Body odour is disturbing, irritating and a complete turn off! If people are keeping a distance from you or shouting at you for no apparent reason then my friend it’s time to check your odour. Body odour is an embarrassment and so it’s hardly spoken about openly. But a constant pungent smell sticking up the nose not only causes irritation, but may trigger headache, nausea, anger and several other problems.

Body is the temple where the soul lives. So it is very important to keep it clean and healthy. A clean body with mild soothing natural fragrance attracts positivity and happiness. It boosts your confidence and makes a good first impression.

The main reason for this nerve-racking situation is some nasty bacteria thriving on your skin. Here are some awesome Ayurvedic tricks that eradicate the issue from the roots.

Incredible herbs

Herbs are just a boon to mankind. Coriander, licorice, rosemary etc. are great for combating body odours. These herbs when rubbed on armpits inhibit the growth of bacteria and remove any nasty smell.


Turmeric is ladened with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Applying a paste of turmeric and besan on the armpits and genitals helps in removing body odour. 

Fenugreek Seeds And Fuller’s Earth

Fenugreek seeds have great antifungal and antibacterial property and fuller’s earth helps in controlling sweat whilst leaving a mild fragrance on your body. 

Rose Water

Roses are blessed with an alluring aroma. Rosewater cools down the body, reduces sweating and keeps you refreshed all day long.


The classic smell of sandalwood soothes all. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties that keeps the skin dry and reduces sweat. It also kills the odour causing bacteria. 

Neem Leaves

Neem leaves work wonder for the skin. Its antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties kill the bacteria and make your body odour free. 

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil kills the bacteria on your skin and helps you to get rid of body odour. The amazing smell of lavender also adds a tint of enduring fragrance.


Vinegar is one of the best home remedies to get rid of body odour. It balances the pH value and eliminates body odour.

What else works?

Apply a paste of sandalwood and rose water to your palms, soles, and underarms.

Regular baths are the best way to remove body odour.

Regular body massages with yashtimadhu taila or chandanadi taila.

Avoid consumption of pitta aggravating foods.

Limiting alcohol and caffeinated drinks rather switching to green tea or tea prepared with coriander seeds helps.

Water is a great detoxifier and it helps to keep the body cool.

Lemon, watermelon and sariva juice are great coolants.

A decoction prepared of triphala, amalaki and yashtimadhu works wonder.

Yoga, pranayama, and meditation help in balancing the stress hormones and removing the toxic smell of your body.

Yogurt is a great probiotics that kills the unwanted bacteria on the skin.

Cucumber is an excellent astringent and it reduces sweating.

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