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Natural Remedies for Body Odor

Coriander Oil
Posted by Cendriyon (Springs, Gauteng, South-africa) on 09/20/2012

I would like to post this my daughter had a very strong body odour that I tried everything and land on essential oil.

I add few drop of coriander essential oil on her roll-on (men roll-on) and you can't imagine how the smell disapeared like magic its been 3 days now and no more smell.

I can tell you, I know what I am talking about your child jumping on you and that body odour but you have to live with it, it's your child you can not reject her.

Coriander essential oil, give it a try!

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2012

Put a few drops of tea tree oil in a teaspoon of olive oil and rub it into your feet.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Bailey (Orlando, Flroida) on 09/06/2012

Here is a thought for everybody... I ordered one of those infrared lights for my face, it is for collagen and skin pigmantation. This light came with 3 different colors red, green and blue. The blue light is for acne and I do not have a problem with acne. After reading how the blue light works for acne.... By killing the bacteria under the skin, I thought well I don't have a problem with acne but I do get a stong underarm odor when I am out in the sun-heat. I know that BO is caused by bacteria so I thought I would give it a try for my underams. When I am out in the sun my BO is strong and different than just working out BO or everyday BO. I normally do not have a problem with BO until I am out in the heat and sun and I will immedietely smell worse than a man. I tried using the blue light therapy on my underarms and the next day-after going outside in hot Florida heat, I did not stink as I normally do when I am in the sun-heat. Now, I haven't had it long and only did it once but I did notice a big difference. It would be wonderful if I found a new cure for underarm BO. I would love to hear if anybody else is willing to try this and hear if it does help or does not help. I ordered mine off of Amazon and you can get a cheap one.... The one I got the wand glides on your skin for 3 minuntes. I would love to hear all responses.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Monique (Los Angeles, Ca) on 09/05/2012

What exactly is MOM what is the complete name and what can you said it honestly do for you.

Baking Soda
Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct, United States) on 09/05/2012

Thank you for the site. I'm going to look at it tonight.

As for the laundry, I am currently using 2 cups Borax, 2 cups Super washing soda and 2 bars grated Fels Naptha. I store in in a large container with a tight fiting lid to keep out the humidity and use just 2 teaspoons per load. It seems to be working fine so far but I will be on the lookout for soap nuts.

What sort of stores would carry them?

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Steve (Waco, Tx) on 09/05/2012

Occasionally I get armpit odor, only on my left side though. The smell can be quite intense as others have said like ammonia big time. Not really sure what causes it, maybe diet or stress related but its so intermittant I cant tell. I do not use any deodorant nor have I used any for quite a few years. Baking soda has always cleared it up instantly. I'll shower and wash with soap (no dye or scent) and still be able to smell it on the left side. Once out of the shower and dry, I take 1-2 tsp of soda and lather it up while my hands are wet and apply to air dry. The smell gets more intense for a few seconds and then its 100% gone, usually for 48 hours or so. I might do this routine for a couple days and then forget about it for weeks/months until I notice the odor again. Wish I knew for sure what was causing this!

Baking Soda
Posted by Anonymosaurus Rex ( Somewhere, Alone, Listening To Radiohead) on 09/03/2012

There's a blog out there called crunchybetty that has a few posts on her experiments in perfecting homemade deodorant. I'd seriously recommend people checking it out.

Also, have you considered using soap nuts for your laundry? I converted to them about 6 months ago and I swear by them! They are amazing!

Baking Soda
Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct, United States) on 09/02/2012

Lynnieme, I had a similar experience with that irritating rash. Several months ago, I decided to replace products in my home with homemade natural ones. I've switched laundry detergent to deodorant and everything else in between over the past few months.

I found many recipes online for natural deodorants. Most had varying amounts of coconut oil, cornstarch and baking soda. I'd read that cornstarch could cause a yeast problem for some sensitive women and that arrowroot powder was an excellent substitution. I decided to use arrowroot, as I didn't know if I would have any problems with the cornstarch and wanted to be safe.

I mixed up a batch and began using it. Like you, I reacted to the baking soda with a red, burning irritation. I went back online to search for a solution to the rash issue. I found a site that recommended I rub the coconut oil alone onto my underarms.

Then it suggested lightly dusting the area with a 50:50 mix of arrowroot & baking soda on top of the coconut oil. I applied mine with an unused round makeup brush that was about 2 1/2" or 3" in diameter.

To help heal the rash that was already there, I began taking 1 tsp turmeric with a dash of pepper in my usual morning & evening protein shakes. I reasoned if turmeric was good for major skin issues (as mentioned on this site), it would surely work for the baking soda armpit irritation I had. Within 4 or 5 days of using turmeric, the rash began to heal and never came back!

The homemade deodorant works wonderfully. Please note it did take a full two weeks for it to work totally. Decades of deodorant and antiperspirant use clogs the pores. Heaven only knows what was trapped in there that worked it's way out over those two weeks! LOL

After this initial armpit "detox" period there was no smell whatsoever. I got through that period by applying my homemade product twice a day, washing and drying the armpit area thoroughly each time. Now, just once in the morning after my shower and I'm good all day!

Baking Soda
Posted by Lynnieme (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/01/2012

I am writing to thank everyone who introduced the cure for my underarm odor. You see, I've had embarrassing underarm odor for most of my adult life. I am now 33 yo. I was in desperate need of help since I was tired of the whispers and rude comments associated with this embarrassing ailment. I came to Earth Clinic for a cure since I've tried all of the commercial deodorants you could think of including the clinical ones.

Right when I was at my wits end, I decided to try a natural approach and thank G)D I DID! First I reluctantly tried distilled vinegar, ACV, Coconut oil, cornstarch and milk of Magnesium under my arms which all helped slightly but it was definitely not a cure for me. Next I decided to try BAKING SODA and much to my surprise it completely eliminated my BO on contact. I couldn't believe it! All these years of being plague with underarm stench came to a screeching halt all at once. I was so in shock that I didn't wash under my arms for two whole days and I still didn't have odor; HOWEVER I began to receive a severe rash under my arms that caused painful skin irritation. I was a bit saddened at first but then I realized that there must be something I could do to prevent the BS from irritating my skin.

I recalled reading a post on Earth Clinic about using diaper rash cream for underarm odor so I decided to try it. I placed the 40% zinc ointment (Maximum Strength from Wal-Mart in the Baby Care section) under my arms (at that time I used it as a barrier for the BS), placed the BS on a sheet of tissue and then gently dabbed it on top of the zinc ointment. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! The rash began to disappear and the odor became non existent. I would also like to share that there have been times when I only put on a thin layer of zinc ointment without any problems as well. I now only add the BS if I feel I need extra protection. If I feel I need triple protection, I use a scented stick of deodorant, apply the zinc and then dab the BS on top of it. I'm telling you... this WORKS!!!!!!!!!! I've been using this regimen for almost a year now and it still works like a charm.

**Oh here's another tidbit: When you are washing under your arms in the shower, DO NOT SCRUB UNDER YOUR ARMS when Baking Soda is present. What I do is raise my arm up under the water, let the water run under my arm and then I cup my hand under my arm to catch the water. When the water fills up my cupped hand, I gently splash the water under my arms until the Baking Soda has been completely rinsed away. Then I proceed to washing under my arms as usual. This should prevent skin irritation from the the BS.

I give All thanks to God for leading me to such a wonderful site. I really hope my testimony help others. God bless everyone. I know how debilitating this ailment can be and I wish you all the best. :)

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 08/31/2012 2064 posts

For many folks and not to their own advantage, a truncated version of the ideal diet that Lyndsey just posted is really the only practical way to go. In this compromised category of "people-on-the-go" in less than ideal situations, the diet must eliminate, say, the top ten or even twenty most harmful foods and beverages AND incorporate the top ten or twenty most beneficial foods, herbs and beverages. And of course their is conflicting dialogue and beliefs across this subject I.E. dairy or no dairy. With the best and worst foods and beverages taken care of, the next stage would be supplementing (which can become extremely confusing for a novis in this day in time), so the best way to cut that tape is to use the highest quality, most nutritious "multivitamin/mineral" at your disposal. Some brands sport hundreds of nutrients in a single tablet. Two multi's w/ every meal would be standard recommends.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Lyndsey (St. Louis, Missouri) on 08/30/2012

When it comes to detoxing, I think a lot of people get it wrong. They end up doing things that are similar to fasting, like the honey and cayenne pepper drink and such. I did my first detox at 21, through my chiropracter that was also trained in naturopathic medicine. He explained to me that what was most important was to give your body's natural detoxification system, comprised of a team of organs, all the nutrients necessary to do the job well, while also making sure that you aren't adding any new toxins to the body.

There are so many toxins in our food, air, and water that the body hardly gets a break from filtering out the new stuff constantly coming in. There's no time to clean out all of the old stuff that has built up. The best detox system, and the one that I do, is making sure that you are eating foods that are fresh, organic, and raw (if possible). Also, make sure that everything you are eating is NOT a potential food allergen. Get ahold of a list of all the foods that people have been found to be allergic to and don't eat any of these foods for 28 days. This means there are very few grains and nuts that you will be able to consume, and absolutely no dairy. Soy shouldn't be in your diet either, which can be tricky. There are breads out there made only from non-allergen grains. I found mine at Whole Foods. Night shade vegetables like eggplant are not good to eat, I think tomatoes are on that list too. It goes without saying that sweets, alcohol, caffeine, and nicoteine are not on the menu either.

After 28 days of eating pure, natural, fresh foods, drinky plenty of purified water, and getting enough exercise (like long walks! ), you are ready to start adding food groups back to your diet. This is how you discover if you have any food allergies you didn't know about.

Contrary to popular belief, allergic reactions do not only come in the form of rashes, sneezing, coughing, swelling, phlegm or other similar visible physical reactions. Allergic reactions to foods can come in the form of fatigue, anxiety, depression, and an overall mental and/or physical imbalance that you aren't even aware of.

After your 28 day detox, pay attention to how you feel and start keeping a food journal. Each week, add back a new food group, and each day try a different food from that group. I discovered that I am allergic to cow milk, but not really to cheese, yogurt, or icecream.

This was a really positive experience for me. The detox was hard, finding ok foods was a bit difficult, but it was really helpful to find out which foods were making me feel bad (and making me smelly! ) It was difficult to change the way I eat, but rewarding in the end. Now I can't imagine eating some of the stuff I used to, and if I do eat something unhealthy, I really feel it!

I hope this was helpful. Good luck!

General Feedback
Posted by Hopeful29 (Bronx, Ny) on 08/19/2012

There is this product on the market from Arizona called for p*** s***, a natural strong deo. Has anyone tried it? Im stinking, I mean thinking about it, along with some sage soap, aloe vera daily detox juice, vitamin containing cal, Zinc, and mag(calcium is important so I get a vitamin with all 3) Hoping I get results, my son starts kindergarden and I dont want to embarass him. I deal with people(all different races/ages and family included being offended by me) the thing is that no one has the heart to say hey you should try this(Family)because I do bathe properly its something internal. But whatever, my main focus is to combat the issue and start going to college and work and eventually move away.

I have tried all the well known remedies(not for long because the smell came right back) but I have faith because I was able to get my bv under control, so strong underarm odor smell you later(will smith voice)

Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Umaga (Brea, California) on 08/17/2012

To Zheng from Pasay City, Manila Philippines.

I tried to look for Milk of Magnesia at the 2 most popular pharmacies in Metro Manila Philippines and they told me that the product was discontinued. Please reply if you did find one. Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Meiya (Makati, Manila) on 08/02/2012

My problem about my b.o. is always coming back, I used powder odorless deodorant because I don't like the smell of perspirant, and it left stains at my clothes.. Just want to ask how to use the baking soda?

Baking Soda
Posted by Bellabing (Manila, Philippines) on 07/28/2012

Every human being have different types of body odor. If you are acidic by nature, try iliminate those acidic foods, i.e. Spicy foods, spices, caffeine, alcohol, cigarette, that causes body odor. Take a bath twice a day, morning and evening. Put baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on the water that you use for bathing and add essential oils e. G. Tea tree oil, peppermint oil, if you like. Detoxify your body using sea salt (not iodize) with warm water in a bath tub or a large pail and soak your body 30-45 minutes twice a week. Drink plenty of water, and eat as much green leafy vegetables to cleanse your system. Do not take apple cider vinegar if you are acidic or you have an ulcer. Drink virgin coconut oil or take activated charcoal powder or capsules. (Please google search activated charcoal for more info). You can also make your own deodorant - a mixture of antibacterial toothpaste and baking soda, then rub it on your under arm to keep you going the whole day. Always bring antibacterial wet tissue to wipe your underarm whenever it gets wet. Most of all, always think positive because God is good all the time. :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michelle (Texas) on 07/20/2012

Rachel, food grade DE should help with the pinworms. 1 tablespoon 2x's a day in whatever kind of liquid you like to drink. ACV and baking soda taken internally are amazing, so keep it up. I use a mixture of 3parts arrowroot, 1part baking soda, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and orange essential oil as a deodorant. It's amazing, hope it helps.

Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Back2nature (Washington, Dc) on 07/13/2012

I have struggled with body odor all of my life. I was always the kid that got the "outdoors" smell after playing. I was using Arrid XX-Dry as a pre-teen. Then, I was forced to rotate deodorants and soaps/body wash to tame the BO problem. Arm & Hammer's Naturals line was working for me up until recently when my BO started to rage. I stumbled upon the MOM solution. I'm not sure why it took me years to locate this type.

MOM gets the job done. Here are a few tips to making MOM cure you BO:

1. Thoroughly wash your trouble area(s) with a CLEAN and/or new cloth.

2. Either use a natural soap or home ready that will clean your arms pits (note: a loofa maybe helpful to in eliminating dead skin).

3. Clean your clothes thoroughly. I used Odoban in my rinse cycle to cut the odor and/or bacteria that may have harvested in my clothes.

4. Get a small spray bottle and add MOM. Apply to clean and dry arm pits. Allow to fully air dry before applying on clothes. For those with darker complexions, applying oils after the MOM has dried will eliminate "deodorant" stains on the arm pits.

Now go out and be BO free :-)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Heather (San Diego) on 06/23/2012

You are misinformed. Most baking soda does not have aluminum in it. It is an advertising thing Bob's Redmill started putting on its products because it was being bombarded with phone calls inquiring about aluminum content.

That said, BAKING POWDER often does, and you should look into that separately.

The main brand of baking soda in the US (orange box with hammer) has been contacted by multiple people to verify this. They state there is no aluminum in their products. You can google it.

Here is a link to an article on the subject.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/21/2012

Can you please give info on how you used the epsom salts for a liver cleanse? Many thanks.

Posted by Caleb (Calgary, Ab, Canada) on 06/21/2012

This is first hand experience. I used to have very strong under arm odor. I was working in the office as an IT personnel so no sweating and during the day I had to visit the washroom sometimes more than once and use the commercial hand soap to work up a lather on my underarm then use some wet paper towels to wipe so it wouldn't be so smelly and embarassing. I used to smell myself so I know that others could smell me too. I tried so many things including ACV which worked great - for days on end but it'll come back. One day I decided to do a liver cleanse using epsom salts, grapefruit juice etc as I read that it's a great way to detox the liver. I did about 6 of these. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least that my smelly under arm odor vanished. Not only that but my stool used to smell (very bad) and that too disappeared. What happened was my colon needed a cleanse and the liver cleanse with the salts did that. The odor has not returned and that was about 4 years ago. I have gone for 3 days without taking a shower just to test it and there's none. I work all day doing whatever and exercise and even if I sweat there's no odor. It's wonderful! The body has to find a way to get rid of what is decomposing in the colon otherwise it'll poison the entire body so the odor comes out thru the sweat glands, breath and stool. Now I'm odor-free! Hallelujah!! If I'm contipated for a couple days then there would be a slight smell in the stool but other than that everything is fresh. So do colon cleanses! It'll take the smell away

Baking Soda
Posted by Toni (Brea, California) on 06/20/2012

I've been suffering for bad body odor since grade school. I tried every deodorant available including acv. Thank God, I found this website. The only deodorant that worked for me is milk of magnesia. Hope this will help you.

Posted by Jennifer (Chicago, Illinois, Us) on 06/10/2012

UPDATE: OK, there's bad news and good news. The bad news is, the iodized salt I was using on my underarms stopped working after three days. Don't know why, maybe it killed off one sort of underarm-dwelling bacteria only to be replaced by another one that doesn't mind salt?

The good news is, I combined two other remedies from here on Earth Clinic and for the last two weeks they've been working great!

The remedies are "stop using soap" and fresh lemon juice in place of soap and deodorant. This combo eliminates ALL odor for me and lasts almost two days... Without using deodorant! Today it was 90 degrees in Chicago and my underarm smells exactly the same as my forearm, no joke. I still can't believe it!

Here's what I do. Once every 5 days or so, I take three small lemons and run them through my juice extractor whole. The remedy page suggested just squeezing them, but it's easier to run them through the juicer for me and anyway, the skin contains essential lemon oil which is a powerful germicide in its own right.

I put the juice in a small plastic spray bottle with two tablespoons of salt just for the heck of it. I think the salt keeps the lemon fresh longer, too, since I just leave it in the shower rather than refrigerate it. When I get in the shower, I spray under my arms, dampen a clean washcloth with warm water and rub back and forth a bit before rinsing. Then, when the shower is over, I spray the lemon again as a deodorant (no rinse).

It doesn't burn, except maybe the tiniest bit if I push too hard while shaving (no soap or gel), and it lasts me beyond the next morning! My health is kind of a mess at the moment (the reason I started smelling so bad), so sometimes I skip a day showering when I don't have to go anywhere. Ever since the no-soap-lemon-juice trick, I can skip a day and go out, even in hot weather! I wouldn't have believed it if someone told me, but it's true.

I've noticed a couple of things about this. The washcloth is key to making it last longer, and it should be a CLEAN washcloth, or at least a clean side of one. My washcloths are the giant spa kind and take forever to dry, so I fold them in half and keep track of what side is clean (I wasn't a washcloth person before this, only use them for this).

Also, I really do think the combo is what does it. I tried using soap followed by lemon juice and it didn't work quite as well. I think it's because the soap is very alkaline, so it cancels out the acidity of the lemon. Also, as people note on the no-soap page, it leaves a film that bacteria can feed off of.

Even though I didn't have real problems with this until I got sick, I've never smelled this fresh in my life! And without deodorant!!

So grateful for this site. :O]

Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Zheng (Pasay City, Manila Philippines) on 06/10/2012

I am really interested about milk of magnesia... Where can I buy this product?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joyce (Cambridge, Canada) on 06/09/2012

Hello, Also try rubbing or use a spray bottle to apply Apple cider vinegar to your armpits about 5 minutes before showering. Shower and dry well. No need for deodorant. Make sure the oral form of ACV you are using contains "Mother. " (organic).

Baking Soda
Posted by Alexz1105 (Sa, Tx) on 06/06/2012

Marie, what did you do that worked for you? Please respond.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/04/2012 2064 posts

Anytime my B.O. increases I know, by experience, my Kidney functions have decreased. So if chronic B.O. is a problem, a good detox program would certainly be advised.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/04/2012

Thanks Tina! I'll try this and will report back!

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Tina (Houston, USA) on 06/03/2012

Good sources of foods that are rich in probiotics several times daily. Kefir, kombucha, sauerkrauet and fermented veggies are great sources of cheap and good probiotics.

Also good quality chlorella will reduce or help eliminate the issue. Good luck.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/03/2012

I have the same problem. My underpits smell regardless, even if I just took a shower. It started in my 20s, now I am 39. Smell was kind of toxic at some point.

I started ACV about 2 weeks ago, Lugol's 10 drops/day. DE, HCL acid after meals, Magnesium with vit B. I have red clay coming, cystein and MSM.

I tried befoe taking H2O2 internally (I got to 15 drops a day) and on that I did not have armpits smell at all. I had to stop H2O2 because of nausea and severe redness of the face/sun sensitivity on it and thining of the skin.

I took antiparasitic meds already few times I tried to do enema before but nothing unusual came out with enema. Fasting made me pale and weak and I could not excercise.

Anybody knows how to detoxify well and continuosly? How to do liver/kidney detox?

I am afraid to take herbal detox pills (organic.. ), because of cleanness issue, I never know how they get to clean them since I do not know how to clean my herbs besides putting them in a boiling water.

Please let me know, I know I have to detox well and all the time.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Kally (Oxenford, Queensland Australia) on 06/02/2012

Hi have you tried drinking chlorella - my husband, daughter and I use this and none of us ever need deodorant also bi-carb as deodorant another good one is using silver water all three work a treat for us.

Alkaline Soap, Baking Soda
Posted by Catpat (Hillsborough County Tampa, Florida) on 06/02/2012

Thank you for this site. My problem is a severe onion odor under my armpits for the past 56 years. I have tried BS, crystal stones, lemon, lime and lavender oils, talc powder, antibacterial soaps, Drysol, and even bleach. Every one of these remedies worked for a period of time and then eventually stopped. Lately the smell returns within minutes of my (long) shower. This problem has been the bane of my existence. Can a digestive disorder be the problem? If so what are some of the remedies. How safe is 'ACV with mother'?

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

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!

Posted by Jennifer (Chicago, Illinois, Us) on 05/16/2012


I am battling several illnesses right now, and ever since I got sick I have the worst armpit odor! Soap doesn't remove it. I've tried baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide (separately) and they all work fairly well, but they all feel harsh on my skin and I don't like it.

The other day, I discovered a better solution: iodized salt. I had bought one of those himalayan salt stones for the shower—big mistake. Little crevices in the smooth-looking salt crystal actually SCRATCHED me and literally put salt in the wound! Will never do that again.

However, it gave me the idea of simply mixing some salt into water and applying that right in the bath after washing with soap. Works like a charm! The effect was immediate—no smell whatsoever until the next morning (and then only faint). And I didn't even use deodorant!

I chose iodized salt because iodine is a powerful antimicrobial in its own right. I mix the salt with about two parts warm water (some will not dissolve) and keep it in a little jar in the shower. At the end of the shower (soap and rinse first), I just pour some of the saltwater into my hand and splash it under each arm, being careful to get the whole underarm. When the liquid gets low, I just add some water from the shower for next time

Plastic is best for use in the bath because of the risk of glass breaking. Might be convenient to get one of those dispenser bottles with the pointy top!

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Holly (Fayetteville, Ar/usa) on 05/12/2012

An answer to the "mother" question, found on the _____'s website:

ACV - Mother Nature's Perfect Food

Natural (undistilled) organic, raw ACV can really be called one of Mother Nature's most perfect foods. It is made from fresh, crushed apples which are then allowed to mature naturally in wooden barrels, as wood seems to "boost" the natural fermentation. Natural ACV should be rich, brownish color and if held to the light you might see a tiny formation of "cobweb-like" substances that we call the "mother. " Usually some "mother" will show in the bottom of the ACV bottle the more it ages. It never needs refrigeration. You can also save some "mother" and transfer it to work in other natural vinegars. When you smell natural ACV, there's a pungent odor and sometimes it's so ripened it puckers your mouth and smarts your eyes. These are natural, good signs.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nycbgirl (Las Vegas, Nv) on 05/11/2012

While going through menopause my BO was so out of control that I didn't know what to do! So the first thing I did was change to deodorant that was made out of salt crystal, it's wonderful! No odor at all ever!!!! I bought it at Walgreens for about 7 dollars. Then I went on a diet and changed my eating habits and as a result I no longer have an odor on my skin.... Sometimes I smelled yucky, my husband said I smelled like a mans locker room! Thanks! Anyway I have been off the diet for a few weeks and the odor is coming back so back on my clean eating program again... as a side note the baking soda worked for under my arms but I developed an itch so bad that I had to stop using it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rachel (Jamaica, Ny) on 05/10/2012

I am currently taking Apple Cider Vinegar for body odor! What I notice is that when I am in high anxiety situations it doesn't work. My armpits will have a moist feel to them and my deodarant never seems to absorb into my skin. When I'm home and I feel no anxiety it seems to work! I want to know why this is! I am currently taking Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda internally because someone wrote in that having parasites(I had an issue with pin worms) can cause body odor because the parasites release toxins which is causing the body odor.

My question is would there be an alternative to getting rid of body odor because of anxiety sweating while detoxing using Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda? Would taking a parasite cleanse also assist in eliminating body odor?

Stop Using Soap
Posted by Snoopy (New Orleans, La Usa) on 05/04/2012

If you use all natural soap you will not have this problem(most people). Natural soap hasn't had the glycerin(acid) removed. Commercial soaps have the glycerin removed and this is why skin dries out. Bacteria actually flourish in an acidic environment, so it's possible that if your skin is too acidic, you will stink. If you find natural soap too expensive to buy, try making your own. It's actually really easy and there is plenty of information available on how to do it.

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Mj (Manila, Phils.) on 04/19/2012

@Dennis, Apple Cider Vinegar is Apple cider vinegar. see the link

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mthomas (Columbus, Ohio) on 03/22/2012

Just wanted to share some info. I stopped using deodorant with aluminum in it years ago, only using one kind sold in health food stores, it was the only one that worked, then 4 years ago, I moved on to only apple cider vinegar which I have been using ever since, organic is of course best, I don't dilute it, I just put it on and go, have never had a problem smelling like acv, but what I really wanted to say is for anyone using baking soda with it or as sub for deodorant, you are defeating the purpose because baking soda has aluminum in it. Just thought I would make others aware.

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Dennis (New Orleans, La) on 03/13/2012

@ Beng V8 is a tomato and vegetable based drink they sell in all stores. Stay away from the splash brand, that's more like a regular juice. Look for the original v8.

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Dennis (New Orleans, La) on 03/13/2012

What is this mother you say that is taken with the acv?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Londonlola (London, Uk) on 03/02/2012


Hi All, I discovered this website several weeks ago and have been so excited about the body odour remedies. I tried BS about a year ago which worked but stained my under-arms so badly. Then having found this site, started drinking ACV which I think has improved my energy levels. I also apply ACV to my skin after cleansing. The skin appears brighter and so soft. My big issue is body odour though. I started applying ACV to my under-arms which worked for a couple of weeks but I started noticing the stained under-arms so have stopped. Drinking ACV has made no difference to my BO. However I am going to try all the other remedies listed on the site in turn - GSE, milk of magnesia, colon cleansing etc. Great site!

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Beng (Halifax, Canada) on 01/25/2012

May I know what V8 is... Thanks

Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Kelly (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 01/19/2012

Hello, I have had the same struggle all of my life and I never thought about doing something different than deoderant until now. I am 33 years old now. I started using natural deoderants when I was 12 but they never really solved the problem so I would use the chemical deoderants and then natural deoderants bouncing back and forth.

I recently started using the crystal deoderant. I noticed that you have to get your underarms perfectly clean in order for it to work. If you wash with soap and (while still in the shower) smell your pits, and have any kind of odor; the crystal will not work.

I tried a mixture of Baking soda and water mixture. 1 TBSP baking soda to 8oz water and used an old shampoo bottle. Make sure you shake before you use. Since Baking soda is alkaline I used a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to bring the skin PH balance back to 5 to 7 ideally. Use 1 TBSP (ACV) to 8 oz water and use in a spritzer.

According to Home remedies web (ACV) is an effective natural bacteria-fighting agent that contains many vital minerals and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicon and fluorine that are vital for a healthy body.

Once I used this combo; soaping up, rinse. Use the baking soda water, rinse. Then follow up with the ACV and rinse. I was able to get clean pits and then the crystal worked, as long as the crystal has been rinsed, make sure the crystal does not have an odor before you use it.

Now that I have cleaned the problem under my arms I am finding that my clothes are not not getting fully clean when laundered. When I wear a shirt that is not fully clean, all of the above work on getting clean pits is now destroyed. I decided to buy new shirts and start new and now the problem is totally gone.

Hope this helps,


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Al (Qc, Philippines) on 01/16/2012

Guys, try to check dove with 1/4 milk moisturizing soap to use for the underarms, it has zinc content. Then use GLYSOLID Glycerin Cream as your deodorant. Regularly eat green leafy vegetables, parsley. Eat fruits and vegetable rich in zinc and magnesium. Drink plenty of water, warm water if possible every hour. Avoid eating much meat, sweets and avoid soda. Go veggies..

Stainless Steel Bar
Posted by Cientxa (Indianapolis, Indiana) on 12/23/2011

This stainless steel soap shaped bar really does work for body odor. I was skeptical when I read about it and my curiosity got the best of me and I ordered one. It works in the shower after bathing with soap. You rub it like deodorant over problem areas and there is no odor all day. It has certainly changed the way I feel about using deodorants, the fact that it is just a piece of metal.I have had a "sweating problem" all my life and this is the first time that something has worked instantly and continues to work daily.

Ammonia Odor
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 12/21/2011

An ammonia smell coming from your trunk is usually a sign of a liver disease. Have it tested. Get some milk thistle with artichokes. Artichokes scrub the liver. Also, eat meat once a week and go on a fish and chicken diet. Incorporate salads with artichokes. Drink dandelion tea.

Mint Water
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 12/21/2011 2064 posts

Nishi, extreme body odor is a sign of TOXIC body. Try some detox cures like Charcoal, Bentonite, Chlorella, colon cleanse, Vit-C, Baking soda/epsom salt hot bath etc.

Mint Water
Posted by Nishi (Ahmedabad, India) on 12/20/2011

My armpits smell horrible so I read on net that boiling mint leaves and having bath with it works great and can cure body odor and it was a miracle for me but my problem is, for how much time do I have to continue with mint bathing water?? Is there any permanent cure??

Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Cientxa (Indianapolis, Indiana/usa) on 12/19/2011

I have ordered something that is being advertised on the internet that is a stainless steel bar-shaped (like soap). I have had the same problem since teens with excessive sweating and mustiness.

I cannot tell you how shocked and surprised I was that this steel "thing" actually stopped odor but in my case my skin became dry and squeaky clean feeling all day! I have been thanking the research and development gods for this discovery. I can't imagine using anything else for body odor ever again.

Baking Soda, Corn Flour, Coconut Oil
Posted by Kdj (Glendale, Az) on 12/17/2011

Oops, I just wrote a review for this mixture below on the other thread. This is what works for me. 100% instant cure for rash and b.o.!

Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Baby Powder
Posted by Kdj (Glendale, Az) on 12/17/2011

This works! Since high schools I've had times when I get a rash from deodorant, which in turn causes a musty body odor problem. This doesn't happen all the time, but at least once a year. It's horribly embarrassing, and I've never found relief other than to just wait for it to clear up.

I had this problem beginning 4 days ago and tried everything including ACV, mouthwash, tee tree oil, corn starch. Nothing worked and my underarms just burned and smelled all day. I was washing them 4 or 5 times a day with no relief.

I read this cure this morning and tried it right away. INSTANT results. No more odor, burning, or discomfort. Thank you so much for this. I have seriously never found a cure for this issue.

I think this mixture will now replace my deodorant. I feel fresher than ever.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carol (Montvale, Nj) on 12/09/2011

I wanted to say if you want to conquer body odor try living clay. You will not have any odor with just a heaping teaspoon a day in a tall glass of water. I only use natural deodorants and it is not enough. I also use green tablets (rawfoods. Com) and vitamic c (emergency packs) 2 a day. The best is the clay, you don't need to take anything else, it is great for body odor, you will be amazed. The website is living clay. com it is like drinking dirt, but it goes down fast.

Vitamin c is great at higher doses, and the greens are great for the breath and odor. but the very best for under the arm stink is CLAY.

Hope this helps, I feel that I have exhausted everything there is and this is my best advice.

if you want the best protection on certain days take the clay once in awhile, may be hard to swallow everyday. They do make tablets, but not the living clay website, have to purchase a different brand, have not tried the tablets, so don't know how effective.

Posted by Naturallyodorfree (The Triangle, North Carolina Usa) on 12/08/2011

Lemon Water Spray Deodorant

Lakewood organic lemon juice from Whole Foods. There are no chemicals, preservatives, or additives. There may be a little pulp at the bottom of the bottle. In an 8-ounce misting spray bottle, fill 3/4 of the bottle with lemon juice and 1/4 of the bottle with tap water. Don't get any of the pulp into the spray bottle; it could clog the spray tube. Shake well and apply 5 pumps* to each clean underarm. I fan my arms for a few seconds before getting dressed, but you don't have to. The citric acid in the lemon juice prevents bacteria and odor from ever forming under your arms. You still perspire, which is good and healthy. The spray has lasted well into the next day for me. The best thing is that I am not allergic to it: no skin tenderness, no itching, no rash.

I had been using baking soda in every possible recipe and ratio as an excellent deodorant, BUT, it created the worst itchy skin rash that left my armpits tender and darkly discolored. Even though it was effective, the discomfort under my arms wasn't worth the continued use.

So after researching other natural deodorants, I discovered that people used sliced lemon as an effective deodorant. I thought rubbing actual fruit would be cumbersome and costly, so I decided to try lemon juice to make a spray. It's truly natural and organic compared to baking soda and it works! Plus, within the first week of me using the lemon water deodorant, the lemon significantly lightened the darkness under my arms that the baking soda caused. My 9-year-old was using a less synthetic deodorant (Lafe's) that contains mineral salts (I wasn't totally crazy about that, even though many people think it's natural), but is now using lemon water spray too, and has had no odor, no sensitivity, and is quite happy with it.

I hope someone here can benefit from it as well. Just remember to use organic lemon juice, NOT the stuff in the plastic lemon-shaped bottle with chemicals in it. Keep the opened lemon juice bottle in the refrigerator until you are ready to refill your deodorant spray bottle.

* 5 pumps may seem like a lot, but it's really not for a sprayer that mists fine droplets. The mist will distribute over your underarm skin more evenly. A sprayer that produces larger droplets won't get good coverage and will have the liquid running down your sides and make the application of the deodorant messy. Good luck and enjoy!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pleased With Results (uk) (Guildford, Surrey) on 11/20/2011

I have an occasional excessive sweating and body odour issue - right arm pit only! I have been suffering on and off with this since August (last bad case of this was a few years ago) and have ruined so many clothes and am so self conscious I just had to do something. Luckily I found the earth clinic website yesterday and all the wonderful advice from posters.

Today I applied Cider Vinegar to my armpit and left for a few minutes before showering (not organic with mother but I shall definitely be investing in some). I also applied a different deodorant from my usual one and have been dry and non-smelly all day.

Am also making a conscious effort to move my arms more/massage my underarm and drink lots more water.

Thank you to all contributors on this website!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jenny (Perth, Western Australia) on 11/16/2011


Yes, the same for me. It worked really well for around a week and I was stoked! Then it lasted shorter and shorter amounts of time. Back to the deodorant.

Lye Soap
Posted by Ryan (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) on 10/10/2011

Hi, what kind of body odour did u suffer from and what did it smell like? Can u describe to me the smell of the odour? was it fishy, garbagey, fecal body odour, etc, etc? Also, I'm interested in hearing what kind of brand of lye soap u used!! Please let me know, by either replying to this post or send me an email! Thanks and take care.


Anti-Candida Diet, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Healthnut (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 10/09/2011

This Yay is not for anti-candida diet because I don't follow that, but I've always had a very strong/unpleasant body odor, it started with puberty and I think it's because I got parasites (pinworms) as a kid and never told any adults because I didn't want to suffer the humiliation of having them pulled out of me like other kids did. I think the pinworms would go away and come back and I just dealt with them and this has caused my very strong unpleasant BO, because parasites release toxins in your body and the horrible smell is the evidence. I've used natural deodorants from healthfood stores for the past 15 years, they are not that effective but I use them anyway. I can't use anti-perspirants, they cause huge sweat balls under my armpits that hurt and they make me smell worst.

Last night I had a breakthrough, I bought GSE (grapefruit seed extract) and put it in fresh pressed coconut milk/water and drank that. I put about 30 drops. today, I woke up wiht no BO whatsover and that is almost impossible for me, I have a super strong odor, usually an hour or two after washing/shower. I am besides myself, happy and decided to look up GSE and BO and sure enough people have used it. I also rubbed GSE under my armpits. I'm doing my own parasite (pinworm) cleanse by eating 11 cloves 3x a day, cranberry juice, I'll incorporate the other ingredients prescribed by I hope this helps a lot of people out there. God bless you all!!!

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