How to Get Rid of Body Odor

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Wear the right kind of clothes:

Wearing clothes made of the wrong material can be the reason behind body odor. It is essential to pay attention to the clothes you choose, especially during warm weather or if you have the tendency to sweat more.

Choose clothing that will allow your skin to breathe, which will result in more efficient evaporation of sweat. Choose clothes made of natural fibers such as wool, silk or cotton. These materials can easily absorb moisture from your body and help to keep you dry for a longer period of time.

Avoid clothing made of materials such as polyester, rayon and silkβ€”they are not as breathable and can cause you to sweat more. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes.

Use a good quality deodorant:

After stepping out of the shower and drying off, you must use a good deodorant to control excessive perspiration and body odor. Remember that deodorant will just minimize the smell of body odor, but it will not help to remove the toxins from your body.

Based on your preference, you can either use a heavy duty roll-on deodorant or go for a strong spray-type deodorant. If itching, allergies, and skin discoloration occur after using a particular deodorant, stop using it and look for some other alternative.

Diet to control body odor:

To get rid of body odor you need to have a close look at your diet. There are certain food items that can trigger body odor, while there are also some foods that can help to prevent it..

Foods to Eat

Foods to Avoid

tickBrown rice due to its high content of protein levelcrossProcessed foods such as refined sugar, hydrogenated oils and flour
tickWhite meatcrossRed meat
tickRaw vegetables as they contain good amounts of Vitamin A and Vitamin BcrossAny kind of junk food items
tickFresh fruitscrossFoods that have strong smells such as garlic and onions
tickWater as it helps eliminate the toxins from within your bodycrossFoods that contain soluble fiber
tickHerbal tea as it helps to destroy the bacteria which causes odorcrossDairy products
tickGreen herbs such as parsley, cilantro, basil and mint leavescrossAlcohol

Natural Treatments to Eliminate Body Odor

In addition to the tips and suggestions already mentioned, there are also a number of effective natural solutions that can really help to control body odor. Here are some of the natural treatment options for you to try:

  1. Alcohol or Vinegar
    • Add some alcohol or white vinegar to a mug of water.
    • Use this solution to rinse your armpits.
  2. Baking Soda and Lemon
    • Combine one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of lemon juice.
    • Apply this to your underarm area and any area where sweating is maximum.
    • Leave on for a few minutes.
    • Wash off with clean water.
  3. Tea Tree Oil and Rosemary Oil
  • Add two drops of tea tree oil or rosemary oil to one cup of water.
  • Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
  • Use this solution as a deodorant to control body odor.


Natural Remedy Quick Tips

  1. To prevent body odor, eat wheat grass on an empty stomach every morning along with one glass of water. The chlorophyll present in wheat grass will help in reducing body odor.
  2. Turnip juice has antibacterial properties and can be applied over areas of your body that sweat heavily. You must also include turnip in your diet plan.
  3. To reduce the pH of your skin and eliminate body odor you can use apple cider vinegar, diluted with water as a rinse for your body.
  4. Boil some mint leaves in four cups of water and then add this water to your bath water and soak in this water for a few minutes.
  5. You can also use a tablespoon of honey mixed with lukewarm water for your final rinse. It will help to keep body odor in check.
  6. Pour some tomato juice in the bathtub. You must soak in this mixture for about ten minutes daily to eliminate body odor.
  7. Herbal tea made up of sage can also be consumed two to three times a day to prevent bad body odor.


For more natural treatment options, check out this useful video:

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  1. Nayeli Gavia Estrada

    July 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for your advice

  2. mithuna

    July 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

    thanku so mch dat was a great help for me to hav a more confidnt persnality..thanx a lot! πŸ™‚

    • Courtney

      June 15, 2015 at 4:45 am

      Same it helped me a lot like a lot so happy u had right a true facts about no πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  3. Joe Appiah-Yeboah

    August 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you very much for comprehensive advice.

  4. Ada

    August 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Ples hw do i get all this item mention here. Or what are there local name for it especially in igbo ples help me i need it.

    • bob

      July 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      hi Ada, hav u gotten the local names yet

  5. Zippy

    August 24, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I will try some of the natural steps. Thaanks

  6. ntn

    November 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    it s very useful

  7. Uc matthew

    November 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for this article, you have savedmy life from shame. This is the best article

  8. ps

    November 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    i tried acv nd tea tree oil but they have not helped me yet i dont know whether is too early or not i used those 2 products to get rid of body odor pls help am desparate pls

  9. Rahima

    December 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Im 16 & i sweat alot under my armpits it gives a bad odour, its so embarrassing sitting next to someone when im at college cuz they can smell it. I tried anti perspirant deodarant that didnt helped. Im not sure if baking soda will work for me because i sweat everyday but not at night times.. I need help quick

  10. Shabbir

    January 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Shave your arm pits you can use hair remover. Clean it with detol 3/4 times a day. you will get instant result.

  11. van

    February 5, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Im 23, and i observed that my officemates are avoiding me. I change the brand of my laundry soap,deodorant and soap for my body. And i even wash my clothes thoroughly but still they smell something that sometimes i cant smell. And Especially when i go to work and it is embarassing since i used public transport.and i even shower regularly. I already seek a dermatologist and she told me that i dont smell bad but still people reacted the way that i have a bad odor. I need help guys.thanks

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