15 Amazing Home Remedies for Body Odor

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Home remedies for body odor include glycerin, radish, alcohol, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, potato, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, turnip, wheatgrass, neem leaf extract, sage tea, tomato juice, baking soda, lemon juice, antibacterial soaps and antiperspirant deodorants, plenty of water, proper hygiene, clean clothes, and staying dry.

Home Remedies for Body Odor

Home remedies for body odor include:

Glycerin and Radish

Make some juice from radishes and mix it with a small half spoon of glycerin. This should be applied on the underarms, feet, and neck to prevent body odor.

Alcohol and White Vinegar

A decoction of alcohol and white vinegar can be applied over areas that perspire heavily.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can also be applied over the feet and underarms.


Turnip juice has antibacterial properties and can be applied over areas that sweat heavily.


It is advisable to consume wheatgrass when trying to handle the problems of body odor. It is recommended to take the wheatgrass early in the morning on an empty stomach.



Potatoes are known for its cooling effects. Its slices can be applied on the underarms, which will help in controlling perspiration in that part of the body.

Tea Tree Oil or Rosemary Oil

Add a few drops of tea tree oil or rosemary oil in a small volume of water and apply it on body parts to avoid bad odor.

Neem Leaf Extract

Neem leaves should be boiled in water and the drained extract can be collected. This is then added to a bucket of water, which should be used to take a bath. This is a wonderful antimicrobial activity that can prevent not only foul odor but will also protect your skin against various fungal infections.

Sage Tea

Herbal tea made of sage can be taken to prevent from bad body odor.

Tomato Juice

It has been observed that adding two cups of juice obtained from tomatoes, to the bathtub will make you refreshing and free from body odor for a long time.

Baking Soda

One of the best home remedies to get rid of body odor is by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in about 3 tablespoons of water and applying it over various body parts with the help of cotton balls.

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Antibacterial Soaps and Antiperspirant Deodorants

For bathing purposes, soaps containing lemongrass, neem extract, and chamomiles should be used on a regular basis. Individuals who perspire heavily can also use deodorants that are antiperspirants, although they do cause itching in some people.

Plenty of Water

Water is a solvent that can dissolve all drugs, toxins, and various metabolic products in it and their further removal via the excretory system.

Proper Hygiene and Clean Clothes

Regular bathing removes dead skin and microbes from us, thus one should make sure that the daily routine is strictly followed, especially those people who have complaints of body odor. Not only hygienic conditions but also sometimes clothes contribute to the foul smell coming from the individual. Thus, clean clothes that are made of fine fabric and are comfortable to wear should be worn by people having problems with their body odor.

Keep Dry

According to Mayoclinic, after taking a bath, one should make sure to be completely dry using a towel or driers before getting dressed. Usually, places which remain wet or damp provide excellent sites for growth and habitation for microbes. This also leads to the prevention of bad odor, specifically from the armpits, feet, toes, and genital area.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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