Useful tips and protection against excessive summer sweating
The body protects itself from sweat from summer heat and high temperatures. Sweat evaporates under the influence of heat and thus cools the skin. Due to sweating, inflammatory processes can occur in places where the skin rubs (under the armpits, between the palms, between the fingers, in the groin area). The skin becomes red, sore and swollen. The main role of sweating is to cool the body, so sweating should not be prevented. But unpleasant odors due to bacterial breakdown of sweat can be prevented. The use of natural deodorants without alcohol and regular hygiene is desirable.
- Homemade deodorant with grapefruit and lavender-essential oils of cypress and lavender mixed with grapefruit seed extract stop the multiplication of bacteria. Witch hazel collects tissue. Mix 60 ml of distilled witch hazel with 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of cypress essential oil. Pour into a spray bottle and shake before use. Spray the underarm area as needed.
- Homemade sage deodorant – sage collects tissue and reduces sweating while witch hazel cleans and cools. Grapefruit seed extract fights bacteria. Sage and patchouli are effective deodorants. Mix 60 ml of distilled witch hazel, 30 ml of herbal sage extract (alcohol-based), 10 drops of sage essential oil and 5 drops of patchouli essential oil. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake and spray the armpits as needed.
- Body powder-excess sweat from the body absorbs arrow-root and cosmetic clay in this homemade deodorant. A mixture of sage, patchouli and lavender neutralizes bacteria that cause odors. Mix 50 g of arrow-root and 2 tablespoons of white cosmetic clay. Add 7 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of sage essential oil and 2 drops of patchouli essential oil. Add the oils drop by drop, stirring with your fingers. Keep the powder in a closed container for a few days before use (to combine all the essential oils). Use the powder as needed and without restrictions.