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Body odor home remedies will teach you, what you can do to get rid of body odor. Body odor home remedies will assist you to kill bacteria that causes body odour. Body odor is an unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat in to acids. Some say it is the small of bacteria growing on the body, but it is actually the result of bacteria breaking down protein in to certain acids known as bromhidrosis, osmidrisis or ozochrotia.

Body odor have a pleasant and certain smell that are peculiar to individual and can be used to identify people, especially by dogs and other animal. Each person unique body odor is influenced by diet, gender, health, medication and hereditary gene known as Trimethyla minuria that produces foul body odour in affected individual which can be dealt with by changing one’s diet.

So in this article, I’m to cover: where body odor emanates from, causes, how it can be prevented and body odor home remedies

YOU must be wondering how this write-up can benefit you.

Here are what you’ll gain from reading this article; YOU’LL know:

  • What influences each person body odor.
  • Where body odor occur in the body.
  • What causes body odor
  • How body odor can be prevented and
  • Body odor home remedies.

Right here goes!

Where do body odor emanates from?

Body odor is most likely to happen in the following areas in the body:

  1. Feet.
  2. Groin.
  3. Arm pits.
  4. Genitals.
  5. Pubic hair and other hair.
  6. Belly button.
  7. Anus.
  8. Behind the ears.
  9. The rest of the skin to some extent.

What are the causes of body odor?

Body odor is caused by bacteria breaking down sweat and is largely connected to the APOCRINE GLANDS where the most body odor emanates from.

These glands are found in the:

  • Breasts.
  • Genital area.
  • Eyelids.
  • Armpits and
  • Ear.

In the breast they secrete fat droplets into breasts milk. In the ear, they help form earwax. APOCRINE GLANDS in the skin and the eyelids are sweat glands. Most of the apocrine glands in the skin are located in the groin, armpits and around the nipples. In the skin, they usually have an odor. They are scent glands. 

Body Odor Home Remedies

The apocrine glands are largely responsible for body odor because they produce sweat high in protein which bacteria can easily break down.

Body odor become obvious if something is not done when the sufferer reaches puberty. People who are: obese, excessively consume foods that contains sulphur such as cabbage, onion, broccoli and garlic, people who are with certain medical condition such as: diabetes, kidney disease and liver failure can change the consistency of sweat that makes them smell differently. An overactive gland or menopause can make people sweat abnormally leading to bad body odor.

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Body odour can be controlled by :

  • Avoiding spicy foods such as garlic, curry, onion, cabbage, broccoli and host of other foods that can make some people sweat and have more pungent taste. Some experts believe that diet high in red meat also raise the risk of body odour.
  • Wearing or putting on of natural clothes that allows your skin to breath, resulting in better evaporation of sweat. They are wool silk or cotton.
  •  Detoxify your body regularly by taking green tea, fenugreek seeds.
  • Bath more than once a day.
  • Wear antibacterial socks.
  • Change and wash your cloth regularly.
  • Shave your armpit regularly.

This article is not meant to be a substitute to where the services of medical professional is urgently needed.

The answer?

Here are ways YOU can treat body Odor…

BODY  ODOR  Home Remedies

1. TOMATO JUICE : The acidic nature of Tomatoes enable it to kill bacteria in the skin which causes body odor and decreases sweat production. Prepare the juice of fresh Tomatoes. Let the tomato juice be around 350 ml. Mix the tomato juice with lukewarm water. Soak yourself in it, in your bath tub for 20 minutes. Once you’re done, pat your body dry. Do it once a day for three days and stop for three days. Continue with this process untill you get the desired result.

2. FENUGREEK SEEDS (Eso Ewedu in Yoruba; Hulba in Hausa; Ukpo Idooma in Idoma; Atiavi in Tiv; Ahenhea, Ahinhiara in Igbo) Boil 1 tablespoon of Fenugreek Seeds in 300 ml water for 10 minutes. When it is cool, strain and drink it on an empty stomach before breakfast. Also, you may take 1 tablespoon of organic pure honey after drinking.

Fenugreek seeds


3. ALUM STONE: Put Alum Stone in water. Rub it under your armpits daily.

4. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV): Due to it acidic nature Apple Cider Vinegar, prevents and destroys bacteria that causes body odor. Apply ACV under your armpits and other parts of the body affected by body odor by using cotton balls. Do it once a day.

5. Alfalfa:  Prepare tea infusion of Alfalfa leaves. Drink 250 ml two times a day.

6. Mix 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil mix with half tablespoon of Rose water. Add it in your bath water.

Rose Water

7. Mix 1 tablespoon of Olive oil with 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Mix them together thoroughly. Dip a cotton ball in the blended oil and apply it over the affected area. Do it two times in a day.

8. TEA BAGS: contains tannin that prevent the formation of sweat thereby keeping the body dry. Soak 3 Tea bags in 700 ml water. Allow the water to boil. Add tea bags water to your bath water so that it will become lukewarm. Soak your body in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Do it once a day for 3 consecutive days and stop for 3 days. Follow this process and use this body odor home remedies until you get the desired result.

9. AZADIRACHTA INDICA (Bedi, ko, Dongoyaro in Hausa; Ogwu akom in Igbo; Cassia, Aforo Oyinbo in Yoruba; Neem in English) Neem contains antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties that remove body toxins therefore, eliminating body odour. Boil fresh NEEM leaves in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the Neem tea infusion and use for bath either when it is cold or lukewarm depending on your choice.

Or: You may crush Neem fresh leaves to paste. Apply the paste on the body area prone to sweat. Once it is dry wash it away with lukewarm water.

10. LEMON (Baba Lemu in Hausa; Itie akpaenfi in Urhobo; Oroma nkirisi in Igbo; Osan ganyin in Yoruba) Rub Lemon juice under your armpits.

Or: If you have sensitive skin, mix the lemon juice with water. Rub the diluted lemon juice under your armpits. Once it is dried rinse or wash it away with lukewarm water.




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