Sweating is healthy! That's why we used saunas & sweat lodges centuries back (and even today) to purge toxins! However, sweat that has a terrible odor is NOT normal or healthy. So Here are 4 common body odors and tips to control them & 1 Homeade Deo Recipe:
If the 250,000 sweat glands in your feet cause excessive sweating or if you wear damp socks or shoes for too long, your feet can stink. The solution? Zap the overgrowth of stinky bacteria (such as yeast): After washing and drying your feet, apply a diluted solution of lemongrass oil or lemon verbena oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. Also, take an oregano supplement internally to rid yeast overgrowth.
Anxiety, hormones, and armpit hair can turn your sweat sour. Wildly overactive sweat glands (i.e., hyperhidrosis) can also cause underarm odor. Most folks need deodorant, not antiperspirant. Try using a Crystal Deodorant under your arm pits! A natural way to kill bacteria & stench (although, you may still sweat). Add a few drops anti-microbial oils such as rosemary, goldenseal or oregano to your deodorant or 1 drop of peppermint if you need cooling off. * Note- Essential oils may sting after a fresh under arm shave.
What you eat fuels bad breath. Food odors - onions, garlic, and curry, for example - pass into your bloodstream and the aromas are exhaled from your lungs. The intestines pump out methane when you cant cope with carbs or dont have good bacteria in your guts. Remedy bad breath by flossing, brushing teeth and tongue, and drinking plenty of water.
Also, fennel, ginger & peppermint oil can speed up digestion, empting contents that are causing the gas. For flatulence, try Beano and probiotics (healthy bacteria). You can find them in chewable form, even sweetened with berries or citrus natural flavors!
2 tsp. zinc-oxide powder
2/3 cup witch-hazel extract
2 tbsp. aloe-vera juice
30-40 drops essential oil(s)- Your Choice
In a small bowl, stir the zinc-oxide powder into the witch-hazel extract, and add the aloe-vera juice and essential oil(s). Fill an 8-oz. dark-glass spray bottle with the fluid.
For Excessive Sweating, Try:
20 drops sage essential oil
5-10 Mint (Peppermint or Spearamint)
Sage oil inhibits sweat-gland activity by as much as 50 percent. It also is antiseptic and astringent and gently constricts pore size.
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~Natural Health Consultant
This is a very informative list. The bad breath comments are on point and I think people forget that drinking plenty of water really does help--as well as drinking less coffee (guilty here) and I even go for an occasional breath mint. I probably won't indulge in the deo recipe...the pit stick is just too convenient :) Great idea tho!
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