Body Odor Remedy

Overview

When you sweat excessively and the perspiration comes into contact with bacteria living on your skin, it can produce an unpleasant body odor. Different factors can contribute to body odor, including stress, exercise, hot weather, medical conditions and hormone levels. If you are unable to remedy your body odor at home,ask your doctor if it may be caused by an underlying condition–and if it can be medically treated.

Step 1

Bathe on a daily basis. Shower each day, especially after sweating due to exercise or exposure to hot temperatures. When showering, play close attention to areas of the body that are the most likely to smell, including the armpits, feet, and groin. Choose a deodorant soap instead of a body wash if you are trying to remedy your body odor problem.

Step 2

Dress in lightweight fabrics. Since sweating is a primary cause of body odor, wear lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as cotton..

Step 3

Apply an antiperspirant at night. The antiperspirant can reduce the amount of sweat produced by your body. Besides the armpits, the antiperspirant can be applied to the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. If an over-the-counter product is not strong enough to combat your body odor, your doctor can help you with a prescription-strength antiperspirant.

Step 4

Place two cups of tomato juice in a warm tub. According to the “Doctors Book of Home Remedies” on the Mother Nature website, tomato juice is an effective remedy for body odor in humans and animals. Sit in the tub for a minimum of 15 minutes.