorant. Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with 1-2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, mix both well. Apply this mixture on your underarms and pat dry. Leave for about 5-10 minutes, and then Wash off with water.

3. Tea tree oil

Tea tree has antibacterial properties and works is a natural antiseptic which kills bacteria and fungus present on the surface of the skin. Test your skin sensitivity before using tea tree oil by applying a small amount of oil to skin.
1.    Apply some tea tree oil to your underarms twice a day to get rid of body odor.
2.    Apply 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil on underarms before going to bed; leave it overnight and wash off with normal water.

4. Honey in bath water

Add 2 tablespoon of honey to your regular bath water, don’t use this water to rinse your hair, use this water only for body wash. Follow this regularly for few weeks to get rid of body odor.

5. Lemon with honey

Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of honey, mix it well. Apply this mixture on underarms 1 hour before bath.

6. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar is the best natural antiseptic and it kills bacteria and fungus on the surface of the skin, thus it eliminates unpleasant body odor.

1.    Take 2-3 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, dip clean cotton ball in it and apply it on your armpit. This will effectively reduce body odor.

2.    Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in 1 teaspoon of water and apply to your armpit while bathing.

7. Hydrogen peroxide

Add 1-2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, mix them well, and apply this mixture to kill the body odor causing bacteria, it reduces the body odor.

8. Sour Curd or Yoghurt

Sour Curd &yoghurt contains good bacteria which helps kill the bad bacteria that caused body odor & other skin problems. Mix 2-3 tablespoon sour curd or yoghurt, rub it over armpits, groin area, feet, under breasts, neck etc for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water. 

9. Gram flour

Take 2 tablespoon gram flour/besan and 3 tablespoon yogurt; make a smooth paste of it. Apply this paste on affected areas or all over your body 30 minutes before bath. It will open the clogged pores which and controls body odor.



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