Body odor is the unpleasant smell created when bacteria feed on patches of stale sweat that have been left to fester on the body’s surface. It is a common misconception that the sweat produced by our bodies is responsible for the bitter, pungent smell which we have difficulty noticing but which often results in our friends finding urgent excuses to leave. But in fact, sweat is actually odorless. It is when it has been left to dry on the skin for several hours that it attracts bacterial organisms which create a smell as they go about their essential work of breaking down the chemicals which make up your sweat.
Bacteria are particularly attracted to sweat on the genital areas and the armpits as these parts of the body contain the apocrine glands. These glands secrete the types of fatty substances and proteins that create the favorable conditions under which bacteria thrive. The hypothalamus in the brain sends signals to the apocrine glands to start sweating. Excessive sweating under armpits can cause embarrassment and odor. But sweating is very much important to regulate our body’s internal temperature and it removes excess heat to cool the body. Some useful remedies can help to stop excessive sweating which causes underarm stains on the clothes and body odor.
Natural Tips to Reduce Excessive Underarm Sweating and Body Odor
Sweet Corn and Rose Water for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Make a paste with Sweet Corn and Rose water. Apply this paste before having your bath and rub your body with loofah. You will notice the change.
Lime Peels for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Blend fresh Lime peels off in half cup of apple vinegar and make a thick paste with it. Apply this paste on your armpits before going to sleep and leave it overnight. Next morning just wash your armpits with normal water. It will protect excessive seating and counteract odor for the whole day.
Lemon Peels for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Dry Lemon Peel off in the sun and make a powder with it. Then boil chamomile leaves in ½ cup water for 1-2 minutes and mix lemon powder in this water. Apply it with a cotton ball on your armpits before going out, it will prevent your underarm excessive sweating and odor. You can also apply lemon juice to decrease the odor and for underarm skin lightening.
Tomatoes and Aloe Vera for Excessive Sweating and Body OdorMake a paste with one fresh tomato and add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply this paste daily 15-20 minutes before taking your regular bath for 1-2 weeks. Besides being a natural deodorant Aloe vera and tomato paste help to fight fungus and improve our underarm skin appearance.
Watermelon Seeds for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Make a paste with watermelon seeds and Pumpkin seeds apply this paste on your armpits before going to bath after 15-20 minutes rub it with a soft loofah for 3-4 minutes then wash it. Or rub watermelon peel all over the body especially under arms and genital area and leave it to dry then take your regular bath. Continued use of these tips with watermelon for one week decreases excessive sweating and odor.
Potato for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Make a paste with raw Potato and mix 1 tablespoon Baking soda in it. Apply it on the armpits before going to sleep and wash it next morning. You should feel the difference.
Azadirich (Neem) Leaves for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Boil Neem leaves in water and mix this water in your bath tub and relax in this Neem water for 15-20 minutes. Then have your bath, an effective remedy to get rid of excessive sweating.
Sage for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Sage extracts applied with a cotton ball daily for 1-2 weeks very much effective to reduce excessive sweating.
Tomato for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Drinking Tomatoes juice with Mint Leaves daily with an empty stomach prevent your body from sweating and odor naturally and permanently.
Sandalwood for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Make a paste of red sandal wood with milk and apply it on your armpits every day for odor and sweating. It will also improve your underarm skin health.
Wheat Gram for Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Make a paste with Toasted Wheat Gram and glycerin. Apply this paste on your underarms. Zinc in it has been proven to reduce sweat odors.
Additional Tips to Decrease Excessive Sweating
- 1)Drink a plenty of water daily.
- 2)Avoid using caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods.
- 3)Daily using yogurt in your breakfast or before breakfast will reduce excessive sweating and odor.
- 4)Use cotton clothes to allow your skin to breathe.
- 5)Take your daily overall bath regularly and daily change your clothes especially in summer try to change your clothes 2 times in a day.