9. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has lauric acid in it, which helps kill bacteria that cause a bad odor with sweating. Plus, the sweet fragrance of this oil will help keep you smelling fresh throughout the day.
You can simply massage a little coconut oil gently onto the body parts that sweat the most. You can also make a natural deodorant using coconut oil. To make the deodorant:
- Put 3 teaspoons of extra-virgin coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of shea butter in a bowl.
- Microwave it for 1 minute so the mixture melts.
- Mix in 3 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice.
- Store this mixture in a jar and use it as a deodorant on areas prone to sweating.
10. Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass juice is another effective home remedy for reducing excessive sweating. It helps by balancing the acids and toxins in the blood that cause sweating. Plus, wheatgrass juice is rich in B vitamins and other nutrients that help regulate body temperature.
- Drink 1 to 2 glasses of wheatgrass juice daily.
- Continue until you are satisfied with the results.
- Drink plenty of cool water throughout the day to help regulate your body temperature.
- Shower or bathe every day using an antibacterial soap.
- Don’t wear clothes made of nylon or polyester that will trap sweat. Instead, wear light, breathable fabrics like cotton and silk.
- Before applying deodorant or antiperspirant, dry yourself completely.
- Use underarm liners and shoe inserts to absorb sweat and prevent odor.
- Avoid spicy foods that can increase the amount of sweat you produce.
- Reduce stress, which is a major sweat trigger for many people.
- Use dry shampoo to control sweating from the scalp.
- Cut back on smoking, drinking alcohol and excessive caffeine consumption as these things can lead to increased sweating.
- If you are overweight, take necessary steps to lose weight.
- Avoid eating fast food, processed ready-to-eat meals, soda or anything containing high fructose corn syrup.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables that are high in water content.
- Eat foods rich in zinc or take a zinc supplement.
- Eat a handful of grapes every day to keep the body temperature cool.
Make sure to consult a doctor if excessive sweating occurs with chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath or sudden weight loss.