Garlic can add so many flavors to our food and nutrition to our bodies. However, what makes people worry the most after consuming this food is their bad body odors. So, what should you do if your body already gets this bad smell? How to get rid of garlic body odor?
In the next section of this blog, we will give you many solutions to neutralize garlic’s smell in your body and your mouth. Moreover, a list of some good food you can eat to eliminate the odor is also provided!
Table of Contents
- 1. Your Body’s Smell
- 2. Your Breath
- Food You Should Eat to Eliminate Your Garlic Body Odor
- Last Opinion
1. Your Body’s Smell
If you have problems with garlic smell existing on your sweat and somebody parts such as neck, hands, or armpits, these solutions will help you a lot!
Get Rid of the Galic Core
If you cut the garlic in half, you might see the garlic’s core. Even though this garlic part will not harm your health and body, its smell is much more pungent than the outer part.
So, if you are anxious about your body smell after eating garlic, you can consider cutting the core off.
After you eat garlic, for sure, your sweat and body odor will smell so much stronger than normal. The best way to deal with the smell, in this case, is to shower more often, especially when you have an activity to join or an event to go to and you do not want to smell to make you feel less confident.
It would help if you took a cold shower to eliminate the smell. Moreover, you should know about your body to decide how often you should wash yourself.
As you know, some of us have stronger odors than others. If you are the ones that were naturally born with an unpleasant odor, especially in the armpits and mouth, you should take a shower more often.
Have a Bath with Salt and Lemon juice or Mint
The combination of salt and lemon juice (you can substitute lemon with lime) or mint will work so well to reduce our body odor. You can pour these ingredients into your bath or buy a bathing product with the same ingredients.
Avoid Sweaty Sports or Activities
Let’s face the harsh truth! Active sports or activities will make you sweat, and the garlic smell will come out through your sweat. So if you do not want to ruin your image with that garlic smell, you should refuse to participate in those activities.
Do Not Let Your Body Have Higher Temperature
Besides joining sweaty activities, high temperature from the environment will also make your body get higher temperature and sweat; then the odor will appear. So, we suggest you only come to those places with a cool and open environment so that unpleasant smell will not have a chance to embarrass you.
Drink A Lot of Water
Water is an easy and effective solution for those who have garlic body odor. When you drink a lot of water, the garlic’s smell will be pushed out through your urine. Even though we do not guarantee the smell will completely disappear only by drinking so much water, we think the water will neutralize a big part of the smell.
Use Perfume or Odor Eliminator
Let’s assume you have a meeting in a hot environment or need to go out playing some exciting sport with friends, but still, do you not want others to smell that garlic in your body.
In this case, perfume and odor eliminator are the best and the last option you can use. To get the best results, you should choose a perfume with a fresh scent and body odor eliminator to control the sweat.
You should remember one important thing before using perfume or odor eliminators on your body is that you should take a shower before using them. If not, the smell existing on your body and the perfume or the odor eliminator might form another unpleasant smell.
2. Your Breath
Besides the body, our breath might also have a really strong garlic odor. Here is what you can do to make your breath smell fresher after eating garlic!
Brush Your Teeth
Yes, this is the first thing you should do to reduce your mouth’s odor’s intensity. If the garlic smell is too strong, you can consider brushing your teeth twice to get better results. We recommend you find toothpaste with a strong peppermint scent so it can work better with the garlic’s smell.
Rinse Your Mouth with Mouthwash
After brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth carefully with mouthwash. Typically mouthwash products have a really strong mint or peppermint scent, and that is the weapon you should take advantage of no matter if you are trying to get rid of garlic smell or any other odor in your mouth.
Clean Your Tongue with Tongue Scraper
The odor does not only stay in your mouth and teeth but also on the surface of your tongue. So, please do not forget to clean it with a tongue scraper.
Chew Chewing Gum
Let’s face the harsh truth about mouth odor. Even though our mouth odor can disappear after carefully cleaning it, it will come back pretty fast when the mint scent fades away and disappears completely. So, to prevent the smell from coming back, you can prepare some chewing gum and chew it before you start going out to meet other people.
Food You Should Eat to Eliminate Your Garlic Body Odor
In the last two sections, we had shared with you how to reduce the intensity of garlic odor in your body and mouth. But if you love garlic and never want to give up on it, then you can add some of these healthy foods to your diet to neutralize the garlic smell right from inside. Here are our suggestions:
Lemon and lime juice have healthy acids, and they can help us neutralize the garlic smell from inside our body and in our breath. It is effortless to use this ingredient. All you need to do is drink a cup of lemon or lime juice mixed with a reasonable amount of water after eating dishes with garlic.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Like lemon juice, this is also acidic and can treat your lousy odor pretty well. The season why we should choose apple cider vinegar is because of its smell. If you have tried this type of vinegar, you would know the pleasant scent of it.
As apple cider vinegar is acidic, some people with stomach problems should not try it. If you do not have stomach problems, you can drink just a tablespoon after eating garlic. Moreover, you should ensure your stomach is not empty, as the vinegar’s acidic level might hurt an empty belly.
Herbal leaves normally have their smell, and you can take advantage of their smell to neutralize the garlic smell. People have reported that mint leaves and parsley can reduce bad breath smell effectively. However, it would help if you ate them raw because as they are cooked, the smell might weaken and benefit you less.
Fruits and Vegetables
Many types of fruits and vegetables can reduce the intensity of your garlic body odor. These foods are healthy for your health and skin and cover up the bad smell for you effectively.
You can choose any healthy and fresh fruits or vegetables to eat. But we recommend you to try apples, raw lettuce, and other raw vegetables.
Garlic is healthy and can make our food more enjoyable. However, none of us want to deal with the odor it causes after eating.
With many solutions and tips listed in this blog, we hope you now understand how to get rid of garlic body odor with simple solutions and ingredients. Remember that you should try more than one solution to get the best results.