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Natural Treatments for Perspiration

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Natural Treatments for Perspiration

By PositiveMed Team- Costa Rica Office
Edited by Stephanie Dawson

Excess perspiration is usually caused by the body’s need to regulate temperature. Commercial anti-perspirants work by blocking the sweat ducts under your armpits. Sweat is your body’s way of removing toxins from the body; so daily blocking is not ideal and can cause longer-term health problems. It is bacteria mixing with your sweat, rather than the sweat itself that causes body odor and these deodorants will work to mask the smell.


Baking soda works wonders as it neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just sprinkle a light covering onto a damp flannel and pat on. There is no need to rinse.

Natural Treatments for Perspiration


• 8 tablespoons baking soda
• 8 tablespoons cornstarch
• A few drops of lavender or lemon essential oils
Place the baking soda, cornstarch, and essential oils in a glass jar.
Shake to blend
Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on to a flannel and pat on. Do not rinse.


• 4 tablespoons each of witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
• 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
• A few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oils

Put all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend
Spray on as needed. Do not rinse.

SOURCE: Natural Remedies, Melissa Corkhill, 2011

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