How to Get Rid of Body Odour

Smelling good is good for business. We all aspire to smell nice. That is why perfumes, deodorants, body sprays, and products that smell nice would always be in demand. Sometimes, we use all of these products but we still catch ourselves smelling funky. So how do we get rid of body odour?


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The NHS website defines body odours as the unpleasant smell produced by bacteria on the skin that break down the acids in your sweat.The medical term is bromhidrosis. On the website, it goes further to mention the possible causes of body odours and when to seek help. We should all know the possible causes of body odours,  and how to deal them. Having regular showers, shaving the armpits regularly, use of deodorants, perfumes, anti-perspirant, wearing clean clothes, are some of the ways to help get rid of body odours.

But what happens when we do all of these things, but yet still stink? Most women experience a lot of body changes after pregnancy, and sometimes dealing with a sudden body odour could be one of it. For some women, it is nothing to do with the personal hygiene, diet or pregnancy, the odour just springs up from and nothings seems to combat it.

Here are 2 tried and tested ways you could get rid of body odour today.


Use Lemon/Lemon Juice

A common spot for body odour is the underarms. Sometimes, we could take as many showers as possible, use all the effective deodorants, anti-perspirants and perfumes, and still smell funky. That is because, these products just mask the odours, they do not deal with the root cause. This is where lemons come in.

Lemons or lemon juice are great for getting rid of body odour. The acidic nature of lemon lowers the pH levels of the body which make it inhabitable for bacterial growth. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of lemon juice suppress the growth of microbes that live on our skin and feed our sweat. So lemons deal with the underlying causes of body odours.

I recommend soaking a cotton pad in the juice and rubbing it on your underarms and other odorous areas of the body. You could also squeeze the juice from lemons directly on your underarms. Let the juice dry on its own. You can repeat this process once or twice a week but make sure you don’t do this just after shaving as it stings.

I have used Lemons and Lemon juice as a deodorant for a while now and I highly recommend it. You want to (or need to) use anything else once you try this.


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Get rid of Body Odour with Head and Shoulders Shampoo

Another way to get rid of body odour is to wash the underarms and public hair (if you have any) with Heads and Shoulders. This is another tried and tested tip and it works like magic!

All you need to do is to apply a tiny bit of Heads and Shoulders shampoo where needed and scrub. You wash off after a minute. You can get the same result from any type of Heads and Shoulders Shampoo.


I am no Dermatologist, and all what you read here is my personal opinion, as always. However, these tips are tried and tested, and they work. So do let me know if you try them. Also feel free to drop any body odour tip you have tried and tested.


Thanks for reading and have a lovely week



11 responses

  1. Thank you Stella. Not heard of the lemon tip before. I have not had the problem with arms however it is 1 to remember if I do.

    The one I have often struggled with is keeping fresh “down there” at times. When I was younger I used to struggle alot with cystitis so don’t know if there is a link since the change of life as that is when I found I had to spend more time daily on the freshness and the cystitis stopped. Meaning a few times a day.

    One thing that has really helped was discovering that Avon did a wash which is milder and specific to that area. I also carry some with me in a small bottle I have decanted along with spare knickers and a bag. I wonder if your lemon tip would help for there too? Worth a try.

    I doubt anyone else can smell anything, as I don’t leave it, however if I am feeling unclean down there I will freshen up and change straightaway. Very personal I know so I wasn’t sure whether to post or not however I doubt I am on my own for this.

    I also check out for any personal infections regularly with “water” tests at the Drs with me being prone to cystitis in the past.

    • Thanks for sharing this. I am sure many would find it useful. We need to talk about these issues a lot more. Many suffer in silence.

  2. Head and shoulders sounds interesting, we don’t have that in our household. However the lemon trick might be just good, will give it a try. I stopped using a deodorant a few month ago (I have used them all my life) and guess what: nothing happened. Only that I don’t smell synthetic fragrance when it melts down.

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