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Top 5 DIY and Natural Methods for Odorous Armpits

No one wants to have sweaty underarms with strong and bad odor. Occasional and mild odor is normal but, excessive or unpleasant body odor can be a cause of discomfort to others and a matter of embarrassment to others. Excessive body odor occurs when sweat glands are overactive. Because of overactive sweat glands our under arms remain wet all the time and dirt and grease along with sweat gives odor creating bacteria an ideal condition to germinate. The bacteria that cause odor grow quickly in a warm, moist environment.

Other causes of bad odor are lack of hygiene, excessive intake of junk food, lack of water intake, malnutrition, liver disease, chronic constipation, certain medication, etc. To get rid of this sort of odorous armpits people take help of talcum powder and deodorant. Nonetheless,, in the long run they actually worsen the situation by clogging the pores of the skin.

This Article Will Offer You A Few Tips To Get Rid Of Smelly Armpits Within A Few Days:

1. Tea Tree Oil:

When you have a problem of odorous armpit make it a habit to take a bath twice daily so that all those sweat, grease and dirt do not get chance to get accumulate on your armpits. After cleaning your armpits with simple water wipe it dry. After that pour a few drops of tea tree oil on your palm. Rub both palms and rub it then on your both armpits. Leave it for a minute to get dry and then wear your clothing. Practice this method twice daily and you will find the benefit.

Tea Tree Oil

2. Jasmine oil:

Jasmine oil is a great natural product for smelly armpits. It has antiseptic property which helps to keep your armpits dry and bacteria free and thus it control the bad smell of your armpits. Moreover, it has a pleasing smell. Instead of using deodorant, use pure jasmine oil on your armpits for fragrance. Take one cotton ball. In a container pour some water and jasmine oil in equal ratio. Soak the cotton ball in the diluted oil and wipe your armpits with this cotton ball. Practice this method twice daily to do away with odorous armpits.

Jasmine oil

3. Lemon Zest:

Grate lemon and make lemon zest. Boil 1 tablespoon lemon zest in a cup of water for 3-4 minutes. Make it cool. Then strain the water. Your lemony water is ready. After cleaning your armpits properly finally rinse your water with this lemony water. Lemon water helps to reduce sweat and oil secretion of sweat glands and oil glands respectively. Moreover, lemon water has a very refreshing fragrance which is perfect for summer. It is very beneficial for sweaty and smelly armpits.


4. Margosa Leaves :

Margosa leaves are excellent for smelly and sweaty glands. Grind some fresh margosa leaves to paste. Mix it with a few drops of coconut oil. Apply a thick layer of margosa paste on your armpits. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash with plenty of water. Both margosa and coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties which help to kill the odor creating bacteria.

Margosa Leaves

5. Thyme:

Boil some dry or fresh thyme leaves in water for 5-6 minutes. Preserve the water after it gets cool. Wash your armpits frequently with this water especially before wearing new attire.


Follow these methods sincerely along with a healthy diet. Maintain hygiene. All these measures will help you to get rid of smelly armpits.