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Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by RJ (Cleveland, Ohio) on 01/30/2008

[YEA]  Remedy - Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

Ailment - Natural Underarm Deodorant

I have been using for two weeks now, apply hydrogen peroxide and baking soda under my arms for a natural deodorant and have had excellent results. I was trying to eliminate the harmful ingredients from store bought deodorants, like aluminum being applied where our glands are and trying to eliminating absorbing the toxic metals and ingredients.

What I do is, after taking a cold shower (you can do hot one too), I take a cotton swab/pad and put the hydrogen peroxide on the pad and then wipe under my arms. This helps to clean the area and it will be slightly damp to hold the baking soda from the next step. Then I take the same pad and put it in the box of baking soda and get some on the pad. Then wipe the pad under the arm spreading the baking soda around for good coverage. You don't want to put clumps on, just spread evenly leaving an even whiteness. It should not be in a paste, it should be almost like a dusting. Make sure your under arm is dry before putting on a shirt and you are ready for great day.

The whole amount is under $1 USD and it lasts longer than the store bought brands. For me I would be usually pretty ripe by the evening or morning using traditional deodorants, but this has been lasting longer and with less smell when it does wear off. Give it a try, I've been pleasantly surprised.

NOTE 1: Be careful if you have chaffing under your arms, the peroxide may sting.

Note 2: It may take longer to apply than traditional deodorants and until you get used to doing it, I would recommend putting it on with as few as clothes as possible as to not have powder falling off onto your good clothing.

Good Luck!

Baking Soda, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Sandra (Round Lake, Il) on 03/03/2010

[YEA]  Underarm Body Odor

I have switched to aluminum free deodorant, but was experiencing underarm odor using these deodorants. I am now using a combination of an aluminum-free deodorant along with a solution I created to fortify the effectiveness of the deodorant. My formula is 7 tsp of water, 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 ml of tea tree oil, and 1 tsp of witch hazel. Shake vigorously to dissolve the soda. Pour into a small atomizing bottle and spray on after appying deodorant. I usually spray three sprays. It is now working fine and I am now odor free.

Bentonite Clay  
2 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Caseyu (Minneapolis, Mn, Usa) on 07/02/2011

[YEA]  I had ingested the bentonite clay (1 Tablespoon diluted with water; 15 ml) to reslove some toxicity issues and noticed that my body odor was completely solved as well. it has absolutely no taste and no side effects. it didn't make me nauseated like ACV makes me feel. also make your salivatory glands pure so your mouth is "fresh". I love this stuff.

Replied by Mary
[YEA]   Casey, is this still working?? how much water did you use??

Benzoyl Peroxide  

Posted by Jerry (Ab, Canada) on 04/15/2013

I developed a nasty underarm odor 3 years ago. The smell would not go away with any amount of washing. Deodorant began to irritate my underarms. Before I knew it, I had developed a rash and couldn't apply deodorant. I suspect this was caught from my frequent use of hot tubs during the time.

After applying every known antifungal/antibacterial herb, I read online to use rubbing alcohol under my arms and eventually the rash went away along with the smell! Although using deodorant would always irritate my underarm skin and cause the smell to come back worse than before a few hours later.

Sadly the smell would always return if I hadn't used rubbing alcohol in 8 to 24hours or so. It would also always return 2 hours after a shower if I did not use rubbing alcohol after a shower.

I eventually developed some weird white pubic hairs in my private area that were thick and very brittle. I found out online it was Trichomycosis axillaris. The standard treatment for it is benzoyl peroxide.

Ever since purchasing a benzoyl peroxide product(acne face wash) and using it on my private area the bacteria was gone along with the usual smell I had down below(I always thought was normal) when I'd sweat too much.

I decided to use it on my underarms and wow my underarms no longer feel sticky and never have that strong smell anymore! Even after 2 days without showering!

Use it at the end of the shower, rub the cream into affected areas for 30 seconds then wash away. I got results after 4 uses of it and continued for 20 more uses after to make sure.

Bitter Gourd Juice  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Peter (Malden, MA) on 10/21/2006

[YEA]  Bitter gourd juice is good for body odour. To sweeten it blend it with banana

Borax, Coconut Oil  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Michelle (Dallas, Texas) on 05/20/2012

[YEA]  I suffered from severe underarm odor since junior high school. Even though I would bathe several times daily, as soon as I jumped out of the shower, I would still have a musty, onion-like odor. And the more I would worry about it, the more I would smell. Surprisingly, I didn't seem to have as much of a problem with odor when I was working out in the gym. I finally found something to help the odor. I asked my doctor to prescribe sulfacetamide cream, which I applied under my arms on freshly cleaned skin. I then applied Secret Clinical Antiperspirant and then Shower to Shower powder. This helped me for a couple of years, at least. But I began to have an allergic reaction to it. I began getting sore throats and upper respiratory infections because of it, so I had to discontinue use.

So I began researching this site again and found an even better answer for me! I now wash gently under my armpits with borax. (Using soap leaves a film on which the bacteria will eat and multiply, causing odor!! ) I then apply extra virgin organic coconut oil and then sprinkle baking soda on top. Amazing!! NO ODOR! At night after my shower, I just use coconut oil. (Using baking soda twice daily, along with the borax, can be very irritating. ) Keep in mind that you will have to get used to sweating - a good thing. However, you may continue using antiperspirant on top of the coconut oil and baking soda. Hope this helps! Blessings!

Brown Deodorant Stone  
4 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Joe (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 05/18/2009

[YEA]  Brown deodorant stone cured my body odor. Readers from Malaysia can buy it from some pharmacies in Kuala Lumpur. I have been using it for many years, very effective and made from volcanic deposits - no chemicals.I get my supply from a pharmacy in Sogo complex. Really economical and long lasting effect. On the packing it says 36 hours freshness.Totally different from other white deodorant crystal. Should be able to help many readers rid their bo problem.

Replied by Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
I did internet search for brown deodorant stone and found ___ also known as _____. I really hope that it is as effective as you mentioned. I am using white deodorant stone and it is effective only for about 5-6 hours. When I sweat profusely during workouts, it is not effective. I will purchase it on-line
Replied by Sandy
In the sticks, Nevada
Could you email me (take slashes out of email) regarding your source for this item? I Googled for it and could not find it. Thank you!
Replied by Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
[YEA]   This stone works great for me. It keeps me smelling fresh throughtout my workouts and not offensive to the people around me during those times.

2 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Susan (Oakland, NJ) on 03/22/2009

[YEA]  Body Odor: Raw Red Cabbage, I eat about 1 cup a day with olive oil and sea salt. I do not have any odor with or without my natural deoderant. I find it pretty amazing that all I need to do is eat cabbage and I do not have to worry. I am a massage therapist, so I need to be odor free. I refuse to use regular deoderant, so I have been searching for an answer. I also drink green drinks, do applecider vinegar, you name it, I take it or have taken it. None has worked. I am so happy for this find that I needed to share it, so others who struggle with it no longer need to. Hope you try it, you won't be dissapointed.

Replied by Deirdre
Atlanta, GA
[YEA]   Thank you for this great remedy! I started it this morning with an old recipe my mother came up with in the 1970s for us kids in order to get more vegetables and fruits into our bodies. Blend 1 apple (I used granny smith), 1/2 cup cabbage chopped and 1/2 cup (or more) of distilled water. It was far more than I could eat at one go, so I have stuck it in the fridge and plan to eat it throughout the day. Oh, my mother also added blueberries and other fruit to the blender as well as some honey. But for me, just the apple and red cabbage is quite yummy! Will report back in a week or so and let you know my results for underarm odor.

Caffeine Triggers  
1 User Reviews | 1 SIDE EFFECT

Posted by Smithie (London, UK) on 06/25/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Comment about body odor. I have no body odor from my pits until I start drinking black tea, any flavor. I'd say within 10 minutes of drinking tea my perspiration starts smelling badly. Green tea does not have this effect, which I find odd. So for those who find the remedies aren't working, try eliminating tea if that's what you're drinking. I hardly drink coffee, but the smell is even worse when I do. Cheers.

1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Anna (USA) on 02/13/2007

[YEA]  If you eat celery, it eliminated all body odors.

Charcoal or Liquid Chlorophyll  
9 User Reviews | 4 YEA | 1 WARNING!

Posted by Shelli (Charlotte, NC) on 05/04/2009

[YEA]  Liquid Chlorophyll for Controlling Body Odor: When I overload on foods that are not good for my body, I can always tell by the smell of my underarms. No amount of washing, soap, or various deodorants would help either. Very embarrassing! A friend recommended chlorophyll because it worked for her. Initially I tried the gel caps and tablets but neither of those seemed to make a difference.

I tried the mint flavored liquid and it seemed to work within hours. So I kept using it. That was about 7 or 8 years ago. I don't take an exact dosage as it's kind of messy to pour out. I just take a swig after I brush my teeth first thing in the morning and again before I head out for the day. I don't even need deodorant any more!

Replied by Crzybeau
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Which product exactly are you taking? Mint chlorophyll?
Replied by Shelli
Hi Crzybeau from Las Vegas. Yes, the mint flavored liquid chlorophyll. I get the Nature's Way brand. Usually from GNC but other stores have it as well. Have NOT tried activated charcoal. (And won't. Just my personal preference.)
Replied by Chanra
Where can I get it? Can u show me the photo of charcoal or chlorophyll? I am looking forward.

EC: Hi Chanra.You can find images of activated charcoal by searching Google images here. Liquid chlorophyll images here. These two products are sold in many health food stores and online ( here in the USA, but not sure about Cambodia.

Posted by Jeanne (Atl, Georgia) on 06/10/2008

[YEA]  I had a large container of activated charcoal sitting in my cupboard the last 2 years that I rarely touch. I decided to give it a shot for body odor after reading about it on Earth Clinic. Yes, it works! You need to give it 2 days to get into your system before you notice the difference, then you need to maintain a dosage every day.

I do have a few side effects to note: Activated charcoal is best taken on an empty stomach, but I do not suggest taking it first thing in the morning. I drank my heaping tablespoon in 8 oz of water 2 days ago, then oil pulled. I ended up gagging up acid after 2 minutes of oil pulling. Yuck. This was interesting because I read that charcoal is actually a remedy for Acid Reflux! Well, then I changed to taking my charcoal in the middle of the day, before lunch. That seems to work. However, it does give me a slight stomach ache. You might also try taking it at night, several hours after dinner.

One benefit to the charcoal besides not having to use deodorant or baking soda (that irritates my skin, I must admit) is that I seem to sweat less when I have this in my system. It may be a remedy for excessive sweaters, I don't know... worth a shot. And it is a general detoxer, so that's a good thing in this hot and humid weather. Question for regular users of charcoal. Do you take it every day or is it something you need to stop every so often? Thanks!

Replied by Jeanne
Atl, Georgia
[WARNING!]   A follow up to my post. Please be careful if you try activated charcoal! I was getting stomach pain 20 minutes after every meal. I finally figured out that my stomach pain started after I took activated charcoal (heaping tablespoon for 2 days in a row - not a lot!). I located the pain in my stomach, found a little lump in the colon, and then used my fist to move the lump to the left. A day later my husband took over, found the lump,(which had moved slightly) and did acupressure for about 2 minutes on the spot-- ohhh yes, it hurt. But within minutes I had to run to the bathroom and the rest is history. No more stomach pain. So please be careful with the charcoal, especially if you have a sensitive stomach! I think that people's stomach aches can be often be an impacted colon. The same thing has happened to me before after eating bread and another time, after drinking psyllium without enough water!

If you press on your stomach and have a painful spot that moves slowly from one day to the next, you may have clogged your colon/intestines. Tons of water helps, but acupressure massage is best to move the obstruction to your bowels and out. One last note is that I was having normal bowel movements even while my colon was impacted, so don't rely on that (constipation or elimination) to judge, but more on the location of pain and whether or not a little lump exists.

Replied by Yasmeen
Atlanta, GA
[YEA]   This was happening to me before the charcoal. I had severe pain on my lower left. Sometimes the pain would come before my cycle, so I assumed it was that. However, lately, the pain would be random times during the month. This last time was so severe that I decided to use my fist to massage the area, and I could feel the knot. I was/am terrified. 20 minutes later, I was going to the bathroom. After that I began looking for causes and remedies... I am cleansing now with charcoal, and I am on a high fiber diet. I can honestly say I feel and smell much better.

Posted by Christine (Virginia Beach, VA) on 04/16/2008

[YEA]  Liquid Chlorophyll and activated charcoal will go a long way to getting rid of body odor when used internally. Unfortunately, both of them can cause stains. So be sure to use them in an empty sink to avoid staining your counter or clothing.

Although you have to be careful with it to avoid making a mess, activated charcoal is best used in bulk. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons to a pint of water, and sip through a straw. Be sure to rinse out your mouth with peroxide afterward and rinse your teeth to get the charcoal off.

Activated charcoal in bulk is made from coal or coconut shells. Obviously, you want the coconut shell-made activated charcoal. You can buy it in bulk online in 40-50 pound lots, and split the cost with your friends.

Activated charcoal is a universal detoxifier and is used in emergency rooms for that purpose. Given that there are thousands and thousands of chemicals in our food, water, and air, and we have no idea how they interact with each other, it behooves all of us to take universal detoxifiers like large doses of Vitamin C or activated charcoal. Liquid Chlorophyll is also a detoxifier.

4 User Reviews | 3 YEA

Posted by All4nature (Usa) on 02/10/2015

[YEA]  TMAU or trimethylaminuria is a genetic disorder in which the enzyme responsible for breaking down proteins in the body is unable to do so, resulting in a build up of volatile organic chemical waste, which is then excreted through sweat, saliva, urine, etc. and produces an unbearable stench. The odor is similar to rotting fish, rotten garbage, ammonia/urine, dirty feet, or feces. There is no amount of soap or perfume that can eliminate the smell. This condition comes from within the body, on a cellular level.

I have dealt with this unfortunate situation for years, and it is the absolute most humiliating experience when you don't know what the problem is, why it is happening, or how to solve the problem. Meanwhile, the general public and everyone within your radius is judging your hygiene practices and coughing around you.

I was at my wit's end, having tried EVERY deodorizing product on the market and several home remedies for foot odor. I had switched to antibacterial soaps, organic soaps, a healthier organic diet, daily foot baths, powdering my shoes, spraying my entire body with perfume, using essential oils.....and the list goes on for miles, with no success.

That is, until I read about CHLOROPHYLL as a remedy for extreme body odor and halitosis. I said to myself, "Okay this is my last resort. If this doesn't work, I may as well just give up on life and scrub toilets forever, because no one wants to be around me like this."

I have found that liquid forms of supplements tend to work faster and more effectively for me, so I purchased 2 bottles of organic LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL at the health food store. It is made from alfalfa leaves, and cost $16 for 16 ounces. I mixed 1 Tablespoon of the green liquid with a glass of water, and drank it all at once. Then I ate a sandwich. It seems to be okay to take with or without food; no side effects for me. I waited a few hours to drink another dose. I noticed the next morning that my usual stinky smell had subsided. The freshness actually lasted! I take 2 to 3 doses daily, morning, noon, and night. (That is 1 Tbsp. of chlorophyll mixed in 8 ounces of water.)

Well anyway, I am absolutely elated to tell you that this product has finally given me my confidence back; my nasty odor is gone and I can get on with my life now. If you know anyone suffering from extreme body odor, and hygiene is not the issue, I encourage you to gently mention the information in this post. They may seem offended at first, but I guarantee they will leap with joy when they've found the solution.

Thank you for reading, and good luck to your health and happiness!

Replied by K
Is it still workin for you? I do not know what I have. I did take the test for tmau but have not heard back yet. Although I'm kinda thinking it's something else as when I did the choline overload for the test I was prepared for me to smell so awful but my boyfriend was over and there was no smell from the overdose of it. So that leads me to believe it isn't a choline problem. But it is something. Weird smells I can smell (onion, among a and when I go I to places with smells of food I smell strongly like that food plus bad and I have alwayd had armpit odor (which I can't smell). My bf of less than 6 mths says he can never smell me although it's been cold most of our relationship, my parents deny smelling anything. But coworkers smell something AWFUL! I have recently changed my diet about a week or 2 ago. I eat no red meat, vegetables, fruit, fewer carbs, drink herbal teas, try to stay away from additives, chemicals and processed foods. So far I haven't noticed a difference. Idk if it's just not long enough yet or what. But I was wondering about taking chlorophyll. I've heard some people say it makes the smell worse!!!!

Posted by Suz (Mendocino) on 09/14/2013

[YEA]  A chlorophyll gel cap every morning and evening has eliminated body odor for me since 1997.