How to Reduce Body Odor


Sweating is a natural process that aids in your body’s temperature regulation. However, if your perspiration comes into contact with microorganisms on your skin’s surface, it might produce an unpleasant odor. 5-Minute Crafts would like to teach you a few natural techniques to get rid of body odor.

1. Maintain a healthy body.

To decrease the growth of bacteria on your skin, take a bath or shower every day. Pay careful attention to the parts of your body where you sweat the most.

After working out, doing sports, or sweating, you should also cleanse your body.

Wash your armpits, groyne, and skin folds with a washcloth.

To lower the number of microorganisms on your skin, wash it with antibacterial soap.

After you’ve finished washing, use a towel to properly dry yourself.

2. Get rid of the hair in your armpits.


Shave or wax your armpits on a regular basis to improve cleansing and manage your body odour.

3. At night, use an antiperspirant.


Put your antiperspirant on before going to bed so it can work while you’re sleeping and not sweating. Otherwise, if you apply it first thing in the morning, your sweat may wash it away.

4. Wear breathable fabrics.


Choose natural textiles for daily wear, such as cotton, wool, and silk, which allow your skin to breathe and sweat to drain.

Wear synthetic clothes that drain sweat away from the skin when working out.

5. Use hydrogen peroxide.


Mix 1 teaspoon of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water to make a solution.

Wipe this mixture with a washcloth on the places where you sweat the most (such as your underarms, foot, and crotch) to kill the bacteria that create body odor.

6. Soak your feet in vinegar.


Pour 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water into a basin. Continue to fill the basin with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water until it is entirely full.

Wash your feet with a gentle soap to prepare them.

Soak your feet for 10-20 minutes in the vinegar solution. Then wash your feet again with a gentle soap.

Rep till the foot odor is gone, which should be every day.

7. Use rubbing alcohol to clean your shoes.


In the evening, spray the insides of your shoes with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) and allow them to dry completely. Repeat this process every day until the odour is gone.

Spray your shoes once a week to keep the odour at bay.

Because the alcohol can dry up the skin on your feet, don’t spray it. Wear socks at all times and make sure your shoes are thoroughly dry before putting them back on.

8. Change your diet.


Caffeinated beverages should be consumed in moderation.

Reduce your intake of spicy or strong-smelling meals (such as curry, garlic, chili peppers, and onions) as well as sulfur-rich foods (such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage), as these can cause you to sweat more or create a stronger body odor than usual.