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Natural Treatments For Perspiration

Perspiration is caused by the body’s need to regulate temperature. Commercial anti-perspirants block the sweat ducts under your armpits. Daily blocking, however, is not ideal because your body’s way of removing toxins is through sweat. Therefore, using anti-perspirants every day can cause longer-term health problems. Bacteria mixing with the sweat is what causes the body odor, not the sweat itself. The following deodorants will work to mask the smell.

Homemade deodorant:

  • Baking soda neutralizes the odor of sweat. Sprinkle a light covering onto a damp cloth and pat it on. Do not rinse.

Deodorant powder:

  • 8 tbsp baking soda
  • 8 tbsp cornstarch
  • Few drops of lavender or lemon essential oils

Place the ingredients into a glass jar and shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the created powder onto a cloth and pat it on. Do not rinse.

Liquid deodorant:

  • 4 tbsp witch hazel extract
  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 4 tbsp mineral water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • Few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oils

Place the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray on as needed and do not rinse.

Source: Natural Remedies, Melissa Corhill, 2011

Article by Aleksander Kanevsky, DC, CFMP

At New York City Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Center, Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky provides Chiropractic Care, Bioenergetic Medicine, Functional Medicine and Nutrition. Dr. Kanevsky demonstrates why this type of integrative care is an essential addition to a health care practice. He helps people to achieve quality of life and highest expression of health.

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