20 Weird Products That Help Bad Breath & Other Odors

If you're wondering how to get rid of bad breath, foot, or other odors, there are many surprising personal hygiene products that can be a huge help with this type of thing. By allowing yourself to traverse outside the category of "normal products," you might just find something that works infinitely better than your mainstream soaps, deodorants, and toothpastes.

A quick disclaimer: the ingredients you're about to see here might cause a few head tilts and raised eyebrows. Maybe you've never before brushed your teeth with charcoal, cleaned your underarms with tar, or rinsed your hair with apple cider vinegar. That's totally fine, and please, take your time getting used to the idea. That being said, though, I and countless other happy reviewers would definitely suggest that you give these bizarre remedies a shot.

These primarily natural products work with your body, helping to balance your skin and your oil production, so that you can stay fresher for longer. Best of all, they're super easy to incorporate into your shower routine, and some are even travel-friendly so you can freshen up on the go.

1. Get Rid Of Bad Breath With This Bizarre Black Powder

CharcoalOne Teeth Whitening Powder, $23, Amazon

If you're worried about bad breath, the CharcoalOne teeth whitening powder might be just what you've been searching for. It uses clay and activated charcoal to pull out stains and bacteria from your mouth, but it's also great at absorbing odors, leaving you with fresh breath all day. Because it comes in a black powder form, the shower's a great place to use it.


2. This Tea Tree Oil Soap To Tackle Bacteria And Fungus

Majestic Pure Tea Tree Oil Soap, $15, Amazon

Tea tree is an all-natural and super gentle oil, and it's extremely effective when it comes to tackling odors because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This Majestic Pure tea tree oil soap is loaded with the good stuff, as well as other nourishing plant-based ingredients that help control fungus, athlete's foot, body odor, and rashes.


3. These Natural Towelettes That Prevent Body Odor All Day

Crystal Essence Deodorant Wipes, $18, Amazon

These super convenient Crystal Essence deodorant wipes work extremely well right out of the shower, but they're also great to use on the go. The soft biodegradable towels are infused with oils and mineral salts that create a barrier on the skin, preventing odor all day long. Not only are they super reliable, but they're free of harsh chemicals as well. This one comes in a pack of 48, so you can throw a few in your car, a couple in your gym bag, and a handful in your purse!


4. This Weird Black Charcoal Soap That Absorbs Smells

Black Activated Charcoal Soap, $13, Amazon

Activated charcoal is extremely absorbent, which is why it easily soaks up smells and leaves you with fresher, cleaner skin. This black activated charcoal soap is natural and cold-processed. It helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungus, and it has a rich lather that, according to reviewers, "really cleans, hydrates, and moisturizes your skin like no other."


5. This Peppermint Deodorizer For Feet And Shoes

Rocket Pure Peppermint Foot & Shoe Deodorizer, $16, Amazon

Foot odor doesn't stop at the foot, it makes its way to the shoes as well. This natural foot and shoe deodorizer is made with peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and thyme oils to fight smelly feet without harsh chemicals, which is makes it perfect for sensitive skin. Spray it directly onto your feet, shoes, or insoles anytime things are smelling funky.


6. This Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse To Neutralize Smells And Cleanse The Scalp

Vinegar Nutritive Rinse Cleanser, $36, Amazon

When it comes to removing build-up from the hair, vinegar is an awesome ingredient. This Vinegar Nutritive Rinse Cleanser has over thirty of nature's most effective ingredients, plus pure apple cider vinegar to cleanse, hydrate, nourish, and soften. "It smells clean and fruity with a relatively strong under tone of vinegar," says one reviewer. "That sounds strange, but it's actually nice!"


7. This Shower Head That Filters And Freshens Up Your Water

OPUS Aromatherapy Shower Head, $63, Amazon

The OPUS Aromatherapy shower head has incredible water pressure, a reliable filter to remove chlorine, and a sleek, durable design. Best of all, though, it's got a cartridge of vitamin C and aromatherapy oils that nourishes your hair and skin and adds a little extra fresh boost to your shower water.


8. If Your Feet Are The Problem, This Scrub Is The Solution

Tea Tree Body and Foot Scrub, $15, Amazon

If your feet are the biggest culprit, this tea tree foot scrub has people raving. It includes carefully selected dead sea minerals and tea tree to unclog pores, remove dead skin, improve circulation, and tackle any bacteria or fungus. Reviewers are also really thrilled with how fresh and smooth their feet feel afterwards.


9. This Weird Soap Made From Birch Bark

Natural Birch Tar Soap, $10, Amazon

Obtained from the outer layer of birch bark, this two-pack of natural birch tar soap has a strong smoky smell that disappears after ten minutes, leaving your skin extra fresh and clean. It also helps to soothe the skin and unclog pores, and it tackles smells even more effectively than many of the antibacterial soaps out there.


10. This Serious Deodorant With A Hilarious Name

Funkless Tangerine & Lime Natural Deodorant, $11, Amazon

The look and name of this might seem whimsical, but Funkless tangerine & lime natural deodorant is no joke. It's a creamy, coconut-oil based paste with all natural ingredients, one jar lasts a super long time, and it really does keep the funk away. "I have been using Funkless for just over a year and still can't believe the difference between this product and other natural deodorants out there," says one reviewer.


11. Slather Your Head In Pine Tar To Get Rid Of Funky Smells

Grandpa's Pine Tar Shampoo, $12, Amazon

Pine tar is essentially a sticky mess that results when wood is carbonized at high temperatures, and it's apparently great for stubborn smells. This pack of two Grandpa's Pine Tar Shampoo is incredible for deep-cleansing the scalp and removing product build-up that can give your hair a funky scent.


12. Rose Water To Freshen, Tone, And Cleanse

Radha Rose Water Toner, $13, Amazon

Distilled from Moroccan rose petals, this organic Radha Rose Water Toner has a beautiful fresh scent and tons of skin care benefits. However, because rose water is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, it also helps to keep your skin clean while remaining hydrated, soothed, and vibrant. It comes in a convenient spray bottle for use anywhere on the body.


13. This Coffee Scrub That Makes You Smell Like A Glazed Donut

LUVBOD Luxury Coffee Scrub, $19, Amazon

While it's great for getting rid of the dead skin that can trap body odor, people are in love with this LUVBOD Luxury coffee scrub because of its heavenly glazed donut scent. It's also got a creamy texture that goes on smooth, and it has real Arabica coffee grounds that help to exfoliate and rejuvenate your whole body.


14. This Weird Combo Of Ingredients That Soothes And Deodorizes

Remedy Antifungal Soap, $15, Amazon

With aloe, mint, and tea tree, Remedy antifungal soap is extremely effective when it comes to deodorizing with natural ingredients. It also has a blend of hydrating oils that leave skin smooth and fresh, and it lathers particularly well but rinses clean. "I was looking for something to help my fiance smell better," says one reviewer. "My research brought me to this product and I had him try it and it was A HUGE change."


15. This Charcoal Shampoo To Draw Out Impurities And Odors

Myth Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Shampoo, $30, Amazon

Myth detoxifying shampoo uses natural bamboo charcoal to draw out impurities and odors and cleanse build-up on the scalp. It also has fresh-smelling oils that help to rejuvenate the hair, so it smells clean, feels soft, and stays nourished.


16. These Bath Bombs That Keep You Fresh With Essential Oils

Rejuvelle Bath Bombs, $22, Amazon

These Rejuvelle bath bombs are made with all natural ingredients and essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, and pine, all of which can help you to smell super fresh all day. According to one reviewer, "These bath bombs smell so good, and they make my skin so soft that I don't need to put on lotion after the bath."


17. This Long-Lasting Mineral Deodorant That You Can Roll On

Crystal Essence Pomegranate Deodorant, $10, Amazon

This Crystal Essence pomegranate deodorant is my daily go-to, and I absolutely love it. It uses only mineral salts and natural fragrances to create a thin barrier over the skin, trapping and eradicating all odors. It's also non-sticky, won't stain, doesn't impede your body's natural detoxification functions, comes in a pack of three, and lasts all day.


18. This Bizarre Weekly Water With Enzymes That Stop Body Odor

SHVYOG Romove Body Odor Water, $30, Amazon

This bizarre but apparently super effective SHVYOG Romove Body Odor water uses enzymes and mineral elements to help regulate your skin's sebum production, leaving your skin smelling and feeling fresh (and you can use it weekly).


19. These Sponges That Won't Start To Smell Like Mildew

Pura Naturals Body Wash Sponge-Buffs, $19, Amazon

Sponges, loofahs, and washcloths are a breeding ground for mildew, and if you feel less than fresh right out of the shower, that could be the reason. These Pura Naturals body wash sponge-buffs are made from plant-based renewable resources and infused with soap, so they won't get smelly and moldy no matter what. They're also soft enough for sensitive skin, but textured enough to exfoliate.


20. Magnesium Oil Blocks Odors

MAG Essentials Magnesium Oil Spray, $17, Amazon

Magnesium oil can be used as an all-natural deodorant, because much like mineral salts, it creates a layer of your skin that blocks the smells from underarm bacteria. MAG Essentials magnesium oil spray is totally pure, comes in a convenient spray bottle, and is quickly absorbed by the skin.

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