So you want to know how to get rid of garlic body odor? Here it comes:
I inherited a very sensitive nose and if I wasn’t a human I could easily be listed in the category of the best 10 sniffers in the animal kingdom. Luckily or not, not many people own as sensitive pair of nostrils as mine.
The body is a very broad expression in this topic because the techniques that work vary dependent on the body part. Click on how to get garlic smell of breath or hands if this in fact is what you mean, otherwise, keep reading.
How to get rid of garlic body odor
There are obvious longer term solutions to prevent having to deal with the garlic odor: decreasing garlic in your diet, trying to eat it cooked instead of raw or using odorless garlic supplements instead of fresh garlic.
However, if on occasion you simply have too much of garlic, the smell really bothers you and you don’t know how to get rid of garlic body odor asap, try the tested methods below.
1. Have a cool bath with salts, pieces of fresh lemon and mint.
Epsoak is a brand I use and recommend, but frankly any cool, salt bath soak will help you to detoxify, refresh your skin and get rid of the unpleasant odor. Salt bath cleanses pores, flushes out toxins, helps to detoxify the skin, relieve muscle aches and pains and even relieve aching feet.
Epsoak is known for its amazing therapeutic qualities. You can even mix Epsoak with shower gel to create your own body scrub.
If you are not happy with it, Epsoak offers 100% money back guarantee! All Epsoak products are GMP certified.
2. Refrain from activities that make you sweat, but if you can’t then shower often.
Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Wash with Natural Oatmeal is my favourite shower gel. I love it because it does what it should and smells absolutely gorgeous.
Obviously, we all have our likes and dislikes when it comes to fragrances and, back in time, I used to prefer completely fragrance free products. The scent of garlic makes its way through the skin pores though and I found that, if I eat a LOT of garlic a nice, cool shower with a fragrant shower gel is a saving grace!
The bottom line is: to get rid of garlic body odor shower at least twice a day and you’ll notice the difference!
Even without any heavy exercise our pores release a natural amount of moisture called sweat. The smell of the sweat does not have an unpleasant odor.
It is when the sweat comes in contact with bacteria on the skin and sulphur–like compounds from the breakdown of garlic (other herbs too!), which also come through the pores of the skin, that odor becomes more noticeable.
3. Keep your body cool – The heat intensifies fragrances.
This one can be tricky, but if you are intentional about it, it is doable! Avoid crowded areas with not much fresh air if possible.
4. Drink lots of liquids – Think cleansing.
We hear it all the time: Drink more water! Water is good for you! Water cleanses your body and improves your metabolism. This is all true: water is best friend and I personally like the taste of Evian Natural Spring Water.
Every diet you read about says: Drink more water. Except for keeping you alive it helps to cleanse your body and flush out the toxins.
But I said DRINK MORE WATER AND THIS MEANS WATER – not dehydrating beverages like coffee or alcoholic ones. These two increase your blood pressure & sweating – this is what you don’t want at all!
I suggest Evian, just because I like it, but any other good quality, mineral water will also do the job. One thing I would mention is that STILL water seems to feel us up a bit less then the sparkling one. If you want to drink lots of water intentionally in a short period of time, you might find the still one a bit easier to manage. Just a thought!
5. Don’t worry!
You are most likely to be the first person who pick on the change in your own body odor since you are the one who is most used to its natural smell and this will allow you to act quickly. Unless you eat a lot of garlic every day the changed odor is not permanent and you have nothing to worry about.
You will be pleased to know that the garlicky body odor you smell is probably not as bad as you think and it will go away within 24-48 hours. It is impossible to get the garlic smell off your skin instantly if the garlic has not completely passed from your digestive system, but it is possible to noticeably minimize the strength of the smell.