How pathetic is it when you find yourself next to a passenger whose body odor is so bad that you can hardly contain yourself? Sometimes many passengers smell so incredibly bad that other passengers get almost sick. Body odor is an unpleasant smell our bodies emit when bacteria that live on the skin turn sweat into acids and it is increased when we wear confining skin tight clothes for a long time. Using these easily available home remedies can go a long way in helping to get rid of nagging body odor and keep you fresh throughout the day.
Apply vinegar with water under your arms to keep it dry and reduces underarm smell all day long, and it actually acts better than deodorant. Store vinegar in a sprayer and spray it under your arms to reduce body smell after having bath but don’t use deodorant after using vinegar. Some people soak their feet in a dilute vinegar solution to treat foot fungus and this acidic environment also discourages the bacteria that contribute to body odor.
Baking Soda can absorb sweat and reduce body odor by reducing moisture from the skin. It kills bacteria and acts like a natural deodorant. Baking soda works effectively for treating dull, limp hairand its adds volume and shine to hair strands as well. There are various ways to control body odor by using baking soda. A mixture of baking soda and lemon juice is really effective when you apply it to your underarms and other body parts where you sweat immensely.
Rosemary herb has amazing benefits in this regard. It contains menthol and chlorophyll which helps immensely to prevent the growth of odor causing bacteria. It is widely used in Italian cooking and can kill bacteria and fungi. It acts as a natural deodorant that reduces strong body odor and also lends a nice fragrance to your body. The presence of zinc in it also aids to reduce bad smell of our body.
Vinegar immensely helps to control pH level of the skin and apple cider vinegar is a well-known ingredient that fights against bacteria. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is really beneficial to our health, and you can also drink it for better results. You can use it in various ways to control body odor problems. By adding a cup of apple cider vinegar in your bath and soaking it for 8-10 minutes, you can easily cure sunburns, and it also aids to fight against bacteria causing body odor.
The acidic property of lemon juice helps lower the skin’s pH level that helps immensely to fight against body odor-causing bacteria. Lemon is a natural bleach that helps in removing suntan too. In addition to all these benefits, it can be used by even those who cannot tolerate vinegar. You can use it in various ways to prevent body odor. Cut one fresh lemon into two halves, and then take one-half of the lemon and rub it under your arms to reduce underarm smell.