No one would ever like to have sweaty underarms with strong and bad odor. It will be very embarrassing for you to go on the date with your loved one or attend a party at your friend’s house with unbearable smelly underarm. Intake of caffeinated beverages, consumption of certain drugs, eating spicy food, wearing tight clothes, dehydration, stress and tension, alcohol consumption, poor diet, hormonal changes, puberty, hot weather, strenuous exercises, etc., are the reasons that lead to this awkward condition. Sometimes, even after using strong deodorants, foul smell does not go off easily. Deodorants are temporary solutions for this problem. Several home remedies are available to get rid of underarm odor. Have a look!
The acidic properties of lemon help kill smell creating bacteria. Lemon is also known for changing the pH levels of the skin. Slice a lemon and rub it gently on your armpits.
Or else, squeeze out some juice from 1-2 fresh lemons. Apply it directly under your arms to remove bad smell and darkness.
Alternatively, pour some lemon juice on a clean towel and rub it gently on your armpits after taking bath.
Add some lemon juice in a cup of water. Use it as a natural spray or deodorant under your arms.
Sandalwood powder is known for its soothing aroma. It is helpful in removing foul underarm smell. Prepare a paste by adding sufficient amount of water in some sandalwood powder. Mix it well and apply it on your armpits. Leave it until it gets dried. Wash with clean water.
You can also prepare a mixture by adding white vinegar with some sandalwood powder or oil. After taking bath, apply this mixture on your armpits. The mixture acts as a natural deodorant.
Lettuce is one of the excellent herbal remedies for preventing underarms odor. Crush some lettuce leaves to extract the juice. Rub it directly on your armpits. For the best results, apply it after taking bath. You can store the lettuce juice in the refrigerator.
- Rose Water
Rose water is a very soothing remedy to remove underarm odor. Apply some rose water under your arms which will deodorize the affected area.
You can also add a few drops of rosewater in your bathtub for a long-lasting freshness.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar is considered as a wonder remedy. It is one of the best replacements for deodorant. The anti-bacterial properties fight off against the bacterial growth. Pour some apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in it and wipe your underarms. This will reduce the pH of the skin, thereby eradicate the armpit odor.
Alternatively, make a spray by filling water and apple cider vinegar equally in a spray bottle. Or else, rinse your underarms with ACV while bathing.
Alcohol is another useful remedy to remove armpits odor. To stop underarm perspiration odor, gently rub some alcohol. Application of alcohol on the skin helps close the pores. It evaporates easily and reduces the smell. You can also add some alcohol in a mug of water and use it to rinse your armpits.
How to treat underarms odor with radish? Just extract juice of two dozens of radish. Add some glycerin to it. After mixing well, fill it in a spray bottle. Store it in the refrigerator. Shake it well before use. It will act as a natural deodorant.