Body odour is a scent that our bodies give off when our sweat is broken down into acids by the bacteria on our skin. It is a common misconception that sweat itself causes body odor. In actual fact, human sweat is almost odorless.

Body odor usually becomes more evident during puberty, as hormones and sweat glands become more active at this time.

Body odour is most common in the following areas of your body:

  • Armpits
  • Belly button
  • Behind your ears
  • Groin area
  • Pubic hair
  • Genitals
  • Anus
  • Feet


The Environment, diet, medication, hormone levels, and can affect your body odour.


  • Stress or anxiety.
  • Hot weather.
  • Being overweight.
  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Menopause
  • Overactive thyroid.
  • Liver disease.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Infectious diseases.


Sulphur -      Excoriation, especially in folds, Sulphur works best for persons who show heat sensitivity —such persons cannot tolerate heat.They also suffer from heated sensations in various parts of the body, mainly in palms and soles.

Psorinum  -  Sebaceous glands secrete excessively; oily skin, Profuse, offensive perspiration.

Hepar Sulph-  Profuse secretion; also easy perspiration, cannot bear to be uncovered; wants to be wrapped up warmly, Profuse sweat; sour, sticky, offensive.

Rheum -   Whole child smells sour, Cool sweat on the face, especially about mouth and nose,

Silicea - Delicate, pale, waxy, Sweat at night; worse towards morning, Profuse sweat of head, offensive, and extends to neck

Bovista - Sweat in axillć; onion smell.