How Do I Get Rid of Stinky Armpits Naturally?

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According to Dr. Andrew Weil, splashing rubbing alcohol under the arms can help to naturally minimize the bacteria on the skin that causes body odor. Dr. Weil explains that because caffeine stimulates the sweat glands, eliminating caffeine beverages, such as tea, coffee and soda, from the diet can also help to prevent body odor. All-natural deodorants that are free of aluminum can also help to minimize body odor, according to Dr. Weil.

WebMD explains that body odor can be naturally minimized by cutting certain foods out of the diet. Hot peppers, onions and garlic can travel through sweat and create a foul odor, according to WebMD. WebMD also notes that bacteria tends to adhere to moist skin, so it is important to dry skin thoroughly after showering and bathing.

According to the Mayo Clinic, bathing daily can help to reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin and naturally reduce body odor. The Mayo Clinic states that wearing cotton, wool and silk clothing can help skin breathe and naturally reduce sweating. Additionally, relaxation techniques, such as yoga, biofeedback and meditation, can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which sometimes lead to excessive sweating. Eliminating spicy foods from the diet can also help, as certain spices can cause stronger smelling body odor and heavy sweating, according to the Mayo Clinic.