Smelly underarms are really a major turnoff. It can make us feel less confident as we constantly try to keep our arms down to hide the embarrassing odor. Luckily, there is easy to find natural remedies that can help us minimize the armpit odor. Check them out below.
Because lemons are highly acidic and possess bactericidal properties, they can help reduce the pH of our skin and also makes it uninhabitable for the odor-causing bacteria.
This remedy would require us to take half a lemon and rub it directly on the underarms. We need to leave the juice on until it dries and then washes it off with water. Doing this once daily can help us achieve the best results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The antimicrobial properties of apple cider vinegar can help neutralize the environment in the underarm area and also destroy and prevent the accumulation the odor-causing bacteria.
For this remedy, we need to take a small bowl of apple cider vinegar and dip a cotton ball in this and apply it directly to the underarms. For best results, it is recommended to do this every morning after a bath, and every night before going to bed.
Being a natural astringent, witch hazel can help contract skin tissues and reduce the production of sweat.
We can fight against odor-causing bacteria by soaking a cotton ball with witch hazel and rubbing it on the underarms after showering or bathing. Witch hazel lowers the skin’s pH, thus making it hard for bacteria to survive. We can even put a little witch hazel in a spray bottle to use as a traveling toner spray for our armpits and face.
Baking soda has antibacterial properties that can hello fight bacteria that cause a foul smell. The use of it can keep our underarms dry and sweat-free.
Mix equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch and apply it directly to the underarms. The concoction will eliminate wetness, kill bacteria, and ward off body odor.
Plus, it can keep the underarms dry for several hours.
Also, mixing 1 tablespoon each of baking soda and lemon juice works wonders. Apply the mixture directly to the underarms and leave it on for about 2 to 3 minutes and then take a shower. Do this daily for a few weeks.
The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have powerful antimicrobial agents that can restore the pH of our skin and keep the odor-causing bacteria at bay.
Simply take some coconut oil on the finger and apply it underarms. Leave it on until it is absorbed. We need to apply the oil 1-2 time daily just after taking a bath.