How To Use Lemon To Get Rid Of Body Odor

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Body odor or Bromhidrosis is a very unpleasant problem that no one wants to have. It makes you so self-conscious that you cannot even have a good time when you go out. This unpleasant odor results when bacteria break down the acids in your sweat. It’s not just poor hygiene that causes body odor. Nutrient deficiencies, gastrointestinal problems, and underlying medical problems cause embarrassing body odor too. You may use commercial deodorants and antiperspirants if you have body odor, but these products only mask the odor temporarily. They do not get rid of the root cause of the problem. Natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar and lemon get rid of your body odor by addressing the main cause of the issue and not by masking the stench.

How Does Lemon Juice Control Body Odor?

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Lemon juice is highly acidic due to which it lowers the pH levels of your skin, making it inhospitable for bacteria to grow. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties which suppress the growth of microbes. It has astringent properties that tighten pores and reduces sweat production. And, its refreshing, pleasant smell masks the unpleasant stench of sweat. You can even drink lemon juice to detox your body if your body odor is caused by toxin accumulation.

How To Use Lemon To Get Rid Of Body Odor?

1. Lemon Juice And Cotton Balls

(Dab lemon juice on your skin using cotton)

How To:

Cut a lemon into 2 halves.

Squeeze the juice out.

Soak a cotton ball in it.

Rub the ball on the odorous parts of your body.

Let the juice dry on its own.

Wash off with water.

Repeat 2 times a day.

If your skin is sensitive, you can dilute the lemon juice before applying in on your skin.

2. Lemon Juice Spray

(Dilute lemon juice and spray on your underarms)

How To:

Cut a lemon into 2 halves.

Squeeze the juice out.

Mix it with a cup of water.

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it as a deodorant.

3. Lemon And Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix lemon and apple cider vinegar and use it on your body

Apple cider vinegar balances the pH of your skin, making it a hostile environment for odor-causing bacteria to survive.

How To:

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water.

Mix the ingredients and dip a cotton ball in it.

Use the cotton ball to wipe your underarms or any odorous part of your body.

Repeat the procedure twice a day, every day.

4. Lemon And Salt

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Salt has absorption and drying properties which help prevent excessive sweating. Salt crystals easily get absorbed into the sweat pores and block them, reducing sweat production.

How To:

Cut a lemon into 2 halves.

Sprinkle a generous amount of salt over one half.

Rub it on your underarms while squeezing the lemon juice out.

Continue for 10 minutes.

Leave it on for another 10 minutes then wash it off with water.

5. Lemon Juice And Baking Soda

(Use a lemon juice and baking soda paste for your underarms)

Baking soda acts as a natural deodorant. It lowers the pH of sweat-prone areas of your body by counteracting with the acids present there.

How To:

Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of water.

Apply the paste you get on your underarms and let it dry.

Wash it off with water.

Repeat the procedure on a daily basis for best results.

Lemon juice is a photosensitizing agent, which means it can cause severe sunburns if you leave it on your skin and step out into the sun. You should reduce the consumption of garlic, onion, red meat, spicy foods, and sugary foods as they contribute to body odor. Instead, include plenty of vegetables, whole, grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils to your diet. When you say good bye to synthetic deodorants and use natural ingredients, you will say goodbye to foul body odor too.