What is Body Odour? | how to Reduce Output of Body Odour | what are the Natural Deodorants for Body Odour
What is BODY ODOUR?
Old folk remedies for body odour are scarce not because of modesty but rather because it was an accepted fact of life. Few washing facilities existed either for body or clothes and the atmosphere was heavy with the smells of open fires and cooking. Even the highly born, except for an enlightened few, viewed placing water on the skin with a certain amount of trepidation. However, in today’s society cleanliness is next to godliness and with the marvels of modern plumbing in most homes and a battery of anti- perspirants and deodorants to choose form there is little excuse to be otherwise. My own opinion is that soap and water daily is essential and that there is nothing worse than a highly perfumed deodorant overlaying the smell of sweat.
Many people do not need to use either anti-perspirants or deodorants and an increasing number are finding that they are becoming resistant or developing allergies to them. Synthetic fabrics and tight-fitting clothes increase the likelihood of excess perspiration and body odour, and an overindulgence in highly spiced and flavoured foods can create a transitory but noticeable odour exuded through the pores. Eating plenty of raw, dark green, leafy vegetables, including parsley, will reduce body odours caused by eating curry, garlic and onions, or try the famous ‘green cocktail’ described below.
Intake to Reduce Output of Body Odour
A Tonic to purify the system and Reduce Bad Breath and Body Odour
1 tablespoon crushed blueberries
1 tablespoon shredded watercress
1 tablespoon sassafras bark
300ml(½ pint) boiling water
Pour the boiling water over the other ingredients. Cover, leave to cool then strain. Take 1 cup four times day for one day and during this 24 hour period eat only very light meals and drink only mineral water.
900ml(2lb) young nettles
4.75 litres(8 pints) water
450g(1lb) demerara sugar
25g(1oz) cream of tartar
brewer’s yeast prepared in advance according to manufacturer’s instructions
a plastic bucket with a lid
Use the tops of the nettles only. Put them into a large enamel saucepan with the thinly pared rinds of the lemons- use a potato peeler for this job. Add the water and bring to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes then strain the liquid through a nylon sieve on to the sugar and the cream of tartar in a plastic bucket with a lid. Stir well and when lukewarm add the lemon juice and prepared yeast. Cover and leave in a warm room for three days then transfer to a cooler place for two days. Syphon into strong bottles- large glass beer or cider bottles are best but do not use plastic soft drink bottles for they will not sustain the pressure. If the beer ferments vigorously keep the tops, either screw or cork, loose for a day or two before sealing down. Keep in a cool, outside place (garage or outhouse) for a week before drinking.
Natural Deodorants for Body Odour
3 drops essential oil of lavender
1 teaspoon sugar
600ml(1 pint) distilled or cold boiled water
Put all together in a bottle, seal, shake well and leave for two weeks. Always shake well before using either on cotton wool or in a spray.
1.25 litres (2½ pints) fresh Irish moss or carragheen
1.5 litres(3 pints) water
2 tablespoons scented floral or herb
Soak the seaweed in fresh water and wash it well. Put it into a large pan with the measured water and bring gently to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Rub the gelatinous result through a fine sieve and stir in the scented water. Pour into jars when cold and keep refrigerated. This is a deodorizing gel which should be rubbed all over the body instead of soap, then rinsed off in shower or bath. It is also excellent for relieving aches and pains.
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