Body Odor Remedies

BODY ODOR REMEDIES

BATHING: Of course, one of the easiest ways to get rid of body odor is to bathe. Cleansing the body helps remove the sweat that bacteria break down, which is what causes body odor. Use soap and water on a washcloth to scrub armpits in order to remove more bacteria.

HOME REMEDIES: Natural health websites suggest making a wash with hydrogen peroxide (3%): Mix a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water and use the solution to wash the underarms. Increase the amount of hydrogen peroxide if the body odor persists. The site also suggests taking steam baths or saunas to rid the body of odor-causing toxins.

CLOTHING: Loose-fitting clothing made of natural fibers that allow the body to breathe may help eliminate body odor by letting sweat evaporate instead of staying on the body. Remember to wash clothes often. Dirty clothing helps breed more bacteria. Wash your workout gear often, advises WebMD. Try washing stinky clothes in a special sports detergent, to reduce or eliminate the smell from sweat and body odor.

Stink Free Sports Detergent