We’ve all had that embarrassing moment where it starts to smell like body odor and your heart stops wondering if it’s you or the French Onion soup you brought for lunch. A lot of people quickly reach for antiperspirant, but many are turning away from chemicals and looking for natural solutions. Mother Nature does an excellent job of providing us with an abundance of natural remedies, but with so many different tips, tricks, and hacks out there, what are some of the best?
Deciding that antiperspirant isn't right for you is easy. What's tough is finding a solution that fits your lifestyle. Many factors can cause body odor and, with so many body types, chemistries, and lifestyles out there, finding a universal solution can be tricky. With that in mind, here are a few different approaches and remedies people have reported working.
Eliminating Body Odor through Diet
Everyone reacts different to ingredients, but some found that reducing your intake of certain foods can help naturally cut down on body odors. Some diets recommend a reduction in onions, spiced foods, and garlic.
Not everyone wants (or needs) to remove something from their diet, but that doesn’t mean food can’t still play a prominent role in reducing body odor. There are foods out there, that can be added to your diet which may help you rid you of smelly pits!
There are a lot of good reasons to eat more leafy greens; and as it turns out, a diet higher in foods like kale and spinach help some reduce body odors. Probiotics are another way to flush odor-causing toxins from the body; this means that foods like sauerkraut and yogurt could be your best friend in hot months.
Household Items to Help Get Rid of Smelly Armpits
When it comes to beating body odor, changing your diet isn't the only way food can be a friend. There are a number of foods that, when applied topically, can cure body odors. One remedy suggests applying apple cider vinegar to the armpits, allowing the vinegar to dry, then showering. The acidity in apple cider vinegar can help kill odor-causing bacteria that lives on the skin. Apple cider vinegar isn't the only acidic food that can do this. Lemons can do the same thing.
Apply lemon juice or lemon slices under the armpits to achieve the same result. If you want to get fancy, you can grab a turnip, cut it into pieces, blend it up, and extract the juice. Apply the juice to areas that smell before washing it off.
Natural Products to Combat Body Odor
Of course, some people don’t love the idea of rubbing lemons under their arms, and others don’t have the time to extract turnip juice before a shower. There are solutions out there that aren't time-consuming and don't involve body compromising chemicals. These products fight odor without stopping the body’s detoxifying process.
How’s this done? We’re glad you asked! The thoughtful selection of natural elements creates a quickly accessible, non-compromising product. Specially selected floral and herbal ingredients, as well as essential oils, kill bacteria while allowing the body to sweat.
These ingredients perform the same functions as the tactics discussed above; eliminating bacterias and reducing odors all, but in a less time consuming, and more lifestyle friendly way. Better yet, these products accomplish all this without the use of aluminum or alcohol. Plant extracts and essential oils, such as this ones in this All-Natural Deodorant, don’t prevent the detoxifying process, nor do they attempt to hide smelly bacteria with overwhelming fragrances. Instead, they attack the bacteria and eliminate them, and allowing your body to flush toxins. This careful balance leaves your armpits smelling great and your body feeling rejuvenated.