5 natural anti-perspiration remedies


The sun is shining and it’s hot… so inevitably, we sweat more. If sweating is a natural phenomenon, it can however be a source of discomfort: unsightly halos, unpleasant odors … Fortunately there are several natural remedies to considerably reduce sweating. The team The Body Optimist presents you today 5.

Let it be said: it is normal and healthy to sweat!

Physical exertion, heat, a strong emotion (stress, anxiety) or even sometimes for no reason, and it’s already too late sweating is invited on your body. Your hands become sweaty, drops of perspiration appear on your face, under your armpits, on your back and the anxiety of continuing to perspire maintains this perspiration.

In itself, it is a normal phenomenon and even beneficial for your body. Perspiration allows you to regulate your body temperature and flush toxins out of your body through the pores of your skin. But now, initially odorless, the sweating can turn into bad odors by the action of bacteria on the surface of your skin.

There are many antiperspirant products on the market, but nature offers us all natural tips to reduce sweating and associated odors. Discover them without further delay!

1 – Palmarosa essential oil

Here to start some basic anti-perspiration principles :

  • Choose loose clothing made from natural fibers like cotton, so that your skin can breathe better.
  • Avoid spicy dishes, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, onion, garlic, cabbage, fennel or leek. These foods promote odors.
  • Also drink water regularly and prefer drinks at room temperature, because drinking hot or cold makes you sweat.

Let’s get down to business now. As the first natural anti-perspiration remedy, we therefore ask for the essential oil of palmarosa! Antibacterial and antimycotic, this essential oil is very popular for masking perspiration odors. With her, zero odor risk during the day and no risk of a white halo appears on your clothes.

How do you use it?

Simply drop off every morning 1 drop of palmarosa essential oil directly on your armpits, skin folds, soles of the feet, where you know you’re going to sweat during the day. And voila! Super simple isn’t it?

Note: this essential oil should not be used during pregnancy.

2 – baking soda (or sodium)

The baking soda has the ability to neutralize bad odors. It is indeed known for its bacteriostatic effect, that is to say, it prevents bacteria from developing. However, as we explained to you at the beginning of this article, it is the bacteria that are at the origin of our bad body odor.

How do you use it?

Every morning you can put a little baking powder on your armpits. You can also make a paste by pouring 1 tbsp. teaspoon of water in a bowl with a little baking soda until a smooth paste forms. This method is effective and above all inexpensive. You can also add a few drops of essential oils, like that of palmarosa, for an even stronger action.


3 – coconut oil

Coconut oil is very simple, we don’t do without it in our bathroom. Anti-bacterial, rich in lauric acid, and in antioxidants, this vegetable oil can serve us both as a make-up remover, as a moisturizing balm for the lips and as a mask for the hair, but also, in this case, as a deodorant.

How do you use it?

Take a (very small) little coconut oil and apply it directly in massage under your armpits. The goal is not to put too much of it so that the oil does not stain your clothes.

His little extra? Her butter texture which is very pleasant to apply and its characteristic odor of paradise islands. Happiness for those who love sweet smells!

Note: thecoconut oil is comedogenic. It may therefore not be suitable for oily or acne-prone skin, which already has problems and clogged pores.

4 – Aloe vera

Thanks to its properties that are both hydrating, purifying and antiseptic, aloe vera gel is great for treating sweating. It tightens the pores, regulates sweating and neutralizes the proliferation of microbes. Winning combo!

How do you use it?

Aloe vera gel can be applied directly to the armpits. In addition to naturally protecting against odors, its “freshness” effect on the skin is very pleasant in hot weather. Perfect in summer then!

5 – sage

Very effective, sage has regulatory virtues. Made up of a multitude of active ingredients, it is considered THE most effective plant to fight against perspirationeven excessive.

How do you use it?

Several choices are available to you. You can use it as an infusion to drink daily. For this, let infuse 10 minutes 1 tbsp. tablespoon of sage leaves in a cup of boiling water. But also in sprays, in mother tinctures or even powder sage leaves and apply them directly under your armpits.

4 ready-to-use, tested & approved deodorants:

  1. Cotton flower stick deodorant, Les Petits Prodiges
  2. Deodorant spray with 3 essential oils, CoZie
  3. Solid natural deodorant with cocoa butter, as before
  4. Keep Cool organic solid deodorant fragrance-free, Oolution

These few natural anti-perspiration remedies are a good alternative to products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies. Thanks to them, farewell smelly feet and Niagara Falls under the armpits! And you, have you ever tried miracle recipes? Come talk about it on our forum.

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