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11 Products to Remove Bad Odors

 Excessive sweating can make us blush and feel ashamed. Products such as tomatoes, cabbage or coffee increase sweating and make the smell of the sweat stronger and sharper. But there are products that can decrease it. Here are products you should add to your diet in order to get rid of bad body odor and feel more confident. 
 
1. Coconut oil
removing odors

This is one of the most effective products which can give your body a pleasant smell. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties which constrain the growth of bacteria, while the lauric acid in its composition destroys the pungent odor. The sweat itself won't disappear. For best results, apply the oil to the armpit area 1-2 times per day after taking a shower. 

2. Lemon and other citrus fruits

The antiseptic properties of lemon help to eliminate armpit odors. Lemon juice can also be used to control bad breath caused by harmful bacteria. If your stomach can handle it, drink a glass of lemon water in the morning, to control bad breath. Alternatively, you can also squeeze 1/2 of a lemon, and rub it underneath your feet or armpits, letting them dry and taking a shower. 

3. Fenugreek seeds
removing odors

The seeds of this plant act as an antioxidant. They eliminate toxins from the body and prevent infections that cause bad smells to spread. To get the desired result, dilute 1 teaspoon of seeds with boiled water and let it brew. This can be ingested after 6 to 8 hours. The seeds can also be added to tea. 

4. Neem leaves

Neem is a valuable medicinal herb which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Its leaves have antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic effects. Because of these things, neem promotes complete removal of bacteria and toxins, which cause unpleasant odors and reduces sweating. Neem leaves can be used in the same way as fenugreek seeds. Alternatively, you can also turn the powder from neem leaves to mush with the help of water, applying it to the armpits and leaving it there for a few minutes. Then rinse it off when taking a shower or a bath and perform this procedure three times per week for a better result. 

5. Wheatgrass
removing odors

Wheatgrass juice contains a large amount of protein, vitamin C, B12, B6, and folic acid. Furthermore, it is a powerful natural antioxidant that makes it very effective when fighting unnecessary body odor. You can either eat it fresh, about 40g per day, or as a powder, about 3g per day. 

6. Parsley

This popular folk remedy for treating unpleasant body odor has a high content of chlorophyll and also has a deodorizing effect. The herb helps cleanse the body and fights bacteria that makes the body smell bad. Parsley can successfully fight sulfur compounds. You can either use parsley in salads or hot dishes or brew its dried stems and leaves to get rid of bad body odor. 

7. Sage
removing odors

Sage contains flavonoids such as apigenin, diosmetin, and luteolin. The composition of the plant also has vitamins, phytoncides, and other compounds. Sage has several healing properties including anti-inflammatory, astringent and antibacterial, thanks to its concentration of nutrients. The leaves and flowers of sage can help fight off sweating and can be used in infusions and decoctions. It can also be added to a bath and applied to the body. Still, you should be careful when using sage, its high concentration of biologically active substances can cause side effects. 

8. Mint

Mint has a soothing property and has the ability to reduce the number of impulses sent to the sweat glands which makes the body emit a smaller amount of secretion. It can also be consumed fresh, dried or as an essential oil both on the inside and outside of the body. When used topically, mint has an anti-inflammatory effect which covers the body with a pleasant scent. 

9. Cinnamon
removing odors

Adding cinnamon to food is a good habit to adopt. It is best known for its ability to eliminate bad smells in the mouth. If it is consumed on a daily basis, it starts to influence the body's odor and helps get rid of excessive sweating. 

10. Green tea

Green tea contains organic acids and tannin. It contains astringent properties that help fight excessive sweating and prevents the growth of bacteria. It is helpful for the feet, body and also the mouth. For best results, drink green tea daily. Apart from reducing sweating, this tea has a beneficial effect on metabolism and is recommended for anyone who wants to stay slim. 

11. Rosemary
removing odors
This herb is able to block the growth of bacteria that causes an unpleasant odor. It contains chlorophyll and menthos, and it has a deodorizing effect. A lack of zinc in the body causes excessive sweating. Rosemary contains zinc, a plant that compensates for the lack of this chemical element. You can take baths with rosemary or dilute a few drops of essential oil with 100g of water, then wipe the armpits with the solution. 
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