16 DIY Home Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Sweating helps the body to maintain normal temperature by releasing unnecessary toxins from the body. Sweating more than usual is known as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It can affect many parts of the body such as forehead, scalp, neck, underarms, palms, groin and soles, and can cause many problems for people, such as embarrassment or odor.

Embarrasing Armpit sweating

Embarrasing Armpit sweating

Some causes are excess weight, diabetes, hormonal changes, heredity, stress and anxiety, strenuous physical activity, climatic changes (like warm temperature), anger, heart failure, nutritional deficiency, depression, Parkinson’s disease, heart or lung diseases, over the counter medications, respiratory problems, fever, pregnancy, shingles, alcohol abuse, hyperthyroidism, injury in spinal cord, menopause, gout and more.

Some of the signs to look out for are: visible sweating, foot odor, moist palms and soles, maceration of the skin, discoloration, cracking and scaling on the skin, etc.

Be sure to consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis so that you rule out that whether it is caused by any underlying health condition or not.

Home Remedies for Excessive Sweating:

There are many natural and effective home remedies which can easily be available in kitchen to clear excessive sweating. Make sure you know the reasons for your sweating before trying these remedies.

 

 

1. Apple Cider Vinegar:

apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has astringent property that controls the sweating process. It helps to balance the pH levels of the body, especially in the underarms or feet, to get rid of the bacteria.

Method – 1:

If you’re suffering from only armpit sweating then follow this method.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton ball (optional)

Process:

  • Apply apple cider vinegar to the armpits by using a cotton ball before bed.
  • Leave it for overnight and then wash it with water in the next morning.
  • Continue this process every night.
  • Note:Mix the vinegar with a little water if irritation occurs.

Method – 2:

If you’re suffering from only sweaty feet, then follow this method.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mild soap
  • Warm water

Process:

  • Wash your feet thoroughly with mild soap and warm water.
  • Dry the feet completely and apply apple cider vinegar on it with your fingers or cotton ball.
  • Leave it like that to get rid of the bacteria.
  • Complete this process daily.

Method – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 liter

Process:

  • Pour water and apple cider vinegar in a foot basin and stir well.
  • Place your feet in it and soak it for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Apple cider vinegar can also be added to your bath.
  • Follow this process regularly.

Method – 4:

If you’re suffering from generalized sweating, then use this method.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Water – 1 glass

Process:

  • Add apple cider vinegar to water and stir well.
  • Add honey to taste.
  • Stir it well and drink this in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Note:You can also take equal quantities (2 teaspoons) of apple cider vinegar and raw honey.

2. Lemon:

LEMON TEA

LEMON

Lemon is another effective remedy to control sweating. It has citric acid that eliminates the bacteria and its pleasant fragrance makes it as a natural deodorant. Do not step into the sun after using this method, so the best time is to apply is at night.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Lemon – 1
  • Water

Process:

  • Cut a lemon in half and rub it on the armpits.
  • Squeeze gently while rubbing on the underarms to extract the juice.
  • Leave it on overnight for best results, before washing off.
  • If you have sensitive skin, add water to the lemon juice.
  • You can use a cotton ball or a wash cloth to help you apply this mixture.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Note:you can wash it with water after 15 – 30 minutes of time if you don’t want to leave it overnight.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Cotton pad

Process:

  • Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Apply this paste on the armpits thoroughly by using cotton pad.
  • Let it sit for about 20 – 30 minutes and then wash it with water.
  • Continue doing this regularly.

Method – 3:

This process helps to decelerate the sweat glands activities.

Ingredients:

  • Lime juice – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon

Process:

  • Mix lemon juice and salt in a small bowl.
  • Apply this on sweating prone areas of the body.
  • Massage gently with your hands for few minutes.
  • Leave it like that for about 15 – 20 minutes and then rinse it with water.
  • Pat dry the skin and repeat regularly.

3. Black Tea:black tea2 black tea

Tea contains tannic acid which has astringent and antiperspirant properties, help to cure excessive sweating. The astringent property constricts the sweat glands which controls the sweat flow to outer skin. Black tea contains more tannic acid than normal tea, so it is the best to use.

Method – 1: (Armpits Sweating)

Ingredients:

  • Black tea bags – 1 or 2
  • Hot water – 3 to 4 cups
  • Wash cloth

Process:

  • Place tea bags in hot water.
  • Let it steep for about 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Dip a wash cloth in this tea and put this on the underarms.
  • Rub this on the neck, armpits and feet for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Or soak the sweating prone area in this solution for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Or you can drink 2 – 3 cups of black tea daily.
  • Or place wet black tea bags on the armpits and hold for a few minute.

Method – 2: (Feet Sweating)

Tea bags are used to make a great foot soak.

Ingredients:

  • Black tea bags – 1 to 2
  • Hot water – 1 liter
  • Foot basin

Process:

  • Fill a foot bath basin with hot water.
  • Place tea bags in this water.
  • Allow it to steep for a short while, and then soak the feet in this warm water for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Take out the feet and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly.

4. Baking soda:

Baking soda

Baking soda

Sweat contains certain acids that make bacteria thrive. Baking soda is alkaline in nature that effectively lowers the pH level of the sweating parts of the body by simply counteracting with the acids. It will also act as a natural deodorant.

Method – 1:

Ingredient:

  • Baking soda

Process:

  • Dust baking soda on the sweat prone areas after taking bath.
  • Leave it like that and discard the excess of baking soda.
  • Wear loose clothes.
  • Repeat this process regularly.
  • Note: You can dust equal quantities of baking soda and cornstarch on sweat prone area

5. Coconut Oil:

coconut oil

coconut oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps to eliminate the bacteria that causes the sweat. It has a light fragrance which will help you feel fresh, however be aware that it will stain clothes.

Method – 1: (Coconut Oil)

Ingredient:

  • Coconut oil

Process:

  • Apply a sufficient amount of organic coconut oil on the affected areas of the body using your fingers.
  • Rub it gently for few minutes so the oil is absorbed.
  • This is most effective after taking a bath.
  • Repeat regularly.

Method – 2: (Coconut Oil and Camphor)

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil – 1 cup
  • Crushed camphor – 10 gms

Process:

  • Add crushed camphor to coconut oil and stir to make a paste.
  • Apply this on the sweat prone areas of the body.
  • Massage it for few minutes and let it sit for about 45 – 60 minutes.
  • Wash with water.
  • Repeat regularly.

6. Sage:

Sage

Sage

Sage has an antiperspirant property that helps to reduce perspiration. The leaves contain tannic acid which has astringent properties and has anti – bacterial and anti – fungal properties that completely restricts the bacterial growth in the body.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Dried sage leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 to 2 cups

Process:

  • Pour water and dried sage leaves to a pan and boil for a few minutes.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Use this water to clean the sweat prone areas.
  • Repeat at least 3 times a day.

Method – 2: (Sage Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Sage – 1 teaspoon
  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Process:

  • Add sage to a cup of hot water.
  • Allow it to steep for about 5 – 8 minutes and then strain.
  • Drink before going to sleep, adding lemon to taste.
  • Alternatively include sage in your daily cooking.

Method – 3: (Sage Foot Soak)

Ingredients:

  • Sage herb – 1 to 2 teaspoon
  • Hot water
  • Foot basin

Process:

  • Fill a foot basin with hot water.
  • Add sage to it and allow to steep and cool for few minutes..
  • Place your feet in this water and let it soak for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Pat your feet dry and repeat daily.

7. Homemade Deodorant:

Commercial deodorants are full of chemicals which may cause harm to the skin. You can make a natural deodorant at home using baking soda and essential oil keeping you fresh all day.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Essential oil – 3 to 4 drops
  • Water

Process:

  • Add a sufficient amount of water to baking soda and stir to make a paste.
  • Add any essential oil like lavender oil, lemon or vanilla oil (of your choice).
  • Apply this to the sweat prone area of the body.
  • Let it sit for about 15 – 20 minutes, then either wash or just leave on.
  • Continue regularly.

8. Homemade Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Deodorant:

Another great homemade deodorant to make is using coconut oil and baking soda. Both of these ingredients work individually to cure excessive sweating, so together they are even more powerful.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil – 3 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 3 teaspoons
  • Shea butter – 2 teaspoons
  • Essential oil
  • Arrowroot powder (optional) – 2 teaspoons
  • Double boiler

Process:

  • Add coconut oil and Shea butter to a double boiler and place over a medium heat to melt.
  • If you do not have a double boiler, you can place the ingredients in a jar which has lid over a pan of hot water.
  • When melted, remove from the heat and add baking soda and arrowroot.
  • Stir it well and add any essential oil of your choice.
  • Allow to cool for few minutes .
  • Fill this mixture in an empty deodorant stick and keep in the fridge to avoid melting.
  • Use this stick regularly.

9. Chamomile:

Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile has anti-bacterial, astringent and deodorant properties that make it as a best remedy for treating excessive sweating. Its antibacterial property helps to eliminate the bacteria which produce the body odor and sweat. Its astringent property helps to constrict the sweat glands and deodorant properties counteracting the odor.

Method – 1: (Chamomile Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Chamomile – 1 teaspoon
  • Hot water – 1 cup

Process 1:

  • Place chamomile herb in hot water and allow it to steep for a few minutes.
  • Drink this tea daily to get relief.

Process 2:

  • Allow chamomile tea to cool down completely.
  • Soak a cotton ball or pad in the tea.
  • Use this to apply to the sweat prone areas.
  • Do this process regularly.

Method – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Warm water

Process:

  • Add few drops of chamomile essential oil to a bath of warm water.
  • Stir it well and soak in the water for few minutes.
  • Have this bath daily.

10. Tomato Juice:tomato

Tomato has anti-oxidant and astringent properties that help to shrink the skins pores.

Method:

Ingredient:

  • Fresh tomato juice

Process 1:

  • Drink 1 to 2 glasses of fresh tomato juice once or twice a day for a week.
  • After a week, reduce the amount of tomato juice and also have this on alternative days.
  • Also include tomatoes in your daily diet.

Process 2:

  • Apply tomato juice to the affected areas.
  • Let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes to dry.
  • Have a shower to wash the juice off.
  • Repeat this process once a day.

11. Wheatgrass:

wheatgrass

wheatgrass

Healthy wheatgrass juice helps you to control sweating. It is high in vitamin A, C, B12, B6 and folic acid. This effectively prevents the sweating by controlling the acid’s activity and toxins in the blood. It neutralizes and dilutes the toxins in the blood and helps you get complete relief from sweating. For this you have to drink a glass of wheatgrass juice daily.

Ingredients:

  • Wheatgrass juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1/2 cup

Process:

  • Mix wheatgrass juice and water.
  • Drink this on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Continue doing this every morning.

12. Witch Hazel:

witch hazel

witch hazel

Witch hazel is obtained from the hazel shrub. Its extract contains tannins, catechins, gallic acid, flavonoids, essential oils such as carvacrol, hexenol and eugenol, saponins and choline which helps to treat the sweating problem effectively, especially on the face, by shrinking the skin pores with its strong astringent properties.

Ingredients:

  • Witch hazel extract
  • Cotton pad

Process:

  • Soak a cotton pad in witch hazel extract.
  • Apply this pad on sweat prone areas like armpits, face and feet.
  • You can either wash off after 30 minutes or leave on.
  • Follow this process regularly.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Witch hazel bark powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Water

Process:

  • Mix witch hazel bark powder and water to make a paste.
  • Apply to the sweat prone areas.
  • Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse it with cold water.
  • Follow this process daily for about a week or two.

13. Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree

Tea tree

Tea tree oil contains natural anti-fungal and astringent properties that help to give you relief from sweating by killing the bacteria that causes it.

Ingredients:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Cotton ball
  • Water

Process:

  • Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and then apply this on the sweat prone areas.
  • If you have sensitive skin dilute it by adding 4 – 5 drops of tea oil to 1/2 cup of water.
  • Repeat regularly.

14. White Sandalwood:

white sandalwood

white sandalwood

White sandalwood powder is used in Ayurveda to treat or control the sweating. It contains several enzymes that help to absorb the extra moisture from the skin and thus keep the skin dry and fresh. The aromatic fragrance helps to mask the body odor that caused by excessive sweating.

Ingredients:

  • White sandalwood powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Rose water
  • Warm water
  • Lemon juice

Process:

  • Mix white sandalwood powder and rose water and a little lemon juice to make a fine paste.
  • Wash the sweat prone areas with water and pat dry.
  • Apply this paste on those areas and leave it until it dries naturally.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Continue daily.

15. Magnesium Rich Foods:

Sweating is also caused due to the deficiency of magnesium in the body. However excessive sweating can also lead to magnesium deficiency in the body. You have to include the magnesium rich food in your diet in order to help regulate body temperature. Regular intake of magnesium also helps to decrease the anxiety, another cause for sweating. Here is the list of magnesium rich foods you can include in your diet:

  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Bananas
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Potatoes
  • Seeds
  • Whole grains

16. Water and Other Fluids:

You have to drink plenty of water to maintain the normal temperature and to flush out the toxins from the body. It can also decrease stress. Drinking only water will not replenish the minerals that were lost through sweating along with toxins. Here are some drinks that you can take them along with water to get rid of sweating.

  • Fresh fruit and vegetable juices
  • Coconut water
  • Herbal teas (especially cold or iced)
  • Lemon juice

Tips to Prevent the Excessive Sweating:

Other than the above mentioned home remedies, follow these simple tips to prevent sweating:

  • Avoid stress and anxiety as these also causes excessive sweating, do some yoga, meditation, deep breath and other exercises to get control over stress, anxiety.
  • Avoid or reduce the caffeine intake as it raises the blood pressure.
  • Stop using the harsh deodorants or soaps in your daily routine.
  • Never eat sugary, spicy and chemically processed food.
  • Always shave your underarms and groin areas.
  • Wearing loose fitting clothes will allow clear air passage and prevent sweating. So wear clothes that made up of natural fabrics such as cotton and avoid synthetic fabrics such as nylon, polyesters, etc.
  • Don’t take alcohol, drugs or smoke.
  • Try not to drink too many hot drinks.
  • Try to lose extra weight by reducing the fat levels, particularly abdominal fat.
  • Grapes contain natural anti-oxidants which help to balance the body’s temperature and reduce the sweating. So eat a few grapes daily.
  • Taking 2 teaspoons of natural vinegar and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for three times a day will help to cure the excessive sweating. But make sure to take this vinegar mixture on an empty stomach for at least 30 minutes before or after meals.
  • Drinking green tea or placing the tea bags on the sweating prone areas can help you to get relief.
  • Potatoes are good to treat sweating problem. Rub a potato slice for few minutes on underarms and other areas where you sweat more. Following this regularly will clear the sweating more effectively.
  • Take your bath or shower daily with an anti-bacterial soap to get rid of the bacteria.
  • Make sure to dry yourself before applying any deodorant or antiperspirant on the body.
  • You can also use underarm liners and shoe inserts to absorb the sweat.
  • Using dry shampoo will definitely help you to get control over sweating from the scalp.
  • Intake of foods that are rich in zinc or taking zinc supplements will help to give relief.
  • Changing your lifestyle and diet habits as per the problem prevention is more important than any other remedies.
  • Try to reduce the intake of foods that are rich in iodine. So avoid the vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, white onion and also beef, liver and turkey meats in your diet.
  • Eating more natural foods such as cereals, milk and fish regularly will help you to get relief from sweating. Also include vitamin B and silicon mineral rich foods in your diet.
  • While you’re travelling / exposed to sun for a longer period then you have to wear a hat and shades.
  • Schedule your work properly to arrive early to the work, important meetings, and appointments or to dinner so that your stress and anxiety levels will be maintained.
  • Consult your doctor or healthcare provider if you’re unable to control this excessive sweating and also if this sweating occurs due to chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath or sudden weight loss for immediate treatment to get rid of the problem.
  • Researched and confirmed by: Proficient Muteguya Goodrich

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  1. nankya sauda Reply

    lemon deodorant oil well advised and the best at home day to day life. best at night hours and best mainly people above 18yrs.

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