Body odour is the unpleasant smell which comes from a person’s body. It is often related to sweating, but the unpleasant odour is mainly due to bacteria present in the sweat. Body odour may be due to serious illness.
Body Odour Causes
Due to kidney disease, fungal infections, liver disease, zinc deficiency, cavities and toxins.
Due to strong medicines. Diabetic patients may smell of acetone because of insulin that they take.
Alcohol, cigarette or cigars have an unpleasant body odour
Natural Tips for Body Odour Prevention
Bath with neem leaves thrice a week. Boil the leaves till the water becomes green colour.
While bathing, add alcohol or white vinegar to a mug of water and use it to rinse the armpits.
To reduce the pH of the skin and eliminate armpit odour
Take showers, at least thrice a day, in the summer season
Apply baking soda to your armpits as well as feet, to reduce body odour
Put a few drops rose water in the bathtub before taking bath
Use apple cider vinegar instead of deodorant
Prepare a homemade deodorant with the juice of about two dozen radishes and ¼ teaspoon glycerin. Apply the powder or talc to all the main joints.
Pour some white vinegar on a cotton ball and wipe your underarms.
Mix 10 drops of the essential tea tree oil in 30 ml water. Apply this
mixture on the armpits to reduce body odour.
Apply a turnip juice.
Diet tips Body Odour Prevention
Drink a glass of water on an empty stomach, along with 500mg wheat grass.
Avoid refined sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oils and other processed foods. Avoid foods that lack fibre.
Avoid red meat because it releases many toxins into the blood stream.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, cumin and garlic.
Eat whole grains, lots of leafy vegetables, sprouts, fresh fruits, soya
products and raw nuts.
There is a direct relation between what a person eats and his body odour. So, maintain a balanced diet.