Natural Remedies For Body Odor

There are many benefits for using natural deodorant alternatives. They do not contain harmful chemicals, they use natural ingredients, and they are healthy for your body. Finding the right one for you can be a tricky mainly because they come in many forms other than what you would traditionally think of when you think of deodorants.

The first thing that generally comes to mind when thinking about a natural deodorant are conventional sticks and roll-ons that do not use chemicals such as aluminum, parabens or triclosan. Companies that specialize in these types of products include Burt's Bees, Toms Of Maine and Lavanila.

Chlorophyll supplement products are another wonderful option for body odor control. As we touched on earlier, chlorophyll works internally to absorb odor compounds that cause body odor (and bad breath for that matter). They contain no artificial chemicals and only use ingredients derived from natural plants. A big advantage of chlorophyll supplements for body odor is that it doesn't wear off and need to be reapplied after a few hours. Body Mint is a well known chlorophyll deodorant pill.

Mineral salts have been utilized as another natural body odor treatment. They work by targeting the bacteria that lives on the surface of the skin as a means to reduce body odor. Like the previously mentioned options, mineral salts are natural and contain no harsh chemicals like aluminum, parabens or triclosan. A popular brand is Crystal Rock.

Lastly, and most interesting in my opinion is making your very own deodorant from scratch. It sounds a bit strange, but it's actually much easier than you might think. Much of the ingredients you need are things you probably have lying around the house. Baking soda, baby powder, corn starch and coco butter are usually the base ingredients. People add natural oils, tea tree oil, plant extracts like aloe vera or sage tea and even lemon can be used to top things off, add a bit of fragrance or just a bit of moisturizing effect.

Which ever direction you go, you really can't go wrong with a good natural deodorant. You reap the benefits of not having to worry about damaging your body and you still get the same great deodorant protection; just with none of the side effects.

Total Body Deodorant

Imagine if there was something that worked as an underarm deodorant, a breath mint and foot powder all in one; it'd be quite amazing. What if I told you there already is such a thing and it's something you see all around you? It's so common in fact that most people use it everyday.

Chlorophyll. It's found in all green plants including the vegetables that you eat every day. This amazing product of nature has the ability to remove odor from multiple sources in the human body. It works on underarm odor, bad breath and even those stinky feet problems.

Of course there is a bit more to reaping the rewards than just eating tons of greens, and that's where the magic of science comes in. By default the chlorophyll contained in plants is not water soluble and thus has low bio availability to humans. However, if you remove a single magnesium atom and put a copper one in it's place, things change. That tiny alteration creates the chlorophyll derivative known as copper chlorophyllin. Chlorophyllin, unlike chlorophyll is water soluble and is able to be absorbed quite easily into the human body.

People often wonder if the copper has any harmful effects due to absorption, and the truth is that is has very little impact; in fact the copper in chlorophyllin does not act in the same manner as copper from say piping. One thing the copper is known to do is work as an antibacterial agent against microorganisms that cause odor.

In addition, the water solubility of chlorophyllin gives it the ability to bind to odor compounds in the body. These odor compounds come from food and other biological activities, and they seep out of our pores, sweat and mouth. This is a primary source of malodor. By binding to these compounds, chlorophyllin is able to neutralize odor and remove it from the body before it can be released.

Hopefully this article shed a bit more light on chlorophyll and how it can work as a total odor eliminating solution. In addition to that, it also does not require the use of added chemicals such as aluminum salts, parabens or triclosan making it a healthier option as well.

Your Breath Stinks!

Has anyone ever told you that your breath stinks? Maybe, maybe not. Chances are good that someone has or someone has thought so without telling you to your face. According to the ADA, half of all people in the world have a bad breath problem. That's quite a bit of air contamination being sent out to the public.

If you fall into that category, fear not, it isn't the end of the world. The causes of bad breath can vary, but very seldomly are they beyond the help of conventional means of deodorization (yes I made that word up).

Typically bad breath causes are a result of bacteria feeding off of proteins in your mouth. The end result are odor compounds which are released. These compounds range in smell from rotten eggs, to decaying flesh to even the smell of poop.

After reading this the solution sounds pretty obvious. Control the bacteria and you'll control odor. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done.

Brushing and flossing daily will go a long way towards maintaining fresh breath. This helps to remove bacteria and food that accumulates throughout the day. In addition, drinking water and chewing sugar free gum will help to stimulate saliva and keep the mouth moist. This also helps to control bacterial growth which in return will reduce bad breath.

Other good practices are not breathing through your mouth and not talking so much. Both practices will cause air to dry your mouth out. A dry mouth is a major contributor to breath odor because it creates an ideal enviornment for microbials to grow... think of the reason why we have morning breath.

Smelling Good Is A Key To LIfe

Smelling good or not smelling at all is a big part of people's lives. Deodorants and perfumes are must haves for millions of people around the world. In many ways it defines who we are and creates impressions of how others view us. Body odor can leave a positive or a negative perception of an individual without saying a word.

How people go about accomplishing this varies from person to person. The most common method to combat body odor is with a simple deodorant, but there are other methods.

Perfume is another popular method. Unlike deodorants though, it covers up odor rather than eliminates it. Also, depending on what perfume you use, the scent can have positive and negative effects as well. Ever stood next to someone wearing a perfume or cologne that just didn't jive with your nose... it can be quite offensive.

A survey conducted in a recent magazine cited that 75% of people believe that the way they smell influences their success in both careers and social life. They believe that a positive scent increases the chances of landing a job, getting a promotion or getting a date.

Others however feel that it isn't important. They are more concerned with not putting unnatural things on or into their bodies. Health is the most important thing.

For these types of people there are alternatives. Natural deodorant or natural methods are often popular means of reducing malodor. People also make their own deodorants using ingredients found at the supermarket or health food store.

Either way, nobody likes to smell. Whatever your issue may be, there is a solution for you. You just have to look around.
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