While sweating is healthy and natural as it helps get rid of toxins and maintain body temperature, no one wants to smell like it all through the day. Did you know? It is not the actual sweat but the lingering bacteria on your skin that causes odour? The best deodorant, thus, is something that can kill the bacteria while being gentle on your skin. While the most convenient option is using an antiperspirant, followed by a perfume, we share with you 5 simple ingredients, easily found in your kitchen that will help you beat body odor naturally.

 

Vinegar

Vinegar

Take a cotton pad and dab some vinegar (white and apple cider both work) over the areas that are prone to sweating. The vinegar helps balance the pH of the skin and kills any bacteria that produce odour.

 

Lemon

Lemon

Like vinegar, lemon too works brilliantly to balance the pH of the skin. Cut a lemon in half and apply it on your underarm area. Be sure to squeeze a little juice as you go. You can also add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and lemon juice each to create a paste. Apply it on the armpits and wash clean after 10 minutes.

 

Tea

Tea

Take water in a vessel, bring to boil and then add some green tea leaves. Once it has cooled, dip a cotton ball in the concoction and apply to your sweat prone areas. Tea will help keep the skin dry and odour free!

P.S: Use this tip only 2-3 times a week.
 

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Add 2 cups of freshly-squeezed tomato juice and add it to a bucket of water. Bathe with this or soak in it for 20-30 minutes. Its antiseptic properties will help destroy any odour-producing bacteria.

 

Baking soda

Baking soda

This helps absorb moisture and reduces bacterial growth. You can use it like a talcum powder and put in on your underarms and between toes. Line your closed shoes overnight with it to prevent any smell. Don’t forget to dust them before wearing! Another great tip is mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of water. Fill the liquid in an old body mist bottle and spray daily on your underarms. Make sure to let the area dry before wearing your clothes so that they don’t get stained.

If you do not wish to DIY your body odour needs this summer, invest in the Rexona Shower Fresh Underarm Odour Protection Roll On for sweat control and a fresh feel instead!

FAQs about Body Odor:

1) What causes body odour?

A. When sweat from your body combines with the bacteria living on your skin, body odour is generated. That is why it is so important to find the right deodorant for your body odour needs. They kill odour-causing bacteria from your skin and keeps any infections at bay. 

2) Does dehydration cause body odour?

A. Yes, dehydration can cause body odour. Water flushes out toxins from your body and a lack thereof can cause them to come out in concentrated forms via your sweat. So keeping your body hydrated makes sure that there you sweat glands to function normally. 

3) Can toner help with body odour?

A. A toner is astringent and antiseptic in nature. Which means that it can kill odour causing bacteria on your skin. Stick to a natural ingredient like tea tree oil as a natural deodorant in order to not irritate your already sensitive armpits.