How to Maintain Good Body Odor All Day. Other than cooling the body temperature, the function of sweat glands is to excrete toxins from your body. Bacteria breeding in the sweaty body parts, the kind of food we eat or medication we take could cause unpleasant body odor. In any case, reducing the usage of chemical-based deodorants and antiperspirants so you can adopt natural ways to address the root cause of the smell will help you maintain a good body odor the entire day. Follow these steps to learn more.
Include lots of whole grain food, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, soy products and raw nuts and seeds. Abstain from eating too much red meat; it causes stagnation in the body. Reduce eating food that lacks fiber or is rich in refined white flour, sugar and hydrogenated oil.
Go on a plant-based diet. The chlorophyll and phytonutrients in the plants will cleanse your body from inside out. Cook your food by adding flavor with herbs like parsley, cilantro and mint, and aromatic herbs like thyme, oregano, rosemary and sage.
Flush your system by increasing the water intake. Keeping your body cool will slow down the metabolic rate, thus slowing the rate of perspiration.
Drink a glass of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of honey frequently during the day. Honey is an excellent blood purifier. Also, drinking a cup of sage herbal tea reduces sweat gland activity.
Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol or vinegar and cleanse the underarm and other body parts that have excessive sweating. This kills the odor-causing bacteria and keeps the area dry for a longer time.
Prepare and use a homemade natural deodorant with equal quantities of baking soda and cornstarch. For fragrances, add a few drops of essential oils like yling ylang, lavender or chamomile. Apply dry.
Deodorize your body with natural ingredients like white vinegar, tea tree oil, witch hazel or apple cider vinegar. Herbal ingredients are non-irritant and have anti-microbial properties that neutralize odor-causing bacteria.
Mix half a tsp. of baking soda with a few drops of lemon juice. Rub this mix on the problem areas after bathing. Leave it on for a few seconds and then rinse away. Baking soda absorbs moisture and reduces odor-causing bacteria.