Many of us have body odor to a certain extent. Some people have really terrible body odor while others have mild / tolerable BO. I have it too I must admit and this always happens after my work-out sessions. When sweat comes in contact with bacteria it gives out a disgusting smell.
I remember I used to have colleagues who have body odor (BO) so terrible that each time she / he came near me, I had to hold my breath! Once, a colleague with very bad BO was in a car with me and a few other colleagues. This guy almost suffocated all of us and we had to wind down the window of the car throughout the journey but did not have the guts to tell him off about his bad BO. Finally we passed the dirty job of telling this to him to the HR Manager! The same went with another female colleague of mine. The HR Manager was kind enough to buy a special talcum powder for BO for that colleague. She brought this colleague to her room to tell the unpleasant news to her, gave her some personal advice and gave the bottle of talcum powder to her.
If you are suffering from this embarrassing disorder, you may want to try the following home remedies to counter the body odor:
Use small amount of baking soda and squeeze some lemon on it. Use this mixture for underarms and also the groin area. It proves to be very useful during summer time.
Rub potatoes slices on your underarms. See to it that your underarm is clean and dry. Rub it for quiet a while and wait till its dry. Apply your regular deodorant on this to make a difference.
In a spray bottle put 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract, 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol. Shake this mixture well enough to be sprayed all over your body and clothes.
Apply milk of magnesia under your arms with the help of wet cotton, once you had your bath.
Apply peanut butter liberally under your arms every night before going to bed. This would help you greatly during summer season. (I wouldn’t want to try this though, YUCKS!)
You can use alcohol, white vinegar or witch hazel as deodorant for your underarms.
Applying apple cider vinegar instead of deodorants helps to fight the odor battle
Chewing parsley, alfalfa along with other leafy vegetables helps to control the body odor.
Make radish juice from two dozen radishes. Mix it with 1/4 tsp glycerin and use it as a deodorant if put in spray-bottle.
Rosemary is an anti-bacterial. Put 8-10 drops of the rosemary oil in 1 ounce of water and apply it on the required areas. Similarly you can use tea tree oil in the same fashion.
Turnip juice minimizes underarm odor for 8-10 hours. Once you have grated turnip, squeeze it to get 2 tsp juice which should be applied under your arms in 1:1 ratio for each arm.
Drink 500 mg of wheat grass daily on empty stomach and wash it down with a glass of water. This helps in reducing body odor.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it.
The above tips were extracted from http://www.natural-moms.com/natural_bodyodor_remedies.html