Avoid Armpit Sweating With These Home Remedies

Sweating in the armpits is a normal response of the human body to maintain temperature, especially if physical activity is high, if it is hot, etc.

However, if this sweating is excessive, it may be a problem. Fortunately, there is a solution, and we can put an end to it with natural remedies.

In our body there are more than 2 million sweat glands. These come into action when it is hot, when we exercise or due to stress (among many other causes) in order to keep the body temperature in perfect balance and rid the body of toxins.

Sweat, in principle, does not have any odor. Bad odor arises when sweat comes into contact with bacteria on the surface of the skin.

Natural remedies for underarm sweating

Believe it or not, there are some foods that can make it difficult for us to control underarm sweating. According to the information obtained from the Medical Community platform on the Internet, to prevent hyperhidrosis and bad odor we should avoid the consumption of:

  • Spicy dishes.
  • Alcohol

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Likewise, the issue of armpit sweating is one more reason to eat healthier foods. Therefore, we recommend that you increase the consumption of:

  • Fruit.
  • Vegetables.
  • Whole grains
  • Lean meats

Cut down on caffeine

As we know, caffeine is a stimulant of our nervous system, in addition to enhancing adrenaline production and raising body temperature. This is stated in this study carried out by the University of South Australia.

It is important to avoid excess soft drinks and infusions that contain caffeine, as is the case with many cola drinks, coffee, tea, etc.

Sage tea

Among the infusions that are beneficial for our body, sage tea is one of the healthiest.

Over the centuries, this drink has been used to naturally treat many hot flashes and sweating in the armpits and all over the body at night. This research carried out by the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences supports its operation.

How to avoid excessive sweating

A homemade deodorant

Deodorants tend to remove odor, but they don’t always stop sweating. For this you need an antiperspirant. We can make a natural one like the one we explain below.


  • ½ cup of baking soda (75 g).
  • ½ cup of cornmeal (75 g).
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil (60 g).
  • 10 drops of essential oil (the one of our preference).


  • First, we will gather the bicarbonate with the cornmeal in a container.
  • Next, we will add the coconut oil and mix until we get a homogeneous product.
  • We will pour the mixture into a suitable container and take it to the refrigerator for a few hours to solidify.
  • This paste can be used as a deodorant, under the arms.

Vinegar and lavender water

It is believed that the mixture of these two ingredients provides us with a very effective liquid deodorant to eliminate excessive sweating and bad odor. However, there is no scientific evidence that it plays any role against hyperhidrosis.

If you still want to try:


  • ½ cup of vinegar (125 ml).
  • 1 cup of lavender or rosemary water (250 ml).


We will mix both ingredients in a container with a hermetic lid. We will have to shake it daily, for a week. After the indicated time we can start using it.

Clogged pores and exfoliation

Sometimes excessive sweating is caused by clogged pores. Natural exfoliants help the skin to breathe better.

  • Among the most effective ingredients for exfoliation we find oatmeal and lemon.
  • We can rub the sweaty areas two days a week.
  • If we opt for lemon juice, which according to this study carried out by the University of Benin, has antibacterial properties, we should avoid contact with sunlight, as it can stain the skin.

Talc as an antiperspirant element

Talcum powder has many uses. Among other things, these powders serve to absorb moisture under the arms and eliminate the bacteria that cause odor, as this research carried out by the International Institute of Technology Malasya-Japan ensures.

  • If we want to make a homemade talc, we can use cornmeal and a good essential oil.
  • We will apply it to the armpits after bathing or showering.

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