Homemade Remedies For Reducing Body Odor

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What causes body odor?

Body odor is mainly caused by bacteria that live on our skin. The odor occurs when they break down the proteins in our sweat. There are, however, other factors that can contribute to body odor.

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Can it be genetic?

There is a condition called trimethylaminuria, which can cause foul fish-like body odor, but this is quite rare.

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What foods cause body odor?

There is a condition called trimethylaminuria, which can cause foul fish-like body odor, but this is quite rare.

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Diabetes

A fruity-smelling breath and changes in body odor can be an indicator of diabetes. If you suspect this your case, you should see a physician for a proper diagnosis.

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Homemade remedies

A fruity-smelling breath and changes in body odor can be an indicator of diabetes. If you suspect this your case, you should see a physician for a proper diagnosis.

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Peppermint oil

You can mix it with water and apply it directly, or try the following: mix 10 drops of peppermint oil, 4 tbsp of cornstarch, 4 tbsp of coconut/jojoba oil, 4 tbsp of baking soda, and water. Refrigerate the mixture and use it as required.

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Parsley

Rich in chlorophyll, parsley has been used for years to combat bad breath and bad odor in general. Just boil some parsley leaves in water for about five minutes, and drink the infusion.

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Cornstarch

Cornstarch has antibacterial properties, making it a great alternative to deodorants. Simply dust some on your underarms (or other sweaty areas).

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Rose water

Not only does it smell great, rose water is also astringent, which will make your pores contract. Put 3 tbsp in a spray bottle mixed with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and voila!

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Arrowroot

Arrowroot has anti-inflammatory properties and can be helpful in treating things like itches and rashes. It's also great to keep the skin dry, so applying it directly on your underarms, or other sweaty areas, can be beneficial.

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Lemon juice

Lemon is acidic and therefore lowers the PH of your skin, essentially killing any odor-causing bacteria. You can rub lemon halves directly on your armpits, allow it to dry, and then wash it off. Mix it with water if you have sensitive skin.

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