Fashion Magazine

Controlling Body Odor with Natural Deodorant

By Demi Mist @Beautyandmist

Nobody wants to be the stinky person in school, at home, or in any social gathering. Let's face it, having body odor can hurt our social lives or even kill relationships.

Anyone who has reached puberty can produce body odor, though some people emit stronger scent than others. Body odor is the unpleasant smell produced by bacteria on the skin that break down the acids in the sweat. Medically known as bromhidrosis , this happens when the apocrine sweat glands develop and produce sweat that bacteria can quickly break down. Based on statistics, boys or men are more likely to have body odor because they sweat more.

Body odor arises for varying reasons. In fact, there are things that can make body odor worse, like being overweight, consuming rich or spicy foods and drinks (spices and alcohol), certain medications, and some medical conditions.

When to Visit a General Practitioner

Normally, people can manage body odor by using certain products in the market. But sometimes, it is recommended to go see a general practitioner.

One must see a practitioner if:

  • Sweating or body odor is causing distress
  • There is a change in body odor
  • You suddenly begin to sweat much more than usual

Managing B.O.

Having body odor is an unpleasant problem. It can affect a person's confidence and self-esteem.

Thankfully, it can be managed by getting rid of excess skin bacteria, which is responsible for the smell. This can be done by keeping the skin in the affected area clean and dry.

Expert's Advice

Keeping your armpits clean and free from bacteria will help keep odor under control because the armpits contain a large number of apocrine glands, which are responsible for producing body odor.

There are many things you can do to get rid, if not prevent, body odor. Taking warm baths/showers every day to shaving armpits regularly can help keep or prevent it. Things like wearing natural fibers or clean clothes to limiting the amount of spicy food intake can also help.

Using a deodorant is the most effective way to keep body odors away. But deodorants sold in the market are packed with chemicals that are harmful to the skin. It is best to use natural deodorants like alum powder.

One natural deodorant we recommend can be made at home. This homemade coconut oil deodorant is extremely healthy and natural. Only three ingredients are needed. Plus, this is effective and cheap to make.

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant

Ingredients: Directions:
  1. Mix coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Add in essential oils.
  3. Store in a deodorant container or a glass jar.

Sources: Author Name: Nadine Escudero

is a wandering writer and blogger. She loves travelling and exploring new places, and finding hole-in-the-wall dining places. As a wannabe cook, she loves discovering new recipes and ingredients, like the versatile coconut oil (and yes, she uses it on just about anything and everything). On lazy days, Nadine is spending time at the beach with her fur-babies, Pepe and Pido.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Polyamory and the Friendship Litmus Test

    Lately I’ve been trying to work out my feelings about nonmonogamy and metamours–specifically, how to articulate to partners what I’d like my relationships with... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Brute Reason
  • Yorkshire Revisited

    Yorkshire Revisited

    Almost five years ago we wrote about friends garden in Yorkshire. Well last weekend we went "up North" for a visit and although the garden is only just waking u... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Alternativeeden
  • Daya: A Yoga Practice of Compassion

    Daya: Yoga Practice Compassion

    by Victor DubinBlossoming Almond Branch in a Glass by Vincent van GoghI am not as compassionate as I would like to be. I am inclined to be ego driven and to... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Ninazolotow
  • Matter Resolved Matter Resolved

    James Booth posted on Namepros that he has pushed the domain name back to the original owner Rebecca. This thread became legendary and brought together a lot... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Worldwide
  • The Interactive Cafe – Zee5 Loft

    Interactive Cafe Zee5 Loft

    Zee5 Loft is an interactive café which recently opened in HSR, Bangalore. The whole idea is built on Hospi-tainment or Hospitality with Entertainment. This is... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Rohit Dassani
  • Creation Stories: LANNDS

    Photo Credit: Carl Rosen LANNDS is the indie-electronic project of Florida-based songwriter Rania Woodard. We came across LANNDS’ latest single, “Legends,” and... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Music Creates Us
  • Huawei P20 Pro , P20 Lite With FullView Display Launched in India

    Huawei has made a comeback in India by launching Huawei P20 Lite, P20 Pro today. These phones come with AI-powered cameras in collaboration with the optics in... Read more

    The 24 April 2018 by   Gadgetscanner