4 Ways to Reduce Body Odor Naturally

by Calvin Coles March 16, 2009

Perspiration itself is odorless - it’s the bacterial breakdown of sweat that causes most body odor. If you suffer from body odor, consider the following natural ways to combat it:

  1. Splash rubbing alcohol under your arms to reduce bacteria.
  2. Stimulant drugs, including caffeine, contribute to body odor by increasing the activity of apocrine sweat glands, special glands in hairy parts of the body that produce strong-smelling, musky secretions. Try eliminating caffeine if body odor continues to be a problem.
  3. Most commercial underarm products contain irritating or harmful ingredients, including aluminum salts and dyes. Avoid the antiperspirant varieties - you can find better deodorant-only products in health-food stores, such as those containing tea tree, which is antibacterial.
  4. If you buy "natural crystals," make sure they do not contain aluminum in any form.
Calvin Coles
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