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Ways to Get Rid of Body Odor and Maintain a Sweet Scent

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

By Janet Adeyemo

Sweat does not smell, rather the bacteria that interacts with the sweat can create awful odor that are not pleasant to the nostril.

In this discuss, we will be considering means to get rid of body odor and ways to maintain your smell good.


1) WATCH WHAT YOU EAT: Your diet affect your smell. This is important to note, especially for persons who engage on sexual activity.

What you eat can how you smell and how you taste. Aside the use of perfumes, here are natural and easy way to make your partner long for you.

The following are advised foods to take;

  • Fruits and non-sulfurous vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Pickles
  • Fresh sauerkraut

Here are foods you should avoid for an appealing body scent;

  • Spicy foods
  • Foods with garlic and onion
  • Too much red meat
  • Processed foods
  • Sulfurous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower
  • Excess caffeine and alcohol

2) ALWAYS STAY DRY: There are certain parts of the human body that emits fluid and are liable to be more sweaty. Note that as you properly wash these parts, make sure you keep them dry to avoid itching and emission of unpleasant smells.

Bacteria thrive in moisture. If you’re prone to body odor, exercise caution after bathing, showering or swimming.   Be extremely cautions of areas where you sweat more, towel dry them.

3) LEVEL UP YOUR LAUNDRY ROUTINE: Do you sweat more often? You are prone to body odor resulting from certain bacteria interaction with your sweat.

Here are tips to improve your laundry routine;

  • Don’t allow sweat to sink into the fabric, or you’ll have difficulty getting the odor out of your clothes.
  • Wash clothing inside out: The detergent will do a better job of removing sweat and odor from the inside of your shirts.
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar to your laundry cycle: To get rid of tough odors, add vinegar to the load. You can also substitute vinegar with 1 cup of baking soda (but don’t combine the two).
  • Ditch the dryer: Warm, musty dryers can worsen the odor on your clothes by baking them in even further. Try air-drying or line-drying your clothes for better results.
  • Sun dry your clothes: Once your clothes are washed with detergents or washing soaps, make sure they are sun dried. It is advised that the clothes are spread out in the sun, inside-out. The inner part of the clothes should be out in the
  • open.

It is important to note that sometimes, unpleasant scent may result from the clothe itself and not the body of an individual.

Here are ways to keep your clothes smelling good;

  • Ensure they are completely dried before taking them back to the wardrobe.
  • Do not fold or leave clothes in a room, wardrobe or environment with strong unpleasant smell.
  • Clean clothes before storing them for long. Make sure they are properly washed.
  • Utilize home made remedies to keep unwanted odour at bay.
  • Avoid clothes having contact with substance that can carry unpleasant smells, such as gaseous substances that can temper with the pleasing scent of the clothe.


Probiotics are good bacteria that inhibit the growth of bad bacteria.

Dr. Axe gave a recipe to be used in making home made probiotic deodorants. Here are the ingredients and procedure in making such, credit to Dr Axe.


  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup grated bees wax
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 3 capsules of probiotics
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of lavender/citrus (for women) or cypress/bergamot (for men)
  • Empty deodorant containers


  • Begin by melting coconut oil and beeswax together over a double boiler.
  • Then, stir gently until totally melted.
  • Then, add in other ingredients and stir
  • Once mixed, quickly poor into empty deodorant container
  • Keep container upright and allow mixture to cool and harden before use.

It is time to glow, time to feel good in your own body.

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