Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why Does My Body Produce Offensive Odors?

Have you ever wondered-Why do my armpits and crotch produce such a strong smell?

The answer is simple. Back in our most primitive days of existence, the body odor emitted through our arm pits and crotch were used as a defense mechanism to ward off wild animals while we were hunting and gathering.

When we were in danger, our body produced more heat and this scent magnified. This scent magnifies when we allow the hair in our armpits and on our private parts to grow. This is precisely the reason why hair grows "down there." It was useful to help magnify that odor during attacks.

The best way to reduce this odor is to shave the hair off and use deodorant. For those with more intense body heat brought on by stress or physical activities, after putting on your panties, trace the outline of your panties with deodorant. This will reduce the odor from your private area significantly.

About Deodorant

We use deodorant to mask our natural body odor, but most commercial deodorants have toxic chemicals like parabens, propylene glycol and aluminum. These chemicals are extremely harmful to our bodies.

There are alternatives to commercial deodorants. In fact, if you want to, you can create deodorant yourself. If you don't have time to learn how to make your own body care products, you can purchase natural body care products similar to these:


The only problem with using cornstarch on your underarms and private areas is that cornstarch contains natural grain sugars and if you're prone to yeast infections in those warm and moist areas, cornstarch will just feed the yeast. I found this out the hard way a couple of years ago when I had a fungal infection under my arms. I used the cornstarch to keep it dry, but all it did was feed the yeast.

My grandmother has used cornstarch on her underarms for years, but she's not prone to yeast infections so it works well for her. For people like me, with a high yeast count in my body, it's not compatible.

That's another reason I do not recommend using only cornstarch and baking soda. Some people are yeast prone. Matter of fact, for those who are more prone to yeast infections, I recommend the use of arrowroot powder. I even offer it as a substitute in my deodorants for those who prefer it or find that they're more yeast prone. When it comes to the private area, I don't recommend using any extra measures such as cornstarch or other powders. These can get into the urethra and vagina and cause more problems than they resolve. Let it breathe. It's bad enough it gets no sunlight. ;-)


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