Natural Food Remedies for Body Odor
Not all cultures are as obsessed with body odor as we are in the West. With the hazards of anti-persperants becoming more widely known, safe alternatives are needed. Here are some from your kitchen.
Baking Soda: Mix one part baking soda to two parts corn or rice starch. Add a herb or fragrance of your choice, if desired. Sprinkle the mixture on your armpits after your shower to offer odor protection.
Vinegar: White or apple cider vinegar works well as a deterrent to body odor. Mix the vinegar with a bit of water and dab on skin. Dont worry – the vinegar smell will disappear in about ten minutes.
Cucumber: Cut a cucumber into quarters and wash the underarm area with the vegetable, letting the skin air dry. cucumbers are high in magnesium, which is said to help stop body odor.
Radish: Juice a few bunches of radishes or run them through a food processor/blender and strain through cheesecloth. Store in a jar in the fridge. When needed, dab onto underarms as a deodorant.
Vodka or Everclear: One may find relief by pouring the alcohol into a spray bottle and misting the odorous areas.