- Because of the hot weather in our country, most people tend to sweat and produce bad body odor
- Having body odor can bring down one's confidence and destroy their relationship with other people
- In order to get rid of the funky smell on your body, you just have to search around your house for natural remedies to finally make you odor-free
Sweating is a part of our daily lives as a way for our body to prevent itself from overheating. Thanks to the hot weather in our country, though, our sweat glands go on overdrive, thus producing an excess of bad bacteria. This bad bacteria then produces unwanted body odor that could bring down a person's confidence.
Luckily, if you just look around your house, you'll find several remedies that could leave you smelling fresh all day. Take a look at the list compiled by KAMI below:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, rubbing apple cider vinegar on your underarms could help diminish bad bacteria which causes body odor. You may soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and water mixture in order to get rid of that nasty smell.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda has been widely used as an effective all-around cleansing agent. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of lemon or calamansi juice, apply the paste on your underarms and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
Not only is hydrogen peroxide used to treat wounds, but it can also remove odor-causing germs on your armpits. Mix one teaspoon of this with a cup of water then wipe it on your underarms using a clean cloth.
Aside from removing the nasty smell from your armpits, the acidity in lemon could also help whiten your underarms. Rub a slice of lemon on your armpits every night to get rid of your body odor.
5. Turnip or Singkamas
Singkamas is considered as a yummy treat for many Pinoys. What most of us don't know though is that it's also useful in getting rid of body odor. Grate the singkamas and squeeze out its juice. Once you've done that, use a cloth to rub it on your armpits and use it as a natural deodorant. After 10 hours, do the same process and reapply again.
Drinking tea has many health benefits but it also has a few cosmetic usages including getting rid of stubborn odor. Soak a black tea bag in hot water for 15 minutes then place in the fridge for another 10 minutes. Soak a piece of cotton pad in the chilled tea then place it on your underarms. Leave it there for 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing. For best results, do this two to three times a day for about two weeks.
Although garlic is known because of its unpleasant smell, applying it on your underarms to get rid of body odor has been proven to be quite effective. Chop and boil three garlic cloves into 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Once cooled down, apply the solution on your armpits and leave it there for around 30 minutes. Rinse it off with mild liquid soap and repeat every day for best results.
Disclaimer: This article contains general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment.
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