Sweating is not at all an embarrassing condition, but excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is a matter of concern and must be treated quickly. Sweating while exercising is normal, but sweating in winters is abnormal. It can occur in any part of the body, like scalp, forehead, neck, underarms, groin, palm or soles. There can be certain possible reasons of hyperhidrosis, such as climatic conditions, irregular blood circulation, strenuous physical activity, unbalanced nutritional diet, fever, diabetes, anxiety, heart failure, pregnancy, overactive thyroid gland, alcohol abuse, menopause, injury in the spinal cord, gout, etc., but if your sweat drips even when you are calm and are not doing any physical activity, then this condition requires to take serious action. If hyperhidrosis is left untreated, it may lead to body odor, thus causing social discomfiture. Have a look at some of the tested home remedies to get rid of hyperhidrosis.
Home Remedies for Excessive Sweating
1. Coconut Oil
Take some coconut oil and rub it, after the bath, in the areas of excessive sweating. In addition, you can also mix baking powder and coconut oil and apply it over your armpits.
- Or else, mix 10 grams of camphor in 100 ml of coconut oil and apply over the affected area.
Drink fresh tomato juice (a glass) daily to get rid of excessive sweating. Alternatively, eat 2-3 tomatoes regularly. It is beneficial for curing excessive sweating resulted due to the presence of antioxidants.
- Or else, you can apply tomato juice directly to the areas that have constant sweating. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Cut a slice of potato and rub it over the areas that have profuse sweating. It absorbs the extra sweat. You can also apply potato juice. Allow the juice to dry before wearing clothes. Repeat this 3-4 times daily.
4. Tea Bags
Steep some tea bags in water for 10 minutes and then allow it to cool. Dip your palms in this water for some time and then wipe off with a dry washcloth. It is a very good remedy if you face the problem of frequent palm sweating. You can also soak your entire body for half an hour in this mixture after the water comes to room temperature.
Grapes balance the temperature of the body and thus reduce perspiration. So, eat a handful of grapes every day. Alternatively, you can drink the fresh grapes juice.
Mix some salt and lemon juice and massage this over your hands. Leave it for some time and then wash off with cold water. This process will decrease the activity of sweat glands and cure the problem of extreme sweating.
- Alternatively, try rubbing solid salt crystals over the areas that sweat profusely. It will act as an antiperspirant and will slow down the activity of sweat glands.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Apply some tea tree oil on the area with high perspiration and it will effectively help reduce the sweat. Alternatively, mix this oil with some water and then apply it with a cotton ball. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. Wipe with clean, dry washcloth.
Apply vinegar on the areas that frequently sweat, like armpits, hands, palms, and feet. Vinegar acts as a very good antiperspirant. All you need to do is mix 2 tbsp of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Take this mixture on an empty stomach.
- Alternatively, mix a half cup of apple cider vinegar in 1 liter of water and soak your feet in it. Apply this remedy for a few weeks and you will surely get relief from the sweaty feet.
- Or else, add 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and have it daily. You may also add 1 tbsp of honey to this mixture for taste. Drink this on an empty stomach daily.
- Wash off the affected area with soap and water and apply some apple cider vinegar to that area. Keep it overnight. In the morning, wash it off with water. Excess sweat will go away by regular application of this remedy.
9. Baking Soda
- Mix a tbsp of baking soda in a cup of water and drink this daily at night. Alternatively, baking soda can also be rubbed on the areas that sweat more. Along with removing sweat, this remedy will also remove bad odor from the body.
- Or else, make a paste of cornstarch and baking soda, and apply it on your underarms. Wash it off after half an hour. You may also add a few drops of essential oil to this mixture for a nice fragrance.
Rub cornstarch powder over the areas with excessive sweating. This remedy will aid in absorbing the extra sweat.
Like salt, lemon also works as an antiperspirant. Rub a lemon wedge on your armpits and let it dry. Then wash it off with water. Besides reducing sweat, it will also leave you fresh all day long.
- Alternatively, mix equal quantities of lemon juice and baking powder. Apply it on the areas with excessive sweating. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Note – Do not walk out in the sun after application of lemon as it may cause skin darkening.
12. Home Made Deodorant
Take 1 tbsp of baking powder and mix some water to make a smooth paste. Add 1-3 drops of lavender/vanilla/lemon essential oil. Mix well. Apply this paste on your armpits. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Repeat this as often as required.
- Alternatively, mix 3 tbsp of coconut oil, 2 tbsp of Shea butter, 3 tbsp of baking powder and 3-4 drops of any essential oil. You can even mix 2 tbsp of arrowroot powder to this mixture. It will solidify on cooling. Apply it on your armpits after a bath.
Note – Make use of double boiler to melt coconut oil and Shea butter.
13. Talcum Powder
Apply generous amount of talcum powder on the highly perspiring areas. It helps absorb additional sweat and gives you a feeling of freshness with a light scent.
14. White Sandalwood
Add some rosewater and a few drops of lemon juice in sandalwood powder. Wash the sweat prone area with water and pat dry. Now apply sandalwood paste to the affected area and let it dry. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Drink 1 glass of turnip juice every day. Or else, apply turnip juice to the affected area and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash off with cold water.
Herbal Remedies for Excessive Sweating
16. Wheatgrass Juice
Drink a glass of wheatgrass juice daily as it neutralizes the effect of toxins in the body and thus helps control the excess sweat.
17. Chamomile Tea
Steep 1 tbsp of chamomile leaves in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes and strain the mixture. Sip this tea 2-3 times daily. Alternatively, let the tea cool down and soak a cotton ball in it. Wipe your sweaty body parts with this solution.
- You may also add a few drops of chamomile essential oil to your bath water.
- Or else, mix some chamomile oil with coconut oil and rub it over your sweaty body parts.
18. Witch Hazel
Boil witch hazel in water and cool it. Use this water to wash off your underarms, or soak a cotton ball in it and apply it to your face, underarms and palms. Leave it for 5-10 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
19. Sage Tea
Steep some sage leaves in water for 10 minutes and strain the mixture. Add 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of lemon to it. Drink this tea 2-3 times a day to alleviate excessive sweating.
- Alternatively, use this sage tea to clean your armpits. Repeat this 3-4 times a day for 3-4 weeks to get positive results.
- Or else, soak your feet in sage tea when it cools. Do this for 20-30 minutes till your feet are cured completely.
20. Green Tea
Green tea increases the metabolism of the body, eliminates the toxic substances, and stops extra sweating. Steep some green tea leaves in hot water and strain the mixture. Add lemon juice and honey to it and sip this tea 2-3 times daily for a few days.
21. Passion Flower
Steep 1 tbsp of dried passionflower in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes and strain the mixture. Drink this tea at least two times daily to get rid of excessive sweating.
- Take bath at least two times daily and dry your skin well by using a towel.
- Make use of antiperspirant deodorant at night.
- Wear comfortable clothing. Cotton, linen, and wool are good choices. Opt for cotton clothes while exercising.
- Drink lots of water, fruit juices, coconut water, and herbal tea, as it helps in flushing out toxins through urine.
- Use foot powder/ talcum powder while wearing socks and shoes.
- Try walking barefoot on the clean surface.
- Include magnesium-rich foods in your diet, like avocados, apples, broccoli, banana, green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, etc.
- Shave the areas, like armpits and groin to prevent excessive sweating.
- Make use of hats and cotton scarves for protecting your skin against sun damage and excessive sweating.
- Avoid consuming too much caffeine.
- Avoid synthetic fabrics, like polyester, nylon, etc.
- Do not consume foods with a strong odor like onion and garlic.
- Keep away from hot drinks. Replace them with cold beverages.
- Stop use of soaps and deodorant with harsh chemicals.
- Stay away from sugary, spicy and processed food.
- Avoid taking a bath from the hot water, as it causes excess sweating.
- Avoid anxiety and stress in your life.